October 10, 2014
In August 2014, Muzo International’s CSR department implemented a new renovation project in one of the Muzo region local schools.
The “Institución Educativa La Floresta” school had suffered from obsolescence and deteriorated premises.
The main goal of the project was to totally renovate one of the classrooms, providing proper studying conditions to schoolchildren and teachers.
A celebration was organized by teachers, students and parents to thank all the staff involved in this project.
September 12, 2014
For the fifth time, Muzo International will participate in the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (AWE), from September 15th to September 19th 2013.
The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair embodies the world meeting point for Jewellery and gems, leading to a tremendous trade network.
This fabled event of 135,000 sq. m. of exhibition space and offers a surpassing choice of jewellery and gems. About 3,600 exhibitors from 48 countries present their products to over 52,000 international buyers and worldwide media representatives.
Muzo International will exhibit some magnificent rough and polished emeralds at its AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) booth 9G34 in the Fine Gem Pavilion.
Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the company’s unique mine to market model as well as about the mining operations and those of cutting and polishing in the Bogotá workshops.
A new school canteen was offered to the “Los Cristales” school, where several children from the Boyacá region attend their lessons.
Schoolchildren, parents, the director of the school and the professor, celebrated this meal service that will improve quality of life for children and will allow them to concentrate on their schooling.
Muzo International will participate in the JCK Las Vegas LUXURY show, taking place from May 27th to June 2nd, 2014. The JCK LUXURY show gathers the finest retailers, designers and manufacturers and promotes trading and networking of this sector. It is undoubtedly the leading exhibition for jewelry and gems in the United States.
Muzo International will present in the LUXURY area a virtual tour of the Muzo mining, cutting and polishing operations in Colombia. Muzo International will exhibit some exceptional rough and cut gems at its booth LUX1908 in Breakers Hall at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and visitors will find detailed information on the company’s unique “mine to market” model.
May 21, 2014
This year again, the Cannes festival exhibited magnificent jewellery from the most prestigious jewellery Brands. A parade of colors was seen at red carpet events and glamorous evening parties, many of them coming from splendid emeralds.
A pair of earrings by Chopard, 44 carats emeralds surrounded by pink sapphires and rubies, was worn by Julianne Moore at the Hunger Games enormous party.
French actress Léa Seydoux also chose Chopard jewellery. She appeared on the red carpet with a superb pair of pear-shaped emerald earrings.
Photos: © Courtesy of Chopard
April 29, 2014
If you are looking for a complete and richly endowed emerald exhibition, make sure you visit the Emerald Museum in Bogotá. Video projections, recreated mine tunnels and magnificent gem specimens will give you a detailed and comprehensive overview of the world of emeralds. Special emphasis is placed on the four main mines of Colombia; Gachala, Chivor, Coscuez and of course the legendary Muzo mine.
This exhibition also contributes to the preservation of Colombia as the heart of “everything emeralds”.
April 15, 2014
Muzo International has taken on Ron Ringsrud as Director of Operations and Sales. He is responsible for selling the output of the world’s most prestigious and historic emerald mine. As part of its expansion operation, Ringsrud was brought aboard to apply his 30-years experience to the areas of operations and sales.
Ringsrud has already travelled to the Colombian cutting headquarters called CTT (Colombiano Texas Transformadora), in the Free Trade Zone in Bogotá, as well as the emerald mine itself. “I am impressed by the strong focus on technology and personnel at Muzo; they really are bringing the mine forward into the new century.”
In December, Ringsrud returned from a visit to the Geneva, Switzerland operations center where part of the emerald inventory is displayed. Muzo International expects to participate, as before, in several major gem trade events and exhibitions: BaselWorld Fair, JCK Luxury Las Vegas Fair and September Hong Kong AWE Fair.
Ron Ringsrud, a 30 year veteran of the international emerald trade, is the author of the book Emeralds, A Passionate Guide, a comprehensive work on emeralds.
March 21, 2014
Muzo International will participate in the BaselWorld fair from March 27th to April 3rd, 2014. The Basel fair is one of the most essential trade shows for jewelry and watches, as well as for precious gems leading companies. About 10’460 exhibitors present their exclusive products to 122’000 visitors from 100 countries.
Some exceptional rough and polished Muzo emeralds will be displayed during the fair in booth D31, 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.
November 4, 2013
The large chunk of broken trapiche did not find any takers at first. But Mr Misael Angel Rodriguez did not decline the offer. The rough was covered by carbonaceous and you could not tell which surprise it could reveal. The lucky man was offered a 300 carats Muzo emerald with two major sections. As the experienced cutter started cutting, he and his wife noticed two tube-like portions of similar size, which might be characteristic of the cat’s eyes material. As the surprise is nearing its final shape, it appears to be a 76 carats cat’s eyes shape. “Cat”-ters, keep your eyes open!
September 30, 2013
Sometimes, a stone deserves to be exposed and give the possibility to everyone to dream about it. It is the case for this piece, which has been donated to the Smithsonian Institute. The impressive necklace design by Cartier in the early 30’s is a 167.97 carat mined in Muzo. It was first offered as a wedding gift. So, Ladies, you can keep wishing, dreams can come true!