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

Physical specifications:

Mine name Haloo Mine
Dealing town Shakiso
Region Oromia, Ethiopia
Type Primary
Mining method Open cast
Host rock Mica schist
Occurrence Metamorphic
Refractive index 1.567
Specific gravity 2.7
Optical characteristic DR uni-axial
Crystal system Hexagonal
Chemical composition Aluminium Beryllium Silicate
Cause of colour Chromium


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