May 1, 2013
The Children’s day was aimed at approximately 300 children until ten years old of Muzo International employees working at the Muzo mine, as well as for 400 children in a situation of vulnerability from the Muzo region.
The main goal was to create recreational and entertainment spaces for them. Thus, several activities were organized and pastries and beverages were served. Every child also received a gift.
This activity is part of Muzo International’s Corporate and Social Responsibility program and will be renewed each year.
April 2, 2013
Muzo International will participate in the Basel World fair from April 25th to May 2nd 2013. The Basel fair is one of the most innovating trade shows for jewelry and watches, as well as for precious gems leading companies. About 1’800 companies present their exclusive latest products to thousand of buyers and visitors.
Muzo will have the pleasure to be located in the new hall this year. A presentation of some exceptional rough and polished gems will be exposed during the fair. Booth location will be D31 in hall 3. The exhibition booth will present a computer model of the mine, detailed information on the company’s unique “Mine to Market” model as well as its cutting process in the Bogotá workshops.
March 15, 2013
Beyonce’s performance at Barack Obama’s second inauguration in Washington made quite a stirring in the media. Yes, we can still say that she was beautiful, elegant, glamorous and so fashion, but above all, every eye was on Queen B’s sparkling emerald earrings.
The Colombian pear-shaped emeralds were arranged in a flower pattern, apparently of excellent quality, with an average of 8 to 13 carats each. Beyonce, that’s quite a stone!
February 1, 2013
January 17, 2013
It is in a kindergarten in the Muzo region that we had the pleasure to meet lovely kids. We brought them some presents. Joy and happiness were spread all over the room! We are anxious to meet them again, to see them grow up and spread again this unforgettable feeling!
According to Pantone, the color of the year 2013 will be “Green Emerald”.
This stunning, deep green is the image of a regenerative and healing spirit. But above all, it is the color of a gorgous, magnificent gemstone. It is known as the color of hope, rejuvenation and renewing. Muzo International is giving a different approach to green, it is Greener.
So, who knows, perhaps Muzo Emerald will be the next Pantone color selection in the next couple of years.
September 9, 2012
Muzo International will participate for the third time in the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (AWE) from September 19 to September 23, 2012.
The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is one of the world’s most prominent events for jewelry and precious gems. The 130,000 square meters of exhibition space present an impressive choice of jewellery and gems and are an essential world meeting point offering phenomenal opportunities for trade. About 3,450 exhibitors from 46 countries present their products to over 51,500 international buyers and worldwide media representatives.
Muzo International will present some exceptional rough and polished emeralds at its AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) booth 9G34 in the Fine Gem Pavilion. Visitors will be able to take a virtual tour of the Muzo mining, cutting and polishing operations in Colombia, find detailed information on the company’s unique mine to market model, and learn about its cutting process in the Bogotá workshops.
September 5, 2012
Excerpt from official Make-A-Wish press release (www.makeawish-sd.org):
Linda Cifuentes, 16 years old, created a high-end jewelry piece, with the support of the Ivanka Trump design team, that is being donated to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Linda started designing jewelry at the Naval Medical Center SD, after doctors found a tumor one-third the size of her chest cavity and diagnosed her with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the end of 2011. Since jewelry had always been a source of joy and inspiration for Linda, In May 2012, Make-a-Wish fulfilled her wish to meet Ivanka Trump, who runs a successful jewelry line, and to learn about the business. Invited by Ivanka, Linda attended JCK in Las Vegas where she met the CFO of the Muzo Emerald mines in Colombia. Linda asked if he could donate an emerald for the design she planned to donate to MAW. To everyonexi’s HUGE surprise he said yes and sent three spectacular emeralds worth $26,000!
Linda designed a pair of earrings and a layered necklace with pearls, gold chain and a pendant suspending a tear-drop emerald; the emerald signify the pain of cancer, and a gold sun pendant, that signify the joy of recovery and her bright future. The sun’s 12 rays signify the 12 members of her family, their love and support. Linda named the design “Strength in Layers” meaning that life has layers of heavy and lighter times but are all centered around hope and family.
Make a Wish is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
July 31, 2012
Texas Mining Colombia has pioneered research and modernization of emeralds mining, creating for the first time in the industry the in-house Department of Geology, led by senior geologist Lawrence W. Snee. The Department has appropriate technological equipment for geological survey both inside the mine and on the surface.
The Department conducts an ongoing survey and mapping of the rock structure. This mining geology knowledge will allow to identify new areas of production and in this way determine a suitable geological model of emerald formation in the Muzo region.
Muzo International will participate in the annual JCK Las Vegas LUXURY show, taking place from May 29 to June 04, 2012.
The JCK LUXURY show gathers the first-class jewelry retailers, designers and manufacturers to promote trading and networking between these main actors of the sector. It is undoubtedly the leading exhibition for jewelry and gems in the United States.
For the second participation in the JCK show, Muzo International has decided to be present in the LUXURY area, in line with its magnificent Muzo emeralds. Muzo will organize a presentation of some exceptional gems as well as a virtual tour of the mine at its exhibition booth LUX1803 in Breakers Hall, Mandalay Bay Convention Center.