Marc Sarosi of AfricaGems.com, has been in the gemstone and jewelry business since 1984. He started this business from the bottom up, mining and buying gemstones as a gemstone dealer such as amethyst gemstone, topaz gemstone, aquamarine, emerald, garnets and tourmalines while living in Zambia, (see our beautiful collection gemstone rings like amethyst rings, aquamarine rings, garnet rings, emerald rings and tourmaline rings). After returning to the US full time in 1990, I traveled extensively throughout Africa as a very well known dealer of gemstones, buying such popular gemstones like tanzanite, amethyst, alexandrite, precious gems like blue sapphire, pink sapphire, yellow sapphire. I have such fond memories of these times getting to know the world, and especially Africa and the African people. Recognizing that the internet would be a powerful marketing tool, i moved away from selling wholesale gemstones to the trade and created www.AfricaGems.com in 1998 to bring beautiful high quality precious gemstones and semi precious gemstones to our world-wide clientele. AfricaGems continues to gain popularity because of the excellent quality of products Marc Sarosi offers his valued customers at very affordable prices.