The Story of Sandawana and Columbian Emeralds

Sandawana emeralds are the most beautiful and sought after in the world. Technically, Columbian emeralds aren’t emeralds at all.

out Angelina Jolie wearing emeralds. Photo: Fair Use

The Most Famous Emeralds in History

The Mogul emerald was found in 1695 and weighs 217 carats. It was last seen in 2001 when it was sold to an unknown buyer for $2.2 million.