Colored Stone Rings & Gemstones Jewelry
Emerald comes primarily from South America and Africa. Columbian emeralds have long been considered the best but Africa also produces beautiful emeralds. Tanzanite is also and African gem species and occurs in rich, velvety shades of violet and blue, sometimes mimicking the color of fine sapphire. Emerald and tanzanite are softer gem species, beautiful to wear but more vulnerable to chipping and scratching. I handle both South American and African emerald and tanzanite and recommend it especially for pendants and earrings.