How are emeralds mined&processed?

Answer Emeralds are mined in many countries by excavating in open-pit mines or by tunneling along rich veins. Emeralds are cut and polished by experts who determine how to achieve maximum brilliance.Histo... Read More »

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How to Buy Emeralds?

The emerald is best known for its lush green color and appealing square cut. Most emeralds are found in South America and the Middle East. Emeralds are rare, often flawed and always pricey. Here's ... Read More »

Types of Emeralds?

The emerald gemstone is a variety of the beryl mineral. The beryl turns green due to chromium and vanadium impurities. There are several different types of emeralds, most of which are named for the... Read More »

How are emeralds formed?

The emeralds in quality rings, necklaces and bracelets are most likely millions of years old. It takes that long for emerald formation. Several factors have to exist for quality emeralds to form.Pr... Read More »

Can you tumble emeralds?

Emeralds can be tumbled, but it must be done using a vibratory tumbler, as opposed to a rotary tumbler, because they are so hard. Additionally, ordinary silicon carbide grits can be used to process... Read More »