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For a list of

UNHEATED

Sapphires and Rubies

Click:   HERE


WOULD YOU LIKE TO VIEW ANY OF

THESE  SELECTED GEM STONES?  


 If outside of Australia:  Contact Us


 If within Australia, then simply;

1. Contact a Jewellery store or your personal Jeweller


2. Give them Surfsands’ phone number:

 (02) 9267 7756


3. Quote our stock number(s) for any gemstone(s) that you would like to look at, AND/OR

 

4. provide photo and/or details of: Shape, Colour and Size that you are looking for.


5. The store or your personal jeweller will then contact us and we will send them whatever is available, as per your information.


6. They will then contact you and arrange a time for you to come and view the gemstone(s).


PLEASE NOTE;

If you are looking for something

very specific,

but you can’t see it on our website,

it is still quite possible that

we may have it in our stock!


And; if we haven’t got the exact stone,

we may have something that is similar.


On occasions, we have been able to offer stones from our stock  that’s been

even nicer than what a customer

originally had in mind or expected…


“Buyer Beware…”


This old warning is more relevant today than ever before, “thanks” to  the Internet.


There are an incredible amount of stones being offered on numerous Online Shopping sites and when you see,

for example, a clean and nice looking Sapphire in excess of, say four carats, with an auction starting price of,

say $9.95 or offered for sale

at a few tens of dollars,

and described as “Natural”, “Rare”, “Unheated”, “Gemstone” or any combination of those  words;

 the stone is none of those descriptions…

Buyer Beware… its a fraud!


“Natural”, from a geological,

hence also a Gemological view point, refers to something that has occurred naturally, created by Mother Nature.


“Man Made”, “Lab Created”

or “Synthetic” stones

are NOT naturally created stones,

but made in a factory and

these SYNTHETIC STONES

are neither NATURAL nor GEMSTONES.


Within the Gemmological fraternity, “unheated”  refers to a

NATURAL  GEM STONE,

dug out of the ground,

which has not been heated to a high temperature in order to improve the appearance of the stone.  

(Sapphires melts at 2040 Celsius)


In 2003, 250 tons (1,250,000,000 carats) of SYNTHETIC Sapphires were produced; not exactly something that can honestly be described as “Rare”…!  


Nor is there anything “Natural”

about the manufacturing process

of these stones

which is done by humans

and NOT by Mother Nature.


And; with a temperature of up to

as much as 1,800 Celsius required,

in order to create SYNTHETIC stones, they can hardly be described as “UNHEATED”.


True; NATURAL Sapphires,

made by Mother Nature,

also required high temperatures

in the creation process

and thereby were in fact; heated,

BUT; it was by a NATURAL process.


Perhaps a more correct description

of Sapphires made by Mother Nature,

and subsequently exposed to

some amount of heat by humans,

would have been:

“Natural Sapphire… Re-Heated”

12144.0 - 13.69cts - 14.63x14.49x8.46mm


“The Golden Legend”


An Exceptionally fine

Australian Golden Sapphire

VERY WELL CUT - SUPERB COLOUR

NO INCLUSIONS - NO TREATMENT   

(GIA and GSL Certs.)


OUITE LARGE; only some dozens of good quality stones of this size and larger,

in various shades of Yellow,

has ever been found in Australia.


Attempting to compile a list of Yellows;

“The Golden Legend” comes in as #20,

“The Golden Oldie” as #15,

“The Golden Boomerang” as #16.

 This is, however, an uncompleted list!

See list:  Here


“The Golden Legend” was 53.00 carats

in the rough when it was found in 1960.


The miner sold it to a Sapphire buyer in Anakie, Queensland, who cut it.


In 1970 he sold his share in stone

to his business partner,

a collector of the finest Aussie Gems.


It stayed in his personal Collection

until 2015, when due to old age he decided it should be passed on to someone, somewhat “younger”,

to be the new caretaker

of this PERFECT GEM.

This is a Collector’s Gem

COLOUR…

the “lifeblood” of

Coloured Gemstones

COLOUR; that’s the main aspect of what Coloured Gemstones are all about;

it is also the hardest to accurately describe.


A very specific colour, and shade of colour,

tend to get misinterpreted when conveyed between two people, let alone between three, like; consumer to jeweller, jeweller to us.


These photos do not only serve the purpose of indicating the range of shapes, sizes and qualities we carry, but more importantly,

they can be very helpful as reference when communicating colours and shades of colours between all parties.


For this reason, we do not update this website on a regular basis and whenever we do, we do not add many photos of new stock to the many 100’s already listed here.


By quoting one or more of our StockID’s,

we will be able to more accurately ascertain the colour you, or your customer, do require.


Heated by Mother Nature

and

Heated by Man…

All of our Sapphires should be considered

as having been FURTHER heated, by Man, unless otherwise stated.  

  

However; as most of these stones have actually never been tested,

a particular stone may be found to be UNHEATED,

if submitted to a Gemmological test lab.


The test is FREE and no obligation to buy.

A Certificate from a Gemological Lab

may be supplied, free of charge,

if the stone is purchased.


Contact a Jewellery store,

or your personal Jeweller,

and ask them to contact us,

if you wish to view any of these Gems.


Most of our stock is not listed here,

so advise your Jeweller what you are looking for and most likely we will have it.

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DEPTH OF COLOUR in Sapphires

 (Note:  This is NOT a trade standard!)

Ceylon ~ AUSTRALIAN ~ African


Most Shapes, Sizes, Colours and Qualities

(Sizes shown as: LengthxWidthxDepth in mm)

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SAPPHIRES

1

Australian Cabochon Sapphires

(Mined, Cut and Polished in Australia)

2

15455.4 - 2.46cts - 8.38x7.23x4.61mm

3

10771.3 - 2.41cts - 7.88x6.89x4.82mm

10971_1 web MP4.mp4

4

10971.1 - 7.05cts -17.86x8.35x4.24mm


11447.2 MP4 web.mp4

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5

11447.2 - 1.16cts - 6.98x5.65x3.67mm


6

20067.2 - 1.19cts - 8.23x4.49x3.30mm

7

27278.3 - 2.12cts - 8.52x6.90x4.38mm

10976_1 web MP4.mp4

8

10976.1 - 3.07cts - 11.03x5.52x4.38mm

9

10

31716.3 - 4.20cts - 9.62x9.63x5.17mm

11

20697.1 - 4.31cts - 10.74x8.31x6.27mm


12

10915.0-20.83cts-16.50x13.28x8.80mm

“The Golden Oldie”-Unheated-Aussie Sapp.

UNHEATED

30341.2 - 2.32cts - 9.57x6.65x3.74mm

17

30694_7 web MP4.mp4

30694.7 - 2.19cts - 7.36x7.26x4.58mm

18

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22

Australian Cabochon Sapphires

(“Mined, Cut and Polished in Australia”)

23

Australian Cabochon Sapphires

(Available in Rounds and Ovals)

24

30735.1 MP4 web.mp4

30735.1 - 1.99cts - 6.90x6.82x4.73mm

25

40905.2 - 2.55cts - 8.52x7.24x5.46mm

26

UNHEATED

10979.1 - 5.38cts - 12.04x8.94x5.85mm

28

11350.1 - 5.47cts - 10.35x10.35x6.50mm

29

15456.36 - 1.81cts - 8.13x7.19x2.89mm

11084_2 web MP4.mp4

30

11084.2 - 1.52cts - 7.37x6.08x4.21mm

31

11339.1 - 6.25cts - 11.60x9.00x5.90mm

32

30697.5 MP4 web.mp4

33

UNHEATED

30672_5 web MP4.mp4

35

UNHEATED

31716.2 - 4.52cts - 9.20x9.15x6.11mm

(Certified Natural Unheated)

36

30077.1 - 4.40cts - 10.25x8.5.39mm

37

10894.1 - 4.71cts - 11.55x8.48x5.44mm

10894_1 web MP4.mp4

30610.4 - 2.18cts - 8.13x9.04x4.04mm

38

30610_4 web MP4.mp4

30392.1 -

39

40

15456.3 - 2.24cts - 6.78x9.53x5.39mm


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41

Reddestone Creek Sapphires

(“Mined, Cut and Polished in Australia”)

11570.0 - 2.06cts - 6.95x5.88x5.01mm

42

43

10941.1 - 2.02cts - 8.37x7.07x4.59mm

11883.0 - 1.36cts - 6.82x6.73x4.06mm

45

11883_0 web MP4.mp4

16013.39 - 1.43cts - 6.84x6.14x4.36mm

46

16013_39 web MP4.mp4

31758.1 - 7.18cts - 12.50x9.24x6.38mm

(Natural, UnHeated)

47

UNHEATED

30890.7 - 1.22cts - 6.95x6.95x3.12mm

48

30890_7 web MP4.mp4

10973.1 - 2.97cts - 8.41x7.34x5.08mm

49

11729.1 - 3.05cts - 10.37x7.27x4.98mm

50

10879.5 - 1.41cts - 7.60x6.21x3.70mm


51

11778.1 - 2.76cts - 8.75x7.50x5.03mm

52

11778_1 web MP4.mp4

10975.1 - 3.55cts - 9.64x7.78x5.37mm

(Natural, UnHeated)

53

UNHEATED

30649.1 - 5.64cts - 12.41x9.63x5.48mm

54

30649_1 web2 MP4.mp4

10949.1 - 2.31cts - 6.95x9.75x4.54mm

55

11419.4 - 2.58cts - 8.41x6.56x4.71mm

56

15456.35 - 2.46cts - 7.49x6.56x5.59mm

57

15456_35 web2 MP4.mp4

11071.4 - 3.70cts - 11.13x9.13x5.07mm

58

11071_4 web2 MP4.mp4

11688.1 - 6.23cts - 12.16x9.79x6.31mm

59

11688_1 web MP4.mp4

31196.1 - 1.92cts - 7.78x7.76x4.64mm

60

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11333.0 - 10.20cts - 16.03x11.19x6.74mm


63

64

UNHEATED

11333_0 web2 MP4.mp4

11419.2 - 2.68cts - 9.97x6.03x4.29mm

(Natural, UnHeated)

65

UNHEATED

46001.4 - 2.40cts - 8.94x6.00x5.13mm

66

11078.2 - 3.12cts - 9.02x9.45x5.48mm

67

11078_2 web MP4.mp4

15466.51 - 2.98cts - 10.40x8.95x4.48mm

68

15466_51 web MP4.mp4

20697.2 - 4.09cts - 10.00x8.11x6.21

69

11672.1 - 2.40cts - 9.89x6.05x3.90mm

70

11672_1 web MP4.mp4

30697.3 - 4.19cts - 11.05x9.15x4.69mm

71

30697.3 MP4 LrgSml web.mp4

30689.7 - 3.96cts - 11.00x8.90x4.84mm

72

30689_7 web MP4.mp4

10955.1 - 2.52cts - 9.13x6.84x4.10mm

73

11490.1 - 8.75cts - 12.80x12.80x7.44mm

76

11401.1 - 3.62cts - 9.10x6.60x4.30mm

77

11401_1 web MP4.mp4

15466.44 - 2.81cts - 7.39x12.20x3.66mm

78

11667.1 - 11.49cts - 14.17x11.30x7.74mmrt: Natural, UnHeated)

79

UNHEATED

11667.1 web mp4.mp4

11077.4 - 2.78cts - 9.24x6.33x4.41mm

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Australian Sapphires:

Blue - Green - Yellow - Parti-Coloured - Black Round *Oval *Pear *Marquise *Drop *Emerald Cut

Aussie Sapphires

81

10850.2 - 2.91cts - 7.10x7.10x4.30mm

82

10850_2 web MP4.mp4

30890.12 - 1.12cts - 8.00x5.10x2.79mm

83

30890.12 MP4 web.mp4

11895.1 - 2.21cts - 8.20x6.37x4.56

84

30890.11 - 1.30cts - 10.72x5.21x3.07mm

85

30890.11 MP4 web.mp4

27

30697.5 - 5.25cts - 12.10x9.45x5.40mm

30672.5 - 6.15cts - 13.53x9.30x5.79mm

34

40905.2 - 2.55cts - 8.25x7.24x5.46

86

11832.1 - 3.75cts - 9.25x9.40x5.15mm

15468.51 - 1.60cts - 6.71x5.50x5.11mm

88

15468_51 web MP4.mp4

11663.1 - 7.98cts - 13.29x10.32x6.67mm


89

10994.1 - 4.09cts - 10.78x7.59x5.52mm


90

10894.1 - 4.71cts - 11.55x8.48x5.44mm

91

10894_1 web2 MP4.mp4

30390.7 - 2.71cts - 8.04x7.95x4.91mm


92

11671.1 - 2.00cts - 7.63x6.36x4.38mm

93

11671_1 web2 MP4.mp4

30500.1 - 3.14cts - 8.15x8.85x5.90mm

94

30500_1 web MP4.mp4

20697.6 - 2.45cts - 7.65x7.65x5.24mm

95

 15240.0 - Australian Black Sapphire - 12x10mm  From 7.50 to 8.50 carat each

96

Australian Black Sapphires

Round-Oval-Marquise-Heart-Emerald Cut

97

30649.1 - 5.64cts - 12.41x9.63x5.48mm

98

30649_1 web MP4.mp4

30697.4 - 4.19cts - 11.06x9.15x4.69mm

99

30697.4 MP4 PAL QT.mp4

30414.1 - 1.23cts - 7.69x5.04x3.28mm

100

31188.1 - 6.22cts - 11.71x11.88x6.29mm

31188_1 web.mp4

The Australian Colours…


Aussie Sapphires

are mostly found in Blue colour

with Yellow and Greens

found in smaller quantities.


The Aussie Blue Sapphires tend to be a deep blue.

See 89


Top Australian Golden Yellows are better than what is found most anywhere else.

See 17


Green Aussie Sapphires tend to be of a deeper colour and not as light as can be found elsewhere.

See 90


Blue and Yellow are often blended together producing a colour that is Greenish/Yellow, Yellowish/Green, Bluish/Green or Greenish/Blue.

See 76


The two colours can also be distinctively separate from each other in the one stone and are described as being Parti-Coloured.

See 119 (next page)

 

Black Sapphire which looks like Onyx.

See 96


Black Star Sapphire, although the colour is actually more often than not brownish, is quite common.  

See 123 (next page)


Colours like Pink and Purple are extremely rare and generally very small and/or of poor quality.


For a list of

UNHEATED Sapphires,

Click  here!

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11689.1 - 3.60cts - 10.14x8.30x5.38mm

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UNHEATED

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UNHEATED

31003.4 - 1.02cts - 6.31x6.21x2.96mm

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