Zambia

After Colombia, Zambia is the most important place for finding emeralds in the world today. The African emerald predominantly comes from Zambia where, in contrast to Colombia, the mines are not yet exhausted and deliver great quality. The large deposits were only discovered in 1978.

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attributes of an emerald

  • Belongs mineralogically to beryl
  • Hardness grade 7,5 – 8
  • Chemical formula: Al2Be3[Si6O18]
  • Includes only the color green
  • Colored by chromium oxide and/or vandium
  • Lower density than corundum: 2.6 – 2.8

worth knowing

  • Oldest known place of origin: Egypt
  • Was exchanged for rubies by maharajas
  • The color green is associated with femininity
  • Assigned to the planet Venus
  • Increases femininity and the ability to earn money
  • The site of Zambia was discovered only in 1978

emerald as investment

  • Third best suitability of all gemstones (next to ruby and sapphire)
  • Rare, strongly increasing in value
  • Stones should have at least 1 ct weight
  • Larger stones have higher increase in value
  • Experts expect 4-6% increase in value per year
  • Beautifully sparkling, pure emeralds are preferable

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