Celtic Festival Report

The Celtic Festival at Glen Innes has come and gone for another year. This was our first time as a stall holder at the Festival and we had a very successful weekend with lots of good interest in our jewellery. Around 5000 people attended the Festival and by all accounts, it was the best ever. In contrast to the more specialised gem shows, these visitors often did not have much experience with Australian gems and particularly appreciated finding out about the commercial sapphire industry.

For those of you who are considering visiting Glen Innes for the Celtic Festival next year, it is a fantastic event with heaps of entertainment – definitely not just kilts and bagpipes. Dont miss it!


“The calm before the storm” – the Aussie Sapphire team (including our youngest member Angus) preparing our display while Festival Visitors attend the Grand Parade.


The massed pipe band – but those who prefer bagpipes in small doses are catered for also with lots of variety in music, dancing and bush poetry all weekend.


Roman soldiers re-enacting a gladiators duel.

As expected, jewellery was the flavour of the month with very good sales of pieces featuring our own gems. We have received much feedback from customers who prefer to wear gold jewellery – we have taken this on board and we have some excellent designs in sapphire and black spinel being made as we speak. Stay tuned for more information on this in future posts. Cut sapphires sold quite well and our new range of small sizes proved very popular – certainly an affordable way of including some of the best gems available into your own designs. We also have some brand new products that have not yet been listed online so check back soon for new listings.

That’s all for now – please feel free to comment on any post or to contribute customer feedback using the link provided on the right. We appreciate hearing from our customers any time.
Cheers from Aussie Sapphire

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One Response to Celtic Festival Report

  1. kate says:

    Thank you for the information about black spinel. Regarding black onyx, is black onyx from the 1918-20’s more valuable that onyx being mined today?
    Pls respond.

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