The largest green stones ever found have come from Columbia.The people of Manta, Peru worshiped a large emerald the size of an ostrich egg called "The mother of Emeralds".
The 632- carat Patricia Emerald crystal from Chivor, Colombia has an unusual 12-sided form. This famous emerald is in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History.
The 75.47- carat Hooker emerald was worn by Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the last Sultan of Ottoman Empire. It is currently in the collection of the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History - Chip Clark, courtesy Smithsonian Institution.
Spanish Inquisition Necklace
The 300- year- old Spanich Inquisition Necklace has 15 emerald beads and more than 360 diamonds, Chip Clark, courtesy The Smithsonian Institution, Natural Museum Of Natural History.
The Chalk Emerald weighs 37.80- carats and is in the collection of The Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History. - Chip Clark, courtesy Smithsonian Institution.
The Crown of the Andes
The 46 carat emerald that adorns the Crown of the Andes is one of 447 emeralds set in 100 pounds of gold. Currently in the Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
The 1,383.93 carat Devonshipe Emerald is from the Muzo mine in Columbia. In the collection of the Natural History Museum in London.- @ Devonshipe Collection, Chatsworth. Reprodused by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.