- Cost: Because Rashmi’s family operates the mining business, the prices do not include the usual middleman and/or import/export costs. Prices of the gems and jewelry that Rashmi will have on hand will range from the very affordable (great gifts for the teens in your life) to the wow-not-even-remotely-in-my-budget-but-it-sure-would-look-great-on-me-when-I-accept-my Oscar kind of things. Rashmi will provide full valuation certificates, which should suffice for insurance purposes.
- Custom work: Another savings is with the custom work. Because Rashmi has jewelers and metalsmiths on staff, the price for custom pieces is usually based on the cost of the metal, the cost of the gems(s) and only a nominal additional fee for labor. You can discuss custom pieces when she’s here; there are systems in place to have them couriered back from Zambia to you in a reasonable.
As she does every year, Rashmi will be bringing with her loads of loose and set gems – emeralds, tanzanite, tourmalines (black, green & pink), amethyst, citrine, garnets (red, pink, fireball oranges and green) – as well as pieces from her silver Bushman collection (African animal charms, bracelets, necklaces and the like).