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Established with a mission of exporting Ethiopian unique precious and semi precious gemstones to various parts of the world and generate foreign currency. We are one of the companies legally recognized and licensed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade as well as Ministry of Mines to export all types of precious and semi precious stones to different parts of the world.

Maz Gemstone exports are a collective item that represents many and most gemstones in Ethiopia. This could happen with individual items and probably won't for sales by the carat items. In case you want to purchase a specific item, you can contact us so we can double check the actual inventory on our store, but if you have already purchased the item and that it's not available anymore we will find an equivalent stone(s) and propose you options for replacement

Shipping: we have several ways to ship products, from standard mail to EMS, and we can even drive your gems all the way to DHL offices (additional costs involved). Depending on the value of your orders, you should consider spending a little more on your shipping method. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.


A gemstone or gem, also called a precious or semi-precious stone, is a piece of attractive mineral which when cut and polished is used to make jewellery. Although not grouped as minerals, some organic materials like amber, coral, ivory, pearl etc.; are also used as a gemstone.

Opal, aquamarine, garnet, olivine, tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, ruby, amethyst, agate, jasper etc., are some of the minerals used as a gem. Their value generally depends on four elements: the beauty of the stone itself, play of internal colour its rarity, hardness and toughness, and the skill with which it has been cut and polished

Maz Gemstone Exporter and Suppliers of the exquisite precious and semi precious Gemstones. Our collection of beautiful Gemstones includes Ethiopian fire opal, aquamarine, Iolite, blue rainbow and many more colour gemstones. The company is based in the capital city Addis Ababa with its head office located at Bole 500 meters on the road from Olympia to Meskel flower in front of BGM hospital.

We make sure that the quality of our Gemstones matches the international quality standards. The company exports the fine grade Rough stones from Ethiopia to Africa, Asia, Middle East and various continents. Attaining the utmost client satisfaction is the chief objective of the company and thus we strive to achieve it under any circumstance. For this, we also provide the customized services to cater to the specific client requirements. Additionally, a special emphasis is also given upon the timely delivery of the consignments.

Geological findings indicate that many parts of Ethiopia are potential sources of precious and semi-precious stones. There is no doubt that Ethiopia has a vast mineral wealth. Granite, Marble, Sandstone and Limestone are also found in abundance all over the country.

The federal government will soon ban the export of rough opal, a precious gemstone; a move aimed at persuading exporters to add value and hence increase revenues, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Mines.

Although opals remain low in the nation's growing revenues from exports, the precious gemstone has gained momentum recently, after being included in the list of exportable items, in 2005. It has since increased, both in terms of production and revenues.

Opal is used to produce ornaments and jewellery, largely blended with gold and diamond. You will notice that the quality of the gems we provide is so realistic that you often can see the tiniest defects on angles, faceting lines and other dust particles... but please be assured that most of these are actually not visible to the naked eye, and while we want to be thorough in our rendering of the actual gem , you should consider that the gallery images give too much detail.

Finally we hope that you understand that our aim is to be a trustworthy shopping agent for individuals and companies worldwide. Please be assured that your satisfaction and your repeating business are paramount within our priorities, both for us and for the development of Gemstone industry .


Apatite is found in Anno-Fulanto

Almandine Garnet are mined in Moyale (Kenyan border)

Amethyst is found in Tigray Region, Bonga ( Oromia) and Jijjiga (Somali Region)

Aquamarine comes from Kenticha Kilkile in Web-Degogo, in Baya-Correlli ( Baya Gundi)

Chalcedony occurs in Borena (Oromia Region, North Shewa (Amhara Region ) and Tigray Region

Chrysoprase occur in Borena (Oromia Region)

Citrine is found in Southern Ethiopia

Emerald - Beryl variety gems occur in Dhas, Dillo and Web

Garnets occur in Southern Ethiopia ( Mega, Dire Dawa, Finch-Wuha,) in Gerri-Chebi Arboro as well as in Mega on the Kenyan border, Babile (Harar), in Bitata-Harakole in Baya-Correlli ( Baya Gundi)

Jasper occur in Borena (Oromia Region), North Shewa (Amhara Region) and Jijjiga (Somali Region)

Obsidian occurs in the Rift Valley, on the top of volcanic domes and craters

Peridot is found in Chembiс Borana, in Megado.

Ruby, Topaz and Diamonds are also found in lesser quantities in different parts of the country

Sapphire is found in Southern Showa and Bonga ( Oromia Region) and in Gerri-Chevy Arboro

Sodumene is known to occur in Dermi Dama.

Tourmaline occurs in Chembi, in Bitata-Harakole

Opal is found in Afar Region, Northern Shewa, Wollo and Gondar suggest that it is a huge belt extending from Eastern to Central Ethiopia. Occurrences of precious opals are also reported in Warder, Ogaden and Dire-Dawa.


Ethiopia is endowed with suitable geological setting to host all varieties of minerals and gemstones. The geologic diversity of the Ethiopian land mass makes it an ideal host for various minerals including precious metals, a wide variety of gemstones, base metals, rare metals, colourful dimension stones, mineral water, and large deposits of silica sand, ceramic and cement raw materials, coal and geothermal fields etc..

Precious Metals: - gold, platinum and silver are mined by Lega-Dembi, Megado Serdo, Sakaro, Dul, Oda, Kurmuk gold, Yabdo platinum.

Gemstones: - opal, topaz, olivine, corundum -ruby and sapphire, quartz, garnet and others are known to occur widely in Ethiopia. Opal is mined and explored in the central highlands while Peridot is mined in Southern Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Opals and the legend:

Opals & the Queen of Sheba (960 B.C.)

Ethiopian legend (also referred to in the Bible) has it that the Queen of Sheba (Mekeda) gave King Solomon gold, spices and precious stones. Other legends say that during her visit she adorned herself with opal jewellery and gave him a son, Menelik. The founder of Ethiopia's Solomonic dynasty. According to the Kebra Nagast (1000 year old Book of the Glory of Kings) Menelik was responsible for bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Ethiopia.

In ancient times opals were considered to have the power of healing depression and helping in the search for true love.

The name лopalн is probably derived from ancient Sanskrit Upala - which means "precious stone"; the Latin Opalus; and the Greek Opallios which meaning variety of colours.

Opal, the October birthstone, symbolizing hope, innocence and purity come mainly from Australia, Mexico, Ethiopia and the United States.

In the middle Ages, the opal was known as the "eye stone" due to a belief that it was vital for good eyesight. Blonde women were known to wear necklaces of opal to protect their hair from losing its golden colour.

There are so many fascinating legends and beliefs associated with opal and would consume a good portion of our web site.

Classification of Opals

Precious Opals which exhibit play-of-colour caused by the diffraction of light through the structure of silica spheres and

Common Opals which do not exhibit play-of-colour. On the other hand classification based on the body tone of opal rather than play of colour is more informative.

Black Opal - refers to opals which show a play-of-colour within or on a black body tone by reference to the AGIA Body Tone Chart N1, N2, N3 and N4.

Dark Opal - refers to opal which shows a play-of-colour within or on a dark body tone by reference to the AGIA Body Tone Chart N5, N6.

Light Opal - refers to opal which shows a play-of-colour within or on a light body tone by reference to the AGIA Body Tone chart N7, N8 or N9 when viewed face up. The N9 category is referred to as white opal.

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