The inspirational success story of Jewel of Africa would be incomplete without mentioning the true gem of the company Ms. Rashmi Sharma. She is an exceptional and highly experienced gemmologist as well as jewellery designer who prides herself in designing top notch jewellery that radiates her deep-seated passion for beautifying Zambian gemstone. Rashmi boldly admits that her first love are gemstones and refers to them as gods of beauty.
Rashmi is a mix of a visionary and pioneer making her the ideal person to oversee two very key departments at Jewel of Africa: Gemmology and Marketing
Ms. Sharma’s eclectic jewellery designs are globally worn, cutting across geographical and cultural barriers. This is undeniable evidence of how much Jewel of africa values diversity expressed in beautifully curved gemstones.
Her irresistible cutting-edge designed jewellery will spark inspiration at your first glance of her heavenly curved gemstones that have found their home in many nations of the world.
Rashmi Sharma is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and holds an MBA. She is the Jewel of Africa’s own ‘gem’. Ms. Sharma is a trained jewellery designer and an appraiser of jewellery.
As the leader in the design team producing Jewel of Africa’s high-end jewellery, she excels not only at design but also at retail level; from presenting to advising at the highest levels of society, she is the ultimate ‘multi tasker’. Her flagship store is located at 8 Nyerere Road in Long Acres opposite the Lusaka Golf Club. The store provides a luxurious feel with a glass facade allowing consumers a window into the luxury world of designing with precious gems and metals.
Rashmi Sharma is a 33% shareholder capacity member for Gemstone Marketing and Consultancy Ltd, the founding company of the high end jewellery brand and stores representing Jewel of Africa. Often considered exclusive, the jewellery which is created at Jewel of Africa is most renowned for its high standards of quality. The company remains unparalleled in terms of customer service and delivers Zambian ‘home grown’ gemstones with high regard to provenance and ethical practise. With that in mind, the Jewel of Africa has successfully managed to combine style and quality with fair value principles.
The success of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) between Zambia and the United States of America was highlighted a key objective of Hilary Clinton’s office. The former secretary of state made mention of those objectives during a visit to Zambia in 2011; during which time she personally congratulated Ms. Sharma on her success.
Alongside her incredibly busy schedule, Ms. Sharma still manages to fit in presentations at diplomatic missions across the world and set up exhibitions in the United States and the Middle East at least once a year. In her spare time, Ms. Sharma enjoys horsemanship and spending time with her family.
Three colours of tourmaline with blue, yellow and brown-red brings to mind the dusty October Zambian landscape.
The gem is complemented by an intricately designed gold panorama filled with the Big Five animals and the Acacia trees.
63.4ct Tri-Colour Tourmaline, 0.15ct Green Garnet, 18kt Yellow Gold, Black & White Gold Rhodium Plated.
Over 500 carats of rich, saturated blue-green beaded emeralds from Lufwanyama in a mulit-layered necklace broken by a magnificent diamond bow.
Emerald Beads Diamonds – 14kt White Gold
Triangle tourmalines set in a new age design of white and yellow gold, dusted with diamonds.
45.53ct & 19.82ct Green Tourmaline - 2.31CT Diamonds - 18kt Yellow Gold
Colours unite in this rainbow necklace, that speaks for itself.
39.61ct Green Tourmaline, Tanzanite, Green, Blue, Pink & Bi-Colour Tourmalines, Garnet, Aquamarine. 2.482ct Blue & Pink Sapphires; 0.828ct Diamonds, 18kt White Gold
One of the most representative animals of the Zambian wildlife. Uniquely designed signature piece of Jewel of Africa since 1998
9.8ct Emerald, 2.77ct Diamond, 18kt Yellow Gold
What has been revered over time for it healing, protective and energy giving properties. Here are 3 varieties of quartz namely prasiolite, amethyst and citrine are brought together in a choker that shields its wearer.
57.19ct Amethyst, 113.57ct Citrine, 95.15ct Prasiolite, 18kt Yellow Gold.
For a personalised perusal of our sparkling, one of a kind, selection of African gemstones, you can visit us our Showroom and Jewellery Manufacture in Lusaka or e-mail rashmisharma@
We will help you create an exquisite piece true to your personal style.
If you can only visit us here, please look at our gemstones pages and see our latest collection of exclusive Zambian emeralds, aquamarine and other coloured stones.