Auction Highlights

Results for emerald auctions have been strong in the last two months with the exception of the Marcel de Gomar collection that was offered by Guernseys in New York. June will see the Rockefeller Emerald go to auction in New York, the stone...

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New Emerald Deposit – Ethiopia

The GIA released an article on the discovery of a new emerald deposit in Ehtiopia, a significant production has entered the market with over 100 Kilograms of rough having already been produced. Whilst this is a new discovery in Ethiopia, the country itself...

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Still Spring in Emerald Prices

Demand and prices for emeralds have remained strong over the spring period with significant renewed interest from China and other Asian markets. Several dealers at the spring Hong Kong show reported a strong demand for emeralds, more so than for other stones. This...

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Provenance – nano technology

Gubelin have released news of a tracking technology the utilizes nano-technology to increase traceability and transparency. By washing rough immediately after it is produced in a nano-particle mixture only viewable with specialist tools the stone can be tracked from mine to market. Whilst...

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Gemfields loses it shine for Cosquez

Gemfields the AIM listed emerald miner has recieved a zero premium offer from Pallinghurst Reasources for the remaining shares that Pallinghurst does not already own. This comes hot on the heels of Gemfields announcement that they are pulling out of Colombia, if they...

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Rough and Smooth

Women play an integral role in the Colombian Emerald business, and almost always make the best brokers, here a local lady shows off some rough stones for sale, her husband takes care of the production and physical labour and she closes the deal!...

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30 Carat Trapiche Rough

Beautiful example of a piece of 30 carat Trapiche Crystal from a mine near Cosquez, Boyaca. should yield around 3 matching stones of around 5 carat  each. this type of emerald is extremely rare, to find out more trapiche emeralds then please click...

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Emerald Dealers

Emerald dealers in downtown Bogota swap envelopes, all street trading takes place in daylight hours as the human eye is most sensitive to the colour green, and artificial lighting conditions dramatically affect the perceived quality of the stone, a lot of the older...

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Rough emerald crystals

Over a 100 carats of gem quality rough, and probably the finest rough we have had the pleasure of actually mining, there were two other pieces of rough both around 70 carats a piece, this sort of quality will go for around $25,000...

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Master Craftsman ‘Lapidary’

The hands of 'Ricardo Jimenez' our master cutter who has over 40 years experience of working with the finest Colombian emeralds. All of our stones are cut and polished in Bogota, the way it should be. Fortunately for us we have a particularly...

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