|OUR HISTORY | Partners and Affiliates | The Team
Gem & Jewel, developed to address the insurance needs of retail, wholesale and manufacturing jewellers, gem cutters and setters, watch importers, coin dealers, tender houses and dealers, goldsmiths, diamond and metal processors and refiners, commenced trading on 1 July 1999.
Positioned as a leader in our field, Gem & Jewel are members of SAUMA (South African Underwriting Managers Association) and of the Jewellery Council of South Africa.
Gem & Jewel has, since 1 December 2015, been underwritten by Zurich Insurance Company South Africa Limited, a registered financial services provider headquartered in Johannesburg. Founded in 1965, Zurich offers insurance products and services that respond to the needs of individual, commercial and corporate customers.
The Company has a network of sales areas and a series of service outlets across the country, and employs approximately 800 people. In addition, it has subsidiaries locally as well as in Botswana. Zurich South Africa has a Level 3 BEE status.