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.

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.