August 2011

BlackRock Inc Holdings in Company

Gemfields Plc (“Gemfields” or “the Company”, Ticker “GEM”) received notification on 23 August 2011 from BlackRock Inc (“BlackRock”) that on 19 August 2011 Blackrock sold 100,000 the Company’s ordinary 1p shares.

Market Update – Quarter to 30 June 2011

Gemfields plc (Ticker: GEM) is pleased to present an operational update for the three month period and year ending 30 June 2011. All figures are approximate, unaudited and, unless otherwise stated, “carats” includes both emerald and beryl.