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2021

January 2021

Launch of Gemfields Foundation

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2020

December 2020

Gemfields and the Jewellery Association Show (JAS) launch the Jewellery Eminence Awards – the first-ever jewellery awards to be completely virtual

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December 2020

Gemfields partners with Mozambique’s Luwire Wildlife Conservancy to support local communities and biodiversity

December 2020

New village resettlement complete – 105 families move into their new houses 

23 November 2020

Montepuez Ruby Mining is recognised as the highest local taxpayer for six years running

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9 November 2020

Gemfields collaborates with jewellery brand Empriyal on a Zambian emerald collection

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26 October 2020

Montepuez Ruby Mining donates an ambulance to Namanhumbir Health Centre to transport patients from 20 local villages in Cabo Delgado province

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11 October 2020

British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding wears custom Ralph & Russo featuring over 150 responsibly sourced Zambian emeralds from Gemfields to the digital Green Carpet Fashion Awards

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12 September 2020

Gemfields partners with designer Dan Tobin Smith and The Experience Machine to present VOID, a multisensory spatial installation incorporating gemstones, as part of London Design Festival

17 August 2020

Introducing Walk for Giants: a capsule collection to support Africa’s endangered wildlife through conservation charity Space for Giants

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12 August 2020

MRM community resettlement enters final phase

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16 July 2020

Gemfields reveals first-ever China-centric consumer insight report

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8 July 2020

Zoe & Morgan x Gemfields launch collection to celebrate Ruby Month

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1 July 2020

Gemfields celebrates rubies as the birthstone for the month of July

Rubies have been long associated with passion, prosperity and protection – and the sunny days of summer

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5 June 2020

Gemfields responds to the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of its employees and the communities surrounding its mines

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12 May 2020

Gemfields unveils the Coloured Gemstones Working Group, uniting world-leading jewellery makers and gemstone mining companies including Chopard, Kering, LVMH, Richemont, Swarovski and Tiffany & Co

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21 April 2020

Gemfields launches short film project with the aim of educating and entertaining viewers on responsible sourcing, emeralds, rubies and how to buy a gem

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16 April 2020

Kagem Mining donates disinfectants and public health posters to Lufwanyama District Hospital in the fight against Covid-19

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26 February 2020

Montepuez Ruby Mining provides business skills training in finances and money management to local community

20 February 2020

Montepuez Ruby Mining supplies seven communities surrounding its mine in Namanhumbir with 150 bicycles

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18 February 2020

Auction of commercial quality rough emeralds, held from 18-21 February in Lusaka, Zambia, generated revenues of USD 11.5 million, an average price of USD 4.01 per carat and sold 64% of carats offered.

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14 February 2020

Gemfields Group listed on London’s AIM stock exchange

January 2020

Of the circa USD 1.2 billion of total auction revenue from 2009 – 2020 (across both Kagem and MRM), Gemfields pays some USD 251 million (20.4% of revenue) in corporation tax and mineral royalty to the governments of Mozambique and Zambia. For the first time, these countries are receiving proper participation in their coloured gemstone resources

2019

30 December 2019

Kagem renews emerald mining licence for 25 more years to April 2045 

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17 December 2019

Ruby auction, held from 10–14 December in Singapore, generates revenues of USD 71.5 million, an average price of USD 77.12 per carat and sold 80% of carats offered

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1 December 2019

Local primary school in the Lumpuma Chiefdom area started construction with the full support and funding of Kagem

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30 November 2019

Kagem builds toilets for local Kapilas primary school in Zambia to provide facilities for more than 300 pupils and staff

This project was privately funded thanks to Richa Goyal Sikri and completed by Kagem

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22 November 2019

Gemfields partners with Whitewall to present ‘GEOCHROM’ by Los Angeles-based artist and designer Sebastien Leon for the Design Miami/ global design forum

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22 November 2019

Emerald auction of higher quality rough emeralds, held in Singapore from 18‐21 November, generates revenues of USD 27.2 million, a record average price of USD 85.26 per carat and sold 88% of carats offered

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1 November 2019

Gemfields brings emeralds and rubies to Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

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1 November 2019

MRM inaugurates a vocational training centre, in partnership with the government, to provide new skills and boost employability of local people in Namanhumbir, Mozambique

The training will equip citizens with a national qualification that they can use to seek future employment. Skills taught include civil construction, carpentry, electricity, painting and plumbing

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7 October 2019

Gemfields hosts introductory training course in emeralds, rubies and sapphires for jewellery retail teams

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6 October 2019

Gemfields launches a unique experiential pop-up at The Dubai Mall

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2 October 2019

Gemfields Foundation registered as a UK charity

1 October 2019

A surge in interest from China in African coloured gemstones sees the first Chinese customer successfully win a schedule of 117,500 carats of Zambian emeralds at Gemfields’ commercial auction in Lusaka

It also saw a cohort of Chinese business professionals visiting Gemfields mines in both Zambia and Mozambique and a new partnership between Gemfields and the GUILD Institute of Gemology to present a series of masterclasses across China

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17 September 2019

Gemfields x The Alkemistry collection launches featuring Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies

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12 September 2019

The Bibi van der Velden Memento Mori ring featuring Gemfields gemstones is the first-ever contemporary jewellery piece exhibited at Hermitage Amsterdam museum

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September 2019

Kagem meets production targets to secure monthly bonuses for all staff for 22 months straight

23 August 2019

Emerald auction of commercial quality rough emeralds, held in Lusaka, Zambia from 19-22 August, generates revenues of USD 18.6 million, an average price of USD 4.75 per carat and sold 37% of carats offered

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1 August 2019

A one-off GBP 25,000 contribution is made by Gemfields to support conservation projects carried out by Fauna and Flora International

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31 July 2019

Gemfields sponsors a new East and Southern African Coloured Gemstones Forum, which shares lessons learned and challenges and opportunities within the industry, in Nairobi, Kenya

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3 July 2019

Gemfields brings African rubies and emeralds to Paris Couture week in high and fine jewellery creations by global brand partners including Backes & Strauss, Bina Goenka, Fabergé and James Ganh

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18 June 2019

Gemfields contributes to and celebrates the launch of Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index - Coloured Gemstones Special

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18 June 2019

Ruby auction of rough rubies, held in Singapore from 11-15 June, generates revenues of USD 50.0 million, an average price of USD 51.99 per carat and sold 98% of carats offered

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31 May 2019

Gemfields is at the heart of the responsible sourcing movement at Couture Las Vegas, one of the largest luxury jewellery and timepiece shows in the world

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29 March 2019

National Geographic goes behind the scenes of Gemfields’ vital projects supporting African communities and conservation

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27 March 2019

Gemfields hosts exclusive ruby and emerald masterclass experience in London

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22 February 2019

Gemfields unveils a new sort house at Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique

It includes state-of-the-art optical sorting machines, which use ultraviolet light to identify individual gemstones, and then jets of air to push them free

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21 February 2019

Emerald auction of commercial quality rough emeralds, held in Lusaka, Zambia from 18-20 February, generates revenues of USD 10.8 million, an average price of USD 4.39 per carat and sold 59% of carats offered.

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29 January 2019

Gemfields settles human rights allegations with no admission of liability

Gemfields fully expected to prevail at trial, had it chosen to do so. Read the full statement here.

2019

Pallinghurst Resources changes its name to Gemfields Group 

2019

Faberge becomes a certificated member of the Responsible Jewellery Council 

2019

Gemfields is awarded membership of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), a unique achievement for a company of our size

2018

2016 TO 2018

Gemfields makes a one-off donation of USD 25,000 to Zambian Carnivore Programme’s conservation and anti-poaching initiatives, which include projects in the nearby Kafue and South Luangwa national parks, home to large numbers of lions, cheetahs and wild dogs.

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14 December 2018

Gemfields exclusive ruby and emerald masterclass arrives in Shanghai

10 December 2018

Ruby auction, held from 10–14 December in Singapore, generates revenues of USD 55.3 million, an average price of USD 84.32 per carat and sold 96% of carats offered

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14 November 2018

Emerald auction of higher quality rough emeralds, held in Singapore from 14-17 November, generates revenues of USD 28.4 million, an average price of USD 68.03 per carat and sold 74% of carats offered

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29 October 2018

Gemfields announces the discovery of ‘Inkalamu’, a 5,655-carat Zambian emerald crystal with remarkable clarity and a perfectly balanced golden green hue

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28 October 2018

Gemfields is the official jewellery and gemstone partner of Vogue India’s Women of the Year Awards, which toasts inspirational and trailblazing women

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1 October 2018

Gemfields launches the Every Piece Unique campaign with activations in London, Shanghai and India

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30 July 2018

Emerald auction of commercial quality rough emeralds, held from 30 July-2 August in Lusaka, Zambia, generates revenues of USD 10.89 million, an average price of USD 4.21 per carat and sold 90% of carats offered

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July 2018

The Web Gemstone Mining operations in Ethiopia is overrun by 400-500 people who force the team to evacuate

The following month, the mine is looted and as many as 1,200 illegal miners extract emeralds. In the year that follows, many illegal miners abandon the site, finding emerald extraction too challenging manually, but reports suggest around 100 remain

5 June 2018

Ruby auction of rough rubies, held from 5-9 June in Singapore, generates record revenues of USD 71.8 million, a record average price of USD 122 per carat for mixed quality ruby auctions and sold 93% of carats offered

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31 May 2018

Gemfields teams up with fine jewellery showroom MUSE to present a new collection with a focus on earrings at the annual Couture jewellery show in Las Vegas

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25 May 2018

MRM promotes free medical consultations at the inauguration of the second mobile health clinic

15 May 2018

Emerald auction of higher quality rough emeralds, held in Lusaka, Zambia from 15-18 May, generates revenues of USD 10.3 million, an average price of USD 59.55 per carat and sold 56% of carats offered

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1 May 2018

MRM upgrades the local mains water infrastructure, sanitation and sewerage in Montepuez, Mozambique

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1 May 2018

The second mobile health clinic in Mozambique is introduced

It serves 10 of the villages in and around MRM’s concession and provides screenings for diseases, vaccinations, a deworming programme for children, vitamin A supplementation and prenatal and nutritional consultations. Nurses can administer basic health care, provide prescriptions and make referrals to other doctors or the hospital

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1 May 2018

MRM funds and completes upgrades to the local mains electrical system at Namanhumbir clinic

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16 April 2018

Gemfields’ Mozambique mine, Montepuez Ruby Mining, is named in KPMG’s Top 100 companies of Mozambique

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11 April 2018

Actress Bel Powley wears Elena Votsi Eros earrings, part of the Gemfields x MUSE collaboration, at the premiere of Wilding

4 March 2018

TV host and style blogger Louise Roe wears Fabergé ruby marquise and cushion cut rings, paired with elegant Seraphina Wing earrings featuring Gemfields Mozambican rubies by GFG Jewellery to report from the Oscars red carpet

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22 February 2018

Emerald auction of commercial quality rough emeralds, held in Jaipur, India from 19-22 February, generates revenues of USD 10.8 million, with 31 companies placing bids, and sold 95% of carats offered at an average price of USD 3.05 per carat

11 February 2018

Gemfields issues a proactive statement regarding human rights allegations

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5 January 2018

Gemfields and Fabergé unveil what is believed to be the world’s first emerald laser-inscribed with traceability information and a personalised message

1 January 2018

Gemfields announces a three-year partnership with an annual USD 50,000 contribution to the Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique

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1 January 2018

Gemfields announces a three-year partnership with an annual USD 50,000 contribution to the Zambian Carnivore Programme

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1 January 2018

Gemfields announces a three-year partnership with an annual USD 50,000 contribution to the Niassa Carnivore Project, Mozambique

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2018

Gemfields investigates illegal mining in Mozambique and uncovers modern-day slavery

2017

2016 to 2017

Gemfields makes a one-off donation of USD 75,000 to Mozambique’s Niassa Carnivore Project to support wildlife conservation and efforts to stem the problem of poaching by developing alternative livelihoods for local communities

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31 December 2017

Mozambique’s mobile health clinic serves 25,000th patient

6 November 2017

Ruby auction of rough rubies, held from 6-10 November in Singapore, generates record revenues of USD 54.96 million, an average price of USD 90.81 per carat and sold 89% of carats offered and 71 of the 76 lots available

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5 October 2017

An extremely rare, high-quality Zambian emerald is sold at auction in Lusaka for an undisclosed amount

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2 October 2017

Kagem welcomes Ethiopian government officials to Zambia

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2 October 2017

Emerald auction of higher quality rough emeralds, held in Lusaka, Zambia from 2-5 October, generates revenues of USD 21.5 million, an average price of USD 66.21 per carat and sold 100% of carats offered

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1 October 2017

Kagem Mining’s construction and rehabilitation of Chapula Secondary School in Zambia is creating opportunities for young people to receive secondary-level education, marking an important milestone in the district

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31 July 2017

Pupils from Chapula Secondary School, which was constructed by Kagem in the Lufwanyama District, are invited to visit the Kagem emerald mine as part of an initiative to bring a better understanding of the gemstone industry to the members of the community in which it operates

2 June 2017

Gemfields unveils Ruby: The King of Gems by Joanna Hardy, an illustrated coffee table book following the history of rubies

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31 May 2017

Gemfields gemstones feature in the work of 36 designers at the Las Vegas Couture Show

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30 May 2017

Local co-operative farmers in the chiefdoms of Nkana and Lumpuma receive subsidised foot-powered pump loans with the help of Kagem Mining Limited

23 May 2017

Coloured gemstone pieces shine on the red carpet of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival

During the Festival, Gemfields is also recognised with the Chopard Green Carpet Collection Award.

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23 May 2017

The Gemfields ruby masterclass goes global with classes in key markets

6 May 2017

Montepuez Ruby Mining honoured with a visit from Mozambique's President Nyusi

1 April 2017

Mozambican landscape inspires Fabergé’s Lady Libertine III

1 April 2017

Three classrooms, admin and two teachers’ houses are constructed and funded by MRM at Mpene Primary School, Mozambique

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1 April 2017

MRM funds and completes the construction of five classrooms, admin and two teachers’ houses at Nanune Primary School, Mozambique

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1 April 2017

MRM supports and funds Mozambique’s Nseue Primary School in rehabilitating eight of its classrooms and constructing three more

Before MRM’s support, the children had classes outdoors and lacked proper conditions to obtain good results

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27 March 2017

Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab launch a new type of traceability technology, creating independent proof of provenance for emeralds

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8 March 2017

Gemfields stars in Vogue video series that shines a light on up-and-coming creative women and daily routines, including their jewellery choices

Louise Roe, Imogen Waterhouse and Margaret Zhang share why they wear responsibly sourced emeralds and rubies

7 March 2017

Louise Roe wears Gemfields responsibly sourced coloured gemstones on the red carpet

7 March 2017

Montepuez Ruby Mining empowers female farmers in Namanhumbir, Mozambique, with a new source of income to support their families – a second chicken farm

1 March 2017

MRM constructs and supports the Namanhumbir chicken farm in Mozambique, training association members and funding the first three cycles with 6,000 chickens

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24 February 2017

In honour of Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga and her stylist, Karla Welch, Gemfields kicks off Oscars weekend with a cocktail party at the Chateau Marmont Hotel

2017

A company restructuring sees Gemfields come under ownership of Pallinghurst Resources Limited 

2017

MRM is recognised as having the best Social Responsibility practices by the government of Cabo Delgado

1 January 2017

MRM partners with more than 400 farmers in different villages across seven associations, providing them with training and financial support to help move them away from subsistence farming to a more sustainable conservation technique, which will contribute to food security

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1 January 2017

Kagem funds the expansion of the Nkana clinic in Zambia, adding a delivery unit and maternity wing, male, female and children’s wards, dispensing clinic and nurses’ accommodation

The additional wards mean the hospital can treat in-patients, avoiding the need to travel long distances to Kalulushi or Kitwe for treatment

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1 January 2017

MRM funds and constructs an ATM shelter in Namanhumbir, Mozambique

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1 January 2017

MRM purchases and operates a mobile health clinic and outreach health programme in Mozambique, in partnership with the government

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2016

2015 TO 2016

Gemfields sponsors a rhino anti-poaching aircraft

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14 October 2016

Chopard and Gemfields create a new industry-leading partnership to support sustainable luxury

Chopard unveils a capsule collection of Green Carpet high jewellery on Julianne Moore on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival that includes responsibly sourced emeralds.

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August 2016

MRM completes and funds the construction of Nanune Chicken Farm, Mozambique, training 12 association members and funding the first three cycles with a total of 4,000 chickens

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1 July 2016

A diamond drilling crew is mobilised at Dogogo South Block, Ethiopia, in June 2016 and drilling commences a month later

July 2016

Renovations at Nanupo School are completed

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July 2016

MRM funds and completes the rehabilitation of seven classrooms and admin, with 1,102 beneficiaries, at Nanhupo Primary School, Mozambique

July 2016

The Chapula Secondary School in Zambia opens

22 June 2016

Gemfields unveils Ruby Inspired Stories campaign, a triptych of films featuring up-and-coming global female talent and exploring the hidden meaning of these gemstones

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1 June 2016

Kagem supports farmers in four cooperatives: Kapila Green Farms, Blessing Now (Chantete Farms), Twende and Twasanta

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4 May 2016

Gemfields and MUSE introduce see-now-buy-now jewellery collection featuring Gemfields rubies and emeralds

1 May 2016

Kagem installs a strong-room at Kapila Community School in Zambia

This means the school is now equipped to conduct Grade 7 exams for the first time because it can store the examination papers securely.

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11 February 2016

Gemfields sponsors IMG’s New York Fashion Week: The Shows and joins forces with WME|IMG to develop a multi-platform campaign with digital, social and event activation elements to reimagine luxury gemstones and the juxtaposition between fashion and jewellery

2016

Nanune Chicken Farm opens

2015

16 December 2015

Gemfields celebrates the debut of Mozambican rubies and Bergdorf Goodman’s new jewellery salon with a limited-edition collection

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3 December 2015

Gemfields Plc wins the Corporate Development Award at the Mining Journal Outstanding Achievement Awards Dinner in London

7 September 2015

Rough emerald and amethyst auction of higher quality rough emeralds and amethyst, held from 31 August-4 September in Singapore, generates emerald auction revenues of USD 34.7 million and an average realised price of USD 58.42 per carat

Amethyst auction revenues totalled USD 0.44 million with an average realised price of 4.32 US cents per carat.

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1 September 2015

Kagem’s USD 345,000 industry training initiative sponsors 12 students from the geological and mining engineering departments at the School of Mines at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Copperbelt University (CBU) over a period of eight years

Six students have been selected so far for the programme, which aims to close the gap between technical and theoretical training and mining requirements to produce industry-orientated graduates.

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1 August 2015

MRM funds and installs public lighting and electricity to villages in Namanhumbir, Mozambique

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1 August 2015

MRM funds and completes the construction and rehabilitation of 17 water boreholes in Mozambique

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22 June 2015

Ruby auction of higher quality rough rubies, held from 16-21 June in Singapore, generates revenues of USD 29.3 million, an average price of USD 617 per carat and sold 66% of carats offered by weight and 87% by market value

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9 June 2015

A rare matching pair of rubies, the 'Eyes of the Dragon', totalling 45 carats are discovered and sold at auction

May 2015

The Zambia Mines Safety Department awards Kagem a safety certificate of 3.5 million reportable injury-free shifts

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1 May 2015

Kagem completes the construction of a new classroom and admin for 696 students at Chapula Primary School in Zambia

The project is funded by a private donor.

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23 April 2015

Ruby auction of predominantly lower quality rough rubies and corundum, held from 17-22 April in Jaipur, India, generates revenues of USD 16.1 million, an average realised price of USD 4.03 per carat and sold 99% of carats offered

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24 February 2015

Rough emerald, beryl and amethyst auction of predominantly lower quality rough emerald and beryl, and higher quality amethyst from Kariba Minerals Ltd, in which Gemfields has a 50% interest, is held in Lusaka, Zambia from 24-27 February

It generates emerald and beryl auction revenues of USD 14.5 million, an average realised price of USD 3.72 per carat and sold 39% of carats offered. The amethyst auction generates revenues of USD 0.45 million, an average realised price of 1.77 US cents per carat and sold 25.2 million of the 27.7 million carats offered.

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2014

9 December 2014

Ruby auction of predominantly higher quality rough rubies, held from 3-8 December in Singapore, generates record revenues of USD 43.3 million, a record average realised price of USD 689 per carat and sold 74% of carats offered

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30 November 2014

Gemfields partners with activist Mary Fisher to create Luxe 100 Good Deeds Bracelet

18 November 2014

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds, held from 13-17 November in Lusaka, Zambia, generates record auction revenues of USD 34.9 million and an average realised price of USD 65.89 per carat – a new record for higher quality auctions

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20 October 2014

Mila Kunis designs a ring celebrating motherhood with Gemfields and Marina B

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23 September 2014

Backes & Strauss and Gemfields announce The Harrods Princess, a diamond and emerald watch for Harrods Biennale des Antiquaires

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11 August 2014

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 5-8 August in Lusaka, Zambia, generates auction revenues of USD 15.5 million and sold 11.6 million carats of the 12.1 million offered

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23 July 2014

Gemfields and Gübelin Gem Lab announce ‘next generation’ disclosure for gemstone reports

June 2014

The first MRM ruby auction is held

Every auction result is voluntarily made public to ensure full transparency and accountability as to the prices being achieved for Mozambique’s resources. Proceedings of every auction are also monitored by government representatives – an approach which Gemfields voluntarily pioneered.

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6 May 2014

Emerald auction of Zambian and Brazilian emeralds obtained by Gemfields in the open market from various sources, held from 28 April-2 May in Jaipur, India, generates revenues of USD 13.5 million, an average realised price of USD 50 per carat and sold 21 of 41 lots

26 February 2014

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 21-25 February in Lusaka, Zambia, generates record auction revenues of USD 36.5 million and an average per carat price of USD 59.31 – a 10% increase on the previous Kagem auction

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2014

Record average per-carat price (USD 59.31) is achieved for a Kagem auction of higher-quality rough emeralds

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2014

MRM is recognised as the largest taxpayer in the Cabo Delgado province for the year

2014

First of its kind grading and sorting framework for rough rubies is completed

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2014

Chapula Primary School opens

2014

The exceptional 40.23 carat rough 'Rhino' ruby from Montepuez is sold at auction

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2013

3 November 2013

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 11-15 November in Lusaka, generates auction revenues of USD 16.4 million and an average per carat price of USD 3.32, a 27% increase on the previous record achieved at a lower grade auction

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11 October 2013

Gemfields wins the AIM Transaction of the Year Award

10 October 2013

Emerald auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds obtained by Gemfields in the open market from various sources, held in Jaipur from 26-30 September, generates gross auction revenues of USD 8.5 million and an average realised price of USD 58 per carat – the highest average price achieved at any Gemfields auction

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22 July 2013

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 15-19 July in Lusaka, generates auction revenues of USD 31.5 million and a record average per carat price of USD 54

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10 June 2013

In its quarterly market update, Gemfields plc advised that the next auction of higher quality rough emerald and beryl from the Kagem emerald mine would take place in Singapore from 10-14 June

This auction was put on hold pending clarification from the Zambian Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development of proposed restrictions on certain forms of emerald exports.

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22 April 2013

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 15-19 April in Lusaka, generates auction revenues of USD 15.2 million with 36% of carats offered sold

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14 March 2013

Gemfields and Mila Kunis celebrate global launch and exclusive collaborations with international jewellery designers

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21 February 2013

Gemfields receives the Best Basic Resources PLC at UK Stock Market Awards

28 January 2013

Gemfields acquires Fabergé with the aim to build on its exceptional heritage by creating a globally recognised coloured gemstone champion

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2013

Actress Mila Kunis becomes Gemfields’ global brand ambassador

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2012

6 November 2012

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 29 October-2 November in Singapore, generates auction revenues of USD 26.8 million with 97% of carats offered sold

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20 June 2012

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 9-13 June in Jaipur, India, generates auction revenues of USD 9.0 million with 3.47 million carats sold

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April 2012

The first fleet arrives on site at MRM 

28 March 2012

Emerald auction of predominantly medium to higher quality rough emeralds, held from 19-23 March in Singapore, generates revenues of USD 26.2 million, a 46% increase over the 15-month period in achievable quality-for-quality per carat prices

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27 February 2012

Issuance of Mozambique ruby licences

February 2012

The application to convert Mwiriti’s ruby prospecting licences to mining licences for MRM is approved 

2012

Kagem Mining provides ongoing support to chiefdoms and the construction of houses for customary traditional chiefs

It has invested around USD 80,000 in the rehabilitation of the 18.7km road connecting Chief Nkana and Chief Lumpuma’s chiefdoms, from Kandole to Kafwaya village in Lufwanyama district, which has improved the transport of goods to market, made it easier for pupils and teachers to get to school and cut travel times by half for people in the communities.

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2012

Kagem completes the set up and initial training and funding for 30 farmers and community farming associations in Zambia

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2012

Gemfields acquires the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique

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2012

Josephine Skriver features in Gemfields campaign

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2011

2010 to 2011

Gemfields hand picks 10 leading jewellers from around India to create one-of-a-kind pieces, incorporating Zambian emeralds, for the Emeralds for Elephants Collection, in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA India).

The collection raises a staggering total of USD 750,000, with USD 150,000 going to the World Land Trust and Wildlife Trust of India’s conservation projects in India.

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30 November 2011

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 21-25 November in Jaipur, India, generates record auction revenues of USD 11 million, a 46% increase in quality-for-quality per carat prices since March 2011

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28 October 2011

Jordan Askill presents his third chapter in the evolving tale of jewellery and sculpture, in collaboration with Gemfields

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August 2011

Gemfields and Mwiriti establishes MRM 

19 July 2011

Emerald auction of predominantly higher quality rough emeralds, held from 11-15 July in Singapore, generates revenues of USD 31.6 million

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8 June 2011

Gemfields acquires 75% interest in the Mozambican Ruby Project

June 2011

Gemfields and Mwiriti sign a joint venture agreement 

17 March 2011

Rough emerald and beryl auction of predominantly lower quality rough emeralds and beryl, held from 10-14 March in Jaipur, India, generates second-highest total auction revenues of USD 9.9 million, a 148% increase in quality-for-quality per carat prices since March 2010

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2011

Record annual emerald and beryl production of 33 million carats

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2011

The launch of our first global emerald marketing campaign

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2010

17 March 2010

Emerald auction of low-quality emerald and beryl, held in Jaipur, India from 11-15 March, generates sales of USD 7.2 million, with 89% (by value) of material sold, which is believed to be a world record in terms of the volume of Zambian emerald and beryl on offer by weight

Zambian emeralds from Gemfields’ Kagem mine are worn by Morgan Freeman at the Academy Awards in bespoke Nelson Mandela “46664” bracelets.

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22 February 2010

An exceptional 6,225 carat rough Zambian emerald is discovered at Kagem mine

2009

9 December 2009

Second rough emerald auction of 2009, held between 23-27 November, offers 1.12 million carats of high-quality rough emeralds in 19 separate lots and is attended by more than 20 companies from India

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1 July 2009

First successful rough emerald auction is held

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2009

Gemfields introduces its proprietary auction process, bringing consistency and transparency to a previously chaotic system

It transforms the value that accrues to our host countries.

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2008 

2008

Gemfields acquires the Kagem mine in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

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2007 

2007

The Gemfields Group buys up the Fabergé trademarks, licenses and associated rights related to the name, reversing the fragmentation of the brand over the past 90 years, and reinstates connections with the Fabergé family

2007

Mwiriti holds a registered hunting concession over the Montepuez area 

2006 

2006

A geological map published by Dr Bernard Bingen of the Geological Survey of Norway shows the presence of corundum at Namahaca

Namahaca lies outside the MRM licence and artisanal mining still takes place there, and in several other areas.

2005

2005

Gemfields Plc formed and admitted to AIM

2005

Mbuva Chibolele and Kamakanga emerald licences are acquired in Zambia

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1996 

November 1996

The presence of corundum (of which ruby is a variety) is confirmed by Noard of Norway at Namahaca

Prehistoric

PREHISTORIC

The primary source of rubies, original rock formation, has been undisturbed since its formation some 500 million years ago

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PREHISTORIC

Circa 500-million-year-old intruding pegmatite comes together with TMS to form rare Zambian emeralds, among the oldest on earth.

The chemical interaction brought about a soft, thin black reaction zone where the emerald fluids collected and were allowed to crystallise, over many millions of years, into a unique hexagonal shape. The metamorphic TMS provided the trace element-chromium that results in the rich and saturated green colour.

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PREHISTORIC

The 1.6 billion-year-old high-grade metamorphic rock named the Talc Magnetite Schist (TMS) is formed (emeralds) 

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