#emaralds is pretty… #colombia

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Colombia, located on the continent of South America, is the country that mines and produces the most emeralds for the global market. It is estimated that Colombia accounts for 70-90% of the world’s emerald market. While commercial grade emeralds are quite plentiful, fine and extra fine quality emeralds are extremely rare. Colombian emeralds over 50 carat can cost much more than diamonds of the same size.

The Colombian departments of Boyacá and Cundinamarca, both in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes, are the locations where most of the emerald mining takes place.

Source: http://www.selectlatinamerica.co.uk/blog/50-random-interesting-facts-latin-america-probably-didnt-know/ , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombian_emeralds