To those who have been impatiently waiting for new sapphire rough to be listed, we have finally had a chance to put a few new pieces online. Mine production has been a bit challenging the last few weeks with wet and cold weather making it difficult to work. We are still managing to find some good sapphire, most of which is going directly to a backlog of orders. However, we have taken the opportunity to sort through our inventory and have picked out some nice new sapphires for your consideration. Please check out the Sapphire Rough catalogue at our website for these new items and remember to email us if you don’t see what you need so we can put you on our order list for new production.
Just returned last weekend from the Gold Coast Gem Show – only a single day but a very busy one. Sales of rough still outstrip that of cut stone but it has been pleasing to make some good sales of cut gemstones both at the show and afterwards. Some of our new Gold Jewellery just arrived the day before the show and the reaction to these pieces was great, more is coming and we hope to get some more online shortly. The jewellery trade is not easy with so many cheap imports of often inferior jewellery being imported and offered at giveaway prices. However, we want to give buyers the opportunity to purchase a special piece of handmade jewellery (no mass production from cast moulds or cheap plated metal) where the gem quality and origin is guaranteed. We have full control over the process from the mine to the finished piece and so can offer very affordable prices – there is no “middleman” making a profit at your expense. We mine it and design it so you can be assured of the very best quality from Aussie Sapphire.
We recently purchased a small number of gemstone testing machines designed to test diamonds and other imitations. We have a few surplus to requirement and will be auctioning these on eBay. This tester is a Diamond/Moissanite/CZ tester – unlike normal testers which can give a false positive reading when testing moissanite, this version can easily detect this new diamond simulant. An essential tool for anyone who buys/sells or is interested in diamonds. See this eBay auction if you are looking for a tool like this at a reasonable price.
Cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire