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Hedgestone Newsletter - April 2011

Hedgestone Newsletter - April 2011


Hello from Hedgestone,

Introducing the Hedgestone gemstone newsletter. This regular newsletter will include value added content such as articles, news, updates and of course... incredible special offers on gemstones you won't find anywhere.

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Phillip Chen


Amazing Advances In Fair trade in Colombia

By Ronald Ringsrud (website)

Fedesmeraldas, is the organization which represents the emerald miners, brokers and exporters in Colombia. Fedesmeraldas has for years devoted a small percentage of emerald export money to improving the mining region by supporting activities that benefit local and indigenous people, as well as respecting the environment. Although the region is lush, verdant and semi-tropical, there is unemployment and a lack of services. The sewing machines and co-op created last April in the town of Muzo have affected three dozen ladies and their families and has been in operation for a year now.

Colombian gem cutter Gustavo Castelblanco was the winner of "The Gemology on Line Project" gem cutting contest. 15 designers from many countries entered with facet designs. Mr. Caltelblanco was the only South American to enter the contest. Details of this award-winning faceting can be seen here.

Besides the clothing co-op, the emerald organization has created for the locals farms for luffa, chocolate and oranges. A school in the town of Muzo has been opened and in Maripi a clinic has been expanded.

After the excellent emerald showing at this year's Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, emeralds have appeared in the news again; this time in the Wall Street Journal (article link).


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About Us

HedgeStone Canada Inc. (HCI) is a Canadian corporation acting as the marketing arm for HedgeStone International (HI) in order to promote the "Mine Direct Program" both locally and on a Global Scale. By referring Clients to HI and granting them the ability to purchase precious gems direct from the mines, Hedgestone succeeds in offering unprecedented value to its client. Canadian sales and Marketing initiatives are done via an organized Master Agent Network, supported and serviced by HCI from its head office located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. When HCI reviewed the "Mine Direct Program", it saw an opportunity to deliver a program that was unique globally and guaranteed to eliminate the increased cost, and extensive array of middlemen in the purchasing process. Watch our video.

JCK 2010

All new website!

We're proud to announce the release of our all new website which can be accessed by visiting Some of the new features include:

  • Make a Manifest Feature found on the bottom of every search results pane.
  • Gallery view which is located on our homepage, with more options coming.
  • 3D photo rotation which you can request on our contact page (example)
  • Grading System page where you can see how we grade our stones.
  • Online Chat connect with a live rep to answer your questions
  • New Currency Options added: Indian Rupee's

Our Featured Gemstones

ID Carat Qty Shape Colour Clarity Size Grade Price
289 1.46 1 Oval Strong Blue Green N. Eye Clean 8.10 x 6.20 x 0.00 Signature $1178.40
319 1.18 1 Square Strong Blue Green N. Eye Clean 6.60 x 6.40 x 4.50 Signature $1296
321 1.02 1 Emerald Strong Blue Green Eye Clean 6.60 x 5.70 x 4.10 Signature $884.80
600 0.74 1 Unique Medium Green N. Eye Clean 7.40 x 6.10 x 4.00 Signature $885.60
661 1.18 1 Emerald Medium Green N. Eye Clean 7.60 x 5.40 x 4.20 Signature $1656
664 1.18 1 Square Blue Green Slightly Incl. 6.30 x 6.20 x 4.90 Signature $1196
665 1.04 1 Square Blue Green Slightly Incl. 6.10 x 6.00 x 4.40 Signature $1053.60

17.20 ct Colombian Pear

Grade Signature
Gemstone Type Emerald
Color Light Medium Green
Weight 17.20 ct
Dimensions 21.20 L x 15.30 W mm
Clarity Slightly included as typical with emerald
Treatment Shows sign of treatment as typical of Emeralds (Cedar oil only)
Origin Colombia
Gemstone ID #EM-00721-02
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Mine Direct Program

Through HedgeStone Mine Direct, clients are able to purchase wholesale gemstones at a fraction of the cost of regular purchasing channels. Hedgestone offers you superior quality and brilliance with a select line of Diamonds, Colombian Emeralds and Ceylon Sapphires. HedgeStone also offers a line of select retail products specifically designed to meet the demands of the retail channel.

We can work with you to supply gemstones for your business needs. If you wish to receive our regular manifest and e-mail updates with emerald, sapphire and diamond pricing, please let me know.



Phillip Chen
Supply Management

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