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riddo

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rough sapphie prices
« on: April 01, 2017, 08:26:29 AM »
Hi ,just trying to find out the price per ct for quality rough sapphires , parti, greens, blues, cheers riddo

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »
As you are a jeweller thought you might have better idea than most of us.  :)

Might try this post http://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=664.msg5846#msg5846

Or click Forum then type sapphire prices in search bar top right of page.

Should get some good topics.

A google search gives web pages on sapphires and other stone's prices depend on size, clarity and colour.

Good sapphires can be anything from $30 to $1000 a carat.
Also depends if stone is cut or rough.

Hope that helps.  :)
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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 05:06:50 PM »
Size, colour and clarity are the most important factors and will influence pricing to such a degree that it is impossible to give an average per carat price.


Anything that is likely to cut a plus 1 carat gem will be worth significantly more than rough that will cut a gem smaller than 1 carat.  Colour is important - too dark will discount significantly; green or parti will usually discount significantly although they often cut into very attractive gems (unless you can do something unusual with them like bicolour cuts, chevron patterns, or eyes for eg and even then it is a bit of a lottery). Any kind of flaw will discount very significantly.


A good clean blue of large size but not overdark will be very expensive.


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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2017, 06:34:48 PM »
got the most expensive 7ct blue sapphire today on earth.Well maybe if I can get a dollar per crack.

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2017, 06:53:06 PM »
lol, I've got a few of those  :) I'm going to try and make it up your way for a dig next week.
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2017, 07:11:12 PM »
Shape also effects value.

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2017, 07:13:25 PM »
lol, I've got a few of those  :) I'm going to try and make it up your way for a dig next week.
Heading over on the boat? Get in touch if you want to go for a fossick on the way home
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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2017, 07:32:42 PM »
MB.you know where I am mate.Will go out and reccy a nice spot I heard about just recently just for the day.Im further down the creek than it and I'm getting nice solid stones.Shame about that 7ct gig today.Nearly left a brick in the waders when she seen sunlight but then the focus tuned and and it was a banshee cry across the mountains. Jamo, you heading this way?

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2017, 11:49:38 PM »
lol, I've got a few of those  :) I'm going to try and make it up your way for a dig next week.
Heading over on the boat? Get in touch if you want to go for a fossick on the way home
We might this year Jamo. Haven't booked the boat yet or any idea where we would go apart from somewhere a bit warmer.
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2017, 11:52:07 PM »
MB.you know where I am mate.Will go out and reccy a nice spot I heard about just recently just for the day.Im further down the creek than it and I'm getting nice solid stones.Shame about that 7ct gig today.Nearly left a brick in the waders when she seen sunlight but then the focus tuned and and it was a banshee cry across the mountains. Jamo, you heading this way?
I'd been happy with just one 2-3ct cutter :)
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 07:36:51 AM »
yes I am a jeweller, and ive mined sapphires, the reason I asked is that I have a heap of good rough, from, 5cts to 30 40 cts good clean stone, will be selling from $15.oo to $30.oo bucks per ct,also have heaps of harts range zircons, and yes most harts range zircons have cracks, but these gems a real good big pinks, lighter pinks, white,, kilos of em see you at gemfest, cheers riddo

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2017, 01:20:19 PM »
thank you to all the people that replied, cheers riddo

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2017, 08:35:41 PM »
Makky & Riddo, no I'm not heading that way in the near future. I thought Makky was crossing the straight.  Makky,I have a few options for chasing citrine & topaz in Gippsland or can chase other Gemstones within a few hrs from here. Let me know if you are coming over
Baaa humbug, not enough fossicking time!

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Re: rough sapphie prices
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 07:30:17 AM »
I've paid $8.50 to $10 per carat for 5-9 carat stones, some quite nice and clear, some with silk

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