Jewel of Africa

Manufacturers of world class jewellery from Zambian gemstones such as emerald, tourmaline and tanzanite, the Jewel of Africa offers exquisite pendants, earrings, rings and more. This beautifully presented design-led jewellery proudly competes in the international market. A quality jewellery repair service is also provided and rings can be resized. Orders can be made and paid for through the Jewel of Africa website. In addition this company offers an export service to all corners of the globe.

This is an innovator and leader in the creation of world class jewellery in Zambia. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, the Jewel of Africa offers high quality handmade jewellery created by Zambian master jewellers. This exquisite work proudly competes on the international market.
  • All gems certified conflict free and ethically sourced
  • Fair prices paid for local sourcing and production
  • Each gem is set according to the client’s taste
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Clients can choose from a wide range of timeless pieces which include an extensive bridal collection, as well as playful wildlife-inspired silver jewellery for all ages.

Particular attention is given to the company’s brand, and the quality and presentation of the range, in order to compete internationally and promote Zambian products abroad. In addition, fair prices are paid for local sourcing and production.

As well as jewellery manufacture and sales, the Jewel of Africa is also active in gemstone mining and lapidary work.

Jewel of Africa outlets
The Jewel of Africa has several outlets in convenient commercial locations in Lusaka. Jewel of Africa outlets can be found at the InterContinental Hotel, East Park Mall, Manda Hill Shopping Mall, and both duty free lounges at Lusaka and Livingstone international airports.

The Bushman collection and the Wildlife collection of silver jewellery and ornamental figurines has been captivating the discerning public since 1974. These collections were pioneered by Klaus Rygaard, a household name in Zambia known for its signature jewellery and contemporary African jewellery designs. The Jewel of Africa continues the Klaus Rygaard tradition, offering clients new and vibrant pieces for men, women and children. This unique jewellery is found in all Jewel of Africa stores.

Gifts of jewellery in Multiple locations

The Jewel of Africa offers unique jewellery gifts including charms, bracelets, rings and earrings. They also have a full range of birthday gemstones available, for incorporation into any design you may dream of. Your birthstone is decided by your month of birth and giving a birthstone to someone special is a great way of making your gift personal.
  • Gemstones associated with each month of the year
  • Charms, bracelets, rings earrings
  • Exquisitely designed jewellery pieces with beautifully cut and polished diamonds
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For all your special occasions let Jewel of Africa help you design your dream piece of jewellery by a master craftsman to create into reality. The team of professionals include GIA and FGA gemologists, jewellery designers, master jewellers and lapidarist. Jewel of Africa experts will be happy to help you with other services, valuations, ring sizing, repairs, engraving, cleaning and polishing.

Birthday gemstones from the Jewel of Africa

January: Garnet or Emerald
February: Amethyst or Bloodstone
March: Aquamarine or Jade
April: Diamond or Opal
May: Emerald or Sapphire
June: Alexandrite or Pearl
July: Ruby
August: Peridot or Diamond
September: Sapphire or Agate
October: Opal or Tourmaline
November: Topaz or Citrine
December: Zircon, Topaz or Tanzanite

Jewel of Africa retail outlets

  • Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka
  • Manda Hill Shopping Mall
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
  • Kenneth Kaunda International Airport – Lusaka
  • Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport – Livingstone

Gemstones and Lapidary in Multiple locations

The Jewel of Africa is renowned for its exquisite bespoke gem-set jewellery which uses Zambia’s most valuable gemstones including emerald, aquamarine, tourmaline, amethyst and citrine. The gems are cut to accommodate the shapes and sizes of the raw gemstone in order to achieve optimum brilliance and the highest creative quality.
  • Designs each piece with particular attention to colour, shape and size
  • Gems are sourced in conflict-free areas
  • Sets incredibly high standards of service, a unique exclusive design service
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Jewellery design
The Jewel of Africa cuts its gems to accommodate the shapes and sizes of the raw gemstone in order to achieve optimum brilliance and the highest creative quality. The Jewel of Africa’s lead designer, Rashmi Sharma, is a fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain (FGA) and also a member of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Rashmi designs each piece with particular attention to colour, shape and size. Her designs are created according to clients’ requirements, with particular attention to the colour, shape and size of the client’s chosen gemstone.

Gems are sourced in conflict-free areas and the Jewel of Africa guarantees the highest level of ethical trading. The company has entered into strategic partnerships with miners of gold, emeralds and tourmaline. These are the primary raw materials used in its jewellery production.

Contact information

Hotel Intercontinental Haile Selassie Avenue, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
PO Box 50689, Lusaka
Enquire below
+260 211 250000, +260 211 256966
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Opening times

08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00
08:00 – 17:00

Other locations

Airport, Lusaka
Airport, Livingstone
Kalundu, Lusaka
Manda Hill Shopping Mall, Lusaka