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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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1.92ct Trapiche Emerald
This is a stunning example of a trapiche emerald, it is incredibly gemmy with great colour and symmetry and almost weighs in at almost 2ct. Trapiche emeralds are formed in an extremely rare situation when black carbon impurities fill in the emerald...
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2.51ct Trapiche Emerald Single Crystal Pair
This is an amazing pair of trapiche emeralds, cut from the same crystal they match in a lovely organic fashion. The natural crystal edge has been has been left around the edge of the stones making a stunning crystalline six-rayed...
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25ct+ Mixed Watermelon Tourmaline Rough Parcels
This rough tourmaline is a mix of watermelon stones along with straight green or pink and is in sizes perfect for setting in jewellery as is or great practice material for gem cutters looking to make cabochons or small slices. These stones...
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33.14ct Aquamarine Rough Sold out
This piece of rough aquamarine is a stunning blue with warm green undertones. It would be considered cabochon grade and will cut a stunning gem or could also potentially cut an attractive faceted stone. It was sourced directly from the mines in...
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5.68ct Bespoke Geo Cut Aquamarine, beautiful aquamarine gemstone in pale sea green, sparkling pale blue beauty, bespoke cutting, responsible sourcing in Mozambique
In a gorgeous strong blue this natural and unheated aquamarine from Mozambique has been cut into a unique geo cut. The piece has a striking transition from clean to included across the stone creating a unique visual effect. Our geo...
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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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Green Tourmaline Rod Crystals
These beautiful natural tourmaline rod shaped crystals have a wonderfully elegant feel. They could be easily set into jewellery as is to make stunning and unique pieces. The colour is a warm slightly yellow/olive green and very uniform throughout the...
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13.3ct Pale Aquamarine Rough
This piece of rough aquamarine was sourced directly from the mines in Mozambique and is totally natural and unheated. The piece has an aesthetic shape and surface and would be ideal fore setting as a rough gem with its lustrous natural...
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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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316ct High Grade Rose Quartz Rough Sold out
This beautiful, large piece of high grade rose quartz was responsibly sourced from the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique. The piece quite clean for rose quartz and could be used to make a stunning carving or could be cut as...
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363ct High Grade Rose Quartz Rough
This beautiful, large piece of high grade rose quartz was responsibly sourced from the Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique. The piece has few flaws and could be used to make a stunning carving or could be sawn into a number...
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11.46ct Bespoke Rectangular Rough Cut Aquamarine, beautiful aquamarine gemstone in pale sea green, bespoke cutting, responsible sourcing in Mozambique
This unique natural aquamarine has been specially cut in house to produce this wonderful gem. The piece has been cut into a rectangular 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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Beautiful pipe opal rub, responsibly sourced opal rough, Australian opal, collectors specimen opal, Winton opal
This parcel of beautiful pipe opal rubs was mined from an opalized wood 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...
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Beautiful pipe opal rub, responsibly sourced opal rough, Australian opal, collectors specimen opal, Winton opal
This parcel of beautiful pipe opal rubs was mined from an opalized wood 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...
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