HOW TO BUY A COLOMBIAN EMERALD?
Colombian emeralds have been for long one of the most sought after stones worldwide for their beauty, rarity and sense of exclusivity.
When buying an emerald you have to take into account several aspects.
That is why today we decided to give you some essential steps to buy emeralds in Colombia safely. So join us in this article to learn more about the world of these precious stones.
STEPS FOR BUYING EMERALDS IN COLOMBIA
STEP 1: IDENTIFY THE QUALITY
An important step to buy emeralds is to identify the quality of the stone. There are many types and some of them are more valuable than others. That depends on:
The most desirable are greens with intense grassy tones and greens with bluish tones. A well distributed and homogeneous color reflects high quality.
Most emeralds have fractures and inclusions visible to the unaided eye. Known as gardens, the less noticeable they are, the higher their quality.
The most popular shape is the emerald cut (rectangular or square with blunts) as it enhances the color and helps to obtain greater weight due to the natural crystallization of the stone.
The weight of the emerald can vary a lot. There are emeralds that weigh more than 100 carats, but there are also emeralds that weigh less than 1 carat. Generally the most desirable emeralds are between 1 and 3 carats.
OIL TREATMENT LEVEL
The less fissure treatment is done to the emerald, the better its quality is. However, you should know that 95% of the stones have this treatment and is widely accepted.
It is very difficult to find stones that have all the quality factors and if they are found, stones might be very expensive.
STEP 2: Check commercialization permits and authenticity certifications
Another important step when buying emeralds is to verify that whoever sells them to you has the RUCOM (Registro Único de Comercializadores de Minerales) permit issued by the State. This guarantees that the stones you buy comply with certain legal requirements demanded by the country's mining authorities.
On the other hand, you can also request gemological certificates that guarantee the authenticity of the emerald. These certificates are granted by professional laboratories who study the properties of the emeralds and certify that they are real.
At GMC Emerald Vein we not only have the mining title at Colombian mines where we find the wonderful emeralds, but also the permission to commercialize them. In addition, we have gemological certificates for the most valuable gemstones in our jewelry.
So if you are interested in buying emeralds in a safe and reliable way, you can do it with us.
We offer you a personalized and super detailed advice so that you can know the world of emeralds in depth.
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