Buying gemstones

 

buying gemstones
Faceted gemstones from Namibia

 

Buying gemstones

We’re experts in sourcing the very best  gemstones from around the world for trade buyers, private investors, for our own jewellery collections and bespoke jewellery commissions.  Buying gemstones is key to our business.  We offer our customers rare and beautiful stones, whose supply chain is free from conflict and child labour.

We undertake ‘sponsored’ expeditions on the hunt for specific stones and can supply jewellers with high quality coloured stones from our own stock.

If you are a trade buyer or have thought about investing in gemstones as part of a diversified portfolio then we can advise you on the best way to enter this complex and lucrative market.  Gemstone prices fluctuate in the same way as any commodity and we have in-depth knowledge and first hand experience of the factors that cause these fluctuations.

Over time we’ll be posting articles dedicated to all the different types of gemstones, offering you technical information, some history and the benefit of our experience in buying, selling and using these stones in jewellery. Click here to see our gemstone section.

 

Namibian Demantoid Garnet
Namibian Demantoid Garnet

 

 

 

The journey from mine to finger can be a protracted one.  ‘Rough material’ is bought from miners or is mined by larger companies.  They, either sell on the rough material, or process it and sell the finished product to dealers, the jewellery trade or retail it themselves.

Hong Kong, Thailand and India are important gemstone processing centres with a large proportion of the worlds gemstones being either cut and polished there or just pass through the hands of dealers.

Dealing direct with the miners enables us to cut out up to 5 levels of middle men and choose only the best quality stones for our needs.  Where possible we look to use local crafts people to cut and polish the stones, providing local people with jobs.

To enquire about future gemstone buying trips or items from our current stock please fill out this contact form below and we will get back to you.  We have a small collection of stones from our Namibia gemstone buying trip left in our etsy store.

4.34ct Green Tourmaline

4.34ct Green Tourmaline

1.3ct Blue Green Pear cut Tourmaline

Pear cut blue Tourmaline
1.3ct Blue Green Pear cut Tourmaline

Blue 3.27ct Blue Green Octagon Tourmaline

Octagon Tourmaline from namibia
Blue 3.27ct Blue Green Octagon Tourmaline
0.96ct Blue/Green Tourmaline, round facet

 

gemstone for sale blue tourmaline
0.96ct Blue/Green Tourmaline, round facet

Pair, 3ct total green namibian kite shaped tourmaline

Green kite tourmaline

 

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1 thought on “Buying gemstones

  1. I saw your post on your travels to Namibia.

    My wife and I have just recently arrived in Namiba and will be based here for a couple years.
    My wife is a jewelry lover and I was wondering if you could share the names of dealers/stores where you found cut demantoid garnets here in Namibia. I am not looking for rough stones partiuclarly as I wouldn’t know what to do with them. But a decent source of quality cut Namibian gems would be nice while we are here.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have. Sincerely.

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