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How to recognize an emerald

How to recognize an emerald

Emerald belong to beryl mineral group; its hardness is 7.5 (1 to 10 scale).

The value of an emerald depends on five main factors: (GIA System) Gemological Istitute of America.

COLOR: Bluish green – Light bluish green – Very light bluish green – Light yellowish green.

PURITY: Almost all emeralds have inclusions and are accompanied by small fractures and bi-ortrifaced cavities commonly known to jewelers as mirrors, feathers, gauss or garden.

BRIGHTNESS: FIRE OR LIFE.

SIZE: More than one carat, is more valuable.

FORMS: The variety of cuts or shapes.

The most valuable emeralds come from the MUZO mine. Some other mines are: Chivor, Gachala, Coscuez, Peñas Blanca, La Pita.

Colombian emeralds are well known by their unique brightness and color, besides their broadly variety sizes.



How to recognize an emerald

How to recognize an emerald

Emerald belong to beryl mineral group; its hardness is 7.5 (1 to 10 scale).

The value of an emerald depends on five main factors: (GIA System) Gemological Istitute of America.

COLOR: Bluish green – Light bluish green – Very light bluish green – Light yellowish green.

PURITY: Almost all emeralds have inclusions and are accompanied by small fractures and bi-ortrifaced cavities commonly known to jewelers as mirrors, feathers, gauss or garden.

BRIGHTNESS: FIRE OR LIFE.

SIZE: More than one carat, is more valuable.

FORMS: The variety of cuts or shapes.

The most valuable emeralds come from the MUZO mine. Some other mines are: Chivor, Gachala, Coscuez, Peñas Blanca, La Pita.

Colombian emeralds are well known by their unique brightness and color, besides their broadly variety sizes.