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Smithsonian Institution  •  Other Donations


AfricaGems.com Donation to the Smithsonian Institution

AfricaGems.com is extremely proud of our donation of 25 gemstones to the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in December of 2000 (see letter). Below are only some of the 25 extraordinary loose gemstones which were donated and are valued at more than $350,000.00!

The Sarosi collection will be part of a new African Gemstone collection, which opened in the spring of 2002. We are very proud that these natural gemstones will be part of this world famous institution and will be seen by millions of people for many years.
Some of the world class loose gemstones donated to the Smithsonian Institute:




Blue Green
Tourmaline
54.77 carats

Bi Color
Tourmaline
14.89 carats

Demantoid
Garnet
3.17 carats

Grossular
Garnet
8.18 carats

Peach
Tourmaline
26.56 carats

Pink
Tourmaline
42.68 carats

Raspberry
Tourmaline
28.06 carats

Rubelite
Tourmaline
29.15 carats

Spessartite
Garnet
11.22 carats

Tangerine
Garnet
13.92 carats

Tsavorite
Garnet
6.72 carats

Malaia
Garnet
21.82 carats



Smithsonian Letter

Other Donations


Marc Sarosi of AfricaGems.com has donated many loose gemstones to various charitable causes. Here is a list of just a few.

AfricaGems Supports The Zambian Childrens Fund with a donation 1% of ALL SALES

Gemological Institute of America - Marc Sarosi has donated over $ 10,000 in various African gemstones from Africa for research purposes.

Just Think AfricaGems.com contributed an emerald gemstone to an auction event to benefit this very important media literacy organization.

Kitumusote AfricaGems.com donated a pink tourmaline gemstone to an auction to benefit this important organization that helps the Masai people of Tanzania and Kenya.

Jewish Federation AfricaGems.com donated several gemstones to benefit the Ben Gurion Society, an organization for young professional adults.

Homeless Prenatal Program Marc Sarosi donated a gemstone for a silent auction to benefit this great organization.

Bay Keeper Marc Sarosi donated a yellow sapphire to a charity event to benefit this very important environmental organization.

Kol Shofar Marc Sarosi donated a 14 carat Raspberry Tourmaline to this important community organization.

Jewish Family and Children Services AfricaGems.com donated a gemstone to a charity fundraiser event for this vitally important community organization.