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DEPTH OF COLOUR (This is NOT a trade standard!)

M.Sapphires

Ceylon ~ AUSTRALIAN ~ African

Most Shapes, Sizes Colours & Qualities

Size is shown in mm as:

Length x Width x Depth

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VIEW ANY OF THESE SELECTED GEMS?


 If outside of Australia: Contact Us directly.

 If within Australia, then simply;

 

1> Contact a Jewellery store or your Jeweller


2> Give them Surfsands’ phone number:

 (02) 9267 7765


3> Quote our stock number for 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 jeweller will then contact us and we will send them whatever is available, as per your information.


6> The store will then contact you and arrange a time for you to view the gemstones.


PLEASE NOTE;

If you are looking for something very specific,

but you can’t see it anywhere 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 quite 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 and expected…

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UNHEATED  Sapphire & Rubies

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S A P P H I R E S

101

UNHEATED

11045.2 - 3.02cts - 9.49x6.34x4.85mm

10913_1 web MP4.mp4

102

UNHEATED

10913.1 - 9.35cts - 21.05x9.91x5.94mm

11969.0 MP4 web (2).mp4

103

30691.- - 4Emerald Cut=5.79cts - 8.0x5.1-8.9x5.2

11969.0 - 1Round Cut=8.00cts - 12.17x12.02x7.53

10971_1 web3 MP4.mp4

104

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

More than 100 people have visually  identified this to be a Tourmaline.  Our “Gemmologist” Gem Tester instantly identified it to be a Green Sapphire

105

31971.1 -

31196_1 web MP4.mp4

106

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

UNHEATED

107

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

11851_6 web MP4.mp4

108

11851.6 - 1.18cts - 7.05x7.05x3.44mm

11984_4 web MP4.mp4

109

11984.4 - 6.29cts - 11.34x11.34x7.00mm

15466.42 MP4 web.mp4

110

15466.42 - 2.75cts - 10.80x7.55x4.43mm

27482_14 web MP4.mp4

111

27482.14 - 3.07cts - 8.50x6.96x5.84mm

(Cert: Natural, UnHeated)

UNHEATED

30790_2 MP4 web.mp4

112

30790.2 - 5.77cts - 12.42x9.37x5.90mm

113

16013.27 -

114

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

115

31160.1 - 3.13cts - 10.19x8.15x4.15mm

10894_1 web MP4.mp4

116

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

30890_9 web MP4.mp4

117

30890.9 - 1.06cts - 6.65x6.65x3.34mm

11969.0 MP4 web (2).mp4

118

30691.- - 4EC=5.79cts - 8.0x5.1-8.9x5.2

11969.0 - 1RC=8.00cts - 12.17x12.02x7.53

11665.1 - 4.41 cts

Kite Cut = 1.34 cts ** Round Cut = 3.07 cts

119

11076.2 MP4 web.mp4

120

11076.2 - 5.75cts - 8.50x6.55x5.00mm

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121

UNHEATED

11344.1 - 6.89cts - 11.03x10.94x7.21mm

(Cert: Natural, UnHeated)

122

11747.1 - 2.81cts - 8.14x8.14x5.66mm

123

UNHEATED

124

10950.1 - 19.67cts - 17.66x13.43x9.04mm

“The Golden Boomerang”

(Certified: Natural, Unheated Australian Sapphire)

The rough stone, when found in the late 1960’s, was 155 carats (31 grams).

The rough was a perfect Parti-Coloured stone; one half was pure Yellow and the other half was pure Green.

It was sold to a Thai Gem Merchant who specialised in Aussie rough Sapphires and he sliced it into two pieces; one piece being cut into a spectacular square emerald cut (Octagonal) Green Sapphire of just over 24 carats, the other half yielded the above 19.67 carat Yellow.

Both of the cut stones, however, were bought back from the Thai Gem Merchant in the early 1970’s when the OPEC crisis disrupted the Thai Sapphire cutting industry.

The 24 carat Green Sapphire was some time later sold to a Japanese Gem Merchant.  

15476_0 web MP4.mp4

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15476.0 - 3.72cts - 7.70x6.80x5.98mm

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Australian Sapphires:

Blue - Green - Yellow - Parti-Coloured - Black

Round * Oval * Pear  * Marquise

 Emerald Cut * Baguette Cut

S A P P H I R E S

Australian - Ceylon - African

A L L   T Y P E S  -  S H A P E S  -  S I Z E S

 -  C O L O U R S   A N D   Q U A L I T I E S

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See individual photos above for videos; top right corners.

NATURAL   SAPPHIRES & RUBIES

We do NOT stock

“Man Made”, “Lab Created”

or any other described synthetic.

All of our stones are dug out of the earth.

UNHEATED   SAPPHIRES & RUBIES

We carry a large stock of Sapphires.

Very few, and mostly larger sized stones as listed below, have been tested and certified as being UNHEATED.

If the requirement is for an unheated stone, and a suitable stone can not be found from the ones listed below, please give us some basic information, such as:

shape, size, colour etc..

This is to enable us to search our stock for stones that are close to the basic information provided by you.

We can then submit the stones to a Gemological lab to test if any of those stone(s) submitted are unheated.

There is no fee or obligation on your part for this checking process.


Gem:
RU = Ruby
SA = Sapphire


Org:
AF = Africa
AU = Australia
BU = Burma
MA = Madagascar
MO = Mozambique
SR = Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
UN = Unknown


Cut (shape):
OC = Oval Cut
RC = Round Cut
MC = Marquise Cut
    (Navette Cut)
CC = Cushion Cut
EC = Emerald Cut
DC = Drop Cut
LC = Octagonal Cut:
    (Square Emerald Cut)

Color:

BE = Blue

GN = Green

PI = Pink

RE = Red

YE = Yellow


BeGn = Blue/Green

GnYe = Green/Yellow

GnBe = Green/Blue

YeGn = Yellow/Green

(The dominant colour, when two colours are blended together, is the first colour indicated.)


PA = Parti Colour:

(One part of the stone is one colour, the other part is a different colour; the colours are not blended together as in a Blue/Green stone, for example.)

List of  UNHEATED  SAPPHIRES & RUBIES

StkID

Itm

Gem

Org

Cut

Color

Carats

Long

Wide

10860

1

RU

BU

OC

Re  

1.36

6.75

6.39

10913

1

SA

AU

MC

BeGn

9.34

20.99

9.94

10915

0

SA

AU

CC

Ye  

20.83

16.5O

13.28

10921

2

SA

SR

OC

Be  

4.85

10.6O

8.11

10950

1

SA

AU

OC

Ye  

19.67

17.66

13.43

10975

1

SA

AU

CC

Be  

3.55

9.64

7.78

10978

1

SA

AU

CC

Gn  

7.02

13.74

10.18

10979

1

SA

AU

OC

GnYe

5.37

12.05

8.95

10980

1

SA

AU

OC

GnYe

6.82

12.01

10.19

10982

1

SA

AU

OC

GnYe

4.53

12.32

9.32

10983

1

SA

AU

CC

GnYe

5.55

11.66

10.12

10984

1

SA

AU

OC

Gn  

14.55

17.26

13.29

10986

1

SA

AU

RC

GnBe

9.44

12.88

13.16

11045

2

SA

AU

EC

YeGn

3.02

9.49

6.34

11045

3

SA

AU

CC

Pa  

3.24

8.56

7.35

11333

0

SA

AU

OC

Be  

10.2

16.03

11.17

11344

1

SA

AU

RC

Be  

6.89

11.03

10.94

11419

2

SA

AU

EC

YeGn

2.68

9.97

6.03

11474

2

SA

AU

EC

YeGn

2.43

8.11

6.27

11486

1

SA

AU

OC

Ye  

4.5O

13.01

9.36

11667

1

SA

SR

CC

Ye  

11.49

14.17

11.3

11752

3

SA

AU

EC

Ye  

2.51

9.OO

6.7O

11754

1

SA

AU

OC

Gn  

2.28

9.69

7.02

11840

0

SA

AU

RC

Be  

3.96

10.24

10.17

11987

1

SA

AU

CC

GnYe

11.47

15.88

10.83

11990

1

SA

AU

OC

Ye  

4.35

10.86

9.11

11995

0

SA

AU

EC

Be  

1.93

8.01

5.93

12054

0

SA

AU

EC

Be  

1.63

7.98

5.47

12094

0

SA

AU

RC

BeGn

5.63

11.16

11.08

12144

0

SA

AU

RC

Ye  

13.69

14.62

14.51

12188

0

SA

SR

CC

Pi  

4.52

9.2O

9.15

12343

0

SA

SR

CC

Be  

8.24

11.16

8.79

15378

31

RU

AF

EC

Re  

1.68

7.57

5.91

15378

32

RU

AF

EC

Re  

1.77

6.99

5.56

15378

33

RU

AF

EC

Re  

1.54

6.68

5.27

27294

7

RU

MO

EC

Re  

2.64

9.13

6.45

27405

2

RU

MO

DC

Re  

1.54

8.18

5.96

27405

3

RU

MO

DC

Re  

1.04

8.24

4.7O

27481

1

RU

MO

OC

Re  

1.08

6.9O

4.61

27482

14

SA

SR

OC

Be  

3.07

8.5O

6.96

27631

6

RU

MO

OC

Re  

1.03

5.84

5.02

30227

3

SA

SR

CC

Be  

2.16

7.74

6.88

30661

14

SA

AU

RC

Be  

3.12

8.33

8.39

30672

5

SA

AU

OC

YeGn

6.15

13.56

9.35

30697

3

SA

SR

CC

Pi

4.19

11.05

9.15

30697

4

SA

SR

OC

PI

4.57

12.46

9.18

31792

1

SA

MA

EC

Pi  

2.11

7.9O

6.72

31813

8

SA

SR

OC

Pi  

2.82

9.45

7.24

31040

3

SA

UN

LC

Ye  

2.36

7.6O

7.46

31047

3

SA

SR

EC

Be  

1.68

8.24

6.2O

31405

2

SA

SR

EC


1.9O

8.78

6.02

31716

3

SA

MA

CC

Pi  

4.2O

9.62

9.63

31758

1

SA

UN

CC

Ye  

7.18

12.5

9.24

47004

1

SA

SR

OC

YeOr

3.33

9.92

8.45

47007

1

SA

SR

OC

Be  

1.61

7.33

5.71

47012

30

SA

SR

OC

Ye  

4.77

10.85

8.68

47012

34

SA

SR

RC

Ye  

2.03

7.45

7.42

12901

1

SA

AU

OC

Be  

1.95

7.86

6.02

12901

2

SA

AU

OC

Be  

2.17

8.69

5.83

Australian Black Star Sapphires

(Never actually black, but normally as in the photo)

Basic Colour Reference Chart

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Australian Ceylon Sri Lankan Madagascar African Rough Round Oval Emerald Marquise Heart Pear Shape Cut Very Light Medium Deep Royal Blue Black Yellow Golden Orange Purple Pink Green Parti Colour Star Sapphire Saphir Safir Sapphires for sale wholesale from Reddestone Creek New South Wales Inverell Glen Innes Anakie Rubyvale

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FAMOUS AUSSIE YELLOW SAPPHIRES

Without doubt, there must be many more special Yellow Sapphires  mined over the last 100 years, but which are not yet listed here.

Any corrections and/or additional information would be much appreciated.

This is an uncompleted list  of some very large and very rare  Yellow Sapphires found in Australia over the last 100 years.

Having been able to view photos or physically handle only a few of the stones listed, I have assumed that all of the unnamed stones that has had their details recorded in some form, mostly in books, must have been stones of some significant quality and should therefore be listed.

This list should only include stones in the Yellow - Golden - Orange colour range and stones that are clean(ish).

1

"The Centenary Sapphire"

Colour:

Yellow

Rough Weight:

2,020 carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:

Nelson (age 14)

Year Found:

1979

Found at:


History:

Stolen in 1980, but recovered in 1986.

It may have been sold in the USA for million(s) of Dollars.

2

"Pride of Queensland"

Colour:

Golden

Rough Weight:

471 carats

Cut Weight:

159 carats

Shape:


Found by:

McKenny

Year Found:


Found at:


History:


3

"Golden Willow"

renamed

"Golden Queen"

Colour:

Golden/Yellow

Rough Weight:

322 carats

Cut Weight:

91.35

Shape:

Octagonal  (Square?)

Found by:

H. Cliftin-Parr

Year Found:

1951

Found at:

The Willows Sapphire Fields

History:

The stone was bought from a Brisbane Jeweller (late 1960's or 1970's) by a Thai Rough Sapphire gem merchant who re-cut and re-named the stone in honour of the Queen of Thailand.

5


Colour:

Orange

Rough Weight:

249 carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:

W. Dyer

Year Found:

1920

Found at:


History:


5

"Willow Sapphire"

Colour:

Golden

Rough Weight:

210 carats

Cut Weight:

35.73 carats

Shape:

Oval

Found by:

J. Anderson

Year Found:

1946

Found at:

"Clondyke", The Willows fields

History:

Sold in May, 2015, at Sotheby's auction in Melbourne for A$122,000.00

6


Colour:

Golden/Yellow

Rough Weight:

163 Carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:

C. Donovan

Year Found:

1949

Found at:

The Willows Sapphire fields

History:


7

"Kingsley Sapphire"

Colour:

Golden/Green Parti-coloured

Rough Weight:

162.26 Carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:

J. Kingsley

Year Found:

1986(?)

Found at:

Fancy Stone Gully, Anakie

History:


8


Colour:

Orange/Yellow

Rough Weight:

148 carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:

E. Russel

Year Found:

1924

Found at:

Freehold Claim

History:


9


Colour:

Yellow

Rough Weight:


Cut Weight:

32 carats

Shape:


Found by:

W. Dyer

Year Found:


Found at:


History:


10


Colour:

Orange/Yellow

Rough Weight:


Cut Weight:

31 carats

Shape:


Found by:

W. Dyer

Year Found:

1925

Found at:


History:

This is most likely the very same stone as 9; Same miner and reported as 31 vs 32 carats and found 1925 vs 1924.

11

"The Autumn Glory"

Colour:

Orange/Yellow

Rough Weight:

103.5 carats

Cut Weight:

30.25 carats

Shape:


Found by:


Year Found:

1993

Found at:

Washpool

History:

The stone disappeared when it was shipped to the USA.

12

"The Golden Jubilee Sapphire"

Colour:

Golden

Rough Weight:

69 carats

Cut Weight:

29.06 carats

Shape:


Found by:

A. Hill and D. Boon

Year Found:

1970

Found at:

Normans Hill, Anakie

History:

It was originally over 30 carats, but was re-cut in order to eliminate a minor flaw.

It is a very "heavy" stone and the face is apparently not much larger than that of "The Golden Legend" (See previous page.)

13


Colour:

Golden/Orange

Rough Weight:


Cut Weight:

26 (?) carats

Shape:


Found by:


Year Found:


Found at:


History:

Bought at auction in Sydney where the stone was listed as Round Cut Citrine...

The stone was later confirmed to be a Sapphire and it's origin was thought to be Australia.

14

"Golden Flower"

Colour:

Golden

Rough Weight:


Cut Weight:

21.25

Shape:


Found by:

Pacey

Year Found:


Found at:


History:


15

"The Golden Oldie"

Colour:

Golden/Yellow

Rough Weight:


Cut Weight:

20.83

Shape:

Old Cushion Cut, 15.50x13.28x 8.80mm

Found by:


Year Found:


Found at:


History:

Bought in the 1970's from a gem merchant.

It is certified as: "Natural - No Treatment.

Still in our collection.

(See photo previous page)

16

"The Golden Boomerang"

Colour:

Golden/Yellow

Rough Weight:

155 carats (but half Yellow, half Green)

Cut Weight:

19.67 carats  (plus a 24 carat Green)

Shape:

Oval

Found by:


Year Found:


Found at:

Anakie

History:

The rough stone was a parti-colour in a brick shape with one half being Yellow and the other half Green.

We sold the rough piece to the owner of the "Golden Queen" and he cut it into two; one oval Golden and one Octagonal Green.

We later bought the two stones from him, but both have now been sold.  (See photo this page)

17


Colour:

Yellow

Rough Weight:

84 carats

Cut Weight:


Shape:


Found by:


Year Found:

1964

Found at:

The Willows

History:


18


Colour:

Golden/Orange

Rough Weight:

83.5 carats

Cut Weight:

19.54 carats

Shape:

Round  (15.15 x 15.21 x 10.47 mm)

Found by:


Year Found:

1992

Found at:

The Willows

History:

The stone was cut by Russel Shawmarsh in 1999.

Apparently, at some stage it was valued at A$99,790.00 (A$5,106 per carat) and for sale some years ago for A$90,000.00

19


Colour:

Orange/Yellow

Rough Weight:

55 carats

Cut Weight:

18.43 carats

Shape:

 Round(?)  (14.82x14.82 x 10.09 mm)

Found by:


Year Found:

1999

Found at:

Glen Alva

History:

Cut by Russel Shawmarsh in 1999.

It apparently is Unheated.

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"The Golden Legend"

Colour:

Golden

Rough Weight:

53 carats

Cut Weight:

13.69 carats

Shape:

Round  (14.62 x 14.51 x 8.46 mm)

Found by:

Bob Shanks

Year Found:

1960

Found at:


History:

Charlie Bradford, a field buyer and Sapphire cutter in Anakie, bought the stone and cut it.

In 1970 he sold it to his business partner who in turn sold it in 2015.

The stone is certified as Natural with no heat treatment identified.

It well cut, perfectly clean and with a colour as good as it gets. (See photo previous page)



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