Buying Department only
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Hilmar Bosch
P.O.Box 650
HILTON 3245
KwaZulu-Natal
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

email: boschgem@telkomsa.net

Phone 0027-33-3291003

Mobile Phone 0027 (0)79 557 0390

Worldwide orders and sales
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Logan Cutshall
African Gemstones LLc
105 East Main St.
Purcellville,
VA 20132
UNITED STATES OFAMERICA

email:logan.cutshall@gmail.com

Phone
+11(540)338 8050


Buying and Selling Department -
Hilmar Bosch
P.O.Box 650
HILTON 3245
KwaZulu-Natal
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

email: boschgem@telkomsa.net

Phone 0027-33-3291003

Mobile Phone 0027-33-3291003

AFRICAN GEMSTONES LLC
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This list was updated January 2015
JANUARY LIST IS UP!
50 Years 1961-2011

Hello to you all,

This is the THIRD list to be offered directly from the United States. I will be dealing with all orders pertaining to the African Gemstones lists while Hilmar will continue to supply larger, individual stones and parcels shown on the Tanganyika Trading site, directly from South Africa. One of the major goals in joining forces is for us to offer shorter shipping times, less expensive rates and a bit more consistency with American infrastructure.
Most material from Africa remains scarce, the Chinese and Brazilian buyers are very active, paying exorbitant prices for good rough. Mining costs, the continual wars and the high price for fuel in Africa has also pushed prices to new levels. Please take note that Tanzanite prices are likely to rise over the next few months.

As always, we do have a great selection of rough on offer, Tourmalines, a new Golden Beryl, Green Garnet, Chrome Tourmaline, Tanzanites, etc.
Some new yellow Grossular Garnet has arrived - it has been some time since we had this material.

Logan

BUYING FROM BOTH THE TANGANYIKA TRADING AND THE AFRICAN GEMSTONES LISTS?
Payments for both orders can be made to African Gemstones, but, don't forget to place your order for Tanganyika Trading directly with Hilmar.

A word about Logan....

I am a second generation jeweler born, raised, and currently residing outside of Washington DC where I have continued the family business, Hunt Country Jewelers. My dad, Edwin Cutshall, has won multiple AGTA and international design awards and was even an adjunct professor at George Mason University where he taught gemology for a couple semesters. My mother, Claire Cutshall, has been a lapidary for over 20 years now.
My personal background includes a BS in Geosciences from Virginia Tech (2007) and a Graduate Gemologist degree from GIA in 2005. Growing up in the industry, I have been graced with some amazing experiences including a four week work/study with the late Campbell Bridges at hisTsavorite mine in southern Kenya, tours of the Stuart mine and Oceanview mine in Pala, California and have had opportunities to meet many others within the industry.
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ROUGH GEMSTONES 0N THE AFRICAN GEMSTONES JANUARY LIST
Single stones available in -
Citrine - Brazil, Uruguay
Rhodolite - Tanzania, Brazil, Kenya
Amethyst -Brazil, Uruguay
Tourmaline - Mozambique, Congo, Nigeria, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya
Chrome Tourmaline - Tanzania
Green Garnet - Tanzania
Merelani Mint-Green Garnet - Tanzania
Malaia Garnet - Tanzania
Spessartite Garnet - Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique
Yellow Grossular Garnet
Fire Opal - Brazil, Tanzania
Spinel - Tanzania
Sapphire - Tanzania, Nigeria, Madagascar
Iolite - India
Aquamarine - Mozambique, Nigeria
Peridot - Pakistan, China
Ruby - Madagascar
Zircon - Tanzania, Mozambique
Tanzanite - Tanzania
Semi-facet/cab material in
Zambian Amethyst
Aquamarine
Blue Topaz
Pink, green and blue Tourmaline
Heliodor
Black Tourmaline in Quartz
Red Garnet
Scapolite
Kunzite
etc

Has anyone looked at the"Archives" column, shown at the end of most of the lists? These are prices from our lists dating around ten years ago. It is to show you the rate gem rough has increased, or, in the case of Tanzanite, decreased in value.

Please note - If you are viewing the website using a laptop computer, (apart from the Apple laptop), the colors portrayed are very poor. I have found this to be the norm after checking numerous lap tops. The older desktop screens still seem to give the most accurate colors, so, when ordering, please read the descriptions of the stones. It will help you somewhat with the colors.
Shipping and handling
ALL ORDERS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
Orders can be sent USPS Express mail for $30, First Class Registered for $20 or Insured for smaller orders for $15.
ALL ORDERS SENT TO CANADA
All orders sent to Canada can be shipped USPS Priority Mail International which delivers in 3-5 business days for $45.00 or Registered for $25.00 which takes 7-10 days.
Orders will be insured up to $25,000 per package
ALL ORDERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
All orders will be sent with UPS - shipping charges will depend on the country - please enquire as to charges.

Terms and Conditions
Terms - we offer a strict three-day approval period on all our stones from the date the parcel reaches you. Please inform us within this period whether you would like to return any stone/s for a refund/credit.
Please Note
- Loss, non-arrival or damage to goods being returned to us are the sole responsibility of the sender.

This list can be found on www.africangemstones.co.za and www. africangemstones.us
All of the plates have at least two photos and the lists are long - please be patient when downloading. Please note, that for photographic purposes, some stones have a light artists varnish applied to the surface. This helps you in determining the clarity of the stone where it has not been tumbled-polished and shows the true color in the photos. It can be easily removed with any solvent.

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THIS LIST IS NOW UP!!
This list was updated January, 2015
50 Years 1961-2011
JUST ARRIVED!!!!!
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Hello to you all,

The January list for 2015 is now up! As always, a good selection of the larger stones and parcels. We do have stock waiting for us in Mozambique, but, the recent heavy rains washed away most of the roads in the north of the country, and, our guys can't get to the mines to fetch it! Unfortunately, the mines are a few thousand kilometers away from us, over some of the worst roads in Africa.
As always, some great Umba Sapphires arrived during the end of last year, most are over 10 cts in size. And, just take a look at those Tourmalines - sizes we have not had for some time. And, yes, the Tourmalines are still expensive, the average price direct from the mines, runs around $400 - $500 per gram for the larger stones. And, which countries are paying these high prices? Well, mainly China, Germany and Brazil. The Brazilians favor buying in Mozambique, the language being the same. The Chinese appear to favor Nigeria and the German buyers will buy world-wide.
There are a number of reasons for the dramatic increases we have seen in gem rough over the past two years. The constant clashes in Nigeria and the DRC (as well as other parts of Africa) with Boko Haram, have seen many areas coming under their control. No-one wants to try mining when you are likely to be shot. Thus, the Tourmaline production from the DRC has been virtually nil during the last quarter of 2014. Now, Boko Haram are getting more powerful in Nigeria as well.
Mining costs have risen sharply, and, let's face it, mining is really a very difficult job. In Africa where most of the mines are still worked on a 'pick and shovel' system, it's no wonder that miners are few and far between. It is a very physical life, with few rewards. Many mines have closed down having been 'worked out' or, the cost of getting the stones out of the ground is proving to be too expensive. Most gemstones have seen record prices being asked, nearly all rough in Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique having risen by 100% or more. The latest stone to see a 100% jump in price, is the Spinel from Tanzania. And, I'm not talking about the pink stuff, this price jump is for the common, small purple-blue colors we have on the African Gemstones list. There is far less available rough today on the market as against five years ago.

All stones purchased from the Tanganyika Trading site will be sent from South Africa.

Happy cutting!!
Hilmar and Tamzin Bosch

BUYING FROM BOTH THE TANGANYIKA TRADING AND THE AFRICAN GEMSTONES LISTS?
Payments for both orders can be made to African Gemstones, but, don't forget to place your order for African Gemstones directly with Logan.

A word about Hilmar....

I am of Dutch nationality and have been in the gemstone field since 1961. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and, as a youngster, traveled extensively throughout Africa. I completed my education in Harare, Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia). After two years at university studying geology, I decided my future was with gemstones and left in 1963 to obtain my Fellowship Diploma in Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. I started the Gemmology and Gemstone Cutting courses at the Harare Polytechnic and was head lecturer for a number of years, as well as operating our jewelry manufacturing and gemstone cutting factory.
During this time, our company dealt exclusively with numerous gemstone firms in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, supplying them with rough gemstone material from Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 1982, together with my wife, Karen, and daughters Morwenna and Tamzin, we emigrated to South Africa.
Since 1982, we have been selling fine rough facet-grade materials exclusively by Mail Order to all parts of the world.
Africa is still the major source of fine rough gems and new deposits are being discovered continuously. Today we obtain fine rough from countries such as Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Madagascar, Brazil, Bolivia, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Zimbabwe.
Our rough is very carefully selected, much is preformed to some extent to ensure top clarity and the rough has been well selected for shape.
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Duties on rough gemstones - please take note that the U.S. Customs have imposed a new tariff on rough sawn or roughly ground gemstones!!!
These stones are now classified under the Harmonized Number 7103.10.40 and attracts a duty of 10.5%.
But, this only seems to be the case when parcels are sent by courier - we have not had any duties imposed on parcels sent by Registered post.
It is interesting to note that cut, faceted stones attract NO duty!


Please note - If you are viewing the web site using a laptop computer, (apart from the Apple laptop), the colors portrayed are very poor. I have found this to be the norm after checking numerous lap tops. The older desktop screens still seem to give the most accurate colors, so, when ordering, please read the descriptions of the stones. It will help you somewhat with the colors.
Shipping and handling
All orders UNDER $500 will be shipped by registered airmail, insured
This is the cheapest method but takes up to 14 working days
depending where you are
. You can also request your parcel to be sent by Fedex
$25.00 (minimum order) to $99.00.........$ 18.00
$100.00 to $199.00.....................................$ 21.00
$200.00 to $500.00.....................................$ 26.00
All orders OVER $500.00 shipped by Fedex, insured, unless otherwise requested.
The safest and quickest method to send your parcel usually takes just a few days, depending where you are and well worth the small extra cost
USA, Canada - $67.00
Britain - $64.00
Germany, Belgium, France - $76.00
Austria - $81.00
Thailand - $89.00
Australia, New Zealand - $110.00
Japan, Thailand - $89.00
China - $102.00
PLEASE NOTE -We suggest that parcels purchased over $500 in value be sent by Fedex.
However, we will send large parcels by registered airmail should you prefer, but, suggest that, in some cases, the order is split up into smaller lots.

Fedex charges depend on the oil price and the Dollar and may vary slightly
The above charges relate to January 2015

Terms and Conditions
Terms - we offer a strict three-day approval period on all our stones from the date the parcel reaches you. Please inform us within this period whether you would like to return any stone/s for a refund/credit.
Please Note
- Loss, non-arrival or damage to goods being returned to us are the sole responsibility of the sender.

This list can be found on www.africangemstones.co.za and www. africangemstones.us
Please note, that for photographic purposes, our stones have a light artists varnish applied to the surface. This helps you in determining the clarity of the stone and shows the true color in the photos. It can be easily removed with any solvent.

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