Ethiopian emerald has been one of the major news stories in the gemstone world in 2017. Ethiopia has vast deposits of minerals and gemstones. If you wish to find out more about any of our products and services, please contact us.
Rough and polished Ethiopian emeralds from the recently discovered mine deposit in Southern Ethiopia. We source rough and cut and polish custom-made faceted emeralds for jewelry companies and collectors.
The Ethiopian material is unique and comparable to emeralds from the Chivor region in Colombia. In general, this material has a medium grassy-green with a touch of blue and produces very fine no-oil gems. The material also oils well using natural ceder oil.
For more information, please see our sister company, Exhibit Gems, for the latest emerald information.
- Medium grassy-green, slightly blue colour
- High-quality faceting rough sizes range from 1g to 30g
|Mine name||Haloo Mine|
|Mining method||Open cast|
|Host rock||Mica schist|
|Optical characteristic||DR uni-axial|
|Chemical composition||Aluminium Beryllium Silicate|
|Cause of colour||Chromium|