Brazil is known for producing international quality gemstones since the Portuguese colonial era as there are many regions throughout the world depend on mining for economic growth. Brazil has some of the most beautiful and rare stones in the world so it has become one of the most important main players in this field in the global market. Some of the most essential gemstones are produced by Brazil, and they are: Topaz, Quartz and Tourmaline.
There are many emerald mines in Brazil including two major mines and they are famous all over the world. They have been established for years and continued to produce large quantities of emeralds. The first mine is the Bahia mine. It is considered the first mine in Brazil and built in the 1960s. The second mine is located in the state of Mena Sgaieres; (the name means the general mine). It is considered the main mine. However, this mine provided the stone with wonderful green color and high quality to many places in the world. Emerald is regarded the lucky stone for Taurus' birth and the month of May.
Imperial Topaz is one of the most famous topaz types in Brazil and is only found near Oro Preto in one mine in the state of Mena Sgaieres. These stones are characterized by their uniqueness which made them more valuable. Topaz represents all the colors of sun from light and dark colors to light peach, vibrant red and soft yellow. This stone is a lucky stone for the birth of Sagittarius and the month of November.
This gemstone has been worn by many Hollywood stars for its beauty. Tourmaline can be found all over Brazil but the main mining center is in Mena Sgaieres. Tourmaline can be found in different colors of orange, yellow, green, blue and violet so that one stone can contain many colors which makes Tourmaline suitable for all people. In addition to the former mine, one of the famous Tourmaline mines is founded in the state of Cruzeiro but maybe the most famous tourmaline is produced in the northern state of Paraiba. It is extracted from three mines that are located in remote areas. However, this increases its exceptional value. Tourmaline Paraiba is the world's most famous stone, which has varying degrees of vibrant green with electric pulses due to its copper traces.
Brazil is also famous for the production of quartz, opal diamonds and other gemstones.
How do you buy gemstones in Brazil?
The best areas to buy gemstones in Brazil are the big cities, such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. There are many shops specialized in the sale of gemstones and jewelry inlaid with them. Among the most famous brands are the following: H. Stern, Amsterdam Sauer, Natan and Manoel Bernandes.
In the end, when you buy a gemstone from Brazil, you will be carrying with you a precious piece of history and heritage of this ancient country wherever you go.