Dating back to 400 B.C., and even before the Spanish colonization, Muzo’s legendary emerald mine in western Boyacá, Colombia, is steeped in rich history, spanning the globe from ancient civilizations to the opulence of royal courts in the New World. The unparalleled beauty of its vibrant green gemstones is imbued with mysticism and spirituality, symbolic of its storied past. Since 2009 when The Muzo companies took over, Muzo is enjoying a dynamic renaissance and revitalization as an integrated, modern “Mine to Maison” house, known as Muzo Emerald Colombia. While the house maintains the splendor that characterized emeralds from antiquity to Hollywood aristocracy, its contemporary arm is paving the way for the future through distinctive artistry and a steadfast commitment to traceability, transparency and environmental impact.
Muzo strives for excellence at every stage of the emerald mine-to-market process, following each precious gemstone with full traceability from their source with the highest consideration for sustainability and integrity. The company has secured its place as the custodian of these famed mines and the entire production chain — from emerald extraction, passing by its careful and artistic cutting and polishing and ending in global distribution, all in compliance with best practices for the natural and social environment. We endeavor to protect our efforts to conserve the habitat, raise awareness and ensure the safety and welfare of our workers and the progress of local communities.
The brand philosophy seeks to honor this legendary gemstone through perfection in cutting, polishing and exceptional design. Finished collections include collaborations with contemporary design talent as well as signature Muzo fine and high jewelry that keeps the famed “green gemstone” alive. The creativity of these endeavors results in inspired collections for the modern-day jewelry collector. Our technical and sustainable continuous efforts and actions pay homage to Muzo’s rich heritage, as we transform the historical site into an unrivalled gem facility and 21st century mining phenomenon.