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New Tourmaline Rough Listed

Have just received a new parcel of tourmaline facet rough and have spent the last couple of days listing some of the better pieces.  Some excellent intense pinks and other colours so make sure you check these out now.  We will be progressively listing more of this material – much of the remaining lot will […]

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 […]

Too Many Gems!

Of course, you can never have too many gems.  But we have a large stock of gems that we just cant seem to find time to list – this makes it a bit hard for our customers to really see what we have tucked away in the safe. SOLUTION:  Our new “Sneak Preview” section lets […]

Gem of the Month: Tourmaline

The theme for October birthstones is colour and lots of it!  We have already covered Opal with its “play of colour” in a previous article.  This time, we look at the alternative birthstone for October: tourmaline – the Rainbow Stone.  (Photo from ICGA article) Gemmology Matters:  Tourmaline is truly a fascinating gemstone. Tourmaline is a very […]

Watermelon Tourmaline

Tourmaline is such an exciting gemstone, they are a must for every cutter or collector. No two stones are exactly the same and a well cut gemstone is always spectacular. As mentioned in a recent post, we have just received a shipment of excellent quality tourmaline. Tourmaline is such an interesting gem, you could write […]