Just a quick note to update our customers. We have been busy preparing for Minerama – our local Gem Show here this weekend. See our recent post on the subject. Very busy preparing gems for display and our other range of products so not much time to photograph and catalogue new rough.
Consequently, we did not list any new items last weekend and will not have time to do so this weekend. We do have good stock of our own sapphire and other gems of interest so there is still plenty to consider. We plan to restock the Ebay Store after Minerama is over and we get a chance to draw breath. We may even find a few bargains at Minerama which might be of interest to our customers – we will keep you posted.
In the meantime, there are 2 auctions running which are due to finish after the weekend. At the time of writing this, these are still at the starting price of 99 cents so you never know – these might go for a bargain price. Remember, this rough is of our usual high quality. These auctions allow our buyers to set the price and every 99 cent auction has the chance of finishing well below our normal selling price – on the other hand, we have had some keen buyers compete strongly for our very best pieces. We have a nice 9 carat Reddestone Blue and a Lovely Lighter Coloured Parti Sapphire up for grabs this time so we recommend you check it out.
More news coming soon with hopefully a Minerama report by the end of the weekend – we will have 2 guided fossicking tours running on our property along the Reddestone Creek. We wish all those participants the best of luck – hope you find plenty of treasure in amongst the mud and gravel of the creek.
cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire