Kate McLauchlan has 30 years of experience in gemstone trading specialising in coloured diamonds, white diamonds, sapphire , ruby, black opal and emerald. She is unique in her area of expertise. Unlike many traders in the market place Kate has hands on experience in the mines where she started her career mining for sapphire, and black opal. Her life in the mines took her to many mining fields around the world especially Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand.
Over time Kate progressed from mining to the purchasing of mine run due to it being far more lucrative. Kate began processing the rough stones through her own cutting centre in Sri Lanka, supplying wholesale gem dealers and jewellers internationally concentrating on Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, New York, London and Paris.
Throughout her career in the jewellery industry Kate has supplied stones to many jewellers including internationally recognised top end brands such as Cartier and Boodle and Dunthorne.
For the last 10 years, she has also sold to word of mouth private clients at trade prices, organised by private banks, insurance companies, investment institutions, solicitors etc.