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Reputable emeralds dealer?

Munich, Germany
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Reputable emeralds dealer?


I will post the same question in the Cartagena section since I will visit both cities. Can anyone here recommend an emerald dealer in Bogotá that has quality stones and good prices? Dont get me wrong, I am not so naive as to believe I will get the most precious stones in Colombia since they will be exported I guess. But maybe it is still possible to buy good stuff that maybe isnt the highest high end but offers good value for money. So

a) do you know a good, trustful place to buy emeralds


b) do you think it is really cheaper to buy emeralds in Colombia than abroad?

I appreciate any help, Thank you.


Bogota, Colombia
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1. Re: Reputable emeralds dealer?

Bogota is the undisputed emerald capital of the world!

The Colombian emeralds mines are in Boyaca, once the rough hits Bogota (the Colombian cutting center) the trickle - down effect is set in motion…

Will you get a better deal in Bogota… that my dear Max will vary depending on your contacts, experience and buying skills? Customarily, wholesale emerald prices will be varying according to the dealer and his closeness to the source i.e. mine. Retail prices are all over the place, there are literally thousands of retail shops in Bogota that sell emeralds.

I would highly recommend you do some prior research before buying emeralds in Bogota; have a budget in mind: size (carat weight), quality, cut and color are the four most important factors to buying a good emerald for the right price in Bogota.

Recently I received some news from an International Travel agency located in Bogota regarding the subject of an Emerald Tour in Bogota; basically the tour encompasses Bogota´s emerald district, featuring visits to cutting centers and other equally interesting stops that are the nuts and bolts of the emerald business in Bogota. An optional tour to a real Boyaca emerald mine has also been put forward.

I will report my tour experience at a later date.

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