With the green shoots of spring now all around, jewellery lovers’ thoughts will turn to emeralds, the birthstone of May, symbolising hope, peace and renewal. And for those who yearn for a cut and polished, responsibly sourced emerald to call their own, a natural port of call is Eshed – Gemstar.
Eshed is a longstanding partner of Gemfields – a world-leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones – who specialises in Zambian emeralds and has one of the largest collections of certified emeralds from the Kagem mine in Zambia. Buying through them, or via one of the other trusted sellers Gemfields work with, means owning a top-quality Gemfields gemstone really is as easy as a few clicks.
A third-generation family-owned business led by Avraham Eshed, Eshed has over 80 years of experience of working to the highest standards. The company, which has won a raft of industry awards, prides itself on its master cutting skills and state-of-the-art technology; it has a well-deserved international reputation for excellence, supplying high-end jewellers and retailers all over the world. With offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, New York and Israel, where its factory is located, Eshed is used to catering to the most discerning customers, and has adapted its business model also to online retail beautifully in recent years by launching eshed.com
The website eshed.com takes the complication and stress out of the buying process. Rather than being convoluted and behind closed doors, as once was the case with some gemstone purchases, it is easy, transparent and far more straightforward than some might think. There is a gem for everyone, at a range of price points, with emeralds from 0.5 to 20 carats available, in all shapes, sold as single gemstones or in pairs.
Five of the famous “six Cs” that all gemstone buyers must consider – carat, cut, colour, clarity and certification – are listed online at Eshed.com for each gemstone; the sixth C – character – is in the eye of the beholder! With enlargeable photos and videos, it is easy to get a sense of the unique personality and emotion that lies within each ancient gemstone, and to arrive at the right decision, ending up with the one that the buyer really loves. This sense of personal connection is, after all, the first – and most important – rule to follow when buying coloured gems. For more information, the Gemfields Buyer’s Guide provides a step-by-step guide of the all-important purchase process.
With a wealth of information and advice available on both Eshed.com and in the Gemfields Buyer's Guide, purchasing an emerald can be the first step in the exciting process of creating a bespoke piece of jewellery to be cherished and even passed down through generations. Thanks to selling partners, like Eshed, buyers have a direct avenue to the finest Gemfields gemstones and can have the confidence to enjoy the purchase process for themselves.