Category: Emeralds

Chama Emerald Mines In Chama exists the world’s most significant emerald producing pit. This mine remains a combined effort between the country of Zambia and a leading supplier of colored gemstones from ethical sources. Approximately one-fourth of the world’s supply of emeralds originates from this area and mine. The experience of searching for emeralds in […]

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Hamed Wardak on Afghanistan emeralds

Tragically, Afghanistan has been ravaged by decades of non-stop war. But hidden deep within the country’s mountains, there’s a green oasis where something precious and rare is hidden away. The Panjshir Valley, which lies north of the capital of Kabul, is home to over 172 emerald mines. These valuable gems also called Panjshir emeralds, have […]

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Hamed Wardak writes about Eitheopian emeralds

Ethiopian emeralds remain one of the most beautiful varieties of emerald found on the market. Some experts say that the color of Ethiopian emeralds rivals those found in Colombia, the home of the highest quality emeralds. Gemstone dealers appear very excited about these stones because they don’t require treatment with oil. Oil treatment remains a […]

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New York is full of galleries that showcase some of the world’s finest art. Among them, there are some galleries known for displaying high-quality mineral specimens. This autumn, one of these galleries will be showing off a collection of fine emeralds from Latin America. They won’t just be displayed solo. They won’t be set in […]

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Fura Gems is hiring women to work on large emerald mines. Workers have searched the World’s biggest emeralds since the Spanish conquistadors took control of the mines from indigenous people. Based out of the Middle East, Fura Gems bought mining rights to the Coscuez deposit. The company plans to build several new mining facilities. The […]

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Made mostly of beryl, these gems contain small amounts of chromium or vanadium that give them their famous green color. The highest quality emeralds are pure, translucent green and have no flaws, but most emeralds have inclusions that remind people of deep green moss. This is called the jardin. The green of the emerald symbolizes […]

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