The Emerald Jeweler

My name is Jose Rodriguez and I am starting this blog to give you a jeweler’s point of view of the business of emeralds.  I can do this because I was born into a family of jewelers in the city of Cali, Colombia, in a South American country blessed with the best emeralds in the world.  Our jewelry shop, Queen Emerald, has been specializing in emeralds and emerald jewelry for more than 40 years.  We have an office in South Florida and our main shop is in downtown Bogota in the middle of the emerald market.

18K gold emerald necklace

18K gold emerald necklace

I became involved in the family business in 2000 when my father and I decided to open a store in the United States.  We have been open for business locally since then and are now committed to open our business to the entire country through our web site, www.QueenEmerald.com.

There is a lot of technical information about emeralds on the internet and in books.  I’ll be glad to give you references or links if you ask, but in this blog I want to give you the point of view of a jeweler, talking about natural emeralds and custom jewelry and telling stories about what it is like to be at the jeweler’s bench or at the other side of the counter.  I will offer a different point of view about our business and our work with this beautiful gem.

In future blogs you will find tips about how to select a nice emerald, what really makes the value of this exotic gem, and you will learn the real dynamic in the emerald market.  I’ll tell some romantic stories involving some of our pieces, tell what happens when your best jeweler breaks a gorgeous emerald, finishing a setting, which you have been anxiously waiting for…

I’ll be more than happy to receive your comments and contributions.  I’ll do my best to have a new blog every two weeks with new information and stories about natural emeralds. You can also contact me through our web page: www.QueenEmerald.com.

 

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Malcolm Paton on August 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hi Jose
    hope you are keeping fine.My wife is still crazy about her emeralds.Very impressed with your blog.I found it very informative and interesting.We normally clean jewelry in alcohol.Usually vodka,then drink it afterwards.That way you clean the jewels very often.
    I also found the lead ons from your blog very good as well.I like most things American.I would rather be part of the USA than part of Europe.Man that EU really sucks.
    Speak soon
    Malcolm

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