On the trail of Africa hidden gems


With this new short GIA field expedition video you will discover some aspects of the GIA Field Expeditions FE39 and FE55 that took place respectively in 2012 and 2014 in order to visit gem mining areas in Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique.

This video was first presented at the IMA congress in September 2014 as a teaser to illustrate gem mining in East Africa. It was the very first field gemology video produced by the GIA field gemology department and it shows the diversity of colored gemstone mining in East Africa.