Beyonce’s Emerald Earrings Rock President Obama’s Inauguration

Beyonce made President Obama’s inauguration day crowd green with envy with her 80 carat emerald earrings. If you watched President Obama’s Inauguration coverage on January 21st, 2013 and you saw Beyonce perform and of course, you noticed the beautiful (and huge) 80 carat emerald earrings she wore, created by designer Lorraine Schwartz. So strikingly beautiful […]

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 […]

Emerald Christmas Gifts

Christmas is just on the other side of the jack-o-lantern for the thoughtful Christmas gift buyer. We at Embassy Emeralds count on this and know that some of your holiday gift plans this year may involve building a custom piece of jewelry. And so we start gearing up well in advance to offer you the […]

Emeralds Above All Others

Emeralds have enjoyed increased demand recently, as many people choose these lovely gems over rubies, sapphires, and diamonds more than ever before.

Replacement Emeralds

Lost or damaged gemstones in your fine jewelry can be heartbreaking and leave you with the difficult task of replacing them. Here, Embassy Emeralds offers some points to consider and suggests ways to make the repaired jewel better than before.

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.

The Most Famous Beryl

Embassy Emeralds takes an interesting look at the gemstones most closely related to emeralds. All of them belong to the beryl family of minerals and all make good choices for high quality jewelry.


Current list of birthstones by month.

Colombia’s Government Takes a More Active Roll in the Emerald Trade

Colombia’s government and the Emerald Federation work to create new, authoritative gem lab to support Colombia’s world famous emerald trade.

A Little More About Trapiche Emeralds

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