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Hi Marc, This is Amazing! I've never experienced such fast shipping! I was noticed on a Wednesday that my items had been shipped, and on already on the following Monday I had the parcel at home! From US to Sweden in Europe! The Tanzanites I ordered are perfectly just what I requested! Thank you very much Marc! This means a lot for me! I will for sure recommend you further and come back for more orders! Wish you a nice day! Best regards, Queenie H. of Stockholm Sweden (bought loose tanzanites)

Hi Marc, I received my ring today. It fits perfectly, the color of the topaz is beautiful! I almost wish I had chosen a larger stone. Thank you, Mary A. of Modesto CA (bought a swiss blue topaz gold ring)

Cardy was AMAZING! It took 45 minutes. Everyone warned me that I would be without my ring for weeks, and you helped me get away from that. You have been extremely responsive and fantastic for all of this. I really appreciate you, and DEFINITELY would recommend you to anyone I can. You are very much running your business very well. Not to mention, my ring is beautiful!!! Exactly what I wanted. Katie F. of San Francisco CA (bought alexandrite engagement ring)

Hi Marc, I got my ring yesterday.. love it! Looks great! I like the way the prongs are done and the ruby is beautiful! Thanks, Brigitte L. (bought Chatham Ruby and AfricaGems made the ring)

Dear Marc, I have a confession to make. I lost my original engagement ring, a Stuller setting for an asscher cut and a cushion Chatham Sapphire. I wanted a ring that looked close to that original one. You made it happen! Actually, your mil grain work and stone setting was better than the original which was off centered. Thank you. Regards, Christine Y (bought Chatham Blue Sapphire and we made the ring)

Marc, Received the stone. It’s beautiful! We now have a new place to order stones from and feel confident in the quality! Thank You, Clayton M. (bought loose pink tourmaline gem)

Hi Marc, Thank you, I received the stone on Wednesday as you indicated. I appreciate the quick turn around time. Pleasure doing business with you and your site will be one of my top gem shopping sites after this business experience. I did enjoy the extra haribo snack. Thank you once again, Danny C. (bought a round 1 carat loose blue sapphire for engagement ring)

First diamonds are in the mail. Had gone away for a week and nobody at home dropped the mail in the box. Apologies. Picked up my pendant with the new ones and they look beautiful. My next purchase will be emeralds...Thanks, Marc. Li B (bought and exchanged enhanced blue diamonds)

Hi Marc, The bracelet arrived this morning and as you said it looks stunning and I know she will love it. Could you please send a Cert of Authenticity (Similar to the one sent for the 2 loose stones) and a full invoice for the total amount for insurance purposes at my end. If you need to send copies by post please send to, Alan H. (bought a tanzanite bracelet)

Hi Marc, I just wanted to say how delighted I was to receive the Tanzanite bracelet for Christmas. I understand from my husband, Alan, that you were extremely helpful with the making of the bracelet, it sounds like it caused a few problems at times, not least due to Alans bank! I just wanted to let you know that I am thrilled with the bracelet, the stones are beautiful and it looks lovely, so thank you for all your help! I hope you and your family had a good Christmas and very best wishes for a healthy, happy New Year. Kind regards, Sue H. (husband bought tanzanite bracelet)

Hi Marc, I just received the opal and it is gorgeous, as always I am very pleased with my purchase. I was looking at different pendants, it's a Christmas present for my daughter. I saw a multi-gem one that I liked. Item pendant 650870s. Should I order it on line or could you just do it. Also will you extend the 25 off discount on that item? Again, thanks for all your help,Terese U. (bought stunning loose black opal gem)

Good Afternoon Marc, Thank you so much selling me this amazing stone, I can assure you it will be well loved. I thought you might enjoy how much people love the blue spinel you sold me. I posted a few photos on PS last night and will likely post more in the next few days. Again thank you, I really do love it and I am wearing it even as I type this! Katherine S. (bought large blue spinel gemstone)

My wifes stone got here this morning. She was in awe of how gorgeous a stone it was. It is replacing a stone in a ring that was stolen and in our opinion we think it is even nicer than the stone it replaced. Once set we will be whole again lol. Again thank you for having the stone available and for you call concerning shipping. We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are looking for QUALITY stones. Doc Mc (bought loose oval padparadscha gemstone)

Hi Marc- just wanted to thank you for finding the 4.4mm size for me, and also for the quick refund on the 4mm. So glad I found your website! Cristy S. (bought loose white sapphires)

Hi Marc, I just want to say thank you so much! The pendant is so beautiful..well done! The bale also fits perfectly. I have a question about the negative ions created by can one just wear it to experience the negative ions or does there have to be pressure applied to release the negative ions? I'm just curious. Thank you Dawn T (bought custom tourmaline pendant)

Marc, The ring arrrived yesterday and it is gorgeous! Thank you so much for creating the perfect piece with this sapphire. This ring will become an heirloom. Henry G (bought custom spessartite garnet ring)

Marc, Thank you so much! You may have thought it took longer than expected but we thought it was quite expedient. Thank you for continually confirming for us our decision to purchase from Africa Gems. This has been a wonderful transaction. We'll be here all day so as soon as it arrives I'll let you know. Happy Valentine's Day, Jennefer P of San Deigo CA (bought custom emerald ring & band)

I'll put them in the mail today. I want you to know that I really appreciate how amenable you have been. Your A+ rating is exactly right. I will continue to do business with you when I have other needs. My sister has also been checking out the site for sapphires based on the excellent service I received. Thanks again, Jim W.of Bangor MI (bought loose emeralds)

Will do! I'm in Denver on business until Saturday. I'll get it shipped out ASAP upon my return - next Monday most likely. Thank you for all of your help. Especially your guarantee and return policy. Made purchasing the gem online much more comfortable. Ironically, my jeweler also loosely knew your father and had a very good opinion of him. Thanks again Marc! Doug M from Camarillo CA (bought loose blue sapphire)

Marc, Your fantastic customer service makes it easy to support AfricaGems! Looking forward to surprising my wife with the Onyx ring. Regards, Michael S. from Boise ID (bought onyx diamond pendant)

Hi Marc, So far I'm very happy with the sapphire I purchased. My plan is to mount it in a tanzanite ring that I have (the tanzanite is very light in color and I've never been happy with it which is a surprise since it's also a Levian purchase). The setting has two sides with the stone suspended in between. I think the light will catch it magnificently! Thanks for checking on my order! Rita K. from Garland TX (bought Chatham emerald stone)

Hi Marc, Just to let you know that the stone was delivered today. Pitty it is dark now so can not see the true stae, but I am happy to see it here with the certs!I hope to do business with you again in the future! Thank you for you help, patience, Regards Wim D. of Dubai (bought loose oval alexandrite)

the rings have arrived they are absolutely stuning ! i thank you with all my heart and i pay no duties thanks to you THANK YOU VERY MUCH I HAVE NO WORDS TO THANKS !! Mencaglia A of Bucharest Romania (bought two blue topaz diamond rings)

Dear Marc, I just received the four turquoise gemstones that I had ordered. They are beautiful. I am very happy with the quality and will be ordering some more gemstones soon.Thanks Baljinder K. (bought loose turquoise gems)

Marc, I just wanted to let you know that I received the ring today and it’s beautiful, she’s gonna love it! Thank you again for all you’ve done. I was concerned about ordering something liker this over the internet but you’ve made this entire process very easy and your communication with me has been outstanding. Everything was exactly as you described it…perfect! David M. of Atlanta GA (bought custom Alexandrite diamond ring)

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Alexandrite Engagement Rings - The New Trend in Engagement Rings
We are very proud of our selection of alexandrite rings. Fashion rings as well as engagement rings and alexandrite wedding bands. Alexandrite use in engagement rings is trending up, up, up! Savy engagement ring buyers are seeing the that value, rarity and uniqueness of a genuine Alexandrite engagement ring far outshines the hyped, overvalued diamond engagement rings.

History of Alexandrite as Engagement Rings
For a moment, let’s examine the use of alexandrite in engagement rings. Some cultures call them betrothal rings, some call them engagement rings but no matter what you call them, they have been around for centuries. It is believed that in “modern” Western cultures the wealthy started giving engagement rings sometime after Austria’s Archduke Maximilian I gave his beloved Mary of Burgundy an engagement present of a diamond ring in 1477. Now fast forward to the 20th century and the availability of diamonds for use in engagement rings for those of every financial status. First it was white diamond solitaires. For a period in the 1980’s, the trend was a blue sapphire center gemstone, surrounded by white diamonds similar to Princess Diana’s engagement ring. Then in the first 10 years of the 21st century, the trend was to mix pink or yellow diamond solitaires with white diamond side stones. Some chose to combine black and white diamonds in their engagement rings. Because of the changing trends, there is no right or wrong when it comes to an engagement ring. It should be all about what works for the couple and more importantly, what works for the bride. Many brides are taking the “Princess Diana” sapphire and diamond engagement ring to the next step. They are choosing to use alexandrite as their engagement ring gemstone. Alexandrite with or without diamond accents make exceptional engagement (or wedding) rings.Why Use an Alexandrite for An Engagement Ring?
Because it is a magical color change gemstone; blue sapphire will always be blue; ruby will always be red; but alexandrite will change from one distinct color to another depending on the light source. In daylight, alexandrite will be a green (bluish green) and in incandescent light it will be a red (purplish-red or raspberry red). It is like having a “twofer” – two engagement rings for the price of one. And alexandrite is an 8.5 on the Mohs scale so it is very durable and suitable for everyday wear.Types of Alexandrite Engagement Rings
We carry true solitaire alexandrite rings – solitaires with no side gemstones, to alexandrite engagement rings with a couple of diamond accent side stones all the way up to alexandrite rings set with pave of diamonds or channel set diamonds “dripping” down the shank of the ring. We also have beautiful alexandrite rings that would make beautiful wedding bands. Simple band rings with alternating alexandrite and diamonds or a vintage style band that has diamonds and alexandrite all set in exquisitely fashioned yellow gold. Some think it is perfect for the bride who only wants to wear a wedding band with no engagement ring. And then there is the ring made with 2 tones of 14k gold and round and square alexandrite - simply elegant and understated.Custom Made Alexandrite Rings
But let’s say you don’t find something you love that is already made or you what to add something to what we already have. At AfricaGems we can help you create your very own style of alexandrite engagement and / or wedding ring. Do you want something that is modern in style? How about a style that pays tribute to the Etruscan or Victorian eras? Or a style that is more simple or something that is very unique and might be a blend of styles? Do you want something that “blends” with one or two bands that nestles against the engagement ring? Or would you like a wedding band that wraps around the engagement ring? What is your pleasure and what works for you, that’s what it’s all about. We work with you to design what will make you happy. Bottom line, whether you want an alexandrite engagement ring, wedding ring, or fashion ring that we have in stock or you want us to work with you to create your special ring or rings, you will always get the best at - the best quality precious metals; the best quality workmanship; the best quality gemstones – bar none!Quality Alexandrite & Alexandrite Guarantee
And we stand behind every piece of alexandrite jewelry we sell. Make sure to check out our Guarantee Policy. We hope you will check out the quality of our alexandrite jewelry for yourself. As with all gemstone, pictures don’t do them justice. Alexandrite is best viewed under low light conditions and a single light source. A cloudy day is best to see the true green (or bluish green) color. Ideally a candle or penlight is best to view the color change red (or reddish purple) color. Given those ideal lighting conditions a camera cannot capture the beautiful green color of fine gem alexandrites. You will be shocked at how nice the color change really is when you see it for yourself.Learn More About Alexandrite Gemstones
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