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Swat Valley is a breathtaking province of Hindu Kush Mountain range in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It is renowned for its rich cultural heritage. The valley has an ideal geological conditions for emerald formation. With the passage of time, the geological factors led with  combination factors of temperature, pressure and mineral rich fluids necessary for crystallisation of beryllium aluminium silicate in forming vivid green emerald stones of Swat. 

Formation and Origin of Swat Emeralds Stones

Natural Swat Emeralds dates back millions of years. The geological processes worked their magic deep within the Earth's crust. Swat Valley's geological composition, with its unique combination of pegmatite veins and metamorphic rocks, created the ideal conditions for the formation of these mesmerizing gemstones. Through intricate process, beryllium rich fluids started to interact with the minerals in surroundings. Which resulted into formation of emerald crystals. Emeralds are from beryl family. The other stones in beryl family are aquamarine, morganite, goshenite, hellidor, bixbite. 

Pakistan Emeralds or Swat Emeralds Deposits

The most interesting feature of Natural Swat Emeralds is their rich green color. The reserves of emeralds are estimated around 70 million carats in Pakistan of emeralds in Swat Valley. The Swat Valley emeralds are popular for their vibrant colors. 

There are four locations of emeralds in Pakistan. They include

  • Swat Valley in Swat District,
  • Gandao in Mohmand Agency, B
  • Barang in Bajaur Agency
  • Khaltaro in Gilgit-Baltistan
  • Chitral 

Swat emerald deposits are one of the largest despots in Pakistan as overall. Swat has four mining areas in Norther Khyber Pakhtunkhua. The northwestern end of the Himalayan mountain range. There are 5 mines in Swat Valley. 

  • Shamozai,
  • Mingora,
  • Gujar Killi,
  • Charbagh
  • Makhad

Learn about Swat Emeralds how they were discovered initially. 


Striking Characteristics of Swat Emeralds

  1. Dazzling Green Hue: The prominent characteristic of natural Swat Emeralds is their deep rich green color. The saturation and hue of emeralds is ranging from a vibrant green to a deep lush forest shade. This differentiates Swat emeralds among others. 
  2. Exceptional Clarity: Swat Emeralds are known for their exceptional clarity in melee sizes. Melee sizes are fixed in watches like rolex and other diamond settings. Swat has one of the best melee size emeralds. They are highly demanded in diamond industry for that.  
  3. Exquisite Cut and Shape: Mostly Swat emeralds have proper hexagonal shapes mixed with stunning colors. They are best for lapidary artists due to their complete shapes. Swat melee size also have proper hexagonal crystal shapes which make them unique among other emeralds. 

Rarity and Value of Natural Swat Emeralds

  1. Limited Supply: Swat emeralds have high demand within limited supply. Fine Swat emerald is extremely rare in big sizes. Whenever there comes big size with maximum clarity, it is always attracted to the buyers immediately due to combination of color and clarity. 
  2. Investment Potential: Swat Emeralds are best to be invested in. Their rich green color is highly demanded among gemstone lovers. They are sold at very good market price. Conclusion:

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