TIPS ON SELECTING A GEMSTONE ONLINE
One of the first steps is to decide on a price range that you can afford, and also what size of stone you are looking for.
You should look in a price bracket lower than you are prepared to spend, as well as higher, so that you can get some comparison on what it is that makes one stone more valuable than another.
We suggest that you browse our site for your options so that you are aware of the stock that meets your criteria.
Allow plenty of time to make your decision, and definitely compare with other sites.
You may find other sites that sell material at a lower price and this is where you can and should compare quality, because in any area of items being sold you will find large price differences, so you need to be able to differentiate between the qualities of gemstones on offer.
Or alternatively, if you know the material you want, select that gemstone type from the menu bar and watch as many of the videos as you need to in order to obtain an idea of the quality available and to narrow your choice.
We know you will want to compare with other sites, so we recommend that you compare videos and issues such as the facet junctions and how they line up, the polish and color of the stones, their brilliance and dispersion. These are points that will affect the look and sparkle or radiance of the stone, and ultimately, if you are having a piece made up, how it will look when set and completed.
A dull and lifeless stone may improve with clever design and setting but will never look the same as a high quality brilliant gemstone that is made into a piece of timeless and valuable jewelry.
Coming back to the isolation and selection of your gemstone, we suggest that by narrowing your choice to the type of gemstone material that you want and then comparing two different shapes you will be able to reject the one that you personally find less appealing.
You can then treat the matter of color similarly, and this may help you to systematically narrow your search.
We have found that by comparing only two aspects at a time it becomes easier to narrow your search to isolate what you personally find desirable and what is not so appealing.
Remember that each stone is a natural phenomenon and you will be choosing something that fascinates or attracts you, and if these points of comparison are met regarding quality and cut then you can expect to have a lifetime of pleasure from your purchase.
You will admire and appreciate the quality, long after the price tag is history.
DISCOUNTS ON STONES
As we have exceptional stock that will only appeal to discerning and informed buyers, and those people who recognize quality when they see it we do not offer discounts.
Rather like copies of designer goods, for someone who “has to have that look” but does not want to pay for it, anyone who simply wants a commercial quality stone can find many sites and companies that offer these.
The gemstones that we have on offer are for the collector and ardent enthusiast who really can recognize and desires an extraordinary gemstone above all else.
THE SOURCING OF SPECIFIC GEMSTONES
Whilst it may be possible to source you a specific gemstone you would need to make your requirements known to us by email. However as these gemstones are rare and therefore the selection process whereby they are deemed of the quality suitable to be included and displayed on the site may mean this is not possible.
However, you may care to contact us as the stock is changing as items are sold, never to be available with those unique qualities again.
THE SETTING OF GEMSTONES
Although we could arrange for the setting of your gemstone, the key component in any gemstone creation IS the gemstone or stones. Even a terrific designer can only do so much with poor quality material.
We have focused on providing remarkable material and gemstones and letting others allow their imagination to run riot on the fabulous piece they can achieve around such exquisite examples of jewels as we have on offer.
VALUATIONS OF STONES
No we do not do that, but you are welcome to have your valuer or jeweler look at the photographic stills and video of the stone before you purchase it, and we provide a certification that it is what we state it to be.
PLEASE BE APPRISED THAT ONCE YOU OPEN THE TAMPER-PROOF SEAL THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGED, SCRATCHING, DETERIORATION OF THE STONE CAUSED BY OTHER PARTIES TO THE STONE, WHETHER THEY BE HANDLING THE GEMSTONE, VALUING IT OR OTHERWISE ENGAGED IN EXAMINING IT.
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE ARE THAT ONCE THE TAMPER –PROOF SEAL IS DAMAGED, YOU OWN THE STONE.