One of the most pursued and well-liked gems found on earth, the captivating playful green color of Boyaca Colombian emerald, along with high demand, only serves to further its scarcity.
Emeralds were among the first gemstones mined in the world. Colombia is home to the largest source of emeralds worldwide. Colombian emerald deposits, which yield a finer variety than other emerald mine, formed between 40 and 65 million years ago. While deposits in several locations around the globe ensure supply, the Colombian variety grabs the top position for transparency, crystallization and fire. Emerald is a crystal from the beryl family of minerals and typically received its classic green coloring from trace amounts of chromium or vanadium in the stone.
When Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the new world they combed the vast lands in search of tribal emerald mines. They were significant players in finding the world's most impressive source of emeralds in the jungles of central Colombia. Our emeralds are from Muzo and Chivor mines in the Boyacá province in Colombia.