Australian Tourism Award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery is a small family business established in 1988, and now situated in their brand new shop on Main Street in Rubyvale. For over 30 years Peter Brown has been mining and cutting the local sapphires, and setting them in uniquely designed jewellery. He is recognised as a sapphire specialist and one of the best gem cutters on the Gemfields today.... more
Visitors to the Rubyvale Gem Gallery see one of the most spectacular collections of rare and valuable precious Australian sapphires in Australia, as well as the gemcutting and jewellery making processes.
Included in the value of each of their unique Australian sapphire pieces is the story. The story of its volcanic origin over 50 million years ago, of the mining methods used to retrieve it from the earth, and the the talent involved to create this sparkling treasure that will be yours to cherish forever. Make an Australian sapphire from Rubyvale Gem Gallery part of your story, your family heirloom.
Enjoy your favourite coffee at the new Rubyvale Gem Gallery Cafe right next door serving delicious food all day, including Nette's famous scones. The friendly staff can help with all Sapphire Gemfields information.... less
Children of all ages are welcome.
Wheelchair access with assistance is available.
Yes. Pets are welcome but must be restrained by their owner at all times.
Child Guest Information
Children are welcome.
A wheelchair friendly ramp provides access to the shop and cafe for our disabled guests. Toilet facilities for the disabled are also available.
How To Get There
You will find Rubyvale Gem Gallery right in the heart of Rubyvale, which is 60 kilometres west of Emerald. From the turn-off on the Capricorn Highway, just follow the signs to Rubyvale. As you come down the hill and veer left into the town you will see the distinctive boulder and timber building on the immediate left which is Rubyvale Gem Gallery and Rubyvale Cafe.
9:00 - 17:00 everyday.
Closed Christmas and Boxing Days, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Perfect weather for fossicking is common in winter months with daytime temperatures reaching the mid 20 degrees. Luckily air-conditioning keeps everyone comfortable in the warmer summer months.