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Muzo Heritage

The Muzo Heritage collection is derived from the Private Treasure of Muzo Emerald Colombia. Inspired by a cache of Colombian emerald treasures that were recovered from a 1622 shipwreck, the collection incorporates old-world techniques to create a sophisticated line of modern-day masterpieces. To arrive at each design in the 120-piece collection, the emeralds endeavored on a lengthy journey from mine to maison.

Unearthing the emeralds required more than a year of production, as each gemstone was meticulously selected to ensure uniformity throughout. More than one hundred fifty thousand carats were carefully sorted before arriving at the fifteen thousand carats of emeralds that were incorporated into the finished collection. From there, the pieces were assembled by highly skilled craftsman from some of the world’s top ateliers.

Featuring five unique sub-collections, Atocha, Chakana, Muisca, Royal Orb and Verity, Muzo Heritage pieces weave together the past, present and future to tell the story of the Colombian emerald through a range of exceptional jewelry.

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  • To the pre-Colombian peoples,

  • Muzo emeralds were alive, living beings, connected to the life force of the sun. They were worshipped, sacrificed, offered up to the gods, in ritualistic ceremonies.
  • The Muisca

  • placed an emerald in the belly of the household idols they carried everywhere, even into battle. In the valley of Manta,people flocked from far and wide to worship a huge emerald, said to be the size of an ostrich egg, as if it were a goddess. The hexagonal shape of the emerald crystal possessed a cosmic force.
  • According to ancient Andean mythology,

  • Emeralds were transformed from the tears shed by a princess on the death of her beloved prince. To these early peoples, the inner glow of the emerald represented the spiritual, creative, cosmic power of light metamorphosed into solid, tactile, tangible form.
  • Later,

  • statues of the Virgin Mary were bejeweled with sumptuous emerald-encrusted robes, crowns, scepters, pendant crosses and orbs, superb 16th century treasures.The velvet depths of Muzo emeralds infused with the spirituality and mysticism of pre-Colombian civilizations; Muzo emeralds are gemstones with soul, deeply imbued with the spirit of the divine.

To the pre-Colombian peoples,

Muzo emeralds were alive, living beings, connected to the life force of the sun. They were worshipped, sacrificed, offered up to the gods, in ritualistic ceremonies.

The Muisca

placed an emerald in the belly of the household idols they carried everywhere, even into battle. In the valley of Manta,people flocked from far and wide to worship a huge emerald, said to be the size of an ostrich egg, as if it were a goddess. The hexagonal shape of the emerald crystal possessed a cosmic force.

According to ancient Andean mythology,

Emeralds were transformed from the tears shed by a princess on the death of her beloved prince. To these early peoples, the inner glow of the emerald represented the spiritual, creative, cosmic power of light metamorphosed into solid, tactile, tangible form.

Later,

statues of the Virgin Mary were bejeweled with sumptuous emerald-encrusted robes, crowns, scepters, pendant crosses and orbs, superb 16th century treasures.The velvet depths of Muzo emeralds infused with the spirituality and mysticism of pre-Colombian civilizations; Muzo emeralds are gemstones with soul, deeply imbued with the spirit of the divine.