Kagem Zambian emerald is a highly popular green gemstone. This gorgeous deep green gem can pull higher values, carat for carat, than the highest quality white diamond.
Emerald, a crystal from the beryl family of minerals, was among the first gemstones mined in the world. This green goddess typically receives its classic coloring from trace amounts of chromium or vanadium in the stone. The name emerald originates from the Greek "smaragdos" and the old French "esmeralde" meaning green gemstone. Emerald is associated with Venus, the goddess of love. It symbolizes hope and eternal love.
LOCATION: Republic of Zambia
As the name suggests, Kagem Zambian emerald is sourced from the Kagem mines of the Republic of Zambia in southern Africa. Unearthed in the late 1940s, large scale mining for emerald started a decade later. Zambia is one of the major suppliers of superior quality of emeralds in the world. It requires about two million years for minerals to develop into emerald crystals with this color. We bring Kagem Zambian emeralds directly from the mines and pass the savings to its valued customers.