Ostro Minerals is a family-owned business that has been instru-
mental in the development of the blue topaz market for decades, bringing it from relative obscurity
to a level of popularity exceeded
only by sapphires.
Max Ostro, the man responsible for this impressive legacy, began his journey in the gemstone industry in the 1960s, representing Mexico in international exhibitions with its renowned opals. Max travelled further and further East constantly in search of gemstones
of great colour and beauty.
His travels took him as a pioneer in establishing the colored gem market to Japan and Hong Kong, where he was joined by Jane Chung.
Jane continues to guide the next generations in this family enterprise. Max explored mining opportunities in Africa and Brazil, and brought his finds to markets across the world, setting up offices in Japan, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Antwerp, Switzerland, New York and London.