the Muzo Emerald convex mirror

In Mirrors by Arif

I found a perfect gold frame and it stay in my studio for months. Then I went to Tucson to the Gem and Mineral Show and found piles of recycled, rough glass beads tied together with string. I think that they are from Africa. I polished them with clear resin to bring out their jewel-like depth and sparkle. Finally I went to town embellishing my perfect frame with these far-from-perfect chunks of emerald-like glass. Who doesn’t like the combination of emerald green and gold

The Muzo Emerald convex mirror is about 18 inches in diameter.

Jewelry for walls!

The Muzio Emerald convex mirror is named after the world famous Muzio mines in Columbia. These mines produce the most beautiful emeralds in the world. The mines date back before the Spanish conquest of that part of the world. The native population was subjected to slavery to produce the emeralds. However, the mines continue to thrive. Go to for more.

For a more contemporary look at the Muzio mines go to 

The Muzo mine circa 1912
The Gachala emerald at the Smithsonian Museum. 858 carats!!!
Angelina Jolie wearing emerald earrings at the 2009 Academy Awards. They come in at a staggering 115 carats!