Gem Rough

Lawson Gems ethically sources rough from all over the world, we often travel direct to the mines to find the best stones and have friendly ties in with mine owners in such countries as, Mozambique, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Cambodia and at home in Australia. We also secure stones from trusted suppliers worldwide.

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14.15ct Pink Tourmaline Facet Rough
This fantastic piece has a beautiful mid candy pink tone and would make a great opportunity to cut a coveted round cut in the 5ct range. The piece is naturally in a roundish shape so cutting as a round should...
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18.81ct Pink Tourmaline Facet Rough
With a deeply saturated violet pink c-axis and beautiful soft pink perpendicular to the c-axis this piece has a potential for a good yield in a multi-tonal pink stone. Cutting an eye clean stone from this piece should be easy given its...
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6.02ct Rough Purple Orange Zircon
This natural, untreated zircon has a very intriguing colour shifting between shades of mauve and peachy brown/orange. The piece is an excellent shape for a high yield from cutting and with only minimal inclusions it should cut an eye clean...
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10.26ct Rough Cognac Orange Zircon
This natural, untreated zircon has a beautiful cool brown/orange colour. The piece is an excellent shape for a high yield from cutting and with only minimal inclusions (there is a wide feather about a third of the way into the stone on...
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22.58ct Rough Pale Peach Mauve Zircon
This natural, untreated zircon is a beautiful pale peachy mauve colour. The piece is an excellent shape for a high yield from cutting and with only minimal inclusions and it should cut an eye clean stone well over 7.5ct.  Note...
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11.56ct Rough Purple Zircon
This natural, untreated zircon has a lovely purple-mauve colour. The piece is an excellent shape for a high yield from cutting and with only minimal inclusions it should cut an eye clean stone, potentially over 4ct. Note that this piece...
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9.54ct Rough Purple Zircon
This natural, untreated zircon has a lovely soft mauve purple colour. The piece is an excellent shape for a high yield from cutting and with only minimal inclusions it should cut an eye clean stone, potentially 2-3ct.
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40ct to 50ct Rough Australian Pipe Opal Pieces
This parcel of beautiful pipe opal was unearthed in the Central Queensland opal fields of Opalton in the 1970s. These pieces would be great as specimens or anyone looking to practice cutting or carving larger opal gemstones. The pieces range...
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50ct Rough Australian Pipe Opal Parcels 10-25mm
This parcel of beautiful pipe opal was unearthed in the Central Queensland opal fields of Opalton in the 1970s. The pieces range from approximately 10-25mm and parcel contains at least 50cts of randomly selected pieces. Responsibly sourced. Email us at...
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Rough Australian Pipe Opal Large Sizes
This parcel of beautiful pipe opal was unearthed in the Central Queensland opal fields of Opalton in the 1970s. These pieces would be great as specimens or anyone looking to practice cutting or carving larger opal gemstones. The pieces range...
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Rough Celestite Crystals
These rough celestite crystals were responsibly sourced from Madagascar and were formed roughly 65 million years ago.  They not only great for crystal collectors, but at a hardness of 3-3.5 they are also great for using our hand polishing technique...
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15ct Grape Agate Rough Parcel
This natural grape from Indonesia has grown in beautiful spherical formations, often with fine sparkling druzy surfaces. The pieces are fascinating to look at and are a great choice both for collectors and for jewellers looking to set the pieces as...
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61.66ct Amethyst Rough in Facet Grade 25% off
This lovely rough amethyst has a nice mid to light tone. It has some colour zoning present and this could either be made a feature of or fairly easily hidden depending on the orientation of the cutting. It is a nice...
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10ct Unheated Capstone Ruby Rough Parcels
This beautiful parcel of ruby and pink sapphire is totally natural and unheated. The pieces show a variety of tones of red purplish red and reddish pink colour, they are also quite flat allowing more light to pass through for...
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10ct Neon Apatite Rough Parcels
This beautiful Neon Apatite rough has incredible saturation of colour and the pieces are quite clean. Each parcel contains a minimum of 10ct of rough as a random scoop (on average 5pcs per 10ct). Standard low temperature heat treatment.  
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372ct Lemon Quartz Facet Grade Rough
This totally eye clean piece of exceptional facet grade lemon quartz has great even colour without any zoning and has a fantastic shape for weight retention you you were to cut the piece as a single stone. The piece would...
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309ct Lemon Quartz Facet Grade Rough
This totally eye clean piece of exceptional facet grade lemon quartz has great even colour without any zoning and has a fantastic shape for weight retention you you were to cut the piece as a single stone. The piece should cut...
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17.70ct Green Tourmaline Rough Crystal
The beautiful green tourmaline crystal is almost completely internally clean and a great shape for cutting a baguette or emerald cut stone. It should cut at least a 7ct to 9ct VS clean stone if cut as a baguette.. Length:...
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White Topaz Rough
This stone has been photographed with back illumination to represent the colour as if held up to a light. Parcels scooped at random.
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Mixed Grade Madagascan Sapphire Rough
This is a nice mix of rough sapphires. The stones were salvaged from a cutting factory that had shut down and no longer had a use for this type of material. Parcels are 40ct per random scoop Natural Madagascar Sapphire...
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15ct Zircon Australian Rough Parcel
This Australian Zircon Rough has a mixture of pale pinkish, yellowish and near colourless stones. Most are lightly to moderately included. These have not been treated in any way.   Parcels contain 15ct of randomly selected rough.     
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 Cab Grade Madagascan Sapphire Rough
This is a nice mix of rough sapphires. The stones were salvaged from a cutting factory that had shut down and no longer had a use for this type of material. Parcels are 40ct random scoops. Natural Malagasy Sapphire Rough...
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40ct Light Blue / Green Aquamarine Rough Parcels
These parcels of rough aquamarine were sourced directly from the mines in Mozambique and are totally natural and unheated. These rough pieces are perfect for a beginner cutter looking for some nice stones to practice on for either faceting or...
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54.5ct Light Blue Aquamarine Rough Parcel
This parcel of rough rough aquamarine was sourced directly from the mines in Mozambique and is totally natural and unheated. This parcel is perfect for a beginner cutter looking for some nice stones to practice on for either faceting or...
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5.67ct Bespoke Pear Shape Rough Cut Aquamarine, modern aquamarine gemstone in pale sea green, sparkling pale blue beauty, bespoke cutting, responsible sourcing in Mozambique, rough aquamarine with bespoke polishing
This unique natural aquamarine has been specially cut in house to produce this wonderful gem. The piece has been cut into a pear shape with the top of the stone being left with its glossy undulating uncut surface while the sides and base have...
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42.66ct Top Colour Aquamarine Rough
This piece of rough aquamarine is a beautiful strong and pure blue. It would be considered cabochon grade and will cut a stunning gem. It was sourced directly from the mines in Mozambique and is totally natural and unheated. The...
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12.84 Hessonite Garnet Rough
This fantastic hessionite garnet rough has a lovely bright orange colour approaching that of mandarin garnet. The piece is a good shape for cutting and appears to have no noticeable internal flaws, however it may have the typical whisky and...
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8.77 ct piece of tourmaline rough in green colour is ideal for jewellers who want to set as rough,
This gemmy rough tourmaline is exceptionally clean apart from a black tourmaline crystal just across the surface of one crystal face and only just reaching through the surface of that face. The piece has a blue green (the c axis)...
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