Gems Of East Africa
We are UK based with our own buying office at source, on ground, in Arusha, Tanzania.
Buying Office: Arusha Tanzania
Selling From: London, UK, through this website, online since 2002.
Super Fast FedEx priority shipping at $40/pack (so fill up and check out). With a super deal we made with FedEx, FedEx will get it to you next-day to most places in the US and 2-3 days anywhere else in the world! We also offer Registered Mail shipping, Tracked and Signed, to anywhere in the world $20/pack will take 5-14 days. Options for shipping choice available on checkout.
WE ARE HERE TO MAKE BUYING OF GEMSTONES/FACETING ROUGH/CRYSTALS REALLY EASY FOR YOU, WITH SAFE PAYMENTS AND SUPER-FAST DELIVERY, WITH FULL DISCLOSURE. ALL STONES ARE PERFECTLY GRADED AS WE ARE ONE OF THE BEST GRADERS IN THE WORLD AND OFFER GRADING SERVICES TOO.
Create A Pack With Us - You can keep on adding to your pack here with us till you are ready to ship, use the 'add to my pack to combine with another purchase for later shipping' option on checkout. You can keep on adding till you are ready to ship. Goods will need to be paid for in order for us to add them to your pack.
We are UK based gem dealers that source our stones directly from miners at source, on the ground in Tanzania.
We have some of the lowest prices on the planet and supply everyone from the general public to jewellers/designers, wholesalers/gem dealers, and collectors. We also supply many online jewellers, re-sellers as well as online designers. We are also currently supplying most of the online wholesalers in the US.
We source directly at source in Arusha, Tanzania, from our own buying office there.
We buy DIRECT from miners on a one-to-one basis, this is easy as we speak most of the local languages.
So knowing where our stones come from, where they are mined and who mines them, we make sure ALL stones are ethically sourced and that we have created a "win-win", long-term relationship, that is sustainable and workable for miner and us.
We buy mostly from small scale, artisan miners who with decades of business with them, know them all personally and make sure a good portion of the proceeds of mining and sales are plugged back into the community and areas where the miners live, to assist with schools, medical clinics, women empowerment groups, continuous education programs, as well as orphans and social development programs. We make sure mining is done with minimal impact to the environment, so that when mining is over, the earth is covered up and used for farming. We have in the past, shown small miner groups how to be structured and how to obtain finance from the government as well as government mining support to them. We offer technical support as well as market info which helps miners grade their goods at the mine before coming to us.
Whenever we buy from miners, we make sure they are HAPPY selling to us, and they are smiling, so all your stones are from happy miners!!
We have been on the gem scene for a long time, 4 decades.
If you need a particular type/quality of stone and can't see it on the website, then please do reach out and ask us if we can find it for you. We can even source it directly from a miner for you.
We are members of the National Association of Jewellers in the UK and the International Gem Society.
We import everything here to the UK and then put them all on the site, making it easy for you to pay for and buy.
We accept all cards, PayPal, bank wire, Apple/Google pay, and ship via FedEx/Registered mail to anywhere in the world.
We have a 14 day return policy, making it easy and safe for you to buy.
Please feel free to reach out to us at any time, we are always happy to answer any questions.