Our Timeline

Gemfields plc formed
and admitted to AIM
Mbuva Chibolele & Kamakanga
emerald licences acquired in Zambia
Acquisition of the Kagem
emerald mine, Zambia
Blessings Farm, Farmers
Cooporative, Kagem
Development of
ground-breaking emerald
grading and auction system
First successful rough
emerald auction held
strategy replaces full
vertical integration
Record annual emerald
and beryl production

of 33 million carats
Launch of first global
emerald marketing campaign
Acquisition of the Montepuez
ruby deposit,
Gemfields campaign
featuring Josephine Skriver
Acquisition of the
Fabergé brand
Production at Kagem
emerald mine increased by
42% to 30 million carats
Appointment of
Mila Kunis as Gemfields’
global brand ambassador
Record average per-carat price
achieved for a Kagem auction of
higher-quality rough emeralds
(US$ 59.31 per carat)
First of its kind grading
and sorting framework for
rough rubies completed
Opening of Chapula
Primary School
First ruby auction
Sapphires, Sri Lanka - Establishment of JV
The Rhino Ruby – an exceptional
40.23 carat rough ruby from
Montepuez was sold at auction
The ‘Eyes of the Dragon’ – A
rare matching pair of rubies
totalling 45 carats discovered
and sold at auction
30.1 million produced at Kagem -
an increase of 49% from 2014
In May 2015 the Mines Safety
Department of Zambia awarded
Kagem with a safety certificate of
3.5 million reportable injury free shifts
68% increase in higher
quality rubies recovered, Mozambique
Gemfields Ruby Inspired Stories campaign June 2016
Emeralds, Ethiopia - A diamond drilling
crew was mobilised at Dogogo South
Block, Ethiopia, in June 2016 and
drilling commenced in July 2016
Gemfields continues to expand its global exploration footprint, including Colombia and Sri Lanka
Opening of Nanune
Chicken Farm
Nanupo School Renovations
Opening of
Chapula Secondary
Opening of Mobile Clinc Mozambique