Lavender is a skilled lapidarian.

Her intensive training on lapidary skills began on 18th Nov 2018 at the Lapidary Training Centre in Dar es salaam Tanzania, where she studied and completed a course on Colored Gemstone. While there she was

trained in faceting and cabochon cutting techniques. She interacted with different stones like Sapphire,

Ruby, Citrine, Amethyst and many more. Lavenda knows how to professionally operate ultra-Tec faceting

machines, Diamond Pacific cabochon machine and Raytech trim saw.

In March 2019 she proceeded to Sri Lanka for a Gem Lapidary Course at the International Gemological &

Gem Lapidary Institute of Sri Lanka. She also completed a course on Gemology in Colombo.

She is very diligent and passionate about her work.



Jacob Boaz  is a social-entrepreneur and a director of a volunteerism project in Mombasa and a school. He supplies a select and distinctive range of gemstones worldwide. Based in Mombasa-Kenya, He has been operating since May 2018.

In particular, he had found interest growing in bits since  October 2017 after discovering quarts and ribbon gems near his school. Jacobs Gems began when he realized that there was a wider market for such stones and he set up a market place among friends and website, specializing in rose/facet cuts and cabochons. He made it his mission to plug this gap in the market, to offer an extensive range of gemstones, sizes and cuts, and to offer them in high-quality material.

Mombasa and Taita Taveta are gems centres so he started seeking out and making contact with suppliers and cutters. As time has gone by he has increased his range, experimenting with different gemstones, sizes and shapes, and he now stock a good range of standard brilliant cuts and captioned and rough gems most cut to his clients’ specifications. His latest additions have been a carefully curated selection of designer  PENDANT and Rings. He is always expanding his range and love to hear from customers who have suggestions for new and different products.

As his inventory has grown, so has his knowledge and he has the interest and has taken his assistant and manager for learning lapidary work in Dar Es Salaam ,Tanzania in November 2018 to enhance her education on gemstone faceting,caboshoning,gems cutting and gemology in top schools in Gampha and Colombo,SriLanka under best Qualified UK gemologist.