About Us

Silk Road Gems

Silk Road Gems was established in 1996.

We are wholesalers of gemstones, pearls, silver jewellery, gemstone and silver beads. We stock rough and cut opals as well as opal cutting supplies, including Diamond Pacific Nova wheels. We supply silver findings, silver chains, beading wire and materials and much more.

Silk Road Gems is located in Kuranda in the Cairns area in north-eastern Australia, in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Our customers are jewellery and gemstone retailers, jewellers, jewellery designers and gemstone cutters. Wholesale enquiries are welcome. We supply Australian businesses in all states and territories. We export to resellers worldwide. Retailers and onsellers are invited to make an appointment to visit our showroom in Kuranda.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road is an ancient trading route that connects Asia with Mediterranean Europe. Rather than being just one single road it is a trans-continental network of roads, paths and rough caravan tracks extending for 6,500 km from China, India and Tibet through the Middle East to the Mediterranean countries.

While silk was once the major trade item from China, many desirable goods like spices, perfumes, glassware, medicines, fine fabrics, jewels and precious stones were transported and traded for 3,000 years. The Silk Road was also an important path for the spread of knowledge, technologies, ideas and cultures.

Today, Silk Road Gems brings wonderful gems and jewels from countries in Asia and around the world to Australia. Silk Road Gems exports Australian gemstones and designs to many places worldwide.