Historical Emeralds

Amazing discoveries, Emeralds that tell us histories.

Many are the jewels containing Emeralds, but not so many those that became part of history, whether for whom they are being carried or their particular finding. In both cases, these Emeralds host their value in the stories they have to tell.

The Atocha Emerald

Part of the treasure of the Spanish galleon Our Lady of Atocha (XVII century).

This jewel, valued at $ 500.000, was found on June 23, 2011 in the Florida Keys (USA) by the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum submarine exploration team (Key West) when they were looking for the remains of the Spanish galleon “Nuestra Señora de Atocha “, which sank in 1622, leaving a priceless treasure in gold and silver by the state coast.

The Maximilian Emerald

An exceptional green 21.04 carats Emerald

It is believed, that this Emerald belonged to Cuauhtemoc of Tenochtitlan (last king of the Aztec Empire). In this case, the origin of the Emerald might come from the mines of Muzo, Chivor, or Coscuez. The Emerald takes its name after one of its most important owners: Maximilian I (Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph) appointed Emperor of Mexico in 1863 by Napoleon III.