Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Gemstone Supply Chain

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

National Jeweler, a weekly trade publication, posted an article¬†August 29 about “Gem Legacy”, a nonprofit trust set up by jewelry professionals to support education and vocational training in the local economies of East Africa. The countries of this region are major sources of colored gemstones and diamonds, yet many of those persons who mine these […]

Garnets are Green, Right?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We just finished this beautiful custom engagement ring that showcases a spectacular green garnet, highlighted with trapezoid shaped diamonds and set in 18K yellow gold. The center stone is a rare green garnet from Africa, known as Tsavorite. These lively and brilliant green wonders of nature are a variety of grossular garnet ¬†discovered by gemologist […]

A New Star– the Spessartine Garnets

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

As we mentioned in our recent blog, we're always excited to see the latest gem finds displayed at the upcoming Tucson gem shows. In recent decades Africa has been the biggest producer of wonderful new gemstones and gem materials. The heavily mineralized Great Rift valley along the eastern side of the continent was one of […]

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