Mad Magpie

Fine Gems and Specimens

Mad Magpie

Fine Gems and Specimens

Mad Magpie

Fine Gems and Specimens

Facet Rough

Cabbing Rough

Specimens

Merchandise

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About Us

Life is a journey and mine has seen me leave my native Australia in the 90’s and spend 25 years working and travelling in Japan, Europe, East Africa, and South-East Asia. And I’ve only just got warmed up! I have been fortunate enough to combine my passion for gemstones with a love of travel and mountain climbing around the world. I don’t just sell stones, I hope in my own small way to inspire others to leave their comfort zone and explore this magnificent world of ours. I’m not a big fan of social media so I have kept this website to a spartan simplicity. I don’t collect any of your info, and I don’t bombard you with newsletters or emails. Enjoy exploring the stones!

What is it with Magpies?

The Magpie is an iconic Australian bird. Australians have a love/hate relationship with this gregarious, easily befriended beasty. It has a wonderful, warbling singing voice. But in nesting season the primal nature of this terror comes out and swooping season starts! Walkers, cyclists beware! I have “fond”memories of ducking and dodging them as I walked to school every day in Spring…Like crows they also have a fondness for flashy objects and will often fly off with something bright and sparkly.