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Garnet: January Stone of the Month

Posted by on 1/11/2017 to Gemstone Spotlight
Known as January's birthstone and the gem that celebrates the 2nd anniversary of marriage, garnet is primarily recognized by a deep red color. 

12 Days of Christmas Sale

Posted by on 11/30/2016 to News
’Tis the season! We’re celebrating the countdown to Christmas with 12 days of deals. In the true holiday spirit, here’s an exclusive look at all the pieces we’re including in our 12 Days of Christmas sale, in stores only!

Location Spotlight: Barbados

Posted by on 11/9/2016 to Lifestyle
A true Caribbean destination the island of Barbados is rimmed by beautiful white sand beaches, with botanical gardens, the Harrison's Cave formation and 17th century historical homes adding to its charm. Located outside of the island chain, this gem hosts secluded bays, great restaurants and a whole lot more. Colombian Emeralds International has more than ten stores in various locations around the island, so visitors to Barbados can easily stop by to browse the latest collection of CEI jewelry as well as take advantage of the duty free prices on some of the world's best luxury brands.

Featured Vendor: Gucci

Posted by on 10/20/2016 to Vendor Spotlight
The Gucci brand is influential, innovative and progressive. Under creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has redefined 21st century luxury in their watch, jewelry and clothing lines. Stop by a CEI store in Barbados between October and December to take advantage of a high profile promotion on Gucci pieces, including the new Gucci timepiece collection by Alessandro Michele and the Gucci Icon Collection. 

Jewelry Trends from Fall 2016 Fashion Month

Posted by on 10/11/2016 to Trends
Fall fashion month, when the industry's best designers show off their Spring/Summer 2017 collections around the world from New York City to Milan, showcases the biggest upcoming trends in fashion. While the clothing takes center stage, it is the jewelry and accessories that complete the looks which our buyers look to when planning upcoming pieces for our exclusive Colombian Emeralds International collection.

Featured Vendor: Pandora

Posted by on 9/19/2016 to News
At Colombian Emeralds International we not only carry our unique line of jewelry but a number of other collections by world-renowned jewelry and watch companies. Pandora was founded in 1982 and now serves more than 100 countries on six different continents. We are proud to carry their jewelry lines in CEI stores around the Caribbean and South America. 

Sapphire: September Stone of the Month

Posted by on 9/7/2016 to Gemstone Spotlight
Rich blue hues and brilliant sparkle are the hallmarks of September's birthstone, the sapphire. The sapphire has notably been representative of loyalty, trust, purity and protection.

Yellow, White and Rose Gold - What's the Difference?

Posted by on 8/25/2016 to News
At Colombian Emeralds International we pride ourselves on the wide range of jewelry available; pieces to fit every style and personality. With the customer in mind, our exclusive CEI collection has jewelry made of yellow, white and rose golds - separately or combined in one piece. The purity, the percentage of pure gold in the jewelry, is the determinate of value, not its color. Therefore choosing a setting is primarily dependent on style and color preferences. 

Location Spotlight: Aruba

Posted by on 7/25/2016 to Stores
Aruba is a tiny, former Dutch colony off the coast of Venezuela. European influence is evident throughout its towns, where Dutch gables mix with tropical pastels, and the island's gentle surf and white sand beaches attract visitors year-round. Due to its location, Aruba experiences more sunny days throughout the year than any other island in the Caribbean.

Aquamarine: The Color of Summer

Posted by on 7/13/2016 to Trends
What comes to mind when you think of summer? Perhaps it's a picnic in the park under a cloudless sky, or a chair on the beach overlooking pristine blue waters. Summer is full of vibrant colors, one of the most thought of being blue. Our favorite shade? Aquamarine. A color that's both cool and calming, it exudes the essence of summer. 

Pearl: June Stone of the Month

Posted by on 6/22/2016 to Gemstone Spotlight
The pearl is one of June's three birthstones. It is the only gem to come from a living sea creature. These lovely gems have been used for centuries as jewelry and clothing adornments. 

Understanding Gemstone Cuts

Posted by on 6/7/2016 to News
Cut, color and clarity: the watchwords for any savvy jewelry shopper. After looking at the piece as a whole, it's important to look closer at the finer details. In this blog we're examine the different cuts gemstones can take. 

Summer Vacation Destinations

Posted by on 5/19/2016 to News
Summer is fast approaching, for some it might already be here. The kids are out of school and it's time to use some of those vacation days you have been saving up. This year instead of the typical visit to the amusement park or a road trip down the coast, try somewhere new. The Caribbean has sparkling blue waters and fun activities that will please every family member! 

Pantone Spring 2016 Wedding Colors

Posted by on 5/11/2016 to Trends
Pantone released their wedding color picks for spring and summer 2016; ten shades that cover the spectrum from sunny yellows to rich blues. We've put together ideas for how to incorporate each of these colors into your wedding (though we don't suggest using all ten on your big day). From presents for your bridesmaids to table decor, it's easy to add touches of your color of choice to various aspects of your wedding.

Planning the Perfect Mother's Day

Posted by on 4/29/2016 to Trends
Mother's Day is almost here and it's time to put some serious thought into honoring mom. What moms really want on Mother's Day is to feel a little extra special. Whether you're going all out with a full day of activities, or showing her you care through thoughtful little touches, she'll appreciate the demonstration of love. And don't forget about your grandmothers! An extra phone call or visit may seem small but it won't go unnoticed.

Diamond: April Stone of the Month

Posted by on 4/6/2016 to Gemstone Spotlight
For lucky babies born in April, your birthstone is the diamond. Thought to be one of the hardest substances on the globe, diamonds date back billions of years and make the ultimate gift for a loved one. 

April Fools’ Day Ideas

Posted by on 3/29/2016 to Trends

It's almost April Fools' Day aka the only day an entertaining prank is completely sanctioned. This year why not pair your prank with a great surprise? Whether for your significant other, mom, sister or friend - a piece of jewelry will quickly dispel any animosity. We're helping you pull a funny prank and surprise someone with a beautiful present at the same time. 

Something Old, Something New...

Posted by on 3/8/2016 to Trends
It’s the week of the big day and for good luck you want to fulfill the old adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” These tokens are usually small personal treasures, unique to each bride and rarely obvious to the guests. They can be part of the bride’s attire, or incorporated into the wedding celebration.

Choosing a Wedding Band

Posted by on 2/9/2016 to Gemstone Spotlight

Traditionally a simple band, often with gemstones, your wedding band is a compliment to your engagement ring – but that doesn’t mean it can’t shine as a statement piece on its own.  

Check out some of our favorite choices for unique wedding bands.

Planning the Perfect Engagement

Posted by on 1/5/2016 to Trends
So you’ve found the one, congratulations! The first thing after deciding to ask that special girl to spend the rest of her life with you is to figure out how. Think about what she likes. If she loves over the top, romantic comedy style grand gestures you might be renting a hot air balloon. Maybe she’s more low-key and a lovely, intimate dinner will create the perfect setting.

Welcome to Our Online Store

Posted by on 12/11/2015 to News
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. Our website has been carefully designed to provide you with an amazingly flexible online shopping experience, and its ease of navigation is something we think you'll grow to depend on and appreciate. Feel free to browse our entire product catalog, and let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the items housed within. Our team is always ready and willing to assist our customers, and we are happy for your visit.

Topaz: November Stone of the Month

Posted by on 11/17/2015 to Gemstone Spotlight
November’s birthstone is topaz. Naturally occurring in a variety of colors, topaz is reputed to increase understanding, enhance creativity, bring relaxation, and restore energy. Topaz is also the fourth anniversary gemstone.

Fall 2015 Jewelry Trends

Posted by on 10/23/2015 to Trends
At Colombian Emeralds International our buyers pride themselves on selecting only the most stunning gemstones for our extraordinary jewelry. Each year they carefully review trends then select designs, and the stones that fit in them, that fit with our customers. Here are three of our favorite trends from Fall 2015.