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Finally – some new sapphire rough

We know it’s been a while but we finally managed to find time to list a few new pieces of sapphire rough.  Just goes to show you’ve got to be quick though as one of our regulars snapped up two nice bits literally only minutes after they went live.  Didnt even have a chance to get this post up first so dont wait too long and check out our rough sapphire catalogue

Note that we are noticing a general shortage of rough in the marketplace.  Unfortunately, this has not yet translated into higher prices for cut gems probably due to challenging economic conditions faced by USA.  However we do not see any likelihood that prices for rough will decrease given the difficult times faced by miners worldwide.  Our cost of mining has skyrocketed in the past year with onerous government regulation making things extremely difficult – we are seeing these trends elsewhere also so gem cutters should be prepared to pay more for facet rough into the future.

On a more positive note, we have just sourced a new parcel of tourmaline rough at reasonable prices.  We have graded this up today and will be listing some as soon as possible ranging in price from $6 to $20 per carat. 

cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire