General News

Have not had much time to update the blog so just a quick one to update everyone.

The new website is now fully operational and we have lots of people looking and a few sales already.  Please feel free to register an account with us – this is free and only takes a moment.  Remember, if you are located overseas, you can view prices in a number of other currencies (USD, CAD, EUR) by simply selecting it from the drop down list in the top right hand corner.  If you would like us to add another currency for display purposes (we still charge in AU dollars), just let us know and we can add it to the list.

gcgs.jpgAndrew and our oldest son Patrick spent last weekend at the Gold Coast Gem & Craft Show – a one day gem show held at Miami each June.  Trade was steady through the day and sales were pleasing – this particular show tends to focus on jewellery rather than facet rough.  This photo shows Patrick chatting to some customers.

While we do not attend many gem shows, Andrew is planning to go to the Lightning Ridge Opal Show in late July.  Should be a very interesting weekend so if you are in the area, drop in and say hello.  Leah will be staying home to hold the fort so shop operations will continue as normal.

Speaking of jewellery, we have added a few more items on to our new website so take a look.  We are also working on some new designs right now.  We are adding new products all the time so keep checking back.  One interesting new product is an affordable faceting machine for those you who have been considering getting involved in lapidary but concerned about the high cost required for setup. 

Mining has been a bit interrupted over the last week due to other work committments and rain.  However, we are currently working quite a good patch so we hope to have some more good rough listed on the weekend.

Cheers for now from Andrew and Leah (Aussie Sapphire)

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