The world's largest Emerald mine

Emeralds the size of golfballs as green as the dark african jungle. It was a great privilege to be asked by Gemfields to travel to Zambia to photograph these exceptionally rare stones at source. Gemfields is setting new benchmarks for environmental, social and safety practices in the coloured gemstone sector. They are working to support increased transparancy across the wider downstream supply chain, thereby providing the discerning customers with increased confidence in the responsible journey their gemstones have taken all the way from Gemfields mines. They asked me to travel to Zambia to document all aspects of their Emerald mine at Kagem in West Zambia photographing everything from the mine to the schools and community work they do.