At JEWEL OF AFRICA we are proud to present you with the latest trends of beautifully crafted jewellery hand made in Zambia by Zambians. We believe that each customer is exclusive and so we offer you the opportunity to design your own jewellery with a wide selection of unique gems.
We have been in operation for 20 years and have acquired a excellent reputation as exclusive jewellers. JEWEL OF AFRICA exports its jewellery to many satisfied customers to the far corners of the world. You dream, we create.
Our Jewellery Collections
Choose exclusive designs from our treasure chest full of beautiful jewellry which include the hottest trends to designs from the heart. Colour is a wonderful way to express your individuality. Our top gemstones and jewellery are certified by our professional gemologist. All our gemstones are conflict-free and ethically sourced.
Toast to the bride and groom. Life long joy starts with the perfect fit. We will manufacture your engagement ring and wedding rings as unique as your love for each other. Made for you.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. For all your special occasions, let us help to design your dream piece that our master jewellers will turn into reality.
Our tribal and wildlife designs are formed in pure silver or copper; perfect for gifts or memorabilia. The famous range of hand-made jewellery depict cave paintings of old Africa that are ideal for everyday wear.
The Zambian Emerald
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamonds.
The name Emerald comes from the Greek ‘smaragdos‘ via the Old French ‘esmeralde‘, and really just means ‘green gemstone’. Innumerable fantastic stories have grown up around this magnificent gem. The Incas and Aztecs of South America, where the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone.
The lively luminosity of its colour makes the emerald a unique gemstone. However, really good quality is fairly rare, with inclusions often marring the evenness of the colour – signs of the turbulent genesis, which has characterised this gemstone. Fine inclusions, however, do not by any means diminish the high regard in which it is held. Affectionately, and rather poetically, the specialists call the numerous crystal inclusions, cracks or fissures that are typical of this gemstone ‘jardin’. They regard the tender little green plants in the emerald garden as features of the identity of a gem, which has grown naturally. Even if many of the best emeralds are undisputedly of Colombian origin, the ‘birthplace’ of a stone is never an absolute guarantee of its immaculate quality. Fine emeralds are also found in other countries, such as Zambia, Brazil, Zimbabwe just to mention a few. Zambia, Zimbabwe and Brazil in particular have a good reputation for fine emeralds in the international trade.
Excellent emerald crystals in a beautiful, deep emerald green and with good transparency come from Zambia. Their colour is mostly darker than that of Colombian emeralds and often has a fine, slightly bluish undertone.
This spectacular example given above is an Emerald Kudu design pendant with a 9.8ct pear shaped Emerald surrounded by diamonds set in 18kt Yellow gold.