Gembridge Lists Collectible, Rare Muzo-like Colombian Emeralds


Gembridge, the coloured gemstone digital trading platform, is offering for sale a pair of “Muzo green” Colombian emeralds weighing more than 36 carats combined that are among the most exceptional stones mined in the South American country in recent years.

The emeralds, extracted in 2019 from the Cunas mine in the Colombian Andes, have received outstanding reports from the Gübelin and GRS labs. “These are two of the finest emeralds from the Cunas mine,” said the mine’s Co-owner Edwin Molina, a fourth-generation Colombian emerald miner who is President of APRECOL, the Association of Emerald Producers of Colombia.

The Gübelin lab report noted indications of minor clarity enhancement, adding that natural emeralds are commonly clarity enhanced. The GRS report stated that the pair of emeralds had “a very rare combination of enhancement degree, very good pairing, excellent vivid green colour, excellent clarity, cut and brilliance with well-balanced proportions and symmetry.”

It added, “This vividly saturated pair of emeralds of 18.50 and 17.81 carats is reminiscent in hue of the varieties displaying the legendary colours found in the world renowned Muzo mines.

Guillermo Galvis, President of the Colombian Emerald Exporters’ Association and the Gembridge ambassador who worked with Molina to list the stones on the trading platform on behalf of the Cunas mine, said, “These are among the highest quality and rarest Colombian emeralds mined in at least a decade.”

Joe Menzie, a well-known New York-based gemstone dealer and a US Gembridge ambassador who has inspected the stones, said: “I had heard about this pair, but when I actually saw them side by side it was incredible. To find one stone this size with purity of colour, and exceptional clarity, is very difficult. However, two of the same size, cutting style, lustre, saturation and tone, is a ‘once in a lifetime’ occurrence. These emeralds, from the Muzo area in Colombia, are a collector’s dream.”

Gembridge Chairman Tony Brooke said of the emeralds, “Such a large pair of Colombian emeralds of this quality are indeed extremely rare, and Gembridge is honoured to be able to offer these delightful stones for sale. The emeralds are likely to appeal to the world’s top collectors of gemstones and jewellery.

Caption: Weighing 18.50 carats and 17.81 carats, these are among the highest quality and rarest Colombian emeralds mined in a decade.