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World-first Australian rough sapphires auction a “big success”

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FURA Gems conducted the inaugural Australian sapphire auction in Bangkok and offered more than 900,000 carats of natural and untreated rough sapphires with a wide range of colours including blue, teal, green, parti and yellow. Images: Fura Gems; Sapphire Dreams

Steve Der Bedrossian, Sams Group Australia CEO

Dev Shetty, CEO Fura Gems

Sapphire can be found in several Australian east coast localities from north Queensland to north-east Tasmania. One of the largest and most economic deposits are found in Central Queensland; Anakie-Sapphire Fields in Queensland lies between Sapphire Township and Rubyvale.

Australian sapphires are on trend because of their unique and beautiful parti and teal colours. Image: FURA Gems

FURA’s production plans for 2022 include 10 million carats of Australian sapphires, 8 million carats of Mozambican rubies and 400,000 carats of Colombian emeralds. Image: FURA Gems

SAMS Group Australia has launched Sapphire Dreams this year, which has had great success within weeks of hitting the market. Image: Sapphire Dreams – SAMS Group Australia

More than 430,000-carats of the total 900,000-carats on tender has been brought back home into Australia to satisfy the demands of the local jewellery industry. Image: Sapphire Dreams – SAMS Group Australia



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