HOW TO SELECT GREEN EMERALDS
Green emeralds are among the world's most valuable gemstones. They have a vivid green hue color and have been prized for thousands of years due to their beauty and scarcity. We will look at natural green emeralds in this blog post and learn about where they come from, where the best emeralds are found, how to price them, and how they are used in jewelry.
Emeralds are a type of beryl, a mineral composed of the elements beryllium, aluminum, and silicate. Emeralds' green color is caused by trace amounts of chromium and vanadium within the mineral. Natural green emeralds can be found all over the world, including Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, and Russia. The most popular and well-known.
Colombian emeralds are known for their deep, rich green bluish tone color and are considered the finest in the world. The Muzo mine, located in the Andes, is the most well-known source of Colombian emeralds. These emeralds are highly valued because of their outstanding quality and size.
Zambia is another important source of high-quality emeralds. Zambian mines are well-known for producing commercial emeralds with brilliant green color and excellent clarity. These emeralds are regarded as some of the best in the world and are in high demand specially for commercial jewelry.
Brazil also produces high-quality emeralds; specifically, the state of Bahia has many mines that produce high-quality emeralds. Brazilian emeralds range in hue from bluish green to yellowish green.
Russia is another important source of emeralds. Russian emeralds are known for their intense green color and high transparency. Collectors regard these emeralds as among the finest in the world.
When it comes to pricing emeralds, there are several factors to consider. The most important factor is the color of the stone. The finest emeralds are a deep, rich green color, while the lighter or more yellowish greens are less valuable. Clarity is also an important factor, with the most valuable emeralds having few inclusions. The cut of the stone also plays a role in its value, as a well cut emerald will maximize the stone's color and brilliance. Size is also a factor, big emeralds are rare and more expensive
Emeralds have been used in jewelry for thousands of years and continue to be a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. They are often used as the center stone in vintage style rings, earrings, and pendants, but can also be used as accent stones in larger
At OSCARGAMA JEWELRY we hand pick the emeralds that go in our rings to give our clients the best stone for their budget. We have natural Zambians in our vintage inspired engagement rings and Colombian emeralds in our custom engagement rings.