He passed the flaming bounds of space and time:
The living throne, the sapphire-blaze, where angels tremble while they gaze,
He saw; but blasted with excess of light, closed his eyes in endless night.

Thomas Gray

Twilight Sapphires from Australia

Twilight Sapphires exhibit an extraordinary galaxy of mystic colors from the sky. These beautiful sapphires will turn any piece of jewelry into a unique style statement.

Some of the largest sapphire deposits in the world herald from this sun-burnt country. Australian sapphires are noted for their intense blue colors, similar to the sky just after dusk.

Sapphires have been mined in Australia for over 100 years. The majority of Australian sapphires come from three fields: the Anakie fields in central Queensland, the Lava Plains in northern Queensland and the New England fields around Inverell in the northeast of New South Wales. Sapphminco's mines are in the legendary King's Plain area near Inverell.

The washing plant at Sapphminco's King's Plain property

The washing plant at Sapphminco's King's Plain property.

During the 1980's Australia produced approximately 70% of the world's sapphires and although production has decreased, international demand for Australian sapphires remains high. Sapphires found in Australia originate from similar geological conditions to those of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, China and parts of Madagascar, and thus possess similar characteristics.

A selection of fancy sapphires from our Australian mines. Approximately 5% of our production occurs in these fancy colors, making them extremely rare.

A selection of fancy sapphires from our Australian mines. Approximately 5% of our production occurs in these fancy colors, making them extremely rare. Click on the photo for a larger image. Photo: Wimon Manorotkul

 

Whatever your sapphire needs, Sapphminco can meet them. Call us today to learn how you can benefit from tapping into our vast inventory. We offer the following: