Gem Emerald, a gemstone, belongs to the beryl rock, green in color.
Emerald is one of the most precious gems on the planet, by its estimated value it becomes in line with Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, and Paraiba Tourmaline.
As far back as ancient times Emeralds were very highly valued and traded in the 4th century B.C. At that time gems were accidentally found when the time of the earth came to the surface, emeralds could be found in streams and on slopes. In the mines of the pharaohs of Egypt, were found famous emeralds, the emeralds were decorated with Cleopatra.
✦ Place of origin:
Today, the emeralds most valued are those from Colombia and Zambia; there are also emeralds from Afghanistan, Egypt, Brazil, Ethiopia, Russia, the USA, Canada, and many other continents.
✦ Exclusive Emeralds:
Almost all Emeralds are treated with oil, oil is poured under pressure into small cracks, which hides some of the natural defects in the stone.
The most exclusive emeralds are considered to be from Colombia - mine Muzo, world jewelry houses use emeralds from the mines of Muzo in their jewelry, and the cost of these items is very high. It is very difficult to find a pure emerald that is not ennobled with oil in a rich green color, such gemstones reach 35-50 thousand dollars per carat and more. Depends on the size of the gemstone itself in its faceted form. World jewelry houses use emeralds from MUZO mines in their jewelry, and the cost of this jewelry is very high.