The Jewelry Insider

June 1, 2011

Expert Advice, Information and Shopping Tips on African gemstone jewelry. Find out all there is to know about the gems of Africa and find the perfect African gemstone for you.


Africa is a source for many fine gemstones: Tourmaline, Aquamarine, Sapphires, etc. But two gemstones stand out as the great Gems of Africa. The first of these , as you see below, is diamonds. Over 50% of the world supply of diamonds still originates in Africa. It is also the place where the largest and whitest diamonds are usually found. The other noteable African gem is Tanzanite. A lovely blue-purple stone found ONLY in one single mine in Tanzania, Tanzanite is both precious and popular. The limited supply of the stone, and the fact that when the mine is exhausted it will be gone, has made Tanzanite as rare and expensive as any ruby, sapphire or emerald.

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