Share this Page
COLOMBIAN EMERALDS Vs. EMERALDS FROM ZAMBIA AND BRAZIL
Origin of the stone of love and knowledge.
Much has been speculated on what would be the territory where the best emeralds in the world are produced. The arguments come and go, but there is a point where the experts always meet when they make their comparisons. The Colombian emeralds Vs. the emeralds of Zambia and Brazil is the theme that the show steals.
This precious stone, which for its intense and deep green colour, holds the title of the most beautiful in the world, born in different territories of the planet, being Africa and America, the regions with the countries that lead the ranking, occupying the top 5 positions on the list of the largest producers of engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings with high-quality emeralds.
But we are going to focus on the countries that for decades have owned the podium. Colombia and Brazil for America and Zambia for the African continent put on the international market, different arguments regarding the quality, cut types and colour of their gems.
On the one hand, there is Zambia, which exports between 12% and 18% of the emeralds on the international market to the world, leaving in the hands of lovers of these precious stones, gems that are lighter and more translucent than those provided by Brazil or Colombia. Experts agree that Zambian emeralds show few inclusions known as “garden”, and that carvings or cuts are very good quality in Africa.
On the other hand, there is Brazil, which takes beyond its borders, around 15% to 20% of the emeralds that are commercialised in the world. The emeralds produced in this territory are more similar to the Colombian emeralds, their green colour is a little darker and the sizes on average are considerably higher than the gems found in Zambia.
And finally, there is Colombia, a magical land that not only brings great mysticism to the origin story of this dazzling gem but also has in its record, the fact of bringing to the world, more than 60% of the emeralds that are weaved in the global market. In terms of quality, Colombia takes first place, with Colombian emeralds having the least garden or inclusions, and therefore the least oil baths or hydration they need. Regarding beauty, the Colombian emerald is the one with the darkest and deepest green and is the only country with more than 40 different shades of green. Colombia is the only country that produces bluish-coloured emeralds and is the only country in the world that produces the “cat’s eye” emerald. In the Top 10 of the most valuable emeralds in the world in all history, 7 of them are Colombian from the Muzo and Gachalá region.
You may also be interested…
- ¿SHOULD I TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA TO OBTAIN A HIGH QUALITY EMERALD?
According to a statement from the National Federation of Colombian Emeralds (Fedesmeraldas in Spanish), commercial alliances with countries such as China and India placed the Colombian emerald above its main competitors (Brazil and Zambia).
This means that Colombia has come to occupy the first place with exports over 142 million dollars, in the period 2019-2020. Hopefully and with the rebound in mining activity in Muzo Boyacá, after the time of the #Covid19 pandemic, it is expected to exceed this figure, in the period 2020-2021.
For these reasons, among others, and in accordance with the experts Colombia wins the quality battle against Brazil and Zambia, and Colonial Gemstones brings you the best emeralds in the world, directly from the mine to your hands!