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 +27(33)3434431


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 +27(33)3434431

AFRICAN GEMSTONES LLC
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This list was updated November 2014
NOVEMBER LIST IS UP!
50 Years 1961-2011

Hello to you all,

This is the SECOND 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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For a quick survey, click on any of the Plate Buttons above, and, a brief description of what is on that particular plate will be shown.
ROUGH GEMSTONES 0N THE AFRICAN GEMSTONES SEPTEMBER 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
All orders, up to any amount, will be sent with USPS EXPRESS MAIL, insured..............$30.00
ALL ORDERS SENT TO CANADA
All orders sent to Canada will be shipped USPS Priority Mail International which delivers in 3-5 business days.........$45.00
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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TANGANYIKA TRADING
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On offer now
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Tanganyika Trading 1 Tanganyika Trading 1 Tanganyika Trading 1 Tanganyika Trading 1 Tanganyika Trading 1
Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2
Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2 vTanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2 Tanganyika Trading 2
THIS LIST WAS UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014 AND IS NOW OPEN
50 Years 1961-2011

Hello to you all,

The November Tanganyika Trading list is now up! And, we have some great buys, please take a look at the new "Santa Maria Afrique' Aquamarine which is back on the market (but, in very limited amounts). This material was last seen in the 1990's but, some new deposits were found about two months ago. Also take a look at the large pink Morganite stone on offer - a very good color for Morganite and this one will cut a stunning stone. More Umba Sapphires and Yellow Grossular garnet from Tanzania. Large Tourmalines are noticeably absent, this gem is still in very short supply, although a new deposit has been discovered in Zimbabwe. Tourmaline is commanding exorbitant prices right at the mines.

All stones purchase from the Tanganyika Trading site will be sent from South Africa. The Tanganyika Trading 1 plate will supply single, on-off stones, whilst the Tanganyika Trading 2 plate will concentrate on parcels of stones, in many cases, directly from the mine to you. This will work out cheaper cost-wise but you will need to buy the total parcel.
Great for dealers, though! Good rough is still in very short supply and I cannot see the situation altering for the rest of the year.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE - The Postal Strike we have had for the past four months is now over!!! We can resume sending orders by registered airmail

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.
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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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 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 UNDER $500 will be shipped by registered airmail, insured
This is the cheapest method but takes up to 16 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 - $75.00
Europe including Britain - $84.00
Australia, New Zealand - $106.00
Japan, Thailand - $84.00
China - $102.00
Fedex charges depend on the oil price and the Dollar and may vary slightly
The above charges relate to November 2014

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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