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Gemfest is such a great event, and the prizes offered are so awesome because of our generous sponsors. Please consider supporting the businesses, organisations and individuals who believe in our event enough to become sponsors…

Sapphire Sponsors

Photo of Armfest Pty Ltd Armfest Pty Ltd

Fossicking Park specializing in willaby use and Identification of Gemstones. Miners of Commercial quantities of Sapphire. Rough and Cut sapphire available for sale. Armfest Pty Ltd Commercial Miners for over 47 years on the Central Queensland Gemfields, also run Armfest Fossicking Park situated in a beautiful lagoon setting , open hours are 8 am to 12 noon . Our main focus is teaching tourists how to correctly use a willaby and identify the gemstones in raw sapphire wash supplied from our mining operations. The gemstones tourists have recovered during the morning session are then graded for gem cutting. All necessary…

Photo of Capricorn Sapphire Pty Ltd Capricorn Sapphire Pty Ltd
Photo of Coolamon Mining Coolamon Mining

Coolamon Mining is owned and operated by Jim and Jenny Elliot and has been in existence since 1989. The primary aim of the Company is the promotion and sale of fine quality Australian sapphires to both the jewellery trade and to the public. The larger and more unusual stones are always facetted by local Gemfields cutters, while the smaller calibrated stock is cut in Bangkok by a very reputable factory. The stones are guaranteed to be free of beryllium or any other chemical modification and the only treatment they might receive is a simple heat treatment where necessary, and this…

Photo of Miners Heritage Walk-in Mine Miners Heritage Walk-in Mine

Miners' Heritage is Australia's Largest Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour, starting life as a working mine in 1906 you can now explore 440 metres of tunnels at a depth of approx. 15 metres. Learn about the amazing world of Sapphires, spend some time in our underground museum, browse our award winning showroom where you will find the largest selection of Sapphire Jewellery on the Central Highlands. Fossick for your own gems in the Fossicking Park , pack a lunch & bring the family, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Photo of New Royal Hotel New Royal Hotel

The New Royal Hotel at Rubyvale, winner of Queensland’s Best Bush Pub 2014 provides a unique experience with its log and billy boulder construction and sapphire field’s memorabilia, a real Australian outback pub. This quintessential Aussie Bush Pub has remained a place where travellers and locals alike can find a seat, a friendly word, cold beer, tasty meals, stories (lot of hilarious and doubtful stories!) and the kind of unpretentious welcome unique to Aussie bush pubs. The pubs two Nepalese chefs have a great reputation for food with lunch and dinner served seven days a week, and a traditional roast…

Photo of Peter Mundrell Peter Mundrell

Zircon Sponsors

Photo of Anakie Gemfields Caravan Park Anakie Gemfields Caravan Park

Self-contained units, budget cabins, powered and unpowered caravan sites. Camp kitchen, covered bbq area and clean facilities. A great location Anakie is just 1km off the Capricorn Highway 43km west of Emerald the regional centre for the Queensland Central Highlands. An ideal spot to break your journey or use as a base to explore the many tourist attractions of the Central Highlands and surrounds. Pet friendly.

Photo of DAP Jewellery School DAP Jewellery School

ABOUT US DAP Jewellery School (or DAP as we like to call it) is committed to educating hobby jewellers.  At DAP we use both traditional silver smithing techniques and modern concepts and materials. We strive to provide a comprehensive curriculum in the art of jewellery creation. Director of DAP, Dan Cox, has been teaching since graduating Queensland College of Art in 2008.  Dan has taught with organisations such as the Brisbane Institute of Art, Flying Arts Inc., the Queensland Museum, Woodford Folk Festival, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Gemfest and the University of Southern Queensland. There is nothing like DAP in…

Photo of Fascination Gems & Crystals Fascination Gems & Crystals

Here you will find: Sapphires for sale – Rough & Cut Gem Cutting (facetting & cabachoning) Crystals – Jewellery & Healing Craftsman made Jewellery Arts & Crafts Self Drive Fossicking Day Tours – booking office Fossicking Gear Hire Dave will give you an expert appraisal of any gem you find during your Fossicking Day Tour and, with an experienced eye, advise you regarding cutting to maximize their beauty and value. Dave Bezett, a highly respected local gem cutter with over 20 years in the Gemfields, is the gem-cutter of choice for many local miners… and he’ll be happy to apply…

Photo of Gemfields Electrical Gemfields Electrical

Your local electrician for all your electrical needs. Your local electrician living and working on the fields. Has over 30 years’ experience in the domestic, commercial and industrial field. Licenced to install split unit air conditioners. Call Grant and Michelle on 0419 252 036 for a free quote. REC 73638

Photo of GemVal – Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations GemVal – Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations

I am an independent valuer of jewellery and gemstones, this is the extent of what I do. I do not buy or sell jewellery and I do not act for any insurance companies. My range of jewellery valuations includes: Jewellery Valuation for Insurance Deceased Estate Proof of Ownership Divorce Settlement Retail Values Loss Assessment Gemmology Type of items evaluated The range of items I evaluate is quite extensive; from rough gemstones prior to any cutting, pearls, opals and through the range of rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, watches to antique Chalices, Fob Watches or even Grandfather Clocks. If you are…

Photo of Lambert Industries Ltd Lambert Industries Ltd

Lambert Industries has over 40 years of experience in cutting gemstones, and we pride ourselves in our stellar work and honest dealings. Over the years, our expert gem-cutting services have provided thousands of satisfied customers with beautifully cut gemstones. Our clients include large and small mine owners, amateur fossickers, and renowned jewelry designers. Lambert seeks to unearth the beauty of each stone, taking into account balance, color, and size. Stones can be faceted in any number of shapes and styles, including cushion, emerald, marquis, novette, oval, teardrop, or cabochon. VISIT US AT GEMFEST!

Photo of M & M Sapphires M & M Sapphires

The home of beautiful Australian Sapphires and Australian Zircons. Locally mined, cut and set Sapphires and Zircons. We have been mining on “The Sapphire Gemfields” since 1988. We opened our Showroom in 1990. We can set your gems. We have the largest range of locally manufactured jewellery settings. Rings, Earrings & Pendants. We have 18ct Yellow Gold, 9ct Yellow Gold, 9ct White Gold & Sterling Silver. We stock semi-precious gems;  amethyst, citrine, garnets, peridot & topaz, all both as loose gems & set into jewellery. We also stock lapidary supplies & jewellery making tools. Visit our Online Shop or drop into our Showroom when you…

Photo of Rubyvale Friendly Grocer Rubyvale Friendly Grocer

We supply the Gemfields with a large range of groceries, fresh fruit & vegies, souvenirs, hardware, gardening and mining equipment. We also have ice, gas-swap & refills, fuel, DVD hire, newsagency, hot coffee and pies…..served with a really friendly smile from good old fashioned shop keepers.

Photo of Sapphire Showcase Sapphire Showcase

Jim’s attention to detail and individualism is reflected in both his stunning jewellery and fascinating showroom. His mantra “Quality, price, service” ensures his customers the very best at a reasonable price. The settings he makes for rings are gorgeous whether it is ladies or man’s handmade jewellery using exquisite local sapphires. The work he doesn’t do himself, he hands on to a master craftsman. One of the finest collections of sapphires in the Gemfields.

Photo of Jim Varak Jim Varak

Quartz Sponsors

Photo of Anakie Gemfields Hotel Motel Anakie Gemfields Hotel Motel

The historic Anakie Gemfields Hotel Motel is just off the main highway the pub which had to be partially rebuilt in 1971 after a disgruntled patron blew out the front section with gelignite. This year it has gone through refurbished and it now offers a Bottleshop, meals and budget accommodation. The hotel comes complete with its own bowling green so why not call in and cool off while you have a game of bowls.

Photo of BioMagic Environmental Solutions BioMagic Environmental Solutions

We are a Queensland family based business providing a wide range of safe environmentally sustainable products for treating Waste, Grey water, Odour, Cleaning and Drinking water solutions. BioMagic products are very popular for all Motorhome, Caravan, Camper & Outdoor use, but can be used for all types of Domestic Septic & Biological waste systems too. Our WaterPure range brings safe healthy drinking water & safe storage of water, along with a comprehensive range of Water filters & accessories for traveling and domestic use. We will be at Gemfest 2015

Photo of Blue Gem Tourist Park Blue Gem Tourist Park
Photo of Bugsy’s Creamy Creations Bugsy’s Creamy Creations

At Gemfest make sure you come and visit Bugsy’s creamy creations mobile ice cream van. They have delicious irresistible treats of creamy soft serve ice cream as well as all your favourite toppings, sundaes, smooth & creamy milkshakes, thick thick thickshakes & Belgium iced chocs. Their gourmet Italian gelati is made with real fruit & tastes amazing! Right next door to the van you’ll find Bugsy’s hot foot marquee. Try their crunchy hot chips, gourmet hot dogs with all the toppings & hot tasty snacks!

Photo of Rubyvale Caravan Park Rubyvale Caravan Park

Spinel Sponsors

Photo of An Extra Facet An Extra Facet

Local Sapphires. Elegant Jewellery – Gold & Silver. Booking Agent for Fascination Gems & Crystals Self Drive Fossicking Tours. Bags of wash. Open 7 days a week, closed Thursday & Sunday till 1pm

Photo of Crystal Healing Crystal Healing
Photo of Gemfields Automotive Gemfields Automotive

Automotive Service Minor Repairs Auto Electrical Timing belts Hours: 8am-5pm 400m past the Sapphire Caravan Park

Photo of Gemfields Building Supplies Gemfields Building Supplies

All your hardware and building needs.

Photo of Gemfields Mowing Service Gemfields Mowing Service

Mowing Services on the Gemfields Phone Steve for a quote

Photo of Gems of Joy Gems of Joy

Local sapphires, quality jewellery & cutting. Rough  & cut sapphires. Fossicking park, bags & buckets of wash. Hours: 9am to 5pm

Photo of LA Gems LA Gems

One of Queensland's premier suppliers of quality inexpensive jewellery L A Gems is a family owned and operated business run by Lesley Clark and Frank Dalgity since 1983. Please visit our website and online store for more info!

Photo of Pat’s Gems Fossicking Park Pat’s Gems Fossicking Park

Pats Gems has been here in Sapphire for 26 years offering buckets of sapphire wash and a jewellery shop with an array of crystals and minerals. A café/restaurant, which is licenced, is also on the premises. We also have accommodation and local drive tours. April to October we are open 8am to 5pm November to March we are open 9am to 4pm

Photo of Ramboda Homestead Ramboda Homestead

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in rural setting, convenient to sapphire fields.

Photo of Redraglyns Gems Redraglyns Gems

Specialising In Sterling Silver Jewellery Trading in the Mall Area at Gemfest

Photo of Taylors Fine Sapphires Taylors Fine Sapphires

Stylish and creative Australian Sapphire Jewellery since 1986 “Taylors Fine Sapphires” is situated in Rubyvale on the Sapphire Gemfields and specializes in Australian Blue, Yellow, Green and Parti-Colour Sapphires. All the sapphire gold jewellery features natural sapphires cut to exacting standards to ensure maximum colour and life in the gemstone.  

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1800Prints Pty Ltd

Design, printing, uniforms & promotional goods we print & embroider.

Jam Outdoor Billboards

Outdoor billboards and mobile Digital billboards JAM Outdoor Is a family based outdoor advertising business that is based in the coastal town of Bundaberg in South East Queensland. The company began as Landoway Pty Ltd over 20 years ago by Brice Palm and now is directed by his son Mitchell & daughter Anita. Brice’s ethos of outstanding friendly service continues today where our company prides itself on being local and responsive with excellent quality outdoor advertising billboard campaigns without the high overheads of larger advertising companies. Our reach extends across country Queensland with over 400 billboard sites and we are…

Kalesti Butler

KALESTI BUTLER While most will know Kalesti Butler, a 2011 CMAA Academy Of Country Music graduate for her bush ballads and traditional sound, over recent years Kalesti has wanted to explore the wider musical genre. Working with Robert Mackay from Pacific International Music on her upcoming album, has only reinforced Kalesti’s decision to add to her musical range. Kalesti was thrilled to learn she had similar views with her producer about the industry, song choice, and the kind of album she wanted to create. Work was recently completely on her 2nd album “Airborne”, which was released at the 2017 Tamworth…

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Funding Partners
Central Highlands Regional Council Tourism and Events Queensland It's Live! in Queensland

Major Corporate Sponsors
Imparja TV  Emerald Coaches  Total ATM  Rio Tinto  4HI AM

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Capricorn Holidays WIN TV GemVal - Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations SkyrocketCafe web design Central Highlands Development Corporation