Fine African Gems is an Australian based business that specialises in fine gems from East Africa. We have staff and family in Africa which allows us to get the best rough. If we want Sapphire or Tsavorite we go to the mine, we don't order from overseas. Our rough is of the highest quality and we do not sell flat pieces or enhance the colour of photos of gems we list. We sell you the same stones that we cut. The Custom Cut stones available on this site are cut in the West by selected cutters whose names are included in the details of each gem. Fine African gems is a member of the IGS (International Gem Society) and the Mineralogical Society of South Australia so strict trading and disclosure ethics are adhered to.