"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." The words of the famous Spanish poet and playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca are the words that underlie our central belief as we offer to our shoppers the only precious stone of this color . We are Colombian Emeralds International.
We understand that our customers are a unique group. The Emerald itself after all, is a rare and mysterious stone that has been sought after for centuries as a symbol of good health, truth and fidelity. We appreciate that those who desire these distinctive gems come with a need for individual style and unparalleled quality.
From humble beginnings in Freeport, Bahamas – just two small stores – today, we boast close to 50 store locations throughout the western hemisphere, from the Eastern Caribbean to Mexico, as well as on board the Norwegian and MSC Cruise Lines, making us one of the most trusted duty free jewelry brands. Even after 40 years, we continue to grow – expanding this year to Roatan, Puerto Rico and Turks & Caicos.
With Colombian Emeralds International you can be assured that within each our our gemstones, whether they be emeralds, diamonds, sapphires or rubies, lie the color, clarity, cut and rarity to convey exactly the right sentiment for that special moment. The only thing left to do is discover that for yourself.
Colombian Emeralds International is proud to be a member of the Dufry group. In business since 1865, Dufry is a global travel retailer and publicly traded company, with operations in 42 countries and organized in six regions .To date they’ve extended their operations to more than 1,000 shops at airports, cruise liners, seaports, and other tourist sites.
Dufry continues to exemplify a positive growth strategy focusing on tourist destinations in emerging markets. With a vision to be the travel retail industry’s most innovative, service oriented and profitable company, we believe that in Dufry we have found the right partner.