12144.0 ~ 13.69cts ~ 14.63x14.49x8.46mm
“The Golden Legend”
Exceptionally fine piece of Australian Golden Sapphire
VERY WELL CUT ~ QUITE LARGE ~ SUPERB COLOUR
NO INCLUSIONS ~ NO TREATMENT (GIA Cert.)
It was 53.00 carats in the rough when found in 1960.
The miner sold it to a local Sapphire buyer in Anakie who cut the stone and in 1970 sold the stone to his business partner, a collector of the finest Aussie Gems.
It remained in his personal Collection until 2015 when due to old age he decided to pass it on to someone “younger” to be the caretaker of this PERFECT GEM.
This is a Collector’s Gem
Heated by Mother Nature and Heated by Man…
All Sapphires on this website 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 could be found to be UnHeated, if submitted to a test. (Contact us)
Any stone tested by a Gemological Lab and found to be “un-Heated” by Man, comes with the Lab’s Certificate.
Aussie Sapphires are mostly found in a Blue colour, but also found in Yellow as well as some Greens.
The Aussie Blue Sapphires tend to be a deep blue. (See 80 & 99)
The top Australian Golden Yellows are better than what is available from most anywhere else. (See 20)
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 120)
Black Sapphire which looks like Onyx. (See 96 & 97)
Black Star Sapphire is fairly common. (See 124)
Colours like Pink and Purple are extremely rare and generally very small and/or of poor quality.
Blue ~ Green ~ Yellow ~ Parti-Coloured ~ Black
Round * Oval * Pear * Marquise * Drop * Emerald Cut
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 industry.
The 24 carat Green Sapphire was some time later sold to a Japanese Gem Merchant.
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 7565
3> Quote our stock number for stone(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> They will then contact us, we will send them whatever is available, as per your information.
8> The store then contact you and arrange a time for you to view them.
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 similar.
On occasions, we have been able to offer stones from our stock that’s even nicer than what a customer originally had in mind and expected…