Our main service is the distribution of loose coloured gemstones and opals. We have one of the largest ranges in Australia and offer everything from calibrated smaller sizes to large centre stones. But we also offer a range of services to the industry that go above and beyond what you would expect from your run-of-the-mill gemstone merchant.
Perhaps the main thing that sets us apart is our range of cutting. We offer in-house cutting from two master cutters who work exclusively for The Gemstone Trading Company. This allows us to cut to customised sizes either from our selection of rough material or to recut larger faceted stones that are deemed suitable by the client. This is what separates our gemstones from the sea of commercial cutting that floods the industry. Carat weight maximisation is sacrificed in favour of the optimum cutting angles necessary to bring out the brilliance in each individual stone.
Our cutting service extends itself to cabochons. In fact we have a whole range of rough material ready to be cabbed to specified sizes. We can also reshape your own stock to fit into ready-made settings that you may have available. Our family used to focus on opal, so cabbing is something that comes quite naturally to us.
If that is not enough we can open up jamb peg cutting offshore which focuses on speed and cost instead of precision. This allows cheaper materials to be cut to custom sizes or for recuts of stones within your own inventory. This service is only open to established clients.
We also have photography services available. As you know gemstone and jewellery photography is extremely hard to get right and often takesyears of careful experimentation and persistence to perfect. Luckily for you we have been at it for some time and can produce wonderful photographs to use in any manner you please.
Gemstone identification is something we can generally offer for free if it is not too troublesome. Fortunately for the client, it satisfies our curiosity to have a range of different gemstones pass under our noses! Our accredited gemologists have access to an in-house lab complete with microscope, refractometer, spectrometer, polariscope, Chelsea filter and a specific gravity machine.