Tuesday, June 12, 2012

JR Colombian Emeralds~ Welcome!

Welcome to JR Colombian Emeralds and our first Blog entry. To tell you a little about us we are located in South Florida, Jupiter to be exact (45 mins from Miami on the east coast)

 We've been involved with selling Colombian Emeralds (the best in the world) for over 20 years. Not only do we have a passion for them but we're the only Wholesalers of Colombian Emeralds in Florida!

 With this Blog we want to educate inform and possibly amuse our clients and fan base.

Emeralds first came on the scene (and I mean Red Carpet) back in 2009 when Angelina Jolie wore those Stunning Lorraine Schwartz 115cts Pear and Cushion Cut Colombian Emerald earrings to the Oscars. And don't forget her 65ct Round Emerald ring too! Since then, Emeralds and especially Colombian Emeralds have been more visible and more in demand.

 Many people don't know the value of emeralds or the history of these amazing stones. The world was first enchanted with these incredible emeralds by Queen Cleopatra (69BC -30BC). Her slaves bared unbelievable heat, scorpions and possibly death to find these magical stones for their queen. No known stones or her jewelry is known to exist. Her artifacts were destroyed when she died.

 Next notably was the young Queen Victoria, her engagement ring was an emerald. And I think we are all aware of the legendary jewels that the royals have at the Tower of London.

 So there you go, our first Blog entry and a small introduction into the world of emeralds.  Our next Blog entry will be about the astronomical auction that Christies is having today, the reclusive Heiress Huguette Clark and Brooke Astor. They were both known to have quite a substantial collection of jewelry, even though Huguette was a recluse and only a handfull of pictures of her exist. All of us are looking forward to the auction results and to see some of the news making pieces!