Gemstones embedded in jewelry, for ages, are worn by women to flaunt their beauty and express their natural lifestyle and panache. Traditionally, in South Africa, artisans use gemstones jingling with metal beads and musical cowrie shells to carve sacred bones and tusks into jewelry. This ancient bling represents Africans connection to spirits, deities, and above all their homelands.
My point, varied gemstones manufactured in the mines of Africa are unique on their own and are appreciated globally by consumers owing to their rarity, sheen, and extraordinary properties. In fact, these crystals are particularly intriguing and desirable as Africa’s rich and valuable soil is known to produce roughly 19 000 variations of gemstones, which is nearly 50% of the global gemstone turnover.
Let’s take a quick glance at the most sought after gemstones from African mines:
It is considered as one of the exquisite crystals, which is found in almost every single color identified in the rainbow spectrum. They are famously found in Namibia and contain Copper metal as an element which gives it a vibrant color. For artisans, it is one the most versatile and brightest gemstones found in the nature. Most Tourmaline gemstones are long, slender faceted crystals. Browse our wider selection of faceted Tourmaline specimens in the Tourmaline gemstone category.
Originated from Tanzania, natural Ruby is most loved and legendary red gemstone amongst collectors. It possesses a spectacular property of transparent crystal with adamantine to vitreous luster. At Ratnasagar, we exclusively provide our clients with an elaborate collection of AAA grade rubies online, which are available in micro cut, Rondelle Shape.
Sensuous and intriguing Moonstone originated in Africa resembles the glow of moonlight and possess milky translucent to transparent properties. The stone is remarkably famous among gemstone lovers around the world as its property changes with shifting ray of light in mysterious depths. Ratnasagar Jewels has an elaborate collection of Rainbow Moonstones, available in beautiful pastel colors. The radiant shine of these crystals beholds the mystery of enigmatic moon itself. Besides, these glowing moonstones are also available in vivid colors and shapes like white color with blue tinge, grey-white-orange color with puffed diamond cut and micro flower cut, Coffee color with silky sheen, whitish orange color with micro flower cut, grey color with silky sheen, and Tea Rose-Pink color with silver tinge. Check out our online gallery for a beautiful collection of natural moonstones!
Rare, rich Apatite gemstones from Africa are known for their exceptional gem quality, sheen, and luster. Since ancient times, the jewelry makers use Apatites of all colors, especially neon-blue green color specimen to create exceptional ornaments. Find Apatite gems in different colors - neon-blue, deep Swiss-blue, bright green, and yellow –only at Ratna Sagar Jewels!
Natural Tanzanite gemstones were first found in 1967 near Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Airport. Today, it is remarkably considered as one of the most exotically available colored gemstones. Tanzanite belongs to the category of Ziosite mineral, which is rarely found in a few locations, including Tanzania and India. The gem comes in the shades of yellow, green, and violet-blue. Discover our collection of Tanzanite gemstones beads available in micro cut, Rondelle Shape.
Considered popularly as the “gem of the sea” is a bluish green color gem, which belongs to the beryl variety. In earlier days, Aquamarine gem was considered to be associated with treasure of mermaids as it was mainly used by sailors as a mascot of bringing good luck, safety, and fearlessness. It is also deliberated as a stone of happiness and eternal youth. We offer an extensive variety of Aquamarine gems in sea-blue color and bluish-green color at wholesale prices.
It is an apple-green color gemstone entailing of an assortment of chalcedony which includes contains nickel element. Known for instilling healing properties, and manifesting joy, happiness, and optimism; get this beautiful gemstone at affordable prices at our online gallery.
Scapolite is an exceptional gemstone which is termed after a famous Greek word – skapos, connoting a stem/stick. This gemstone looks like a long columnar materialization of crystals and is found in beautiful colors if honey yellow, violet, cream, dark brown, orange, pink, and gray. These days colorless Scapolites are also gaining traction in the jewelry making industry.
Garnet Gemstone, originated from Mozambique, is an unbreakable and durable gemstone. This colorful gem is ideal for jewelry use and suits everyone’s taste and personality. All Garnets have similar crystal structure and comes in various colors like orange (Spessartite garnet), green (Tsavorite garnet), and purple (Rhodolite Garnet). Check out a beautiful collection of Garnets at our online gallery. We also have a spectacular collection of unique Garnets like color change garnet (one of the rarest and most valuable garnet gemstones, which are highly desired for the gemstone’s distinct ability to incessantly change color subject to the type of light it is viewed in), Hessonite Garnet (well-known for its warm red-yellowish tones helps to have clarity in mind and wear-off fears), Grossular Garnet (deriving its name from the gooseberries owing to its light-green, resembling the colors of berries), and Strawberry Quartz (gemstone known for creating a positive and loving environment, has the combination of Iron Oxide and Goethite which instill crystalline matrix. The color of this gemstone ranges from raspberry pink and light pink to strawberry pink).
For most people, this gem symbolizes the stone of royalty and wisdom. It is also associated with consecrated things of practically every religion. Steeped deeply in the history of Asian and European culture, Sapphire is only second in hardness to the most loved and valued rock - diamonds. From royals to celebrities, this precious stone is picked by almost everyone. In fact, the late Princess Diana was known to wear an 18-carat sapphire in her diamond studded engagement ring. Discover a fine collection of Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Multi-color Sapphire, and Songea Sapphire on our online gallery.
African Amethyst gemstones are found in the African Continent (especially in the South Africa). These gems symbolize the taste of people from highest class society owing to its perfect sheen, hue, and brilliance in color. Gemstone lovers from 20th century were predominately fascinated by African Amethyst. The natural color of African Amethyst varies from light purple color to intense shades of violet and royal purple mauve. Explore the finest collection of African Amethyst from Zambia at our online gemstone beads gallery.
Written By:- Taiba Fatima
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