Please could you advise as to whether there would be any problems with importing Amethyst rock pieces into New Zealand?
Burke Bros Answer:
Quarantine is not interested unless the rocks are encrusted with soil, but Customs would be if you were importing in sufficient quantity that a commercial jewellery operation might be undertaken. If it is a bona fide collection of various types of amethyst collected because you are a collector of semi precious rock, then they wouldn’t be interested. So it is really the commercial potential or intention to pursue a commercial potential that would interest Customs.