“12 Interesting Facts About
Emeralds
That Might Surprise You”
Emeralds are recognized as one of the
four precious stones world wide
Emeralds are actually a variety of the mineral
beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by small
amounts of chromium or vanadiu...
Emeralds are produced
in more than 30 countries
including:
Brazil , Colombia,
Afghanistan, Australia,
Bulgaria, Cambodia, ...
Colombia is the world's largest producer of
emeralds, providing for more than 50% of the
world’s production
The three principal emerald mining areas
in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor
Although the traditional rectangular cut is most
common, emeralds can be cut into a variety of
other shapes
Rare “trapiche” emeralds are found only in
Colombia and are distinguished by a six-pointed
radial pattern of dark carbon i...
In the United States, emeralds have been
discovered in the states of North and South
Carolina, Nevada, Montana and Connect...
By definition, true emeralds are green
The name comes from the Greek word
"smaragdus", meaning green
Emeralds are graded using
four basic parameters:
Color,
Cut,
Clarity and
Crystal.

Crystal, is a synonym
for transparency,...
Emerald smugglers are
called “quaqueros”
Emeralds are often found
near large deposits of
Quartz
The world’s foremost
Emerald Museum is on the
23rd floor of a skyscraper
in Bogota, Colombia
Read more on Emeralds here

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Emeralds, one of the world's most beautiful yet misunderstood gems, is one of only five precious stones. Learn more about green fire in this presentation featuring emeralds of Colombia - the world's best.

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Interesting Facts about Emeralds

  1. 1. “12 Interesting Facts About Emeralds That Might Surprise You”
  2. 2. Emeralds are recognized as one of the four precious stones world wide
  3. 3. Emeralds are actually a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by small amounts of chromium or vanadium
  4. 4. Emeralds are produced in more than 30 countries including: Brazil , Colombia, Afghanistan, Australia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  5. 5. Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds, providing for more than 50% of the world’s production
  6. 6. The three principal emerald mining areas in Colombia are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor
  7. 7. Although the traditional rectangular cut is most common, emeralds can be cut into a variety of other shapes
  8. 8. Rare “trapiche” emeralds are found only in Colombia and are distinguished by a six-pointed radial pattern of dark carbon impurity spokes radiating from the gem’s center
  9. 9. In the United States, emeralds have been discovered in the states of North and South Carolina, Nevada, Montana and Connecticut. Emeralds were first discovered in the Yukon in 1997.
  10. 10. By definition, true emeralds are green The name comes from the Greek word "smaragdus", meaning green
  11. 11. Emeralds are graded using four basic parameters: Color, Cut, Clarity and Crystal. Crystal, is a synonym for transparency, which is also called diaphaneity.
  12. 12. Emerald smugglers are called “quaqueros”
  13. 13. Emeralds are often found near large deposits of Quartz
  14. 14. The world’s foremost Emerald Museum is on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper in Bogota, Colombia
  15. 15. Read more on Emeralds here SOCIAL MEDIA Blog: http://bettereflteacher.blogspot.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/larry.m.lynch.3/ LinkedIn: co.linkedin.com/pub/larry-mlynch/7a/661/261/ YouTube: http://au.youtube.com/user/lynchlarrym Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lynchlarrym/ Prof. Larry M. Lynch proflmlynch@gmail.com
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