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.GreenInGold.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.GreenInGold.com.

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