Gemstones and pearls especially handpicked and selected for you; the jewellery retailers, designers and creators of fine jewellery.

With over 25 years industry experience and a trusted supplier of quality loose gems and pearls, we are here to help you select something your customers will love.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Salt Wholesaling specialises in sourcing a wide range of coloured gemstones and pearls from around the world.


Unable to find what you are looking for?

While we are regularly adding new gemstones and pearls to our online store, we have too many to list on our website.

We are here to help, so feel free to contact us with the gemstone specifications and we will be in touch shortly.


Brendon Maddock sifts through gemstones in his Brisbane studio.



Our founder and owner, Brendon Maddock, fell into the gem game after the boat he was commissioned to sail across the Pacific from South America to Australia ran out of money, leaving him inadvertently (and fortuitously) stranded on the idyllic island of Tahiti.

With no plane ticket home or money in his pocket, he took on some construction work and started saving. Opportunity struck when the work took Brendon to the small island of Apataki in the Tuamotu archipelago, which is located far to the east of Tahiti where black pearls are farmed in the clear lagoons of the island chain.

A partnership was formed with a local family and a new business farming the highly sought-after Tahitian black pearls was brought to life. What started off as misfortune, ended up becoming an impossible tropical fantasy with Brendon living footsteps from the pristine coral reef. With some of the greatest surfing, diving, and fishing spots on his doorstep, what more could you ask for!

After travelling back and forth between Australia and French Polynesia for several years, Brendon returned home to Australia and added coloured gemstones and the famous white and golden South Sea pearls to his range.

The next few years saw Brendon driving up and down the east coast of Australia in his 20-year-old Datsun selling his wares and making the most of the surf spots along the way.

Fast forward to today and you will find Brendon busily sorting pearls or gems in his Brisbane studio (or in the surf up at Coolum).

With over 25 years in business, he has accumulated quite the treasure chest. From the brilliant and exquisite, to the rare and desirable, to the weird and wonderful, our gemstones are specially handpicked and selected for you; the jewellery retailers, designers, and creators.