Create your own emerald Colombian ring

Bogotá, Colombia

Experience hosted by Juan

3 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Colombia is known as the coffe country, well, we got much more history linked to the “green gold”. Emeralds are part of the selected group of precious stones and the 60% of it in the world are originally from Colombia. Become part or the Emerald legend, by creating a ring with your own hands. This tour starts by having an introduction about the importance of emeralds for precolonian and colonial culture, we will see the most magnificent jewel crown in the country with more than 1.400 emeralds and 5kg gold, then we wiil work on your new ring, where you will decide all! The design, the stone and material, by the personal advisory of a professional jewell master who teach you how to do every single step.

By joining this tour, you have the option to select new materials such as gold, diamonds or high quality emeralds for a really competitive price, in case you want to improve your ring. We work directly with emerald miners from Muzo.
Other things to note
This experience includes a silver ring with a emerald stone. In casa you want other kind of stone or metal, prices could change
Colombia is known as the coffe country, well, we got much more history linked to the “green gold”. Emeralds are part of the selected group of precious stones and the 60% of it in the world are originally from Colombia. Become part or the Emerald legend, by creating a ring with your own hands. This tour starts by having an introduction about the importance of emeralds for precolonian and colonial culture, we will see the most magnificent jewel cro…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Ring materials and tools

Meet your host, Juan

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hola! im Juan from Bogotá, i consider myself a traveler and tour entrepreneur. Im passionate about colombian history and its natural richness, part of this passion is the emerald world, that's why I wanted to make something unique where you can meet the incredible ring masters. While you are creating a ring, you will learn how emeralds become the most important precious stone for Colombians, and its influence in the colombian society and economy. We will work in the middle of the emerald and jewelry cluster of Bogota, one of the leader cities of this kind of industry in south america!
Hola! im Juan from Bogotá, i consider myself a traveler and tour entrepreneur. Im passionate about colombian history and its natural richness, part of this passion is the emerald world, that's why I wanted to make something unique where you can meet the incredible ring masters. While you are creating a ring, you will learn how emeralds become the most important precious stone for Colombians, and its influence in the colombian society and economy. We will work in the middle of the emerald and je…
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Where you'll be

We go first to Casa de la Moneda for a little introduction, then the workshop located in the cluster of Bogota´s jewelry

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 87 reviews.

Judith
September 2021
Nick was my tour guide for this excision and he was awesome. We met outside of the Museo del Oro, which was a great thematic place to begin, as I had recently gone on a tour there and the themes are interconnected. First, because I’m partly in Colombia to practice Spanish, Nick conducted the tour in Spanish, but he speaks great English as well and was able to explain things to me as needed. I got some background about the history of the emerald trade and its significance in Colombia and Bogotá, and then we started on the ring at the shop. First: I have to say that my ring came out gorgeous and I’m very, very happy with it. It’s kind of surreal to have had a hand in making something so special. Second: It was wonderful to meet everyone at the store and learn about their work, from sourcing the materials, to the interconnectedness of all the emerald merchants in the jewelry district and their spirit of collaboration, and to see the pride they take in making such beautiful pieces and how skilled they are. The ring I made is so beautiful I almost don’t want to wear it! But every time I do, I know it’ll be connected to a great memory. If you’re thinking about doing this tour, don’t hesitate! It’s worth it for sure.
Beth
September 2021
One of the best Airbnb activities we’ve been on. Nick was our fabulous tour guide - knowledgeable, funny, and spoke great English. The jewelers took their time helping us make our rings and explaining how the tradition of emerald mining and crafting continued to grow. We LOVED the finished products. We got lots of local recs and even had an empanada break. Cannot recommend enough.
Aryna
September 2021
This is the best experience! As a jewelry connoisseur, it was amazing to assist with creating my own gold ring from start to finish. I was able to upgrade my ring with extra costs and it is perfect. Thank you, Juan for this amazing time.
Spenser
September 2021
This was one of the best experiences of my LIFE! Juan was so accommodating to my friends and I, and made us feel welcomed and comfortable immediately. The jewelry shop is amazing, and the two jewelers are absolute masters at what they do. Even if you don’t speak great Spanish, Juan is an excellent translator, and the jewelers make you feel super comfortable that any mistake you make us fixable, which allows you to be in the moment and not worry about not knowing what you are doing. The rings we made were truly beautiful, but the friends we made were even better! (Corny, I know, but very true!)
Chris
September 2021
This was such a special experience. Earlier in the day my fiancée and I were granted a visa for her to come live with me in the US. Then we literally got to make our wedding bands for each other FROM SCRATCH later on in the day. This is so very worth it.
Jessica
September 2021
Juan and Carlos were amazing, and they were extremely patient to translated, taught me on the process of making an emerald ring. I even make a YouTube video about it! https://youtu.be/i5ZfWi410Bk Juan was an amazing storyteller, I gained a lot of knowledge about bogota history and it was fascinating! Please you must try this tour! It’s one of the best tour I ever been to in my travel journey!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.