For half a century, Pala International has scoured the world to find the rarest and most exceptional colored gemstones.
Numerous annual trips to the world's major gem-producing centers enable our staff to select from an impressive inventory.
In addition to tapping the world's resources for fine colored stones, Pala International has long been involved with mining of tourmaline in San Diego county as well as various gemstone mining ventures in Mexico, Kenya, and Russia.
Our slogan is "The only way to sell quality is to buy it." That, and the fine customer service we offer, make Pala International your number one source for colored stones.
Conservation, Rubies and Gold Mining in Mozambique
In May the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development included a session on gemstone mining at its three-day 11th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, as reported by Russell Shor of GIA in a July 17 story. (The meeting also was covered in the Spring 2017 edition of InColor Magazine, now available for browsing as discussed below.) Above, a GIA Field Gemology Project video. In its introduction GIA's Vincent Pardieu cites Dr. Colleen Begg of the Niassa Lion Project as stating that gemstone mining in Mozambique posed a greater threat to conservation than trophy hunting.