A History Lesson to Correct a Common Spelling Error

One of the most common spelling errors in the gemstone business… Colombian emeralds are often confused with the non-existent Columbian emeralds. A short look at the history of these words helps us understand the difference.

A Little More About Trapiche Emeralds

A brief look at how trapiche emeralds got their name and how you should pronounce it.

Etymology of the Word: Emerald

A brief lesson on the evolution of the word ’emerald’ from ancient Sanskrit to our modern languages.