First off: let’s not turn this into Ireland v. The World, as that seems to be the way the wind is blowing anyway, so any thread on that would be pointless - all we gotta do is wait ‘n’ see.
But this bunch-of-arse that I keep hearing about Ireland being “the emerald isle”? And Ireland producing emeralds WTF? You guys are can’t compete with fucking Sierra Leone for emerald production, when you actually look at it.
Columbia: Leading the world
Zambia: Loads more emeralds
Brazil: Not as many emeralds as coffee, but still a load of 'em.
Zimbabwe: Known for fine emeralds. And not much else.
Okay, some production in North Carolina where the glaciers couldn’t destroy them.
Plus you look at all those emeralds on people’s fingers and necks. Try and take them and there’d be a fucking civil war!
Okay: “Home of the Blarney Stone”, well, yeah, you’d d need to kiss that to get by in today’s world of emerald trade.
Rather you than me.
“United States: Home of the Emerald”