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New Book Section

We have had quite a few requests from customers asking about books on gemstones and lapidary.  After quite a search to find a good source, we are proud to announce that Aussie Sapphire now carries a range of books that will be of interest.

Please see the Books & DVD category to select from a range of lapidary books covering gem cutting, rock tumbling, jewellery making, gem collecting and more.

Handbook of Gemstones - Cally Hall    Secrets of the Gem Trade - Richard Wise  Rubies and Sapphires - Fred Ward  

These books are imported from the USA so will be ordering new stock periodically – if you are after something that is not listed, please feel free to contact us or browse the catalogues of our affiliate partner Fishpond (use the search box at the top of the list).

Book prices are extremely reasonable and they make fantastic gift ideas so please take a look at our selection.  If you are choosing for someone else, sending a gift voucher allows them to make the perfect choice.

The equipment and lapidary supplies category continues to be very popular with another Gemmasta faceting machine going out last week (replacement machine expected late this week) and lots of gem display cases, laps, tools, etc being despatched each day.  We continue to work on sourcing new products so keep an eye on this section for more bargains to come.

Have just finished another batch of sapphire cutting and in the middle of cutting some nice rough tourmaline so please contact us if you are interested in sourcing anything like this.  Mining continues to be challenging with fuel prices soaring and costs of production generally being too high for the return.  Sapphire rough is in short supply presently but we hope to list a few new pieces in the facet rough section as soon as possible.  This appears to be a general problem with very little sapphire being produced in Australia currently and similar shortages in many of the other producing countries. 

cheers for now from Aussie Sapphire