What Is the World’s Biggest Emerald?

To hear Regan Reaney tell it, a 57,500-carat emerald aptly named Teodora is the largest cut emerald in the world. In 2012, Reaney hoped to get at least $1.15 million for the amazing Brazilian find. Yet there was trouble with the stone before the gavel was even raised. First and foremost, the record-breaking gem was […]

Why Do We Love Emeralds So Much?

In simplest terms, an emerald is little more than a beryl with traces of chromium. A colored gemstone, the emerald is famous for its broad range of green hues. Current mining operations in Zambia, Colombia and the United States ensure that the market demand for these gems is met. Since it is possible to grow […]