The Rising Cost of Colombian Emeralds

Prices in the chart were averaged from the per-carat price range for 1.00 to 2.00 ct. sizes as reported in The Guide. These prices are based on emeralds containing a moderate degree of enhancement. Emeralds with a slight degree of enhancement will be priced higher. Emeralds with a strong degree of enhancement require a discount. Unenhanced emeralds will command a premium.

Commercial Good Fine Extra Fine
Source: The Guide
2004 $95 $540 $1,825 $4,300
2005 $100 $625 $2,200 $5,000
2006* $120 $700 $2,550 $6,000
*Projected