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Stones with a story

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE

Sapphires are part of our Australian heritage and are internationally recognised amongst the world’s most precious gemstones. Apart from their remarkable physical attributes, the stone is appreciated for holding excellent metaphysical properties. It will help in bringing good health, wealth, prosperity, strengthen personal relationships and induce understanding in personal relations.

Hence, all these characteristics of the amazing sapphire make it the utmost choice for consideration as the best gift this Mother’s Day.

With mum’s special day fast approaching, it is time to discover the perfect gift to remind the extraordinary lady in your life just how loved she is, and whether you are gifting a stunning keepsake, or mining or fossicking experience, the Sapphire Gemfields have you covered. 

Located just 45 minutes west of Emerald, the Sapphire Gemfields are home to one of the world’s largest sapphire fields. The small settlements of Anakie, Rubyvale, Sapphire and Willows Gemfields are teeming with semi-precious stones of all shapes and sizes including sapphires and ruby’s – you just have to know where to look!

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Guided underground mine tours are widely available at Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine which is Australia’s largest underground mine experience. Although closed to the public at the moment due to COVID-19 regulations, you can purchase a tour gift voucher for mum to use once they reopen. Their jewellery and gift shop carries an extensive range of sapphire rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets – so check out their online store for something that your mum would love!

Family owned and operated business, Rubyvale Gem Gallery are ready to curate the perfect piece of jewellery to represent the special bond between mother and her children. The Australian Tourism Award winning gallery has been operating for almost 32 years with the Brown family mining and cutting the local sapphires and setting them in uniquely designed jewellery. Their gallery displays sapphires mined from their own backyard.

M and M Sapphires have exquisite cut sapphires and sapphire jewellery on display. Marie and Mark can set your stones, or you can choose from their wide range of precious and semi-precious gems. Visit their online shop or drop into their showroom and grab mum a gift that is just a special as she is.

Michael and Jane from Taylors Fine Sapphires have been passionately mining, cutting and making unique jewellery with their Australian sapphires for more than 32 years. Sapphire rings are their passion, and they provide their customers with the best quality for price. What more could a mum want? Order online today.

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Stay in total comfort while you discover the fun and adventure of the Sapphire Gemfields in Rubyvale Central Queensland. Rubyvale Motel & Holiday Units provides luxury accommodation and is an oasis for guests wanting the perfect place to stay while discovering the region. Secure your weekend away now for when life returns to normal.

Your comfort is guaranteed staying in one of Rubyvale Gem Gallery’s spacious self-contained holiday apartments. With private patios and verandas surrounded by attractive gardens, mum will be sure to relax and unwind after an exciting day of sapphire fossicking. Book now and present mum with a voucher on Sunday 10th May.

When you bring mum to Rubyvale for an adventure, the New Royal Hotel Rubyvale awaits with great pride and expectation. The very words ‘Royal’ and ‘Hotel’ together in the same name are your guarantee of a regal outback experience! Get in touch with Wendy and Bruce and purchase a gift voucher today.

If you are stuck for ideas on what to give your mother on this ‘non-traditional’ Mother’s Day, consider playing and staying later at Central Highland’s Sapphire Gemfields, and discover a memorable way to symbolise your love for her.

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