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Emerald belongs to the mineral family known as beryl.


There are several colors of the mineral beryl, including Heliodorus, Morganite and Aquamarine. However, the most valuable of the beryl family is the emerald. These were formed hundreds of millions of years ago and are much rarer than diamonds.


The emerald varies in color depending on the content of chromium, vanadium and iron. Therefore, depending on the specific blend of these elements, emeralds from different countries and mines tend to have different shades of green, although there is certainly some overlap. In Zambian emeralds, chromium typically dominates vanadium and iron and the iron content is relatively high, these can exhibit a bluish green hue with sought-after crystalline integrity.


Colombian emeralds have a yellowish green hue and vanadium dominates the coloring trace elements. Colombian emeralds also have a lower iron content than other regions. Unlike many other gemstones, the visible inclusions in emeralds are widely accepted. The inclusions, known as the garden of an emerald, give each emerald a unique character and tell the story of the gem's formation.

Zambian emeralds are well known for their clarity, a rare trait in emeralds. The discovery of the Zambian emeralds. The discovery of Zambian emeralds and their characteristic crystalline integrity has favored the adoption of emeralds throughout the jewelry industry.


Both Zambian and Colombian emeralds portray the exquisite delicacy of emeralds, and one is not inferior to the other. Importantly, the Zambian emeralds from the gem fields are mined responsibly and sold to the jewelry trade in rough form via transparent auctions, ensuring that Zambia and its people receive the full tax benefit. emeralds are sometimes treated with oils, waxes and fillers to enhance their appearance. this is acceptable provided that the nature of the treatment is completely discolored due to its mineral composition.


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