IEEX Emeralds / Cutting & Polishing


Precision & Passion

It takes enormous amounts of skill, precision and passion to produce a fine quality polished emerald. Each piece of rough emerald crystal is inspected in our laboratory in downtown Bogota, in the heart of the emerald district. The team is led by our master cutter Ricardo, gentleman and a true artisan, who throughout his 40-year plus career in emerald business has handled thousands of carats and with doubt some of the most important gemstones to come out of Colombia.

“Emeralds are exceptionally rare, in fact for every 30 diamonds that get cut only one emerald gets cut.”

Emerald remains the most in demand coloured stone in North America, beating both sapphires and rubies

It is the unique geology of Colombia that produces the finest specimens of emerald known to man

IEEX Emeralds