Where the essence of Africa is shared in stone and story

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Africa is home to the richest remaining source of valuable gemstones on the planet. Treasures of Africa was established to celebrate and educate about these magnificent gemstones found in Africa.

The most iconic gems from each African country are represented at Treasures of Africa, such as the Emeralds from Zambia, renowned for their deep green colour. Rare and valuable red Rubies from Mozambique, as well as the radiant Ethiopian Opals with their magnificent rainbow colours, to name but a few.

The magic of Africa is known only to a special group, those who have walked upon its land and heard it’s tales. For those lucky few, Africa offers sparkling tokens to remember it by. These dazzling and vibrant gemstones tell the origin story of when our planet was created.

Treasures of Africa where the essence of Africa is shared in stone and story.

Pangea 200 million years ago

Billions of years ago the landmasses were all connected as the supercontinent Pangea, and precious minerals were formed deep within the earth. As the continents split into what we know today, so too did the rich seams of these minerals that then travelled across the face of the earth.

Madagascar and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) were once nestled along the east coast of Africa and share the same geological heritage producing the finest “Ceylon” Sapphires. The west coast of Africa was once joined with South America, and both share the same geology that created the rarest Tourmalines and Emeralds.

The African continent is one of the last remaining sources on earth for valuable gemstones.

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Where To Find us

Shop 5, Alfred Mall,
1 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront,
Cape Town,
8001

info@treasuresofafrica.co.za
+27 87 163 4379

Tanzania

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Tanzanite

Tanzanite, found only at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, is a dazzling blue-violet gemstone, that blends shades of blue and violet depending on the play of light.

Kenya

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Tsavorite

Formed in Kenya before dinosaurs walked the earth – Tsavorite, or ‘the Green Garnet’, is an ancient gem with unmatched green brilliance that was formed in environments with volcanic activity and volatile geological conditions.

Ethiopia

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Opal

Ethiopian Opals are a result of volcanic activity and have the widest combination of colours including orange, blue, purple, yellow, green, chocolate and red colours.

Madagascar

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Pink & Blue Sapphire

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) famous for Sapphires
was once connected to Madagascar, therefore
the recent discovery in Madagascar comes as no
surprise. Being from the same geology the brilliant
blue and pink “Ceylon” Sapphires of Madagascar
dazzle with intense blues and
rose-coloured pink hues.

Nigeria

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Watermelon Tourmaline

Namibian Rubellite, from the Tourmaline family, is a rich, dark burgundy colour is often associated with the colour of velvety, red wine.

Nigeria

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Mandarin Garnet

Namibian Rubellite, from the Tourmaline family, is a rich, dark burgundy colour is often associated with the colour of velvety, red wine.

Namibia

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Pink & Green Tourmaline

Tourmaline is found in many parts of the world, however, the harsh desert landscape of Namibia is the home to some of the finest pink and green tourmalines in the world.

Mozambique

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Paraiba Tourmaline

Once only found in the province of Paraiba Brazil, and now the finest electric neon blue Paraiba Tourmaline are found in Mozambique.

Madagascar

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Morganite

Meet Morganite, a romantic gem from Madagascar that comes in shades along the peach-pink spectrum ranging from a pale baby-pink, to a salmon pink sometimes called ‘angel-skin’ and then on towards a darker purple-pink known as ‘cherry blossom’.

Mozambique

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Aquamarine

The deepest ocean-blue hue of Aquamarine is classified as “Santa Maria Africana”. Mozambique is now the only source of this rare colour as well as the popular powder blue Aquamarine.

Tanzania

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Pink Diamond

Tanzania is the home to the Williamson Diamond Mine. This is one of the few remaining sources of pink Diamonds including the famous ‘bubble-gum’ pink Diamonds.

Zambia

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Emerald

Africa’s ‘green treasure’, Zambian Emeralds are recognised for their intense green tones and naturally formed inclusions, referred to as “jardin” meaning ‘garden’ in French.

Mozambique

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Ruby

The Montepuez Mine in Mozambique is the newest Ruby discovery, from an 800 million year old deposit, also known for producing the rare ‘pigeon blood’ Rubies.

South Africa

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Yellow Diamond

Found in South Africa and Botswana, Diamonds have played a role in the economic development of both countries. Discover traditional white Diamonds as well fancy, coloured Diamonds: vivid yellow ‘Canary Diamonds’ and the rare ‘Premier Blue Diamonds’.

Botswana

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Diamond

Found in South Africa and Botswana, Diamonds have played a role in the economic development of both countries. Discover traditional white Diamonds as well fancy, coloured Diamonds: vivid yellow ‘Canary Diamonds’ and the rare ‘Premier Blue Diamonds’.

Namibia

Rubellite

Namibian Rubellite, from the Tourmaline family, is a rich, dark burgundy colour is often associated with the colour of velvety, red wine.