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Our Story Began Here

The beginning of the Rare Gem Collection dates back over 40 years ago. The roots of our story start with our founder: Joseph “Joe” Zaroovabeli.

After years of learning, traveling, and trading, Joe developed an expertise in colored gemstones. His original company M.Z. Impex Corporation was established in 1977.

Personal Collection

What started as a family business would draw inspiration from Joe’s late Father who collected rare coins as a hobby. He selected the rarest gemstones for his collection.

Our Legacy

In 2012, Joe’s only son, Justin, joined  M.Z. Impex after a brief stint practicing law. His legal background gave a fresh perspective on the gemstone trade.

Specialty Gems

Joe and Justin agreed that the future of gemstones was about rarity, and decided to specialize in Alexandrites and Padparadscha Sapphires, and other rare unique gemstones.

In 2014, The Rare Gem LLC was launched as a trade supplier of Alexandrites and Padparadscha Sapphires.

Our Latest Endeavor

Over time, it became clear that the demand for special gemstones was not being met around the world. Specifically, a trusted and reputable online source was needed to be available globally. In order to cater to this limited group of gemstone hunters and enthusiasts, The Rare Gem decided to share Joe’s personal private collection.

Not everyone can own a piece of extraordinary nature that is unique and irreplaceable. Those that want to now can.

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We're Here To Help

We value our customers and are committed to providing you with the best experience, ensuring that anyone with a passion for exceptional gemstones can now own a piece of nature's rarest treasures.

You can connect with our knowledgeable team via email or phone, with our contact information readily accessible on our website. We take great pride in offering personalized, responsive customer service, ensuring that your experience with us is smooth and enjoyable.

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