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Our Workshop

We Are Specialists

natural emerald asscher cut
A natural emerald in an Asscher cut.

At The Natural Emerald Company we offer true beauty, rarity, and value in all of our natural emeralds.  We are now a four generation old family business, and since 1939 we have specialized in supplying the wholesale trade. Emeralds.com was our evolution in today’s highly competitive marketplace.  Today our business is supplying the discerning, educated public in the finest quality emeralds at the best possible price. Our goal was always and still remains, to maintain a unique inventory that sets us apart from other gem and jewelry dealers.

Our extensive history in our sister-company The Natural Sapphire Company led us to the vibrant world of emeralds where we have applied all of our time-tested, exceptional standards to establish ourselves as providing the most exquisite natural emeralds in the industry.

natural emerald crystals
A group of natural emerald crystal rough.

At The Natural Emerald Company, our standards are of the highest quality and we believe that the beauty is in the details. To accomplish this, we have a fully functioning workshop where we manufacture the finest custom jewelry, from start to finish.

It All Starts With a Sketch

Every fine piece of jewelry starts in the imagination. Our in-house, award-winning designers begin with hand sketching. We move through various phases of construction and design, and the final design is given to our CAD specialists, or a jeweler, that specialize in handmade fabrication.

sketch rings
The first step of any jewelry creation begins with a sketch.

Computer Renderings

Our Lapidary – Gem Cutting
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A sample of gem cutting properties of a stone.

We employ a combination of old-world techniques and modern technology. We extensively study all of our emeralds to determine their optimal cutting options and use the latest 3D scanning equipment to maximize the potential of all of our gemstones. Our scanning and mapping equipment is always the latest technology available in gemology.

Our Custom Order Settings

Computer generated images allow us to create unlimited designs and modifications without having to go through the actual manufacturing process. Computer renderings give unlimited potential in planning for the model of the final design. We can create virtual jewelry in any metal color to preview the design before the final selection is made and produced. Since we do all of our jewelry designs in-house, our CAD designers are the best in the industry!

From Rendering to Polymer Wax Model
wax model ring
A wax model built for a custom-designed ring.

Once the final design is approved, we begin the manufacturing of the jewelry piece. This next step involves using a sophisticated model building machine. Using the latest technology used in this process, we quickly and efficiently produce a completed polymer wax model, which means we can then start the metal casting process.

Casting, Polishing & Setting

The Manufacturing Process

A precious metal form is cast from a mold of our polymer wax model. We then use old world crafting techniques to produce fine, handmade jewelry. There are dozens of steps in this process, and each one is carefully performed by skilled craftsmen. Our experience in fine jewelry spanning over 70 years assures we have instilled the highest quality standards.