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Website Upgrade

Posted June 30, 2010 By Admin

Please note that our website will be down for maintenance on Friday 2nd June while we preform a software upgrade.  We expect the site to be down for a period of 3 hours or so.

We will be available to take orders by phone if you call 1800 50 21 40 if you have an urgent requirement.

The new website will not be significantly different in appearance but is being upgraded to the latest version software featuring improved security – we have also taken the opportunity to improve usability for our customers by making a few small tweaks here and there.

thank you from Aussie Sapphire

June Specials

Posted June 17, 2010 By Admin

End of financial year is when everyone is looking for the specials and bargains – we’ve got some for you!

Check out the Gem Display category for 30% off gem display cases and refills.

Plenty of other great specials here including some restocked books – some of our most popular titles have been discounted.

Bulk buy discounts for tumbling grit (Black Silicon Carbide) and polish.  Silicon Carbide is now available is 5kg pails and 25kg bags – both packed in strong plastic buckets with sealed lids and handles for convenient handling and secure storage.

We’re working on our next USA sea freight container now with some exciting new products to be included.  If you are looking for anything in particular, please let us know so we can include it for you.  This is a great opportunity to source the more bulky items which are expensive to get in by air freight.  If you dont mind some lead time, you can benefit from our cheaper sea freight rates.

cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire

Rock Tumbling Starter Kits

Posted June 11, 2010 By Admin

Rock Tumblers are one of our most popular products at Aussie Sapphire and we’ve been thinking of ways to improve our service to customers even more.

For beginners to rock tumbling, our Starter Kits are a great way to get the most suitable grits/polish so you can get up and running quickly.

Previously we packaged these in plastic bags but these can be fiddly and messy to handle when you are spooning out of the bag.  Therefore, we are now moving to plastic screw-top jars for easy and convenient storage – with lids in our distinctive Aussie Sapphire blue and informative labels on each jar so you know exactly what to do.

So far only Kit A has new photos but we’ll be doing new ones as we transfer over.

Aussie Sapphire Rock Tumbling Starter Kits

What about value for money?

Even better than before with a bonus 250 gram pack of plastic pellets now included.  If you are using a 3 pound barrel rotary tumbler such as the Lortone 3A or 33B, our starter kits should do about 3 to 4 batches of rock.  Remember, the Lortone 4-step kit includes less silicon carbide grit, does not include plastic pellets and uses aluminium oxide (grit size unknown) as the pre-polish and polish steps.  We believe that cerium oxide is a better choice for the kind of rocks most people start out with.  Lortone tumblers are fantastic but we reckon we can do a better deal on Grit and Polish.

Stay tuned for news on tumbling rock – heaps of people have asked us whether we can supply rocks to go with their brand new tumbler.  Up till now, we have not been able to help but we think we have finally cracked this one.  We’ll announce the details here when we get these listed online.

Bye for now from Aussie Sapphire

Website Down

Posted June 5, 2010 By Admin

Just a quick post to let you know the main website and ALF forum is down. We’re working on the problem right now and hope to be back online very soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.