In the mountains of the Colombian Eastern Cordillera, between Cundinamarca and Boyacá, is home to the most beautiful Colombian emeralds in the world.

The zone, conformed by the municipalities of Muzo, in the north-west of the department of Boyacá; Gachetá and Gachalá, in the north-east of Cundinamarca; And the mines of Borbur, Coscuez, Chivor, Peñas Blancas and Otanche in Boyacá, concentrates the main emerald deposits in the country that make these gemstones one of the main export products of Colombia.

Colombia is the world’s largest producer of Emerald gemstone. It constitues 50-95% of the world production. The production of Emerald in Colombia has increased intensely in the last decade. It is increased by 78% in 2010 as compared to the production in 2000.

Colombian emerald gemstones are among the most precious gemstones in the gemstone market, and that's because Colombian emerald gemstones possess exceptional quality and are highly prized among merchants, jewelers and end customers. In recent decades and with countries such as Brazil and Zambia increasing their production of emerald stones, demand for Colombian emerald stones has increased, as opposed to what some traders thought was going to be a steady decline in demand and prices. Prices and demand have been growing despite increasing competition due to several factors, some of them are: quality, quantity and customer desirability.

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Although Colombia still produces a large percentage of the emeralds bought worldwide, the amount of production is not related to the increase in prices, in fact, logic dictates that when supply increases prices tend to decline, but there is no Been the case of Colombian Emerald Gemstones. This increase in prices is best explained by the other two factors: quality and customer desirability. As for quality, Colombian emeralds are known to be the best, their color and quality crystal has been above any other emerald produced outside Colombia, the colors range from light green bluish to deepest darkest green and there are records of Very blue emeralds from the Gachala regions, crystal quality is as wide in variety as color, there are emeralds that have sold for USD 100,000 price per carat given its purity in glass and color.

The desirability of customers is one of the main factors that Colombian emerald gemstones have had an increase in prices, and this is not only due to high quality, but more of a cultural trend as happened with Colombian coffee, to Beginning of the 70s and 80s, where undoubtedly the most beautiful emerald gemstones of the highest quality in the market to a point where the word "emerald colombian" was synonymous with "best emerald quality", today some emeralds of Brazil and Zambia almost match in quality Colombian emeralds but customers Associate Colombian emeralds to a superior quality, not only because in most cases it is true, but because the word has been nested within buyers and consumers.



Mythological charm stones

In addition to being one of the flagship products of mining in Colombia, emeralds are also part of the mythology of our country. Legend has it that these precious stones are the tears that shed a Muisca Indian named Fura for the loss of her beloved Tena. The weeping of Fura watered the forests and penetrated the earth to become these beautiful green stones.


The Colombian emerald has particular characteristics that distinguish it from the others, given by the unique conditions of the subsoil, which makes them more resistant, bright and of tones purer and deeper. For these rare qualities, the Colombian emerald is one of the most sought after gemstones in the world.




  • Colombia is the only place in the world where blue emeralds are found.
  • The emerald trapiche, exclusive to our country, is one of the rarest gems in the world. Its name is due to its similarity to the shape of the sprockets of the sugar cane squeezers.
  • The 11,000-carat and 2.2-kilogram-weight Fura emerald is the second largest carved emerald in the world.This stone was found in 1999 at a mine located in Muzo, Boyacá.
  • The emerald Gachalá, found in 1967 the municipality of the same name, is one of the most valuable in the world. It is currently part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington.
  • The world's largest emerald crystal, which was found at the Las Cruces mine near Gachalá in 1969, weights 7,025 carats. The phenomenon was recorded in the Guinness Book of 1995.
  • In 2011 a tiara of Colombian emeralds and diamonds, which belonged to Princess Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck, was auctioned for 12.7 million dollars, making it the most expensive jewel in the world.
  • The third largest emerald vein in the world was found in a Muzo mine. Known as Petra, the rock weighs 236 pounds and has more than 60 emeralds embedded in all sizes and shapes.
  • In 2012 the Christie's auction house received more than one million dollars for a lot of emeralds of Colombian origin that were owned by the renowned actress Elizabeth Taylor.
For its quality, brightness and deep green color, the Colombian emerald also known as "The Green Bewitch"



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