How much does a carat weigh?

How much does a carat weigh is a question we’ve probably all wondered at one time, but never bothered to ask. A carat is a unit of measurement used to weigh gemstones and pearls and by definition, one carat is equal to one fifth of a gram or 200mg . Many people who love jewelry […]

More About Embassy Emeralds

Embassy Emeralds was founded in 2005 with $10,000 and a simple goal of offering beautiful Colombian emeralds to online emerald lovers in a way that brings a personal touch and centers on customer satisfaction. Online shopping can sometimes lack the personal attention that defines a good customer experience, but it just doesn’t have to be […]

Exchange Rate Demands: Buy Emeralds Now

There may not be a better time to buy Colombian emeralds than right now. Buying emeralds direct from Colombia now with the current exchange rates, may help you afford the emerald you’ve always wanted.

Interesting Requests

Embassy Emeralds comments briefly on how interesting some of their requests are. Many requests are for emeralds with specific characteristics but also for other gemstones and less common materials.

Colombian Gem Lab Open For Business

Embassy Emeralds first reported in June of 2008, the creation of a new gemological laboratory that was to be formed in a joint effort by the Colombian government and Fedesmeraldas (Emerald Federation). The new lab is now open and known as the Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico de la Esmeralda Colombiana (CDTEC) or Colombian Emerald Technological […]

Gemstone Certifications

Gemstone certifications are an important tool in the gemstone business. Embassy Emeralds takes a look at why buyers and sellers use them and reasons why they might not. Major gemological laboratories are listed.