Emerald Value, Price, and Jewelry Information

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Appraising Emeralds

Appraising emeralds is a key skill for all jewelers and gemologists. Learn how to evaluate the quality of these rare green gemstones.

Top Spots for Gem Hunting in the US

Visit one of the top gem hunting spots in the US. Go alone or with the family. A gemology-themed vacation can be fun, educational, and (maybe) profitable.…

Emerald Quality Simplified

Evaluating emerald quality, especially clarity, can be very complex. Navneet Gems & Minerals has proposed the following system for grading emerald…

Trapiche Gems: An Introduction

Satisfying the human desire for symmetry, trapiche gems have a special allure. Learn what makes these rarities so unique in our introductory article.…

Emerald Buying Guide

Our emerald buying guide can help you learn how these gems are graded, what to avoid, and how to identify a high quality stone or a bargain in the rough.…

Emerald Fillers and Treatments

Emerald fillers can improve the beauty of these gems but also have some drawbacks. Learn how to choose the right filler treatment for a particular…

The Sacred Emerald Buddha

Carved in Thailand in 2006 from a 3,600-ct emerald, “The Sacred Emerald Buddha” has a message of peace. Read the inside story of this amazing…

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