78.43ct Opal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, from a 1999 deposit, chatoyant (cats-eye effect)

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78.43ct Opal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, from a 1999 deposit, chatoyant (cats-eye effect)
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Gems Of East Africa

We are UK based gem dealers, with our own buying office at source, on ground, in Arusha, Tanzania, where we buy directly from miners on a one 2 one basis, paying fair prices, and offering all stones out for sale here on this website.

Our Buying Office: Arusha Tanzania

Selling From, Shipping and Goods Location: London, UK, through this website, online since 2002.

We have some of the lowest prices on the planet! We are a mine direct source and are web-only, meaning, we keep our costs very low and pass on the savings directly to you!

Super Fast FedEx priority shipping at a special discounted rate of only $40/pack (so fill up your cart, 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 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.

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.

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17.42ct Exceptionally Rare Peach Pink Scapolite Crystal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, Facetable Grade
Marianne Lund Tverlid
Very nice scapolite

Bought a very nice scapolite, happy with its clarity and speedy delivery. Thank you!

M
4.91ct Malaya Garnet, Umba Valley, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated - VVS
Mark Harris
Nice clear gem

Purchased this to use on my faceting channel, can’t wait.

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Custom order facet rough lot
Mark Harris
Great personal service with hand picked faceting rough.

Great personal service with hand picked faceting rough. As a hobbyist faceter i was looking for practice rough at a budget prise. Very pleased with the chosen rough. I would encourage the company to put together a section with this option. I look forward to buying some more in the future.

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11.65ct Alexandrite Crystal, Manyara, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated
Max Laugier
Alexandrite

Arrived on time, the piece is great all is well

S
16.41ct (3.28gm) Ethiopian Emerald, No Oil, Untreated Unheated. Lower Grade, 0.73ct-4.29ct
Scott Watrous
Ethiopian emeralds

The color of these emeralds is terrific and well saturated. The pieces varied a lot with regard to internal fracturing. A couple pieces were fractured throughout but several had only a few cracks and large zones of clear emerald. They polished up beautifully. Even with the fractures the color comes through. The price was great!!

R
47 gm Tourmaline Crystal, Commander Mine, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated
Rosa Daniela Wissink
Perfect

Loved the specimen, good price, will buy here again.

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36.91ct Winza Sapphire Lot, 2.66ct-4.71ct, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, Included Stones cabochon grade and good for setting in jewellery as is
Greg S
Beautiful sapphires

The gems I orders were amazing and I’ll be having them cut to make beautiful stones to make a ring for my wife

S
5.97ct Tsavorite Crystal on Matrix. Merelani. Tanzania
Stephenie
Beautiful

Great Piece! Shoppe Owner Went Above And Beyond. So Grateful, Thank You

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0.45ct Tanzanian Ruby, Untreated Unheated
OM
Soooo beautiful

Such a beautiful ruby very fast shipping. Really happy

M
9.62ct Emerald Crystal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated No Oil, with part of the matrix skin
Mike
Very nice stone

The emerald arrived today, in good condition, and packaged well. Will be talking to a faceter and arrange for the stone to be cut this week. Looking forward to seeing the final product.

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5.42ct Tsavorite Crystal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated
Philip Hitge
TSAVORITE CRYSTSL

Five star seller , excellent communication and super fast shipping . Will buy from them again

J
31.90gm Mixed Kornerupine Lot, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated
JS
Great source for hard to find material

Had good experience buying. Feel free to reach out to them if you have questions they are quick to respond and have good material.

k
17.50ct Winza Sapphire, Tanzania, Heavily Needled, UNTREATED UNHEATED. WILL CUT: NEEDLED SL. TRANSLUCENT/TRANSPARENT STONE- SEE PICS
kenny rupp
thanks for the sapphire ruby

the picture and weight was exactly what i expected. this will look really nice in a jewelry piece I am working on

k
13.79ct Aquamarine Crystal, Tanzania
kenny rupp
Thanks for the Aquamarine Crystal thanks!!!

got exactly what i was looking for. excellent gem for the price and to facet

J
0.79ct Fancy Tanzanite, Tanzania. Unheated Untreated, inclusions
Jennifer Padley
Stunning colour, clarity and sparkle!

I have never seen such a gorgeous vivid turquoise tanzanite before and all natural! Even with the inclusions which I cannot see with the naked eye, this stone is incredible! Such high quality pieces for such great value. Thank you!!

J
7.85ct Sunstone, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated
Jennifer Padley
Stunning sunstone!!

This is a stunning trilliant cut sunstone, I have never seen such a stunning and beautiful piece of sunstone before and the price was fantastic especially considering the size of the stone. I cannot thank you enough!

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315.50ct / 70.30gm Scapolite Lot, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, 12.53ct - 63.92ct, Slightly Included
Elizabeth Wedlake
Stunning clarity even those with inclusions

This was my favorite lot of all the items I purchased. They were vibrant in color, had stunning clarity and most had amazing graining/etching. These were perfect little specimens I was so excited to have in my shop.

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79.92ct / 15.98gm Tanzanite Crystals Lot, 22pcs
Elizabeth Wedlake
Nice price for color received.

These were priced well. Would love to find a lot with more color and good price. Great quality overall with my order. Would love to see more wholesale items on the website for my shop.

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38.20gm Mixed Kornerupine Lot, Tanzania
Dillon
Great price, great product

Fantastic kornerupines, incredibly fast shipping as well

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29.30ct / 5.86gm Mahenge Garnet Lot, Tanzania. 2.50ct - 5.25ct, VVS, 3.66ct average
Thelvin Cabezas
Mahenge rough

Good rough. As described and pictured. Sent promptly and with good communication.

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453gm Tunduru Mix Lot, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated,
Roy Scott
Fantastic parcel! Lots of color and a couple Nice cutters! Many thanks!

Title about say's it. Gems of East Africa has proven itself Trustworthy! In this industry, that's the only thing that really counts. ✌😃👍

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16.39ct Massive Chrome Tourmaline, Laletema, Tanzania. VVS - IF, Untreated Unheated, stone is a little dark as with all large Chrome Tourmalines
Peter Wates
Great Material & Excellent Service

The extensive series of images enabled an accurate assessment of the rough's potential - very important given the cost of the piece. Fast service too.

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21.85ct Chrome Sphene Crystal, Tanzania, Very Rare, Faceting Grade
David
Magnificent Minerals

I'm still in awe of how amazing these gemstones are, the colors are so beautiful!

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57.57ct Ruby and Sapphire Mixed Lot, 0.85ct-2.23ct, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, Most of the lot are clean to eye clean, a few are si to I
Philip Watkins

Received parcel of Ruby and Sapphire. They look great and have cut 1 piece to produce a 0.73ct gem. Will send a pic. Thankyou

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17.82ct Mandarin Spessartite Garnet Lot, Loliondo, Tanzania. Untreated Unheated. 2.31ct - 3.61ct. VVS
Philip Watkins

I have received the parcel in good order. The stones are very nice. I have already cut 1 piece and gem is VVS, very brilliant and colour is great. Thankyou
I have attached a pic of 1.13 ct gem.

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78.43ct Opal, Tanzania, Untreated Unheated, from a 1999 deposit, chatoyant (cats-eye effect)

$158.00