Marcial de Gomar Emeralds International is not a typical jewelry store. The moment you walk through the door, you find yourself an astonished discoverer of a carefully curated collection. One of a kind, artistically imagined gems and settings delight you. What sets Marcial de Gomar Emeralds International apart is the obvious passion for the gems of world renowned expert and founding owner, Manuel Marcial de Gomar.
Marcial’s fascinating history with emeralds began more than 50 years ago while working in a Colombian emerald mine when he was only 19 years old. He opened the first all-emerald store outside of Colombia in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964 featuring his own jewelry designs. A second store was opened in Lahaina, Hawaii, before bringing his unique concept store to Key West in 1980. Since that time, his gem prominence has spread world wide, along with legions of delighted customers.
Through his Spanish and Colombian heritage, Manuel Marcial’s emerald expertise was pivotal in the identification of the origins and value of the gems recovered from Mel Fisher’s discoveries of the Atocha and Santa Margarita Spanish galleons. Diving alongside Fisher and his team, he witnessed these history making finds.
The family business is in its second generation and has continued building upon the legacy of the unique foundation created by Marcial de Gomar. Daughter Marina and her husband Carl Anthony who together have already combined over 40 years in the family business offer the finest gems and unmatched knowledge in educating, designing and helping you select what will surly become your favorite treasured heirloom. The family continues to serve their clients with the same devoted passion that started this amazing journey long ago in the mountains of the Andes.
The Gemological Institute of America, the American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers have recognized both Manuel and Carl Anthony as experts in the fields of emeralds, conch pearls and Atocha emeralds.
As the name implies, fine, breathtaking, rare emeralds mined from the Andes Mountains in Brazil, Colombia, and Africa, along with exceptional Caribbean Queen Conch Pearls, all rare and strikingly beautiful. Find statement necklaces, singular rings for men and women, distinctive pendants, elegant bracelets, remarkable earrings, and whimsical accent pieces all sure to attract attention.
Manuel Marcial de Gomar, pioneered the use of rough cut emeralds in his cutting edge jewelry designs decades ago and continues to creatively feature his favorite gems in settings that pair the newest technologies with masterful old world techniques. The results are spectacular!
Discover Marcial de Gomar Emeralds International and see for yourself why Manuel believes, “A fine emerald is the heaven of the mineral world.” A little bit of heaven, just for you.