Thanks to its characteristic green color, product of a particular compositionToday, emeralds are considered one of the rarest, scarcest and most beautiful gemstones on the planet. Compelling reasons, for which they have aroused the admiration of many people, to the point of even becoming one of the most coveted gemstones in the world of jewelry. Discover with us which emeralds have been found and which today stand out as the largest in the world.

The Bahia Emerald: It is a huge dark-colored rock with nine embedded emeralds that stand out on its surface. It was extracted in 2001 in the city of Pindobaçu, in the Brazilian state of Bahia, where its name and stands out for having an approximate weight of 381 kilograms, in which it contains 180,000 carats. Data that makes it the largest gemstone ever discovered and the largest known emerald, reaching an estimated value of 372 million dollars.

According to its size, this gem also stands out for having a great history, as it has traveled to several countries, was submerged under water by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and its ownership has been the subject of disputes between ten people, three companies and the government of Brazil.

Theodora emerald: Found in Brazil in 2012 and carved in India, its name means «gift from God» and without a doubt, no other could honor this enormous gemstone that has 57,500 carats and weighs 11.5 kilograms. Dimensions for which it receives the title as the largest cut emerald in the world and is estimated to be worth $1.15 million.

The Fura Emerald: Owned by the Colombian company Coexminas SA, this emerald has been exhibited in its natural state in various parts of the world and according to its owners it will remain that way, since they assure that they have no intention of carving it. Fura, which has approximately 11,000 carats and weighs 2.2 kilograms, is exhibited together with another smaller emerald (2,000 carats) known as Tena; which was also extracted in 1999, in the same mine in the Colombian municipality of Muzo.

The Gachalá emerald: This gem is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.currently it is also called Emilia emerald, in honor of the woman who discovered it in 1969 in the municipality of Gachalá, department of Cundinamarca. It is one of the most famous Colombian emeralds not only for its beauty and quality, but also for its 7,025 carats, equivalent to almost three pounds.

Esmeralda Carnaiba: this giant emerald discovered by members of the Bahia Mineral Cooperative in May 2017is the second found in the Carnaiba mining region in northern Brazil, after the discovery in 2001 of the famous Bahia emerald. The gem that has 360 kilos and approximately 1.3 meters, it is estimated that due to the quality and size of its crystals, it could reach a value of 238 million dollars.

Without a doubt, they are all fascinating gems that arouse the recognition and admiration of those of us who love jewelry, but we can assure you that they will not be the only ones, as nature will continue to conspire to hide and create even larger emeralds.