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Directory - Lawson Gems

Shop 31, Gallery Level, Brisbane Arcade
160 Queen Street
Brisbane
QLD Australia 4000

P: 07 3162 2380

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Profile
Lawson Gems is an online gemstone store committed to providing high quality gemstones. Our customers have full knowledge of the gem's nature, treatment, origin and sourcing when purchasing their gemstone. At Lawson Gems, we believe that there is no black and white definition for a realistic definition of responsible sourcing of gemstones. We also have a 30-day money-back guarantee if our customers are not 100 per cent happy with their order.

About Charles Lawson:
After extensive study and travel I opened my Lawson Gems International Website. Since I was a small child returning home from school with pockets full of interesting stones found through the day, I have been fascinated by rocks minerals and especially coloured gemstones. My grandfather Grahame Lawson was an amateur collector always returning from his travels with little parcels of stones which he would have made up into jewellery for my grandmother. I never met him but I do still have small paper parcels of stones that he collected from his adventures and I hope to continue on in his spirit.
Categories
Diamond Supplies - Gauges, Scales, Sieves

Diamonds By Cut - Rose

Diamonds By Cut - Rough (Uncut)

Education / Training

Gemmological Services

Gemstone by Type - Cabochon

Gemstone by Type - Carvings

Gemstone by Type - Cat's Eye

Gemstone by Type - Raw Mineral

Gemstone by Type - Star

Gemstone by Type - Tumbled

Gemstones - Agate

Gemstones - Alexandrite

Gemstones - Amber

Gemstones - Amethyst

Gemstones - Ametrine

Gemstones - Andalusite

Gemstones - Apatite

Gemstones - Aquamarine

Gemstones - Beryl

Gemstones - Chalcedony

Gemstones - Chrysoprase

Gemstones - Citrine

Gemstones - Demantoid Garnet

Gemstones - Emerald

Gemstones - Fluorite

Gemstones - Fossils

Gemstones - Garnet

Gemstones - Heliodor / Yellow Beryl

Gemstones - Imperial Topaz

Gemstones - Jade

Gemstones - Jasper

Gemstones - Kunzite

Gemstones - Kynite

Gemstones - Labradorite

Gemstones - Lapis Lazuli

Gemstones - Larimar

Gemstones - Loose

Gemstones - Malachite

Gemstones - Meteorite

Gemstones - Moldavite

Gemstones - Moonstone

Gemstones - Morganite

Gemstones - Obsidian

Gemstones - Onyx

Gemstones - Peridot

Gemstones - Quartz

Gemstones - Rubelite

Gemstones - Ruby

Gemstones - Sapphire

Gemstones - Sodalite

Gemstones - Spinel

Gemstones - Sunstone

Gemstones - Tanzanite

Gemstones - Tigereye

Gemstones - Titanite (Sphene)

Gemstones - Topaz

Gemstones - Tourmaline

Gemstones - Tsavorite

Gemstones - Turquoise

Gemstones - Zircon

Lapidary Services

Opals - Loose

Opals - Loose Black Opals

Opals - Loose Boulders

Opals - Loose Doublets / Triplets

Opals - Loose White / Crystal

Tools / Equipment - Gemmological


Showroom
Videos

Lawson Gems
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Join Lawson Gems founder Charles Lawson as he travels the world searching for new and exciting gems and spreads the ideals of free education to all who are willing to learn.
12:58
Australian Sapphires: Follow a gem from the mine all the way to finished jewellery.
10/09/2019
Join gemmologist and geologist Charles Lawson as he investigates the fascinating story of how a sapphire is mined in Rubyvale, Queensland, how it is cut and polished and finally set into a finished piece of jewellery. Special thanks go out to the Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the University of Queensla
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15:29
Story Behind the Stone: Where do African Gems Come From? A positive look at the Madagascar gem trade
4/02/2019
Story Behind the Stone is a short documentary film that follows the journey of a gemstone as is passes from hand to hand, all the way from a mine on the plains of South West Madagascar to finally reach the hand of one of Madagascar's leading ladies fighting for women's rights. The film takes a posit
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How is a Gemstone Report/Certificate Made? A Brief Overview of a Standard Report
22/03/2018
We visited the GCI Laboratory in Bangkok to get an idea of what steps going into the production of a basic gemstone report. We often use GCI for our gemstones and you can learn more about them at http://gcilab.com/ and see the stones they have produced reports for us at http://www.lawsongems.com
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06:47
New Gemstone Discovered!!! Gold Sheen Sapphire - New Unique Variety of Sapphire
18/07/2017
Gemmologist/Geologist Charles Lawson investigates the new variety of sapphire that has hit the market, now known as Gold Sheen Sapphire. For more information please contact support@lawsongems.com or to directly contact the seller featured in the film you can get in touch with Tanzim Khan Malik at: g
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07:12
Madagascar Sapphires: Teaching Gemology for Equal Opportunity
8/12/2016
Follow Lawson Gems Director Charles Lawson along with his colleagues as they travel to a number of rural villages in Madagascar teaching basic field gemmology to the locals in order to give them the knowledge they need to get a more fair price for their gemstones. www.lawsongems.com
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04:59
How to Cut and Polish Gemstones Without Machines
5/07/2016
This is a quick video tutorial on how to cut and polish a low hardness gemstone (in this case, Fluorite) using materials that you can find around the home and at your local hardware store. -What you need: -Metal/Glass polish -A chopping board (or something similar) -Sandpaper in 4 different grits (
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08:04
Basic "How to" Tutorial on Cutting and Polishing a Gemstone Cabochon
25/03/2016
This video is a basic guide on the fundamentals of how to cut a simple gemstone cabochon. www.lawsongems.com It should also be noted that it is recommended to wear eye protection while cutting gemstones.
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02:52
Finding and Buying Rubies and other Gemstones in Taunggyi, Burma (Myanmar)
4/02/2016
Learn about the process of buying gemstones in the mountain town of Taunggyi in Central Burma (Myanmar). www.lawsongems.com
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02:23
The Traditional Silversmiths of the Floating Villages of Inle Lake Myanmar (Burma)
28/01/2016
Follow Charles Lawson as he takes a brief look into the workshop of a traditional Burmese silversmith in a floating village of Inle Lake in Central Myanmar. Learn More At www.lawsongems.com
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02:56
A Glimpse Beneath Ratnapura, Gemstone Mining in Sri Lanka
9/10/2015
Join me as I venture beneath the fields of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka in search of sapphire and topaz with local miners. You can find the spoils of this adventure and more at: www.lawsongems.com
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5
01:57
Master Gemstone Cutter Gives Insight into Sri Lankan Gem Cutting
18/09/2015
The Sri Lankan gem trade is extremely old, yet their cutting is not always at what would be considered up to an international trade standard. I met up with a master cutter in Colombo, Sri Lanka to find out a bit more about the cutting of high end gemstones in Sri Lanka. To see gems from this trip a
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12:23
Madagascar Unearthed: Gemstones of the Malagasy
30/07/2015
Follow geologist/gemmolgist, Charles Lawson, as he travels throughout the exotic lands Madagascar. Experience the variety of aspects of the Malagasy gem trade from mining, to cutting and even jewellery production. For more information and to see the spoils of this trip and many others, visit: www
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01:31
Teaching Field Gemmology in Antananarivo (Madagascar)
8/04/2015
Lawson Gems is currently setting up a project aimed at increasing knowledge within the Malagasy gemstone industry with the hope of creating a more fair and responsible market. Please check out our fund raising page, every little bit helps and will get us a little bit closer to being able to help the
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00:16
From Stone in the Dirt to the Ring on Your Finger, Summarized in 16 Seconds
8/04/2015
Here is a little sneak peak at the some of the footage from our recent Madagascar trip where we show a gemstone can go from the mine, the cutter to the gem report laboratory, to the setter and finally to you. www.lawsongems.com
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Welcome To Ruby Land: Exploring the Gemstones of Burma (Myanmar)
10/11/2014
A brief look at the route gemstones take from mines to market in Burma (Myanmar), starting in the Mountains of Mogok and finishing at the Thai border. Hosted by Charles Lawson of Lawson Gems. www.lawsongems.com
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00:51
1.32ct Burmese Oval Ruby
30/09/2014
This is a great stone with a nice rich red body colour and pink/violet undertones, it is also a great choice if you are on a tight budget as it faces up at a bit over 8x6mm and weighs in at only 1.32ct and yet it still holds great colour especially in a more closed setting. It also comes with a full
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00:47
3.43ct Burmese Oval Ruby
30/09/2014
Not as apparent under the high magnification shown in the pictures, this beautiful stone actually faces up quite clean and has lively pink flashes from within the violet red body colour. It weighs in at almost 3.5ct has now been reduced in price, it comes with a full SGS Laboratory report.
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4.68ct Blue Burmese Sapphire Crystal
27/08/2014
A beautiful mid blue well formed sapphire crystal from the mountains of Mogok, Burma. I has not been treated in anyway and comes with a full gem report with origin confirmation.
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9.80ct Burmese (Mogok) Ruby Rough
18/08/2014
This ruby crystal was sourced from Mogok in Burma, the traditional home to the worlds finest rubies. This piece has an good shape for cutting and should yield a massive 5ct+ stone if cut as a pear shaped cabochon. It has a beautiful red hue with pinkish undertones, this saturation is top notch on th
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00:45
6.41ct Burmese (Mogok) Ruby Rough
18/08/2014
This ruby crystal was sourced from Mogok in Burma, the traditional home to the worlds finest rubies. This piece has an ideal shape for cutting, with a flat base and rounded top, ideally this would cut a beautiful cabochon (with good cutting it should yield up to a 4ct stone), however it could also g
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7.10ct Burmese (Mogok) Ruby Rough
18/08/2014
This rough was sourced from Mogok in Burma, the traditional home to the worlds finest rubies. This piece would be considered cabochon grade with a fine hue and saturation with a slight hint of pinkish violet to the red body colour. It has a very good shape for cutting, especially for a deep cushion
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00:29
3.94ct Burmese (Mogok) Ruby Rough
18/08/2014
This rough was sourced from Mogok in Burma, the traditional home to the worlds finest rubies. This piece would be considered cabochon grade, though it could also fact to a nice stone. It has a fine hue and saturation with a slight hint of violet to the red body colour. It has a good shape for cuttin
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3.30ct Burmese (Mogok) Ruby Crystal
18/08/2014
This ruby crystal was sourced from Mogok in Burma, the traditional home to the worlds finest rubies. This piece has a nice crystal form and would be considered cabochon grade for cutting. It has a nice dark red hue and saturation with only a slight hint of violet to the red body colour. This piece
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Mogok Gem Markets (Burma/Myanmar)
12/08/2014
After finally reaching Mogok on our Burma adventure we decided to hit the markets. To see what we picked up check out www.lawsongems.com
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02:04
Looking For Gems In Mogok (Burma/Myanmar)
1/08/2014
Heading into the mountains and valleys of Mogok, Burma, we arrive at our first artisanal mine. This was the start of our search for the amazing new gems available at www.lawsongems.com
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00:47
Traditional Burmese silver smith working at floating workshop on Inle Lake
30/07/2014
Within a secluded floating village on Inle lake we discovered a silver smith's workshop producing beautiful handmade jewellery. www.lawsongems.com
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