The most desirable emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation. They are mined globally, with the most famous found in Columbia. Other emerald mining is done in Afghanistan, Zambia Brazil and Ethiopia.

Emeralds are a member of the beryl family, and by the nature of their color, rarity and historical lore they are well deserving of their placement in the traditional “big four” precious gems, together with ruby, sapphire, and diamond.

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