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Black Spinel in India

Aussie Sapphire has long been a fan of Black Spinel and we take pride in being able to offer one of the largest range of calibrated sizes anywhere.  So it is always good to see others extol the virtues of this wonderful gemstone. Came across this article in the Indian media recently which clearly outlines all the […]

Trade Talk – Industry News & Views

Rough Gem Supply What a difference 6 months makes!  There has been a significant shortage of rough gemstones in most catagories – this has been a gradual trend developing for a considerable time but has really started to bite since December 2008. REASONS:  A combination of factors, most completely out of the control of the trade but some the […]

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 […]

Minerama Field Trip Options

One of the most important features of Minerama is the programme of field trips.  Fossickers can visit a range of locations in the company of an experienced guide to look for a range of gems.  Heaps of fun and very affordable.  There are field trips to suit all types of fossickers – from the complete beginner to […]

Minerama Field Trips 2008

The draft field trip program for Minerama has just been received from the field trip convenor – John Paix.  This is a draft version; we are always dependent on good weather conditions to run these or any other trips. The weather has been cooler and wetter this summer so far and it takes very little […]