- 8F432E68E4AAB34D92D0F87DB1EFB15C

Box B 29 - 1.75 cts

8.10 x 6.99 x 3.65 mm

Australian Olive Coloured Sapphire

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 and which subsequently 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”

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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

4

10971_1 web MP4.mp4

10971.1 - 7.05 cts

17.86 x 8.35 x 4.24 mm

5

6

20067.2 - 1.19 cts

8.23 x 4.49 x 3.30 mm

7

10976_1 web MP4.mp4

8

10976.1 - 3.07cts

11.03 x 5.52 x 4.38 mm

10

11

20697.1 - 4.31 cts

10.74 x 8.31 x 6.27 mm

12

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

“The Golden Oldie”-Unheated-Aussie Sapp.

UNHEATED

17

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 - 1.99 cts

6.90 x 6.82 x 4.73 mm

25

40905.2 - 2.55 cts

8.52 x 7.24 x 5.46 mm

26

UNHEATED

10979.1 - 5.38 cts

2.04 x 8.94 x 5.85 mm

28

29

15456.36 - 1.81 cts

8.13 x 7.19 x 2.89 mm

11084_2 web MP4.mp4

30

11084.2 - 1.52 cts

7.37 x 6.08 x 4.21 mm

31

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

32

Box B 32 - 1.92 cts

 8.06 x 7.02 x 3.80 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

33

Box B 33 - 1.20 cts

 6.51 x 5.24 x 4.04 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

35

UNHEATED

31716.2 - 4.52 cts

9.20 x 9.15 x 6.11 mm (Certified)

36

Box B 36 - 1.81 cts  

7.83 x 6.46 x 4.36 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

10894.1 - 4.71 cts

11.55 x 8.48 x 5.44 mm

10894_1 web MP4.mp4

38

Box B 38 - 1.20 cts  

7.90 x 5.28 x 3.04 mm

Australian Orangey Coloured

39

Box B  40 - 1.71 cts

8.82 x 6.69 x 3.45 mm

Australian Green Sapphire

40905.2 - 2.55 cts

8.25 x 7.24 x 5.46 mm

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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40

15456.3 - 2.24 cts

6.78 x 9.53 x 5.39 mm

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41

Reddestone Creek Sapphires

(“Mined, Cut and Polished in Australia”)

42

Box B 41 - 1.23 cts  

6.42 x 5.45 x 3.93 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

43

10941.1 - 2.02 cts

8.37 x 7.07 x 4.59 mm

45

Box B 42 - 1.04 cts  

6.58 x 4.51 x 3.18 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

16013.39 - 1.43 cts

6.84 x 6.14 x 4.36 mm

46

16013_39 web MP4.mp4

47

Box B 43 - 1.97 cts  

7.84 x 6.65 x 4.39 mm

Australia Parti Coloured Sapphire

48

Box B 45 - 2.19 cts  

 8.70 x 6.30 x 4.27 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

10973.1 - 2.97 cts - (TEAL Colour)

8.41 x 7.34 x 5.08 mm

49

11729.1 - 3.05 cts

10.37 x 7.27 x 4.98 mm

50

51

Box B 48 - 1.81 cts  

 7.10 x 5.62 x 3.59 mm

Australian Yellow Sapphire

11778.1 - 2.76 cts

8.75 x 7.50 x 5.03 mm

52

11778_1 web MP4.mp4

53

Box B 58 - 2.30 cts  

 7.46 x 7.08 x 4.90 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

54

Box B 59 - 1.67 cts  

7.95 x 6.01 x 3.81 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

10949.1 - 2.31 cts

6.95 x 9.75 x 4.54 mm

55

11419.4 - 2.58 cts

8.41 x 6.56 x 4.71 mm

56

15456.35 - 2.46 cts

7.49 x 6.56 x 5.59 mm

57

15456_35 web2 MP4.mp4

11071.4 - 3.70 cts

11.13 x 9.13 x 5.07 mm

58

11688.1 - 6.23 cts

12.16 x 9.79 x 6.31 mm

59

11688_1 web MP4.mp4

31188.1 - 6.22 cts

11.71 x 11.88 x 6.29 mm

31188_1 web.mp4

44

.

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

UNHEATED

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21

20

19

1212144.0 - 13.69 carats

 14.63 x 14.49 x 8.46 mm

“The Golden Legend”

Box B 14 1.72 cts

6.78 x 6.29 x 4.28 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

Box B 1 -  1.91 cts

8.06 x 6.86 x 4.06 mm

Australian Green Sapphire

3

Box B 1__2022-03-19-14-20-06.mp4

Box B 2 - 2.01 cts

8.06 x 6.50 x 3.88 mm

Australian Yellow Sapphire

Box B 2__2022-03-20-16-47-11.mp4

Box B 15 - 1.41 cts

7.66 x 5.69 x 3.65 mm

Australian Orangey Parti Colour

9

Box B 31 - 1.15 cts

6.58 x 5.36 x 3.58 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

Box B 30 - 1.37 cts

7.52 x 6.39 x 3.59 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

27

34

Australian Black Sapphires

Round-Oval-Marquise-Heart-Emerald Cut

97

30649.1 - 5.64 cts

12.41 x 9.63 x 5.48 mm

98

30649_1 web MP4.mp4

30697.4 - 4.19 cts

 11.06 x 9.15 x 4.69 mm

99

30697.4 MP4 PAL QT.mp4

UNHEATED

Box B 87 - 1.54 cts  

6.96 x 6.31 x 3.94 mm

Australian Yellow/Green Sapphire

100

COLOUR…

the “lifeblood” of

Coloured Gemstones

COLOUR; that’s the main aspect of and 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 our stones have actually never been tested, many have been found to be “NOT HEATED” when 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.


if you wish to view any of these Gems, please contact your personal Jeweller or a Jewellery store, and ask them to contact us.


Most of our stock is not listed here,

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

62

31196.1 - 1.92 cts

7.78 x 7.76 x 4.64 mm

60

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11333.0 - 10.20 cts

16.03 x 11.19 x 6.74 mm

63

Box B 60 - 1.66 cts  

 7.95 x 6.57 x 3.53 mm

Australian Green Sapphire

64

UNHEATED

11333_0 web2 MP4.mp4

11419.2 - 2.68 cts

9.97 x 6.03 x 4.29 mm

65

UNHEATED

46001.4 - 2.40 cts

8.94 x 6.00 x 5.13 mm

66

67

15466.51 - 2.98 cts

10.40 x 8.95 x 4.48 mm

68

15466_51 web MP4.mp4

69

Box B 67 - 1.50 cts  

 7.02 x 5.53 x 4.24 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

70

Box B 70 - 1.32 cts  

 7.00 x 6.70 x 3.68 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

30697.3 - 4.19 cts

11.05 x 9.15 x 4.69 mm

71

30697.3 MP4 LrgSml web.mp4

72

10955.1 - 2.52 cts

9.13 x 6.84 x 4.10 mm

UNHEATED

Box B 65 - 1.25 cts  

 7.00 x 5.93 x 3.34 mm

Australian Green Sapphire

79

11077.4 - 2.78 cts

9.24x6.33x4.41mm

10994.1 - 4.09 cts

10.78 x 7.59 x 5.52 mm

30500.1 - 3.14 cts

8.15 x 8.85 x 5.90 mm

Box B 73 - 1.27 cts  

 6.60 x 5.63 x 3.84 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

Box B 74 - 1.21 cts  

 6.72 x 5.20 x 3.67 mm

Australian Green Sapphire

Box B 86 - 1.52 cts  

 6.94 x 6.29 x 4.17 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

90

91

92

93

94

30500_1 web MP4.mp4

20697.6 - 2.45 cts

7.65 x 7.65 x 5.24 mm

95

 15240.0 - Australian Black Sapphire

12x10mm  7.50 to 8.50 carat each

76

11401.1 - 3.62 cts

9.10 x 6.60 x 4.30 mm

77

11401_1 web MP4.mp4

15466.44 - 2.81 cts

7.39 x 12.20 x 3.66 mm

78

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Australian Sapphires:

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

Aussie Sapphires

81

10850_2 web MP4.mp4

10850.2 - 2.91 cts

7.10 x 7.10 x 4.30 mm

82

30890.12 - 1.12 cts

8.00 x 5.10 x 2.79 mm

83

30890.12 MP4 web.mp4

84

Box B 71- 1.22 cts  

6.79 x 6.14 x 3.42 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

30890.11 - 1.30 cts

10.72 x 5.21 x 3.07 mm

85

30890.11 MP4 web.mp4

86

88

11663.1 - 7.98 cts

13.29 x 10.32 x 6.67 mm

89

11689_1 web MP4.mp4

11689.1 - 3.60 cts

10.14 x 8.30 x 5.38 mm

87

Box B 72 - 1.45 cts  

 6.62 x 5.85 x 4.26 mm

Australian Parti Coloured Sapphire

75

31196_1 web2 MMP4.mp4 M.Sapphires 11071_4 web2 MP4.mp4 Box B 33__2022-03-19-14-56-03 small(2).mp4 Box B 33__2022-03-19-14-56-03 small.mp4

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