Good day, Fellow Gemcutters,
We have had a number of new small parcels of rough gemstone material during June and our next parcel will be towards the end of July. This should contain Kornerupine (some stones over 10 cts in size) Tourmaline and Tanzanite. Please keep looking at our website.
Please also take a look at the new material which has been uploaded and is selling very fast. These include Rhodolite , some superb Tanzanite (some of the best I have had in recent years), Labradorite and green Chrysoprase (under our cabbing section) and Zircons.
Rough material is still very difficult to obtain, lots of poor quality around but not much in the top grades. This is, in part, due to the Corona virus as well as a lack of buyers from the Far East and Brazil, none who can or want to travel at present. Consequently, many of the smaller mines have stopped producing. Tanzania, with its embargo on the export of some rough, also hasn't helped the situation.
Happy cutting and stay safe,
21B Sundale Drive
Cell: +27 (0) 79 557 0390