Colombian Gem Lab Open For Business

CDTEC Emerald Colored Stone Report. Photo by Embassy Emeralds.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 Development Center. It is located in the heart of the emerald and jewelry trade districts in downtown Bogota. GIA trained gemologist, Rodrigo Giraldo has been appointed director of the new laboratory and oversees experts that include chemists and other gemologists working with the latest in gemological equipment to accurately verify authenticity of the Colombian emeralds and other gemstones brought to them for inspection and certification. Their equipment allows them to identify gemstones and gemstone enhancements with the highest degree of accuracy and is sure to become the certification of choice among emerald and other gemstone buyers.

Colombian emeralds are already known as the world’s finest emeralds because of their superior color and quality. This new development will only help their reputation and is a major leap forward for the Colombian emerald trade that will distance Colombian emeralds even further from the rest of the pack, raise consumer confidence levels in Colombian emeralds to all time highs, and provide yet another reason for buyers to demand Colombian emeralds over any others.

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One Response to “Colombian Gem Lab Open For Business”

  1. I’ll be in Bogata next February to buy Emeralds. How long does it take to get certificates from the Colombian Gem Lab? Is there a variety of Certificates? What are the costs for each?
    Do you have individual Emeralds listed on your site with prices?
    Thank you for your help,
    Paul Hapip

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