Namibian Hardwood Pty Ltd. trades and sells A and B grade gemstones. A Grade gemstones are used for the jewellery market. All our gemstones are legally mined and all the necessary legal permits are in place. B Grade gemstones are used mainly for landscaping and interior decorating purposes. All our gemstones are available in rough or tumbled bags.
Budstone, also know as Verdite/African Jade/Buddstone, is a member of the Mica Group of gemstones. It is very popular amongst artists doing carvings due to its unusual green colouring and they fact that is softer than other stones, making carving and sculpting a breeze. Verdite rough is no longer being exported outside Africa and is now difficult to obtain.
White quartz is extremely popular with tilers and builders. With its beautiful and brilliant white colour it is a favourite to use in kitchens and bathrooms. It is a hard stone making it durable and long-lasting.
Unikite is a granite stone and good quality stones are considered semi-precious. They are used predominately for jewellery and carvings. It has unusual colouring and is popular amongst landscapers and garden designers as an attractive feature or to enhance a showpiece.
A rich royal blue mineral widely enjoyed as an ornamental gemstone. It is an extremely attractive stone and used in a variety of ways. It is used extensively amongst tilers and builders for kitchen countertops, washbasins and splashbacks and various landscaping projects.
This stone with its natural tones and hues has become a sought after attraction in driveways, pathways and any area where a ‘normal’ garden would grow. It has also found popularity amongst landscapers and garden designers. Due to its unusual and striking patterns, River Jasper is being used more and more in modern homes for a natural stone finish in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms.
Black Stone is a rock fragment smaller than a cobble. Sizes of this gemstone range from 10mm to 150mm. Due to theeffects of erosion, Black Stone gets naturally tumbled with flowing river water from mountains towards plains. It is a wonderful stone for landscaping and garden design giving great contrast to any setting.
African Turquoise is a type of Jasper and is not Turquoise at all. African Turquoise is a form of chalcedony and has less regular patterns than that of quartz. They vary in colour and a great advantage of African Turquoise is that it is harder than Turquoise. At Namibian Hardwood Pty Ltd. we ensure that the product we sell to you is the natural stone and has not been artificially dyed or enhanced in any way to try and represent.