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Emerald dreams

Early Indian legends offer one explanation for the creation of emeralds. It is embodied in the story of Fura and Tena, two humans created by the god, Ares, to populate the earth. As the story goes, Fura’s disobedience angered Ares and he turned them both into two steep cliffs, said today to stand as symbolic guardians of Colombia’s emerald region. Saddened by what she had done, Fura sobbed uncontrollably, her tears turning into emeralds in the depths of the mountain.

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Emerald speak: Colombia sets the scene for the First International Emerald Symposium

By Cynthia Unninayar

Organized by Fedesmeraldas—the Colombian Emerald Federation—with support from the country’s emerald-related bodies, including the governmental Ministry of Mines and Energy, the First International Emerald Symposium was held Oct. 13 to 15 in the nation’s capital city of Bogotá.

It was the first time producer countries have come together at a high-level global gathering to discuss issues relating to the emerald business. Many stakeholders in the international precious gemstone and jewellery industry attended, … Continue reading Emerald speak: Colombia sets the scene for the First International Emerald Symposium

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The 56th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair: A hub for coloured stones

Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Bangkok and the global economic slowdown, the 56th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) still registered good visitor turnout. Some 11,000 people entered the show on the first day, keen on seeing the wares of some 2500 exhibitors and stocking up before the holiday season. While a definite showcase for Thai gems and jewellery, the event also featured a wide range of international exhibitors from dozens of countries around the world.

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