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Wirrabarr Gems

Embarking on a 3 week holiday to the Gemfields in Central Queensland was an extraordinary decision that seamlessly blended leisure and passion. The allure of this unique destination lies not just in its picturesque landscapes but in the enchanting opportunity to immerse ourselves in the world of gem mining. What began as a leisurely escape transformed into a fervent pursuit as we discovered the captivating realm of gems hidden beneath the earth's surface. The daily rhythm of sifting through the earth, anticipating the glimmer of precious stones, became a meditative and exhilarating experience. Gemfields not only offer a rejuvenating getaway but also sparked an unexpected passion for the art and science of gemstone mining, leaving us with cherished memories and newfound appreciation for the Earth's treasures.



A Sapphire, a gemstone of profound allure, belongs to the corundum family and is renowned for its captivating hues, predominantly the rich blue variations. The depths of its colour, often described as velvety or cornflower blue, renders it a symbol of elegance and sophistication. Composed of aluminium oxide, sapphires boast remarkable durability, second only to diamonds, making them not only aesthetically pleasing but also enduring. Beyond the classic blue, sapphires manifest in an array of colours, including vibrant yellows, pinks, and greens. Associated with wisdom and nobility, sapphires have historically adorned royal regalia, reflecting their timeless appeal and significance. Whether adorning jewellery or admired in their natural crystalline form, sapphires encapsulate the beauty of nature's geological artistry.



Zircon, a mesmerizing gemstone, derives its name from the Persian word 'zargun', although it exists in a spectrum of hues beyond gold. Belonging to the nesosilicate mineral group, zircon stands out for its impressive brilliance and fire. Often mistaken for cubic zirconia, a synthetic counterpart, natural zircon possesses a unique charm marked by its earthy tones ranging from colourless to brown, red, yellow, green and blue. Its exceptional dispersion, the ability to split light into spectral colours, contributes to a dazzling play of colours. While historically associated with healing properties and spiritual significance, zircon, with its diverse colours and captivating sparkle, has found a contemporary place in jewellery, adding a touch of individuality and timeless elegance.

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