• Marc Sarosi of AfricaGems.com, has been in the gemstone and jewelry business since 1984. He started from the bottom up, mining and buying gemstones as a gemstone dealer based in Zambia.  Mining and buying aquamarine, emerald, garnets and tourmalines while living in Zambia for 5 years. 
    After returning to the US full time in 1990, he traveled extensively throughout Africa as a very well known dealer of gemstones, buying rough and cut gemstones in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. Recognizing that the internet had tremendous potential, he transitioned from selling wholesale gemstones to the trade and created www.AfricaGems.com in 1998.  Bringing beautiful high quality precious gemstones and semi precious gemstones to a world-wide clientele.
    AfricaGems continues to gain popularity because of the excellent quality of products, great customer experiences and affordable prices.

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  • Marc Sarosi of AfricaGems.com, has been in the gemstone and jewelry business since 1984. He started from the bottom up, mining and buying gemstones as a gemstone dealer based in Zambia.  Mining and buying aquamarine, emerald, garnets and tourmalines while living in Zambia for 5 years. 
    After returning to the US full time in 1990, he traveled extensively throughout Africa as a very well known dealer of gemstones, buying rough and cut gemstones in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. Recognizing that the internet had tremendous potential, he transitioned from selling wholesale gemstones to the trade and created www.AfricaGems.com in 1998.  Bringing beautiful high quality precious gemstones and semi precious gemstones to a world-wide clientele.
    AfricaGems continues to gain popularity because of the excellent quality of products, great customer experiences and affordable prices.

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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Michelle G.
4 days ago , NY

Very Happy


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Annina N.
1 week ago

All good

Cabochon Oval Genuine London Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
Cabochon Oval Genuine London Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
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1 week ago

Nice Products, fast delivery


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Izaak V.
1 week ago , Ontario

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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Michelle M.
2 weeks ago

Great


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Luca
2 weeks ago

Excellent website, customer care Is very kind and answer quickly.

Fast shipping and delivery, You can choose between a great amount of gemstones. I purchased some melee rubies i couldn't find anywhere, and quality is great!

Highly recommended.

Customer Service
5/5
Genuine White Sapphire Baguette Cut in Grade AAA 4.0 x 2.0mm
Genuine White Sapphire Baguette Cut in Grade AAA 4.0 x 2.0mm
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2 weeks ago

Great calibrated rubies, excellent quality, fair price.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Armando R.
3 weeks ago

great selection an fair prices


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Lenard L.
10/09/2022

Just what I needed. Quality as stated. Perfect


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Jesus
10/09/2022 , FL

So far good, but I feel reluctant about size ordered.

Customer Service
5/5
Heart Cut Genuine Amethyst in Grade AA
Heart Cut Genuine Amethyst in Grade AA
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10/10/2022

All is fine


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer David A.
10/06/2022 , Maryland

Great website and a very easy process. My daughter is going to be so pleased.

Oval Cut Genuine Mystic Sunrise Topaz in Grade AAA
Oval Cut Genuine Mystic Sunrise Topaz in Grade AAA
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10/06/2022

Beautiful Stone

Stone is beautiful! Love the look in the natural sunlight!


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Tim
09/30/2022

Excellent Website and a good conversation with Marc. Frictionless.

Special Aquamarine Genuine Loose Gemstone in Cushion Cut, 4.92 carats, Rich Sky Blue, 12.4 x 10.3 mm
Special Aquamarine Genuine Loose Gemstone in Cushion Cut, 4.92 carats, Rich Sky Blue, 12.4 x 10.3 mm
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09/30/2022

Beautiful stone. As advertised.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Simon M.
09/24/2022

They got me out of a hole after breaking one

Customer Service
4/5
Genuine White Sapphire Princess Cut in Grade AAA
Genuine White Sapphire Princess Cut in Grade AAA
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09/25/2022

they were great


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer pETER S.
09/21/2022 , SC

Product and service standards


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Sarah
09/18/2022

Easy!

Natural Amethyst Gemstone in Octagon Cut, 18.66 carats, 18.58 x 14.57 mm Displays Vivid Purple Color
Natural Amethyst Gemstone in Octagon Cut, 18.66 carats, 18.58 x 14.57 mm Displays Vivid Purple Color
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09/19/2022

Love this stone!


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Jerry
09/12/2022

This is a great website to shop on.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Jeyson V.
09/03/2022 , Panama

I bought almost all gems with African gems

Oval Cut Genuine Mystic Sunrise Topaz in Grade AAA
Oval Cut Genuine Mystic Sunrise Topaz in Grade AAA
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09/03/2022

I would love this round cut instead

Round Cut Genuine Sky Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
Round Cut Genuine Sky Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
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09/04/2022

I love the shiness

Round Cut Genuine Swiss Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
Round Cut Genuine Swiss Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
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09/03/2022

Love the color and shine


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer TERRI P.
08/22/2022

Easy and straight forward. However, I wish there were more images of the stones. Maybe different sizes next to each other for comparison? I know how to look at a ruler, but it's much more impactful seeing the stones side by side. Also, not sure if it would deviate from your business model too much if you could provide images of previous customization you've done for your clients. That would be helpful. Thank you.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Lenard L.
08/19/2022 , Florida

Easy shopping. Exactly what I needed

Black Akoya Pearls Grade AAA - Half Drilled
Black Akoya Pearls Grade AAA - Half Drilled
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08/20/2022

Black Akoya Pearls Grade AAA - Half Drilled

Item is as promised


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer James K.
08/09/2022

I have made many purchases from this merchant and every experience was absolutely wonderful. He is friendly, understanding and very helpful when you have a question. Top rate !!!

Oval Cut Genuine London Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
Oval Cut Genuine London Blue Topaz in Grade AAA
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08/09/2022

Beautiful item, great cut, rich color.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Mary T.
07/29/2022 , Illinois

So far so good; easy website to navigate.

Oval Cut Genuine Alexandrite in Grade AAA
Oval Cut Genuine Alexandrite in Grade AAA
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07/29/2022

I recommend Africa Gems

Very happy with my stone. Website was easy to navigate. Received stone in a timely fashion, securely packaged. The alexandrite did indeed change color under different light as described. The size was exact. I would order from AG in the future; and would recommend to others.


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Shopper Approved - Verified Customer Mark
07/13/2022 , NY

Great experience

Customer Service
5/5
Genuine Alexandrite Ring in 14 Karat White Gold Alexandrite Stackable Ring
Genuine Alexandrite Ring in 14 Karat White Gold Alexandrite Stackable Ring
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07/13/2022

Great company, will buy from them again


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