Gemtec Pty Ltd, which began as a one-man wholesale gem merchant business, was established in 1971 by Maxwell Lane, a qualified gemmologist.
In the beginning, the business involved sourcing, processing and exporting Australian gemstones as well as importing overseas gemstones not found in Australia. Max’s vision for the new company was simple: To be the best and most reputable Australian company sourcing precious Australian gemstones for export. Gemtec achieved this goal by concentrating on selling quality rather than quantity.
Gemtec grew and evolved, experiencing major growth in the 1980’s when Gemtec began focusing solely in Australian Gemstones, including Queensland Boulder Opal, Black Opal from Lightning Ridge, Argyle diamonds and South Sea Pearls from Broome. Gemtec expanded to include mining, cutting and polishing, catering mainly to tourists and international visitors. Gemtec is recognised today as one of Australia’s largest opal and precious gem companies.
The merger of Gemtec and Cody Opals retail operations on 1st July, 2004 created the biggest opal seller in the country. The stores have become tourist attractions and a significant export earner and trade as the National Opal Collection (NOC), operating from 60 Pitt St Sydney and 119 Swanston St Melbourne.
Visit the National Opal Collection website
Gemtec continues to operate separate wholesale and cutting operations from Suite 3 Level 28, 31 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000. To contact Gemtec click here.
Paramount to Gemtec’s success has been providing quality and value for money to customers, so that they become repeat customers. Gemtec is proud of its reputation of integrity, professionalism and superior customer service.
Click here to view the website of MAX Diamonds, an exciting new diamond division of Gemtec.