Cecile Raley Designs — gem trade
Posted by Yvonne Raley on
Day two in Arusha, Tanzania. The day started with a visit to one of Jochen's suppliers, a long time dealer in gemstone rough, one of the richest men in Arusha who has also supplied to a few dealers I know here in NY.. T. who has to remain nameless for security reaons, is a White African native in his early 60s and like all the other dealers there, totally hooked on what he does. T. showed me a...
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- Tags: arusha, cecile raley designs, Gem Dealer, gem trade, Gems, John Saul, Longido, ruby, spinel, tanzania, Tanzanian Spinel, tanzanite
Posted by Cecile Raley on
Yes, this is really happening, a dream come true. On August 17th, in just a few days, I'll be flying first to Germany to see my mom and then to two of the world's most famous gem paradises: Madagascar and Tanzania. This trip has been in the planning stages for about a year. My friend Jochen Hintze from Jentsch Mineralien, a German geologist who travels to Africa up to 10 times a year, is going to...
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- Tags: africa, antsirabe, arusha, congregation, Felician, Garnets, gem market, gem shopping, gem trade, Gems, geologist, graduate school, madagascar, Nairobi, safari, sapphire, sphene, tanzania, tourmaline