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Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)

Company re-structuring.

In order to maintain competitive low prices and improve our service we have reduced costs by
rationalising and streamlining our operation. Manchester Minerals Ltd is now an internet based operation following the merger of our established retail and wholesale businesses.
We are continuing to offer LOW PRICES with GENEROUS QUANTITY DISCOUNTS and a FAST SERVICE with NO REQUIREMENT TO LOG-IN.

Internet

Internet

We have taken advantage of the rapid increase in internet involvement throughout the World and this site has enhanced our share of the market.
We receive an average of well over a million 'hits' a month on our website !
We use Sage accounts linked to a Sellerdeck on-line trading site.

Import/Export

We regularly receive shipments of rough and semi precious gemstone products, associated gift items and jewellery making tools, from scources all over the world.
As one of the top importers of gemstones into Europe we can offer quality at very competitive prices.

Goods Inward
Click here to find out more about Helen Hilton - who combines her lapidary skills with a flair for jewellery design and creation.Helen Hilton
Company Background

Company Background

Established in 1972, by engineering graduates - twins John Hilton (seen - almost ! - to the left in the photo alongside) and Peter Hilton - and now ably assisted (as a fellow Director) by Helen Hilton, whose custom-made gemstone jewellery can be found on this site.
Manchester Minerals Ltd is universally recognised as a leading European specialist internet supplier of Lapidary and Jewellery-making supplies, crystals and gemstones.
Amethyst Mine

Amethyst Mine

Company History

Company History

Manchester Minerals developed from a hobby, in the early 1970's, into a retail business with five stores in the North West of England and Worldwide Mail-Order sales.
Increased purchasing power enabled the Hilton twins to travel the World to source interesting, competitive and quality products to market. Subsequently a wholesale business was established and the retail shops were closed down - with the exception of Stockport - as the wholesale company grew and became the prime scource of supply for many similar businesses throughout Europe. The combination of the two businesses was prompted by a rapid increase in internet activity such that our site - www.gemcraft.co.uk - now offers competitive quantity based pricing to customers around the World.

To celebrate 40 years of trading we summarised some of the significant changes that have taken place during that time - it makes interesting reading !
Click here for the article.


Good Stocks and Fast Service

Good Stocks and Fast Service

We try to ensure that all the items offered on-line are available ex-stock.
In order to achieve this we use Sage computerised accounting linked to our Sellerdeck powered online store by automated order processing software: We just have to 'pick and pack'.
Orders received before 1.00 p.m. are generally despatched the same day.

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Our website is available for placing on-line orders 24/7

Our stock range, of around 8000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. July 2018