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Emeralds are what we do. We specialise in and focus on one of the world’s most beautiful stones. We have many years of experience in cutting rough stones and cover the full range of emeralds from small to large and commercial to exceptional. We purchase all our emeralds via our own office in the Emerald Trade Center in Bogotá. We monitor every stage of processing, starting at the mine, including cutting and polishing, and going on up to our own treatment. We are a direct source for everyone from manufacturers to jewellers. Feel free to browse our pictures of faceted stones, pairs, cabochons and sets.  

Welcome to Lothar Haag Company, worldwide

Mathias-Michael-Haag-300pxIt all started in a small but very famous little town in Germany called Idar-Oberstein. Like no other city in the world, Idar-Oberstein covers the whole range of gemstone manufacturing. Rough stone trading, cutting and polishing, carving, drilling and setting, and jewellery manufacture too.

When my father Lothar Haag founded the company in 1957, he started as a rough stone dealer, supplying the local cutters with all kinds of gemstone from Brazil and Africa. Very soon he decided to open his own cutting shop and specialise in emeralds, which had always been his favourite stone.

Today, the company, in its second generation, is run by my brother Matthias and myself, Michael Haag.

We are both skilled gemstone cutters and worked in the cutting shop for many years. But times have changed and today we always seem to be busy rushing from one part of the world to another. In 2009 the company expanded to Los Angeles, where we opened our first branch office. The second branch office, in Hong Kong, opened not long ago. The third, in Beijing, is our latest project and we are very excited about it. Last but not least, we should mention our purchasing office in Bogotá, Colombia, where we obtain most of our emeralds.

Muzo Mine

Muzo Mine

Colombian emeralds are located in an area known as the ‘Emerald Belt’ of the Cordillera Oriental in the Gobernación de Boyacá and Cundinamarca district.

Coscuez Mine

Coscuez Mine

The deposits were exploited by the natives long before the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century and have been worked more or less continuously since then.

Chivor Mine

Chivor Mine

Chivor, formerly Somondoco, the oldest mine in Colombia, north-east of Bogotá. These emerald crystals are longer and cleaner than other Colombian emeralds.

Office IO HA HAUS 01 C


Germany (head office):

Lothar Haag GmbH & Co. KG
55743 Idar-Oberstein / Germany
Tiefensteiner Strasse 396
Tel.: +49 6781 9355 0
Fax: +49 6781 9355 15

Office LA 01 C


Los Angeles (USA office):

Lothar Haag America Inc.
606 S Olive St Ste 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel.: +1 213 622 5788

ColEmerald Office - Hong Kong - Photo: © Oleg Znamenskiy |


Hong Kong (Asia office)

ColEmerald Ltd.
Unit B, 15/F Southgate Com. Centre
29, Granville Raod
TST – Hong Kong
Tel.: +852 2366 4855

Office Beijing 01 C1


Beijing (China office)

ColEmerald Ltd.
Houtun Nanlu 26,
Hai Dian Department
100192 Beijing
+861 86 1172 3551

Emerald Trade Center – Bogotá

Emerald Trade Center – Bogotá

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Our Cutting Shop

Our cutting shop

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Lothar Haag – ColEmerald New Website

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Rough Stone Purchase

Rough stone purchase

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