Gem Adventures

Straight from the mine, Gem Adventurer™ brings you the world’s finest gemstones in themed adventures on home shopping television networks around the globe. Visit our Event Calendar to see when our adventures are airing on a home shopping television network in your country.

Created by forces of nature between several tens of millions and three billion years ago, gemstones are truly amazing miracles of nature occurring entirely by chance. There are only so many gemstones, hidden in the most remote corners of the world. From Amethyst to Zircon, we leave no stone unturned. Click below to discover our gemstones…

Gem Adventurer™ gemstones are authenticated by internationally respected buyers with over 70 year’s collective experience. We also use gemological laboratories for analysis and confirmation where necessary. As gemstones traditionally pass through a seven-tier supply chain on their journey from the mine to the final customer, Gem Adventurer™ favor a mine to market distribution model that removes as many middlemen as possible. This distribution model also safeguards provenance, allowing us to authenticate the origin of our gemstones and to ensure any enhancements and treatments applied are fully disclosed. Gem Adventurer™ only accepts stable, accepted enhancements or treatments. Purchasing from known and trusted sources, all our gemstones have been purchased from legitimate suppliers. Gem Adventurer™ fully complies with the Kimberley Process, the global system to eradicate conflict diamonds.

What Makes a Gemstone?

Gemstones are worn for beautification, and collectors and connoisseurs aside, they’re frequently symbolic purchases to represent life’s important moments. Today, the attributes that mystified our ancestors actually make a gem a gem. A gem must be beautiful, rare and durable to even be considered a gemstone, and how a particular gem ranks against these attributes is useful in understanding gemstone value.

Gems themselves can be split into two broad groups; minerals and organics. Organic gems are easy to understand, they include any gem made or derived from living organisms such as Pearls formed in mollusks, Amber (fossilized tree resin) or even Shell. Minerals on the other hand are naturally occurring substances represented by a chemical formula. Most gems are minerals, but not all minerals are gemstones; again, a gem is only a gem if it is beautiful, rare and durable.

Ethical Mining...

Gem Adventurer™ believes that mining should never be at the expense of communities, the environment or workers. All mining should be sustainable; protect water sources from biological pollutants, chemicals, debris, rubbish, and silt; minimize the destruction of fauna and flora; and restore mined land as close as possible to its original condition.

Cleaning Gemstones & Jewelry

While a standard jewelry cleaning cloth is ideal for daily cleaning of all gemstones and jewelry, they will periodically require a more thorough clean. A dirty gem will lose color and brilliance, but most can be easily cleaned with gentle soap and lukewarm water, scrubbing behind the gem with a very soft toothbrush as necessary. After cleaning, pat dry with a soft towel or chamois cloth. Organic gems like Amber, Ammolite and Pearls should only be wiped clean with a moist cloth and Ethiopian Opal should only be cleaned with a standard jewelry cleaning cloth.