• The Gem Centre started in the late 1960’s as a small sapphire cutting business with Ray and Shirley Klibbe.The business serviced Inverell's booming sapphire mining trade. 

  • Bill and Pam Gowlett purchased The Gem Centre and expanded the range with loose gemstones and fine jewellery. 

  • The Simpson family are proud to continue The Gem Centre’s tradition of being family owned, local and trusted. 

  • Our door has been open for over 50 years! With many satisfied customers from all over the world. We love to welcome any visitor to our store. We also post!

  • Come in or speak to the friendly team as we offer a large range of services – faceting, jewellery repairs, manufactured settings, handmade custom makes and orders as well as watch repairs.

  • We have been in the sapphire trade for over 50 years, and have a large selection from the area including Reddestone Creek, Snake Gully, Horse Gully, and Frazer’s Creek. 

  • We also offer gifts, mineral specimens, and semi – precious stones. We work with you to pick the perfect present or celebrate something special! Many couples choose us for their engagement ring.