A bit about how we select our stones
GEMS OF EAST AFRICA
Main Office: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM.
Buying Offices: ARUSHA, TANZANIA, MOZAMBIQUE, DRC, AFRICA.
WE ARE MEGA WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SUPPLIERS.
Premium Grade Genuine Gemstones From Source!
WE SELL AT MUCH BELOW WHOLESALE PRICES TO EVERYONE!
Buying At Source!
We are EXPERTS in The Gem Business
We Are 4th Generation Gem Dealers
We have 3 Buying Offices and a Lapidary in East Africa where we Buy Directly From The Mines, and distribute from our Main office in London.
We have the best selection in the business and our stones move FAST so BUY NOW!
Our stones move fast, stocks keep on changing continuously. If there is anything you like please take it immediately! All stones are unique, individual and good investments, as no two stones can ever be the same, so when its gone, its gone. Our selection is the cream of what miners bring in. Good facet rough are assets with prices going up all the time. They can be kept in rough form, traded and cut when needed.
We select only the best from the miners lots, cherry picking the best stones for color, shape and clarity, sometimes only 1 stone in a kilo sometimes one stone in 5 kilos, depending on the clarity, shape, size and color and of course general attractiveness and beauty of the individual stones. We only buy the best. Primarily, we buy to cut ourselves so we buy stones that are in the top top grade but we have a HUGE number of friends/clients/buyers/people on our email lists, that would like to buy them rough, hence this page. Knowing many of the miners personally we get first hand selection at the best stones that come out from East Africa. What we buy and offer out is above the quality of what is commonly available, we offer out the BEST of what comes out from the East African Region. We believe in Long Term relationships, both with buyers and miners. We are 4th generation gemstone dealers and have been in the trade for a very long time. What you see here is probably the best that comes in from the miners, the top of the top, the crème de la crème. Since all natural stones are unique, once they're gone, they're gone.
In short, we pay high prices to miners to pick the best stones from their lots, whatever remains goes round to other dealers.
Good Quality Rough and Cut stones are not cheap, we hand select the Highest Quality Premium Facet Rough from what miners bring in, we literally ‘cherry pick’ only the Very Best from the lots, sometimes from thousands of grams to pick only a few stones, hence we pay a Premium to acquire such. We then offer them out to you. Good quality stones are more expensive to acquire and miners want top prices for their good rough. Lower quality is much much cheaper. We select each stone individually, only buying the best.
Why do we sell facet rough instead of cutting it ourselves?
Because we had a huge amount of clients asking if we could leave some rough in rough form instead of cutting it ourselves so they can cut it.
Our Grading System
Our grading system on facet rough: VVS-IF means the stone will cut a VVS-IF cut stone, VS means the stone will cut a VS finished stone and so on.... We have been using this grading system for the last 15 years and just find that it is easier to describe rough this way. In 2001 we were probably one of the first to start grading rough in this way. Most just use the eye clean method or % clean method which was too vague and didn't really catch on with us. Since all the stones we buy are to cut ourselves then why not Grade to finished result?
Why are our prices so low? Because we Source directly from the mines and we believe in pushing high volumes with lower profit!
TOP QUALITY WELL CUT NATURAL GENUINE GEMSTONES FROM SOURCE AT TRUE BARGAIN PRICES WE ARE MAJOR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SUPPLIERS.
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GEMS OF EAST AFRICA
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
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If you are trade/wholesale/collector/gemstone dealer/buying for re-sale then please ask for a trade coupon code.
WE SELL AT VERY MUCH BELOW WHOLESALE RATES.
TOP QUALITY NATURAL GENUINE FACET ROUGH AT TRUE BARGAIN PRICES MINE DIRECT SOURCE. WE ARE MEGA WHOLESALE AND RETAIL SUPPLIERS TO CUTTING HOUSES, INDIVIDUALS, AND WHOLESALERS!!