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Theses emeralds are from the emerald district in Bogota, Colombia. There were all tested for authenticity by using an emerald filter. The filter detects the presence of chromium, which is found in natural Colombian emeralds. If there is no chromium, the chances are it is not a real emerald. Please see our EMERALD POST for more information.
First, the emeralds. Then the handcrafts!
And now the handcrafts:
|Piranha from the Amazon|
|Seed-bead handbag. This is wearable art. Each seed must be strung with|
one hour of taking it out of the pod. About 24 hours of labor goes into
|An Amazonian blowgun|
|Natural fiber cell phone cases|
|All handcrafts are made with natural materials and dyes|
found in and around the jungle village
|More bloodwood handcrafts|
|Balsa wood masks|
|These masks are the newest handcraft design made|
in the Colombian Amazon
|The mask is made from fish scales of one of the largest|
fresh water fish in the word, the pirarucu.