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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74ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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78ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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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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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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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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158ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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242ct Boulder Opal Rub
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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150ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel 11% off
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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133ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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58ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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21ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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58ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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37ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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30.5ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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79ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel 13% off
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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34ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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26ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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44ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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29ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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44.3ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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62.5ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel Sold out
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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65.3ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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47.7ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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85.9ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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34.05ct TW Boulder Opal Rub Parcel
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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145ct TW Boulder Opal Rub
This beautiful boulder opal rub parcel was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. "Rubs" are partially preformed rough opals that have been trimmed and shaped to show their potential but are not polished. The images show the stones...
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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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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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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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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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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 Sold out
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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4.30ct Unheated Rough Ruby, mozambique ruby, responsible sourced gemstones, ruby shard for jewellery design Sold out
This lovely deep red with a hint of magenta ruby is a great stone for both setting as a rough gem or cutting. The piece should yield a cabochon around 1.5-1.7ct and due to its flat shape will will cut...
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8.61ct Pyrope Garnet Free-form Rough Cut
This unique natural garnet has been specially cut in house to produce this wonderful gem. The piece has been cut into a free-form 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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98ct Crystal Pipe Opal
This beautiful crystal pipe opal was mined from a deposit in Winton, Queensland, Australia. The images show the stones both wet and dry. This is a perfect piece for beginners just starting out with cutting and polishing opal to practice on. It...
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