Vertically Integrated Social Enterprise - Gemstones & Fine Jewelry from Mines to Market

Mina Stones is a Vertically Integrated Social Enterprise involved at every level of the gemstone value chain from the mines to the market. The company has its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, and a presence in Atlanta, GA. 

We are involved in the responsible sourcing of gemstones, working closely with Artisanal and Small-scale miners (ASM) in communities across Africa. We work in gem and gold producing communities to support mining operations, and off-take products to trade on the international market. We manufacture gemstones and jewelry products for the local and international markets. 

By working with local ASM miners and creating a consistent buying channel for products, we proffer a solution that addresses sustainable operations of ASM mining and access to fair prices.  

Our values

Vertical Integration
Environmentally Conscious

Our philosophy

Our vision is to Illuminate Africa’s Intrinsic Value through the Brilliance of Gems and Jewelry

We are intent on bringing sustained value to communities where our resources are mined.

About the Founder

Started by GIA-certified Gemologist and Engineer, Lotanna Amina Okpukpara in 2011, ”Mina” as she is fondly called has a burning passion for promoting gemstone communities in Africa, she continues to embark on projects to support the development of the gemstone value chain throughout Africa, including initiating the first-ever African Gemstones & Jewelry Exhibition & Seminar (AGJES), the first of its kind in West Africa in 2015 to encourage collaboration & trade across the continent and beyond amongst other things, helping to set up Gemstone processing centers and supporting artisanal miners and their families with obtaining licenses, free training & funds for school fees, feeding mentorship and more. 

We aim to be the foremost fine jewelry and art  brand bringing the true beauty and value of Africa to the world