Gradwells Gems

Gradwells Gems, a leader in the gemstone & jewellery industry. Located in the mother city Cape Town, South Africa, we specialise in the wholesale supply, cutting and repair of coloured gemstones.

gradwell-coat-of-arms-2The Company is run by Neil Gradwell. When Neil was a child, back in the 1950’s, he first developed an interest in colored stones, which was sparked by the finding of the largest emerald in the world by his grandfather M.Botes, the emerald was found at Gravelotte, South Africa.

Since 1983 he has been a manufacturing jeweller in Cape Town. During the same period he has been dealing in coloured gemstones, supplying local and international outlets. Neil attends to every order personally.

Located in the heart of Cape Town, we have a wide selection of products to offer for your custom designed or already made Jewellery. Neil pays personal attention to every customers request.








We supply custom designed & custom made Jewellery wholesale to the public & to stores at competitive prices.

We custom design Jewellery for any special occasion.

  • Wedding Rings
  • Engagement Rings
  • Eternity Rings
  • Pendants
  • Ear Rings
  • Custom Jewellery Design

Contact us to order your custom made Wholesale Jewellery

View the most recent products here.

What our clients say.

I just wanna once again express my gratitude for the stunning ring you made for me. Thank you so much for your excellent work!

It’s stunning. Couldn’t be happier. Thank you!
recently completed ringSumana Naicker

Hi Neil,

We’ve arrived home safely with the pendant and are still very happy!

For you website i’d send you our ideas:

We’d looked around Cape Town at various Jewellery stores when we found Neil @ Gradwell Gems. This proved to be the perfect match and he helped us find the perfect Tanzanite at a great price. We’re very happy with the great service and the end result, thanks again!

Kind regard,


Good day Neil.

I would like to express our greatest appreciation for the masterpiece you created for us.

I have been wanting to give my wife a Tanzanite stone set in white gold for her birthday for the past 6 years, but knowing the cost of these magnificent stones had to postpone it every year hoping that it will be possible the following year.

With her birthday coming up later this month this year was almost no different.  The difference is this year we had a conference to attend in Cape Town just before her birthday, so this made it possible to find and go see a jeweler that can assist.

Through long hours and lots of “investigating” I stumbled upon Neil Gradwells Gems. I contacted Neil and told him what we want. He suggested that we find a picture of what we what and send it to him. In the meantime he send me pictures and the certificate for a perfect size and Grade Tanzanite stone that he managed to secure.

We send him a picture and he gave us a price. 2 days later we found ourselves in his office in the center of Cape Town. It did not take long to realize, “This man knows his stones”

We discussed the making and he was very accommodating in all our request. Even when we gave him the ridiculous time frame we needed it done in. He simply said, that is a tall order but we will see what we can do.

The morning of the day we hoped to get the ring, I called him and he said that they will be ready for us. Later that day we went to collect it. We were very nervous,  because you know. Everything on Google looks beautiful.  What are the chances that they can make something to look like that perfect Google picture…..

Well. With the years of experience Neil Gradwells Gems have, they pulled it off. In a record time they managed to create a masterpiece from nothing. Something so beautiful that we can only stand in awe and gratitude. This was so much more that the picture we send you. You managed to duplicate it to a T.

Neil thank you to you and your team. Please feel free to share my details with who ever needs to.

Thank you for not only making a dream come true, but fitting it in my budget.

Best Regards

Paul van der Merwe