People think of the sapphire as being a blue stone but in fact it comes in a range of colours. The sapphires beauty spans the colours yellow, pink, gold, orange, green and violet, or may be colourless or parti-coloured (a mixture of more than one colour in a stone). The star sapphire is also a highly desired and uniquely beautiful stone.
The blue sapphire still remains one of the most prized gemstones in the world and Australia is a major producer of the stone. Inverell is also famous for the quality of its yellow, green and parti stones. Many people agree that Inverell cannot be beaten for our fantastic sapphires. Here at The Inverell Gem Centre we have a wonderful display of sapphires in unusual cuts and colours.
Between 50 and 70 percent of the world’s total sapphire production by weight comes from Australia and Inverell is the centre of the New England supply. Over half of Australia's supply come from our area.
Our Gem facetors take great care and pride while cutting the rough gem material to achieve top quality and colour.