Natural emerald prices continue to rise.
Among them, there are emeralds whose value is still rising and there are emeralds whose price will not rise.
Emeralds are produced in many countries and regions, but the most valuable and beautiful ones are from Colombia.
The transparency is higher than that from other production areas, and the color is clear, clear, and has a beautiful green color.
If you're going to buy it, it's best to buy it from Colombia if possible.
Emeralds vary greatly in value and price depending on their color and oil.
The most valuable color is VIVID GREEN, but the color Muzo is the most valuable and is increasing in price worldwide.
Most emeralds are polished and cut with oil, but non-oil emeralds are extremely rare and valuable.
However, oil-free products are so delicate that even if you touch them and get oil from your hands on them, they are no longer oil-free, so if you are going to use it as jewelry, you don't need to be that particular about it.
Next to oil-free is INSIGNIFICANT, which contains a very small amount of oil, and this is also rare and valuable.
Next, there is the identification of minor oil, which means that a small amount of oil was used during polishing and cutting, and this is also a valuable level.
However, the oil level and color level are not determined by domestic inspections in Japan, and you will need to obtain an overseas inspection report.
Emerald jewelry for everyday use does not require that much identification.
Even if it is small, emeralds from Colombia with good color, texture, and transparency are the ones you should buy now because the price will increase.
Even if the color is dark, emeralds that are packed and lack texture are of poor quality and should be avoided even if recommended.
Also, even if it is large, it is better not to buy one that is pale in color and has many scratches, as you will get tired of it later.
The next one is from Zambia.
There are some products from Zambia that are dark in color, but many of them have black inclusions, giving them a dark appearance.
Even if a vendor tells you that the product is good because it is dark in color, don't assume that it is not as valuable or beautiful as Colombian products.
Emeralds from Brazil are also on the market, but they have no black inclusions and are highly transparent, but the color is more yellow-green than green, making the color less appealing.
About 30 years ago, I used to buy a large quantity of Colombian emeralds, about 3 to 30 carats, from a person known as the God of Emeralds, but at a certain point, the quantity I could get suddenly decreased. , people started saying that there wasn't that much happening this time.
When I forced myself to find out the reason for this, I was surprised to hear that the amount of mining had drastically decreased.
At that time, in Colombia, a lot of fine emeralds were being mined near rivers in the mountains, but when you dig near a river, water comes out and you have to pump it up. , I can't dig deeper.
Of course, pumping water requires electricity.
Because this electricity was so expensive, the traders stole electricity from nearby power lines and power plants and used it to mine.
However, the electricity thief was discovered and had to generate his own electricity, and the electricity bill became so high that he was no longer able to mine.
My supplier seems to have been buying from a company called Thief's Stone, and was told that they could no longer obtain such cheap and good emeralds, and since then they have stopped doing business with this person.
A friend of mine has an emerald shop called Mr. H.
Mr. H buys cheap emeralds that have many inclusions, and uses a machine he made to infuse hot, high-pressure oil into the emeralds to increase transparency and make scratches and inclusions less visible, which he then sells for a high price. I was working.
One day, Mr. H, wrapped in a bandage, appeared and said that while he was filling the machine with oil, the machine exploded and the hot oil splattered out, causing him severe burns.
Even just adding oil was an experiment every day, which was difficult.
If that's the case, I wonder how hard it must be for the people who mine locally and do the polishing cutting and oil pouring.
When you think about the history of an emerald before it comes to you, you will love each gemstone of any quality.