Tiffany & Co. acquired a new precious stone just in time for its annual Blue Book collection, Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue. A rare and precious 10-carat emerald, the Tiffany Muzo Emerald is a striking rectangular-square-cut emerald that was extracted from the Puerto Arturo shaft in December 2019. Its high clarity provides a superior degree of transparency and vibrant colour making it truly one of a kind.
“As the world’s authority on rare gems, we are thrilled to announce our recent acquisition of the Tiffany Muzo Emerald,” said Victoria Wirth Reynolds, Chief Gemologist, Tiffany & Co. in a press release. “This remarkable stone, weighing over 10 carats, is a continuation of Tiffany’s longstanding heritage of acquiring the most coveted gemstones that Mother Nature has to offer.”
As most gemstones are associated with one popular destination, e.g. rubies from Mozambique, the Muzo mine in western Boyacá, Colombia is known for its emeralds; perfectly saturated, fissure and inclusion-free, and exceptional crystal quality are what make emeralds found in the Muzo mine so coveted. The Tiffany Muzo Emerald too, like every other emerald found here, is a fissure and inclusion-free gemstone, although there are very few inclusions found by microscopic examination. Furthermore, the gemstone exhibits an exceptional green colour that is lustrous and transparent, a signature of the Muzo emerald, along with exceptional colour and crystal quality, making it a miracle of nature.
Tracing the history of the emerald, the stone was found back in December 2019, in the historic Puerto Arturo shaft extending over 500 feet below the ground.
Tiffany & Co. will debut the new emerald in a new setting that is yet to be unveiled, as part of its annual high jewellery collection, Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue.