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Genuine testimonials since 2003:
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S.B., NY:

"Received the tourmaline, very happy with it, it is a very very pretty green, thanks for the added goodies, I'll look forward to reading the book!"

(tourmaline)

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K.B.; CA:

"I received the package. The stones are beautiful. Thank you. I'll be in touch when I'm ready for the settings."

(topaz)

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J.B., CA:

"The stones came, and they are even more beautiful than the photos indicated."

(peridot, tsavorite)

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S. W., Chicago:

"Got the stone this afternoon,  looks great! Many thanks for all your help and patience. "

(sapphire)

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N.R.J., Chicago:

"The sapphire arrived today - gorgeous, just gorgeous.  Love it.  Subtle drama sounds like an oxymoron, but it describes this stone pretty well.  And thank you for the extras, including your book.  I look forward to dipping into it, I'm sure you have many interesting tales to tell.  My husband and I have already told about twenty people about Wild Fish Gems.

Quick question, on the website there was mention of the World Land Trust charity program and certificates issued with each purchase.  I did not find a certificate for the WLT in the shipping materials (I did find the printed sales receipt and the AIGS card in an envelope). I was wondering if that would be mailed out separately? (Note by Ed: Yes, we do that after the sale is closed

But, thanks again.  We're delighted with our purchase from you and your company."

(sapphire)

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B.T., FL:

"I received the pendant.  It’s beautiful.  Thanks! "

(topaz in gold)

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A., Singapore:

"Having so many reviews of positive feedbacks for WildFishGems(WFG) makes me less nervous, still nervous nevertheless to deal on such expensive Gemstone: FYI it is a blue sapphire; hence, to assure myself I kept posting inquiries to Ed for the past 6 months, and Ed has been patiently entertaining my questions. Finally with enough information and confidence from Ed, I decided to proceed with purchase and payment. The sapphire came fast(only 2 days after he received my remittance, I do recommend faster courier service for person with proneness to anxiety attack like myself) and matched his description and evaluation. WFG is definitely a keeper for your gemstone needs."

(sapphire)

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J.W., FL:

"Wow! I am so impressed with the sapphire. It's exactly as I hoped, actually better, just beautiful. I apologize for my late response, but my wife's grandmother is not doing well. She left the country on the day of the stone's arrival, but she left before it arrived. So I have been pretty busy with my three-year and nine-month old sons. She first saw it yesterday when she returned. She loves it too.
The description of the stone and the online pictures were spot on, which of course helped me choose the stone I wanted and filled me with anticipation for seeing it in person. I wasted no time in admiring it in the sunlight and indoor light.
I am really enjoying your book, interesting plot so far and suspenseful. It's hard to put down. Thanks for personalizing it!
I really feel appreciated to be your customer and am looking forward to being a long-time Wild Fish fan!"

(sapphire)


 

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A.M.; Indonesia:

"Thanks Ed I finally got it, It is really beautiful thankyou."

(padparadscha and diamonds in platinum)

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K.W., FL:

"Ed, love the color of the stone. It seems to change a bit in bright light, I consider it a positive, and deep red in low light. What a bargain! Absolutely thrilled with all purchases. Can't wait to save $ for more."

(zircon)

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A.R., Knoxville: 

"I am attaching a picture of the pad in its current setting so that you can see what I have been lucky enough to wear on my finger after receiving the pad from you! Thanks again,"

(padparadscha in local setting)

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L.P., MS:

"Well, believe it or not they arrived today!  They are both truly gorgeous!  I can't wait to see them in natural light.  I'll be ordering again soon."

(padparadscha and purple sapphire)

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TGA, NY:

"The stones and crystals arrived and I like them very much. Thank you! They are just as described and pictured.  You do an excellent job of putting visual impressions into words and capturing the gems in photos. Not an easy task. Thank you, also, for the crystals.  What fun!  I enjoyed your book, too, by the way.  However, it did remind me that our desire for sparkly stones can have (has?) a huge impact the people, wildlife and land of Third World countries - not usually for the better.  Worldwide how many gem dealers are like you?  Is there any Fair Trade type organization for gem mining?  I would hope you are not out there alone. I applaud your practice of supporting miners and lessening the impact or their work on the environment. Best wishes,
TGA in NY
PS: Feel free to use any parts of this wordy email in your testimonial section.
PPS: I love reading your website. So educational in so many ways."

(sapphires)
 

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L.Y., CA:

"It seems that my last email didn't get through. That's really weird. I've received the sapphire over a month ago (right on my birthday, what a big surprise!), and I love it so so so much! It's breathtaking. The final setting I chose is the Princess D's style. My friend is working on that (she's a jewelry designer). Once it's done, I will show you the picture. Thanks again!"

(sapphire)

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E.W., FL:

"I receive my demantoid today. It is a lovely, sweet little sparkler!!! "

(demantoid)

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S.L., Japan:

"Olá Ed, 1.3c Recebi. Realmente excelente!  Muitos agradecimentos. Enough Portuguese for today. Pure white sapphire is a marvel to behold. Why it costs so much less than an equivalent (and much more common) diamond is one of the great anomalies of our age. "

(white sapphire)

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J.S., NSW:

"Spinel earrings arrived yesterday. Sweet- as you said. Thanks, again,"

(spinel in gold)

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J.W., FL:

"Are you kidding?  I received them last week...along with your book. The stones are staying with me.  Just another way of saying I love them and they will NOT be returned to you except for setting sometime soon."

(padparadscha, yellow sapphire)

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R.D., OZ:

"Just writing to let you know that the little indicolite arrived safe and sound. The more I look at it the more I like the colour."

(indicolite)

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J.S., OZ:

"And it arrived in all it’s glory today. The trouble with upping the anti is that my other stones look rather tawdry now.  I currently live with the garnet ring. Don’t take it off to bathe, sleep etc. But it looks very ordinary alongside the ruby magic. That’s OK it’s a working ring and it’s a great work horse."

(ruby in gold)

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D.N., Canada:

"Hi Ed. We received the gem and we (especially Darlene) is more than thrilled with it, loves the cut that brings out all the sparkles. Thanks for the short story and the green chrysoberyl . We will send you a picture when it is finally mounted in the ring of her dreams."

(chrysoberyl)

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K.W., FL:

"My stone arrived today. Wow. what a great looking zircon. Very happy with purchase! Already planing the next sparkler on my wish list."

(zircon)

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A.I., NY:

"Got the morganites and loving them! Thank you so much! :)"

(morganites)

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D.H., Beverly Hills:

"I had received the indicolite and yellow/green sphene, but said I wasn't going to get them set right away.  Well, I finally did, and thought you'd like to see the results. I've attached photos.  Now, keep in mind, the camera I have is pretty much the 21st century version of an Instamatic, so the photos will not be the quality of your nice photos, but the fact that I now know how to attach a photograph from my computer is a minor miracle.  The jeweler and and his staff were quite intrigued with the sphene, and I think he had a good time helping me get this made, as well as the indicolite which I think looks pretty fantastic with the tsavorites as side stones."

(sphene, indicolite, sapphires in local setting)

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P.S., Toronto:

"Just received the ring - the stone and setting look simply stunning!  Bang on job.  "

(sapphire in gold)

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A.L., Washington DC:

"My lovely stone arrived today.  It's beautiful and perfect.  And thanks for the lens and the book.  Looks like a fascinating story.  I love this stone.  My girlfriend loves orange and this is the best looking stone I've seen - great price too.  I have a designer in mind in New York who I think will turn this into a great engagement ring.  So I think just the stone for now.  I love so many of your other gems, I'll keep checking back for further inspiration. Thanks again!"

(hessonite)

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G&T., NC:

"Teresa is quite pleased, loves the interplay of colors.  You need another installment of the book! More later!"

(sapphire and spinel in gold)

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B.v.L., PA:

"Hi, yes I received it some time ago. It is very nice and am having it set soon. Thanks again!"

(sapphire)

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L.L., CA:

"Spectacular, they are! I'm looking at getting a ring for myself sometime soon (around May). I'm definitely getting you to make it!"

(star sapphire)

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L.S., MI:

"IT'S A LITTLE BROWNER THAN WE THOUGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUN LIGHT. IT'S MUCH NICER IN INCANDESCENT LIGHT. WE THINK WE'LL KEEP IT. WISH IT WAS A LITTLE MORE PEACHY.
I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE."

(sapphire)
 

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S.P., Washington:

"I'm wearing it now, it is lovely, and I appreciate all of your working with me to make it happen."

(ruby and diamonds in gold)

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J.K., MD:

"Stones arrived.  Very nice.  Fascinating book, still reading. Thanks Ed.  I look forward to doing more business with you."

(tourmaline, spinel)

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G.H., CA:

"We love the ring, thanks for always responding quickly and for the advice; it made us feel comfortable making this important purchase with you."

(yellow sapphire in gold)

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S.J., CA:

"It is absolutely amazing! Brilliance is out of this world. Beautiful color! Arrived this afternoon. Well packaged with everything. Thank you for your follow through, excellent service and an amazing piece of our Gods creation!"

(demantoid)

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B.K., NM:

"Ed, my sapphire and peridot arrived yesterday. They are both stunning!  Thank you so much!"

(peridot and sapphire)

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A.H., OR:

"I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my cc spinel. I am in love with it! Thank you so very much."

(spinel)

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P.C., UK:

"The sapphire arrived just now - thank you very much, it's really beautiful! 

I'm really delighted with it, and will certainly be ordering from you again."

(sapphire)

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J.S., Australia:

"I am so pleased with the ring and am wearing it now. The colours in the gem are amazing and vary according to the angle and light. It is up front, and intriguing as it explodes in colour. I look forward to wearing it often."

(Malaya garnet in gold)

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M.L., VA:

"Aha! It finally arrived this weekend! It looks great but I would like to take it outside in the sun next weekend and look at it again before deciding for sure. Will let you guys know. Thanks!

Not quite what I expected, but have decided to keep it because it is unique and interesting.  I also understand your pics and descriptions much better now for any future possibilities. Thanks for the donation part too - that's great!"

(sapphire)

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D.K., FL:

"The stones arrived and they are fine. The color of the large stone is more brown than the picture. We will not be seeing the jeweler for a few months, but I will send you a picture of the finished piece."

(sphenes)

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M.K., VA:

"Received the cat's eye stone yesterday. Its awesome, just like the pictures."

(apatite cat's eye)

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N.G., CA:

"Ed  It is lovely, and thanks. "

(padparadscha crystal)

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C.B., UK:

"Hi there Ed, just got the stone a few minutes ago, very happy with my purchase. Thank you so much for managing to get it to me before Christmas. I think I will be making my next jewelry purchase with you as well whenever that may be. Thanks once again, hope to be ordering from you again soon"

(tourmaline)

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L.W., CA:

"Just to tell you that my package arrived yesterday. That's a very elegant little tsavorite and the gold setting is beautiful --- just perfect.  My baby granddaughter may have to wait a bit to wear it, but she will know that Grandma L had picked something very special for her first birthday! Thanks for making sure it got here on time! Again thanks, Ed, for choosing such beautiful stones! Proud to do business with someone who really cares about the survival of our planet.  As ever, I'll be back!"

(tsavorite in gold)

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P.C., UK:

"My pendant has arrived safely yesterday thank you.   The Vanadium Trillion Sparkle Sphene is stunningly beautiful.  I took it into  the Winter sunshine this morning and it was dazzling.  Quite the stunner.   In the evening here in my lounge, I have it beside me and it is glittering away with many colors including lots of red flashes. Isn't that amazing considering it's a lime green stone- fascinating.  

In The Lord Of The Rings, the half-elf princess, Arwen, is the keeper of a wondrous sparkling magical pendant called "The Evenstar"............... mine is nicer   :-P 

Until next time…..

I think that this protection purchasing of the rainforest is a brilliant idea and is typical of the gentle and intelligent world-friendly way that Wildfish operates! It gives me a proud feeling to be a very small part of your grand  scheme.  Might visit my patch for a holiday.... only joking! The rainforest has many possible medical secrets yet unresearched that could help mankind in the future.  It's protection is vital.  Not to mention keeping the wildlife habitats intact for all the creatures that live there. You deserve a brilliant and successful Happy New Year."

(sphene in gold)

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B.K., NY:

"Just wanted to confirm that I received my stone in the mail today. Thank you very much! I also wanted to say that the stone is even more beautiful in person... it has a lot of sparkle that the photo on the website couldn't show to fullest extent. Absolutely beautiful, thanks again!

Very happy to have done business with you,"

(sapphire)

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M.G., Lithuania:

"Today my yellow sapphire arrived. I just love how it sparkles. It's even more beautiful than in the photos. Thank you very much! 

It's funny how I found you - I was about to buy a yellow sapphire from NSC, but a doubt came to my mind/ Something felt wrong. Maybe their photos are too much photoshoped or just the vibe was not right. So I went searching for more info and then found your post in pricescope about energy of gems. Your vibe felt right, so I went to see what you have, found this gem and just fell in love with it. I can send you a pic when it will be added to a Jyotish ring."

(sapphire)

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D.G., OR:

"I received my beautiful and special treasure today.  It took a bit longer due to the Thanksgiving holiday and very bad weather here in the U.S.  Thank you for your marvelous way of doing business!"

(padparadscha)

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E.L. BC:

"Picked up the spinel today. The gemologist was quite impressed with the stone. Having a chance to look at it again I am more inclined to keep it. 

I'm happy to say I'll be keeping the spinel. I've had the chance to look at it in a lot of light sources from every possible angle and it's really a beautiful gem. I'm looking forward to getting it set in the new year.

Thanks for your patience and kind service, I hope we can do business again in the future."

(spinel)

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D.R., CA:

"I just picked up the Pad today. It's beautiful! I will meet with my designer in the next couple of weeks and let you know how I would like to proceed soon. Thanks again!"

(padparadscha)

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K.K., OR:

"I received my stone today. I love it!!! It is even more beautiful in person. I will be in touch about a setting. You have been great to work with! Thank you."

(padparadscha)

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J.S., Australia:

"The earrings arrived today. I was not initially blown away by the sapphires but they are growing on me rapidly. They do sparkle beautifully and will be very easy to wear with everything. The African sphenes are actually nicer than I thought they could be. Altogether very happy. I had a fun time yesterday reading your testimonials and I agree with a number of other customers who will no longer buy from anyone else. R. asked, a few days ago, for your site to give to a friend. I wear the pink spinel you encouraged me to consider when I am at home. The pink sapphire and Montana sapphire to work and my Ceylonese sapphire out in the evening (or at Christmas/New Year). Like your other customers I do appreciate the time you take to help us make our choices."

(sphenes in gold, sapphires in gold)

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G.M., CT:

"Stone received and looks fine, thanks again."

(spinel)

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S.L., Japan:

"Brilliant pure white Topaz received. Very impressive. Glad I jumped the gun on it. To say it will raise a few eyebrows is an understatement." 

(topaz)

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G.M., WA:

"The gem has arrived! Thank you very much! :)"

(sapphire)

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V.S., Singapore:

"Just wanted to let you guys know that I have received your African Sapphire and I love the colour! I hope to deal with you again!"

(sapphire)

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K.W., FL:

"Received my zircon today...wow! Love the cinnamon color and the sparkle is incredible. Thanks,"

(zircon)

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N.M., CA:

"Arrived in fine shape. Thanks, Ed."

(sapphire)

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K.K., Australia:

"It has taken a while but I have finally had the Montana sapphire set into a ring, the colour is perfect and I couldn't be happier. After much research I decided to go with a rose gold and platinum setting, which will not tarnish and is very secure, perfect for wearing all the time.

I found the information on your website invaluable, it helped not only with making an informed decision when choosing a stone, but also gave me a realistic idea on how to approach having the stone set and dealing with the jeweller. Like with most things, it was worth spending a bit more to get it right the first time. Thanks for your help and advice, I will be back!"

(Montana sapphire in local setting)

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R.G., IA:

"Just got the ring and earrings, and the spinels are as advertised !
Thanks for all your efforts !!!!!"

(spinel in gold)

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K.L., UK:

"We received the package tonight. Thank you for the extra bits for examining the gem -- that was unexpected! I was able to see the light inclusions mentioned, which were not visible by eye, certainly from the views that count anyhow. The colour is better than I expected (I relied quite a bit on your description and codes) which I am very pleased about. It is a subtle and pleasant warm pale purple. The warmth (saturation?) is what I like best about it. Second best is how it sparkles and picks up colours from the environment. I can't wait to see it in daylight!"

(spinel)

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R.N., Norway:

"The pendant arrived safely today. Thank you so much! It's beautiful, and beautifully made: please thank the platinum smith for me."

(sapphire in platinum)

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S.L., Japan:

"got 'em jit (just in time). thanks, really nice stones from africa." 

(topaz in white gold)

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C.T., WI:

"Dear Ed,
I meant to write earlier, but just wanted to let you know that the order I placed of sapphires, aquamarine and amethyst arrived quickly and the gemstones are absolutely stunning. I am going to have most of them set into a necklace, earrings and ring and will send you photos of that when it is done, but the stones themselves are beautiful. Thank you again for the lovely, all-natural gemstones."

(Aquamarine Cat's Eye, amethyst, sapphires) 

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G.M., CT:

"I received the ring on Friday and although her birthday isn’t until October I wanted to present it to her right away. As you said, it came out great, it’s beautiful, she absolutely loves it. The stone, although unseen by me other than your website is awesome, combined with the setting (which your goldsmith did a fantastic job) is breathtaking. We were out for a motorcycle ride yesterday and I saw her observing the sparkle emitting from the ring in the sunshine in my rear view mirror.
 
Thank you so much for making this online experience a rewarding and satisfying experience. Needless to say, she is in love with and keeping the ring."

(Australian sapphire in white gold)

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J.S., GA:

"Hope you are doing well.  Thought you might like to see a pic of the finished ring.  This is just a snapshot taken with an IPhone, but look how fiery the stone is. This was a tough project to complete, but we finally got a great result. Thanks for your help."

(hunted red spinel in local setting)

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D.T., Brisbane:

"I have received the ring. It looks out of this world, the ruby is perfect and the goldsmith did a fantastic job. I love it! Thanks for all your help.  I cannot wait to see XXX with it. Kind regards"

(Ruby and diamonds in gold)

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J.S., VIC:

"My ring arrived yesterday. I, too, like the design. The stone is lovely, to be perfect it could have been a little deeper in colour."

(sapphire in gold)

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A.D., AB:

"Got the stone a few days ago, looks great, I'm very pleased. Thanks again for all your help."

(sapphire)

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D.T., OH:

"Wow!  I received my zircon and sapphire crystal this afternoon. Thank you so much for your promptness and note. The gem is beautiful--all that I had hoped for. It is beautiful and bright. The crystal is unique and one of a kind. You truly do care about your customers. Thanks again."

(zircon)

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Q.Y., Singapore:

"Received my stone this afternoon! The colour is more intense under indoor condition than expected. Very cool! Thank you for your replies and hope to work with u again soon!" 

(padparadscha)

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D.T., UK:

"The gemstones arrived today - Saturday!  They are beautiful and I am very pleased with them.  I have enjoyed the buying experience with you folks and also like your website.  Ed, your comments are witty and also upfront and honest. I look forward to more purchases with you folks.  Again, many thanks,"

(tourmaline, tourmaline cat's eyes)

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E.T., CT:

"I had a chance to examine my tourmaline more closely last night (as opposed to my quick initial glance at the office), and have to tell you that I'm very pleased with it - it is indeed very pretty!  Lovely color,  nice sparkle, and true to your description.  Looking forward to my next transaction with you (finances permitting!).  Your honest descriptions are key to my online gem purchases."

(tourmaline)

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D.G., Singapore:

"Received the stone today. It looks amazing. Girlfriend loved it. Thanks once again."

(spinel) 

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J.T., TX:

"The spinel arrived yesterday. It is gorgeous and everything I want in a spinel, except the size. It's not tiny but not as large as I'd love to have, budget allowing."

(spinel)

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S.L., Japan:

"The yellow tourmaline arrived yesterday with a nicely done 'corner up' setting. Looks terrific and now needs a gold chain to hang on."

(tourmaline in gold)

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K.M., NY:

"The ring arrived last week and I proposed to her on Saturday. Her first reaction was pleased, but as it was in the evening, the stone couldn't show her its full "stop-light red" glory, so I told her to wait until she could see it in the sunlight the next day. Big mistake - she's been up at 6 o'clock every morning since so that she can spend an hour admiring it in the sunrise! Needless to say, she is beyond pleased, which means that I am beyond pleased."

(ruby in platinum)

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J.W., FL:

"The Mali garnet arrived. The gem's sparkle shown thru the glass of the gift box which was further encased in a lovely organdy draw string bag. Now that's what I call luster!

Thanks so much for everything.  J"

(mali garnet)

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C.E., Germany:

"Thanks a lot for this wonderful amethyst. It is really an excellent+ gem, the clarity, the colour, the brilliancy, the size and last but not least the precision cut from Peter Torraca. 

It is difficult to believe, but the amethyst is much nicer than on the pictures. As often, priority should be given to "overall grade" and to "comment"  over the pictures.

Cordially,"

(amethyst)

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R.K., CA:

"Looks great Ed, thanks for rushing it. Proposing on the solstice this Friday. The gem among others I collected are going in my little mermaids treasure chest"

(topaz in platinum)

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C.E., Germany:

"Hi Ed,

herewith the promised picture of a ruby set in a palladium ring and a ruby set in a palladium choker necklace, both designed by Renesim.

First point
Palladium is mixed with gold to made white gold. 
Density of palladium (12 g/cm3) is near to the density of silver (10,5 g/cm3), but nearly no oxidation (we have the ring for 1,5 year now). The surface can be brushed to  adapt the hue (grey scaling). Further it is not a problem for a jeweller to clean such a ring or necklace if necessary.​
​Further the price of one oz (726 USD/oz) is about the half of the price of gold (1384 USD/oz) .  With regard to the density of gold (19,3g/cm3) the final price with palladium will be about 1/3 of the price of an equivalent in gold. It seems to be a good alternative to white gold or platinum

Second point
​I read in the testimonials that somebody was surprised of the small size of the gem. Personally I draw the gem  on paper in a 1 to 1 scale and with the colour to see how it looks like. 

Maybe you can add both points on your page.

Cordially,"

(rubies in palladium, design by RenéSim)

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W.T., CA:

"Received and looks great, everything went perfectly. Thanks for your help!"

(sapphire)

 

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R.K., CA:

"Love pendant and earrings Ed, you never disappoint"

(iridescence chrome tourmaline in platinum, sapphires in gold)  

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D.P., Ontario:

"Received it today, looks great, thanks a lot."

(sapphire)

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U.A., Winnipeg:

"Thanks for the certificate on the rainforest. It is great. I must congratulate you for the exceptional Ruby you have sent me with the GRS report.I am totally in awe of it, and it turned out to be just as brilliant as I thought it would be.  You know I buy from you for Jyotish purposes only, and this Ruby is exactly serving my purpose.  I got it set in a gold ring and am energizing and purifying it right now.  Rest assured, I will come back to you for all my future gemstones, as in the past.  I will be soon looking for an untreated, pure organic red coral. Regards"

(ruby)

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C.L., MN:

"I received the sapphire on Saturday. Thanks."

(padparadscha)

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N.K., Spain:

"I just received the stones. They are beautiful, thank you very much! Thank you for being so kind and for helping me choose and the additional pictures. I particularly like the zircon. It is lighter than I imagined and so much better than the picture. It's funny how zircons are undervalued - in my view at least. The other day I was asking myself the following. Did you ever come across a nice grey sapphire or spinel? I don't mean blue-grey but grey, maybe warmish grey? How expensive would they be? Are people at all interested in those?"

(spinels, tourmalines and zircon)

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A.M., TX:

"I just recieved my stone and I want to say how extremely pleased I am...as you said it is impossible to pick up the color of this stone in photographs but it is so much more amazing in person...I wanted to say thank you for having a great and honest posting about this stone and it is more than promised.  It is so clean I couldn't believe that and the baby pink looks amazing indoors and it goes more white outside!  I will definately be coming back for more soon!  You have earned my business for sure and I will always recommend and send my friends your way first.  Great doing business with you and looking forward to doing so again!"  

(sapphire)

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S.T., CA:
 
"You sold me a CC garnet a year ago. It was a 1.46 CT cushion - Grading report CCBG146, Certificate #11030142.  I finally had it set and it's so fabulous.  It took me a year to find a setting that did it justice and then the jeweler did some custom work to make it perfect.  It's a 1.00CTW with a halo containing 217 tiny F colored, micro pave set diamonds.  It's a unique gem in a one of a kind setting. To be honest I loved looking at the garnet so much while it was unset, I was afraid I would mess up the beauty by covering up even a tiny portion with the prongs. I'm not a great photographer, but I took a few pics. Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL gem!"
 
(beliky cc garnet in local gold setting with tons of diamonds)
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T.G., MI:

"Just wanted to let you know that my beautiful stones have arrived!!!  Can't wait to get settings done."

(sunset tourmaline, rhodolite)

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C.D., WA:

"Just wanted to let you know we received the stone and finally had a chance to get a picture of the final product. She's really in love with the sapphire and I can't thank you enough for all your help! Will be recommending WildFishGems to all my friends!!!"

(sapphire in gold - local setting)

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M.K., Malaysia:

"We just received your sapphire today safely... My wife said very beautiful.... We also have some ruby & emerald from others but the quality and impression totally different ... Thank you for giving us good quality sapphire with reasonable price..  Thanx again"

(sapphire)

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W.H., WA:

"The Kyanite arrived the other day, and it is gorgeous. Wonderful color in a sacred stone. I think I forgot to write and tell you how beautiful the Clinohumite was as well - so clear and so intense. Both are very spectacular. Thank you."

(clinohumite and kyanite)

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C.D., WI:

"The Afgani tourmaline arrived yesterday and the color is absolutely gorgeous!  Give me a colored stone anyday!  My next engagement ring will be an exquisite colored stone that is 5not or six carats set with high end small diamonds as color reflectors and accents." 

(tourmaline)

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E.M., OK:

"Um, wow, this is the most beautiful sapphire (my birthstone, by the way) I've ever seen. The pictures don't do it justice at all, and I can't wait to see it in the setting I have planned for it. Thank you so much for the opportunity to own such a gorgeous sapphire! I am so pleased. :) "

(sapphire)

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M.N., WI:

"The ring is Great!"

(ruby in gold)

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C.D., WI:

"My two loose stones arrived today as well as the Tsavorite garnet and cognac tourmaline are absolutely gorgeous. I  have already decided how and with what other stones I want them set.  I can't wait to see the afghani tourmaline.  Stones seem to speak to me on how I want them set so after the third stone arrives I will take them to my local goldsmith with directions.  Thank you! "

(garnet and tourmaline)

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S.L., Beppu:

"Aquamarine received. Wow, now that's what I call briallance! One of the best coloured gemstones I've seen. Its got me interested in the aquamarine cat's eye CEA937, but that will have to wait until another day (hopefully one with a stronger yen)."

(aquamarine)

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C.G., MD:

"She arrived yesterday afternoon, safe and sound.  She's absolutely gorgeous. :)"

(sapphire)

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S.L., Beppu:

"The dravite pendant arrived today. Bargain stone chosen because I thought it a good match for gold, and I was correct (hopefully it will help restore some of gold's lost lustre)." 

(dravite in gold)

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J.G., NC:

"I have received the sapphire, it is really nice. Thank you for the quick communication and service. Sincerely,"

(sapphire)

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P.C., UK:

"Zircon earring studs arrived safely yesterday. Thanks very much they are very pretty. Your goldsmith did a very nice job." 

(zircons in gold)

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R.M.,  Germany:

"Der Spinell ist letzte Woche bei mir angekommen. Ein kleiner, aber sehr lebhafter und brillanter Stein mit schöner Farbe."

(spinel)
 

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L.S., WY:

"I received the pink spinel today, I love it!!"

(spinel)
 

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C.S.,  MT:

"I went to the post office about an hour ago and collected the beautiful gems. They are really something!"
 
(kyanite, star sapphire)
 

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D.N., BC:

"Thank you, I received the sapphire!  I have the perfect idea for a beautiful setting, and will send you photos when it's done."

(sapphire)
 

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K.M., NY:

"I wanted to thank you for the excellent ruby; I received it last week and have been preparing my plans to get it set. Having been impressed with the personableness with which you handled my first inquiry, and the ethical business practices to which you subscribe, I wanted to reach out to you to get a quote to work with you on the design of the ring."

(ruby)
 

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R.B., NJ:
 
"She has selected LPS120. "
 
(sapphire)
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H&G, Guam:

"Finally!  We got the stone today.  We both dropped a big "Wow" when we opened the box. We are very happy with it :)  We will send the stone back for setting on Saturday 3/9 via UPS. "

(sapphire)

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S.L., Beppu:
 
"Package received. The tourmaline really proves the value of a fine cut. A wonder to behold. The little pink spinel, a real eye-catcher, is a fine addition as well. "
 
(tourmaline, spinel)
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L.S., WY:
 
"I received my package today. What a beautiful stone, I love it, thanks for all the help!"
 
(tourmaline)
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B.S., PA:

"I received the ring and the AIGS report yesterday. It's really beautiful. You did a wonderful job and I'm very glad to have stumbled on to your site. I just left you positive feedback on the Amazon site. Thank you very much!"

(sapphire and six diamonds in gold)

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C.S., MT:

"I am very much enjoying my moss colored jade which I purchased from you.  Thank you for it. It is so beautiful in the various light."

(jade)

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M.N., WI:

"Hi Ed! I received the pkg yesterday. This whole experience is a very nice surprise. REAL quality. Im very happy with my purchase and now have to hide the making of this ring until September. Buy with confidence. Next purchase will be easy and reassuring that Im buying Quality."

(ruby)
 

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B.B., FL:
 
"Dear Ed, Upon opening the package, I discovered rare beauty and old world craftsmanship in the gemstone's beauty and the goldsmith's expertise. I am very pleased with the final results of this project. My design, my vision, my determination, Plus your dripping beauty of a gemstone with your talented team.

This project was well executed to create everlasting results. Carol, is very deserving, indeed. She knows it is a custom-made, one-of-a-kind, handmade ring for her to wear everyday. But she does not know what type of stone or what it looks like, design and all. It shall be a wonderful surprise!!! Thank-you for all of your hard work and talented team. The project is a success. The ring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The rare, white tourmaline with the pinkish hue is stunning!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed, you were very generous. Thank-you for endearing words. I shall send you photo's later on (WHEN = ???) of Carol's hand wearing the ring. Also, I shall have her provide her own words of...WOW!"
 
(amethyst in gold with engraved treasure map)
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W.H., WA:

Sorry to have written a bit late - gone out of town for a while - but I wanted to let you know the Chrome Diopside
oval arrived, and that my wife and I really love it. She's been looking for a green stone that size for a certain pendant setting, and was frustrated with affordable emeralds and tsavorites. This chrome diopside fit the bill nicely, and is quite visually appealing. Thank you for
offering it. We'll be back!

(chrome diopside)

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J.C., Warren:

"Dear Ed,  thank you very much, the sapphire arrived late last week.  My apologies for not writing sooner.  It is a lovely stone!  Very happy with the quality. I hope that I have more chances in the future to do business with such a wonderful person again.

(sapphire)

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R.M., Stuttgart:

"ed, der Rubin ist am Wochenende bei mir angekommen und gefällt mir sehr gut - er hat eine sehr feine hellrote Farbe. Vielen Dank für die "Zugaben". Für Schmuck interessiere ich mich nicht so sehr, da ich lose Steine sammle."

(ruby)

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G.E., New South Wales:
 
"We received the beautiful ruby yesterday - thank you so much - it exceeded our expectations - the colour and clarity is magnificent and I am looking forward to wearing it on my finger. thanks for your prompt attention and look forward to doing more business with you in the future. kind regards"
 
(ruby)
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J&J, CA:

"We love the sapphire and will keep it, thanks!

I was terrifically excited when I visited my boyfriend, in Los Angeles last weekend and was able to view in-person the 4.17ct Ceylon sapphire you had recommended. It was very pretty at night, in-doors (a lot of lavender under incandescent lighting), but under the sun during the day, the intensity of the blue just about knocked my socks off! "

(sapphire)

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S.L., Japan:

"Ruby received. Lovely stone, facing up like 2 cts, rather than the 1.17 actual weighting."

(ruby)

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J.K., NY:

"I realize I never wrote to thank you. The sapphire is stunning, just as you had described it, and the setting you created is elegant and shows off the gem beautifully.  My fiancee hardly ever takes the ring off!
Buying a gem required a leap of faith for me -- I am not a gem expert, and I had never met you or seen the gem in person when I made the purchase.  Your fairness, professionalism and honesty made working with you easy and relaxing, and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. Thank you!"

(sapphire in gold)

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J.B., OH:

"I am doing well. Thank you for asking. It is a gorgeous stone. I'm a little perplexed as what to do with it. It would be an amazing stud in earing, but at the same time I think it done properly could look great in a ring. So you now see my conundrum. I love to wear in earing and would wear this one often, but at the same time I have always wanted a ruby ring. At this point in time I own no rings. It is truly a tough choice."

(ruby)

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S.S., Singapore:

"1. Hi Edward  Received. Thank you and I saw ur note. Thks. But i too excited open in car and dropped. Now I try use vacuum cleaner to suck..hope can find. So sad. Please upgrade my membership. If I cannot find I will buy another one fr you. 

2. Hi Edward  I still trying to find. Wanted it fast but drop instead..sign...if i cannot find, do u have any other nice unheated blue sapphire to recommend?Same transfer will get another 10% off in addition to 15%? I will look for it tmr moning when it is bright. Thks

3. I just found it. I use rainbow vacuumn cleaner suck. So happy. Thks Edward"

(sapphire)

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J.W., Washington DC:
 
"The yellow sapphire arrived during the Christmas holidays and as expected, it is LUSH. I especially loved the "story". You could have a career as a writer, you know! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. "
 
(sapphire)

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L.W.; Norway:

"Oh Ed, how beautiful!  Thank you! "

(sapphire in gold)

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J.K., CA:

"Hello Ed, John again the Garnet arrived and it's an awesome stone and thanks a lot"

(Mandarine garnet)

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S.N. & A.S.; OH: 
 
"Dear Mr. Bristol, 

The ring arrived today and we are stunned by its beauty. You were right on the mark with all your suggestions. It looks very luxurious and grand. We had not envisioned it that way and the ring far exceeds our expectations. Your smith has done an excellent job of setting the stones and giving the lotus a three dimensional feel. Please thank him and Mr. S. on our behalf.
A. will load some pictures over the weekend to put on your website. Thank you so much. It has been a pleasure getting the stone and the ring from you. Both of us cherish the ring as well as the experience. Sincerely,"
 
(hunted Kashmir-blue Burma sapphire with diamonds in Jyotish platinum setting)
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E.S., GB:

"The stone just arrived, looks great - really love it! Thank you for the speedy service and delivery, much appreciated. All the Best"

(sapphire)

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S.B., New Mexico:

"Hi Ed. The ring is beautiful! Just wondering if there are any dos and do bots for getting the ring cleaned? Are the machines they run them through at the jewelers okay for the ring? Soaks?  Thanks,"

(ruby and white sapphires in platinum)

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J.K., CA:

"Hello Edward the Titanites came and they're beautiful. Thanks for your patience with my impatience I'll aim for better next time."

(titanite)

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H.H., MA:

 

"Hey buddy, got it last week, yes, sorry, I will have set with once she oks a design..thanks again."

 

(ruby)

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J.B.; MD:

"The stone came in the mail today! Thank you for all your help and assistance tracking it. I am sorry I was impatient as well. It is pristine and beautiful! Thanks again,"

(sapphire)

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J&D. F.; CA:

"Last night I received the ruby and have to say it is beautiful and exactly as I wanted...(Red with pink sparkles) and the gemstone book as a bonus!  I am thrilled and saving my money like crazy so that I can get it set as soon as possible.
I am sure I will be returning to you in the future for my gemstone needs.  Thanks again,"

(ruby)

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S.L., Japan:
 
"It took a while, but here they are. 100% satisfied. The adamantine icy blue of the Montana is actually very close to my ideal (even though your colour grading was a mere 'very good'). Also, the pure white faces up much larger--a bargain of a diamond killer."
 
(sapphire)
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A.R., PA:
 
"The tsavorite ring arrived yesterday, along with my two small diamonds. the craftsmanship is excellent, your tsavorite is a real winner, the replacement diamonds were beautifully matched and the top of the ring is 100% accurate. Thanks. The ring is stunning, "
 
(tsavorite and diamonds in platinum)
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MKM, AE:

"Just wanted to let you know that the flourite arrived today.  Cool looking stone.  Now I just have to figure out how to set it."

(flourite)

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C.S., MA:

"Hi Ed, I got my citrine on Saturday, just as pretty as I hoped it would be. Thanks again,"

(citrine)

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J.W., Florida:

"Consider the sapphires and tsavo sold. I am very pleased with my purchase...especially that little fellow you could not leave behind. Once again thank you for the beautiful stones and professionalism you have in all our dealings."

(tsavorite, sapphires)

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C.B., Tokyo:

"It arrived safely. Very nice stone (and nice packaging), which I might be able to put in a ring or something. And thank you for the sapphire crystal. "

(black spinel)

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RU., India:

"Hi! Received in good condition. Wonderful gems. Thanks. "

(tourmaline, amethyst)

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J.L, Pittsburgh:
 
"I just picked up the stones, they are beautiful.  Thx.  However, the ruby is so small. I need to save up to get a bigger one. Lol."
 
(tourmaline, aquamarine, ruby)
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J.S., Atlanta:

"I returned to Atlanta today and was finally able to retrieve the package from my office. You were right about the color -- it is exactly what I wanted. Thanks for keeping at it until we found the right thing. "

(spinel)

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J.W., FL:

"Exactly what I wanted.  Stone with minimal gold.  They are gorgeous..I've never worn such large ones and I was afraid
they would be heavy but they are not.  Also, they hang wonderfully.  I am still in awe that you and your wizard of a jeweler got them perfectly with the small amount of communication that passed between us.  I know I should probably only wear them in the evening but I will probably wear them during the day some, as well.  Thanks for making my dreams come true, once again."

(topaz in gold)

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J.S., OZ:

"They have arrived and I like them. Thanks for responding to my emails and following up constantly for me.,"

(sapphires in gold)

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M.W., British Columbia:

"I received your expedited parcel here today in N, thankyou for getting it to me before my trip. I have now enjoyed the last few hours with the contents of the parcel......delightful!!
               
I am amazed with the cut and brilliance of the 3.48 helidor......a "stand alone" wonder to behold.
               
The Danburite, I love even more, as it is truly an individual. So far, I seem to notice it wants very much to pretend to be a padparadsha...or alexandrite......it shows an orange-pink...and then a mellow chryso green.....and that is likely due to the company of the chryso's which are keeping it company. The brilliance of this stone is wonderful, and I wonder if it could be set with yellowish/ green/brown chrysos , and in yellow gold, to bring out yellow refractive qualities. This stone loves a pink/orange very much as well.....myself, I tend to earthy greenish amber yellow ....but this is just an idea for you if you wish to mention these stones to your partner. You may send him pictures of all the stones, and see if he would like to think about settings.  Here is what I am thinking:

Ring idea #1: 3.26 oval cut chryso with two smaller 1.2 chryso brownish green trillion cut side stones....in a large18-22 carat yellow gold setting...an art piece...not dainty

Ring idea #2: 3.48 trillion cut chryso, with two smaller 1.2 brownish green trillion cut side stones......in same setting as above.

Ring idea #3: 4.69 faint yellow danburite, set with stones to relect the already inherent colours of the stone. Again, set in a substantial higher carat gold setting.
                                
Ed, I am SO HAPPY with all these stones. Thankyou for taking the effort to get them to me so quickly....and also for the Bon Voyage on my Asia trip.....this is a return trip for me, I lived in Bangkok for two months with my family back in 1976.......my grad year from high-school. My father was a research scientist with Canadian government.....doing work on low oxygen "klong" carpfish......back then, a major food supply!! And the klongs then were just as bad as when your " not -so -grateful"  dog friend who you rescued (and bit you!) was in the soup! Kudos to your vigilant wife and pet dog!!!!!!! In the meantime, I have worked in China and Taiwan ....so really....my mother and I are really returning to Asia for the FOOD!!!! We love it, and do our best to cook it here......but a poor comparison to local.......I am sure you know.

                                I hope all goes well in your world in the meantime, I will be online while in Vietnam and Cambodia, so please feel free to drop a line .....I would be pleased to hear from you anytime, and hope we can do business again soon."

 
(beryl, danburite) 

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S&A N., OH:

 

"Just received it!!!! We are amazed (and humbled) at how small and perfect it looks. Then again, perfection is not a small thing. A heap of thanks to you and Mr. S."
 
(sapphire)
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C.E., NL:

"The orange dash gives the spinel a sweat touch. I like this warm red. I never see an analogous gem. This colour is unique. It is a really beauty.
Now after the precision-recut giving an excellent symmetry this spinel is splendid and has a perfect balance. The nicest spinel I have ever seen by jewellers or mineralogy fairs. Despite the precision-recut, the face is still analogous to a 4 ct square shaped sapphire I have. It was love at first sight, and now since I can admire this gem with my own eyes, I am still in love with it.
This spinel is really exceptional and beyond the standards. For me, the overall grade after the precision-recut is excellent+.

The second gem, a Mozambique ruby, is also an excellent gem with a high brilliancy. The face of this 1,28 ct square shaped ruby is huge. In mm2 the surface of its table is comparable to the face of a 1,6-1,8 ct oval ruby,

The ruby is magnificent, but the spinel is in its own category, somewhere else in the universe of the gems.

Thanks for these magnificent gems. I can imagine  that it is probably neither easy nor obvious to hunt such gems and  requires a lot of patience."

(Peter Torraca precision-cut red spinel, ruby)

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M.W., CA:

"Hello Ed, The parcel arrived successfully here to me in Canada on Aug.31st. I have been transfixed ever since. and gives me a good idea why you enjoy your work as much as you say. 
I would have sent this message sooner, but I was contemplating how these stones could possibly be so powerfully serene and as tranqil as my Buddhist water fountain......  Then I finally got it. These three chryso's 
simply radiate the kindness of your karma. I thank you for sharing them with me."

(3 chrysoberyl set)

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J.W., CA:

"Stone is here and looks great!  Thanks again!!"

(sapphire)

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A.I., CA:

"I recently got engaged, and the sapphire is even more stupendous in the setting. I'm attaching a quick phone cam shot, and will send you some proper ones soon.

Do you know where in Sri Lanka the sapphire was mined? My fiance actually had / has some relatives there doing charity work so he is curious!

Thanks again! The sapphire is something very special

Just wanted to let you know the ring won "Jewel of the Week!" of pricescope! Here is the link, the sapphire looks AMAZING! But, it truly looks even more breathtaking in real life, and THAT is rare!

http://www.pricescope.com/blog/jewel-week-victor-canera-sapphire-trilogy-halo-ring

And, here are a few better photos, as promised!

(sapphire in local setting)

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C.G. NY:

"The gem arrived today looks great, taking it down to get it set. Appreciate your help throughout this. I apoligise if I've been a little anxious."

(sapphire)

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S.L. CA:

"The fire opal (and most unusual hessonite) arrived today. The opal is a real treasure. In a word: faultless. It could be mistaken for another stone until put in the sunshine, when (and I'm sure you must have seen this) the tell-tale rainbow flashes of an opal are clearly visible. An optical marvel. If you have a chance, please say thank you to Conny Forsberg for a job very well done."

(fire opal, hessonite)

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R.N.; AK:

"The pendant arrived today: very very sweet - I'm glad I ditched the ring idea! It looks lovely.  Thank you so much. Good wishes,"

(emerald crystal in gold)

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R.N., Stuttgart:

"der Stein ist am Samstag wohlbehalten bei mir angekommen. Der Spinell hat ein sehr schönes rot/pink und gefällt mir prima. Bis zum nächsten Stein. Viele Grüße"

(spinel)

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S.L.; JP:
 
"The color, clarity, and brilliance are all first rate. Pink is personally not my color, but the girls (wife and daughters) certainly like it. One of the best in my collection."
 
(spinel in gold)
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J.S., OZ: 

"The scapolites for my sister look great."

(scapolite in gold)

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K.W.; Los Alamos:

"My jeweler contacted me this afternoon to let me know that the stone arrived in good condition.  Thank you for all your help.  I appreciate your communication, and am impressed with your business practices (both toward your customers and the workers/environment) and will be doing business with you again when I am in need of gemstones. 
I stopped by the jeweler yesterday, and got to take a look at the stone.  I realize it's pretty hard to take good pictures of stones for online posting, but I was pleased with how similar the stone is to what was presented online.  The clarity was great, and I was very happy with the blue color (I have been more than disappointed before with other 'blue' spinel purchases); it is a true blue.  The cut of the stone isn't an isosceles triangle as I had imagined from the picture, but I think that will add some more character to the ring, so I'm not worried about that."

(cobalt spinel)

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B.K., LA:
 
"looks amazing, ed, been wild week"
 
(padparadscha and green garnets in rose gold)
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J.B., Ohio:

"I just got the stones. I am not sure what exactly to say. When I got the first two sapphires I thought they were very nice but these are absolutely amazing. I absolutely love the ruby. they are so amazing I can't let them go for long. I believe in following your heart and passion. I think you can understand that as it seems you are that way. I love reading your stories."

(ruby and sapphire in gold)

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C.E., NL:

"Sorry for being late for sending the picture.
Herewith a picture from the dragonfly and its matching ring. Unfortunately I could not do a perfect picture (see some light reflexion).
Dragonfly: Kashmirblue Madagascar sapphire (1,04ct), 4 Tanzania Mahenge Pad spinels (1,40ct, 1,45ct, 0,79ct, 0,62ct), nacre, white gold (18kt) and small SI diamonds on the body. The size of the dragonfly is about 6,5 cm x 8 cm.
Ring: Tanzania Mahenge Pad spinel (1,48ct), nacre, white gold (18kt). Size of the ring: 52,5, the width at the top of the ring is about 1,6 cm. Chain: standard classic white gold (18kt) chain.

(Various gems, Design by Renésim)

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R.H., AZ:
 
"Life is good with a sphene, like having you own little sparkling rainbow.  This one is bright and clean, but a bit less green than expected, more yellow."
 
(chrome sphene)
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A.S., NY:

"Just a quick note (it is almost midnight after a long day) to say the orange spinel arrived safely today. It is a lovely stone. Thank you. I appreciate the stone, the extras and your business model of respect toward the gem material and the people who bring it from the earth"

(flame spinel)

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S.J., SC:

"I just got them and they are gorgeous. They match up perfectly with a larger zircon that I was trying to find a match for, see picture. Your just the greatest you made my week. Hey do you think you could watch out for another sunset tourmaline and mauve spinel, see pictures 2 &3. I really liked those stones, I'm signed up for email notifications when you get new stuff but I have never got one and I'm missing out on some stones I would love to have. Keep a look out for those for me please. Again thanks for the great pair and book I really like doing business with you. Thanks,"

(diamond-stile zircons)

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G.S., Lux:

"Hello Ed, it arrived today and it is wonderful! Not only is it an exact photo, the gem seem to refuse to be photographed adequately - the light in it, the hints of green and deep yellow that sparkle and just the sharpness of the stone is lost in any photo I've tried to take of it all day. Thanks so much again, Best"

(sapphire)

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C.K., Vancouver:

"Hi Ed, Thanks for sending that lovely pink sapphire. What a gorgeous stone!  You sure had my colour preference nailed, too. My apology for being so slow in responding. I love it and will keep it! Best,"

(sapphire)

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J.McI., OZ:

"Sapphire arrived safe and sound yesterday. Very pretty.Thanks," 

(rose sapphire)

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U.A., Manitoba:

"I like the Cat's eye too that you have sent.  Untreated stones are just impossible to find or even make out if they are treated or not.  I am sure to buy Ruby in the future and a blue sapphire. Am saving to buy a good quality Burmese/Ceylon in the future.  Actually, there is so much fraud in the market, it is hard to trust anybody, but I trust your website completely and have read you articles.  I had bought a blue sapphire from you I think in 2006-07 and it turned out to be really good."

(Apatite cat's eye)

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J.S., Australia:

"I am very pleased with my 3 rings and glad that I did not ask in time for a smaller size.

The bands are comfortable and thick, just as I like them. You are right about your jeweler in Bangkok- nice work. The Ceylonese sapphire is my favourite but I like both the other rings very well too. Thank you for your suggestion of a white gold band and rose gold bezel for the pink spinel and thank you too for encouraging me to think outside my blue box.

I know that my sister will be very happy with the blue spinel which is rather larger than I appreciated. Like me she chooses to wear chunky rings so it will suit her.

I have had a lot of fun buying from you and now will not buy gems elsewhere but I don't expect to be looking for anything for a while. One day I would like a cabochon but it will be best not to look at your site for some months. We have several weddings to pay for.

Many thanks Ed and great to communicate and buy from you,"

(sapphire & spinel ring-set)

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S.J., SC:

"I just got it and your right its gorgeous. It exceeded my expectation. You have a good eye."

(sunset tourmaline)

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H.D., London:
 
"Hi Ed -  Just thought you might like to see how the 5 ct. sapph ended up.  I'm getting married and this is the finished ring with matching band. Micky Roof did the work, as usual. "
 
(sapphire in gold and diamonds by Micky Roof)
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S.W., TX:
 
"I received my garnet yesterday.  It's so fabulous!  I spent quite a bit of time just staring at it and wiggling it around so I could watch those beautiful flashes of red.  It completely exceeded my expectations!  My spoiled pug and boyfriend are both jealous since it received so much attention last night.  :- )
I'll send you pictures when I have it mounted.
Thank you so much!!!!!"
 
(Beliki color change garnet)
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S.L., Oita:
 
"The stone finally arrived today. Looks like it spent some time at customs office. In any case, its safe and sound now. A really nice sparkler and good match for a gold setting."
 
("butter" sapphire)
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BDA, Alabama:

"The sapphire arrived here a couple of days ago, while I was away.  My darlin' signed for it and surprised me with it later. Every thing as it should be.  Thank You! I think the gem was well portrayed in your picture."

(sapphire) 

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R.T., TX:

"I recieved the two (2) indicolites yesterday. Excellent quality as usual."

(indicolite tourmaline)

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H.M., NC:

"The blue sapphire is constantly changing color (blue, purple, violet, orange, red and various combinations at the same time) and we never know what to expect next, much like my personality! The other photos are the 1.73 white (green) sapphire (we've seen pale pink, pale yellow, and clear) and the 2.65 CC blue sapphire.  The white sapphire ring feels just as sweet as the photos and I really enjoy wearing it.  Thank you for providing a venue for beauties like these."

(cc sapphire in gold and diamonds, local setting)

Title 

M.G., New York:

"Dear Ed, This is just to let you know that the certificates have all arrived well. I have been enjoying the ring for a few days now and it´s great, just that tiny little bit larger than it should be! I was waiting to write this email as I wanted to wear it for a few days  - and I decided now that it really is fine. Other than that, I really do not think many people own such a nice ring - so thank you very much. I am sure we would be back for some more nice stones! Best wishes,"

(ruby and 12 diamonds in gold) 

Title 
K.D.G., GA: 
 
"As promised, here are some pics of the spinel set.  I put it in a simple WG trellis solitaire.  It looks great.
Thanks!"
 
(red spinel in gold)

Title 

S.K., Oregon:

"We finally got some actual sunlight, and I took the stone out into it.  It's very beautiful, and I will keep it. Thanks again for finding it."

(sapphire)

Title 
S.L.; Kawasaki:
 
"Received. Sparkling citrine and gold are a truly stunning combination. Outstanding (and economical). "
 
(citrine in yellow gold)
Title 

P.P., Vienna:

" I received the gems. The tourmaline is my favorite, the demantoid is a bit more "lemon" than expected but ok. And the color of the sapphire is brilliant."

(tourmaline, garnet, sapphire, beryl)

Title 

H.Y., Japan:

"Dear Ed, I am grad to receive the sapphire now. I like this one very much. I send you my cat'eye pendant photo, made by your cat's eye. Isn't it beautiful? Thank you very much."

(sapphire)

Title 
S.L., Japan:
 
"The sapphire pair arrived moments before you sent this email (possibly delayed due to the ground workers' strike last week?). As advertised, they will make a fine pair of earrings. The bluish tint that comes through strongly in the right light at the right angle is really quite appealing and better than the photos suggested. 
 
(sapphire)
Title 
E.Z., Munich:
 
"I just received the stone, it already arrived on Friday.
I like it very much, it`s bigger than expected and the colour is very nice. :)
Thank you very much, greetings from Munich!"
 
(zircon)
Title 

C.E., DE:

"The three exceptional gems have been delivery on Friday. The Colour Change sapphire is my first CC gem. First I looked for adequate light conditions to see this phenomena. It is like switch on/off from a dense and hypnotic Kashmir blue to reddish purple. Further in reddish purple, the sapphire is more transparent, like coloured crystal glass. The purple sapphire/ruby is also marvellous and looks like a 2 ct. It is a kind of CC gem. In a white and very bright light (sunshine at lunchtime or white light under the microscope) it looks deep reddish purple. Under a warm light (having some yellow component) the secondary colour, the red, becomes more importance (for me, red seems than to be the primary colour), and it looks like a ruby. With regard to the rhodolite the best description is yours, a fairytale gem.
I am very happy to possess such beautiful and marvellous colour gems.
"

(sapphires, garnet)

Title 
R.K., LA:
 
"Just got it. Amazing Ed. Another real stunner. Thanks so much. Couple secretaries here spotted it in my office when I opened it, their eyes were popping. This one is going in the safe for now."
 
(3 padparadschas in platinum)
Title 

C.S., MA:

"I got my little beauties yesterday; as always, terrific. "

(spinel, tourmaline)

Title 

A.I., LA:

"Yes, you are right about the cost of perfection. I saw one like that at Pala... I could buy a beach house for less money!! All in all, I like this stone. Its positives outweigh its negatives. I think you did a fantastic job with the hunt! Much better and much more honest than the other vendor (who shall go unnnamed!) that I was trying to work with. You can mark the 6.2 sapphire as sold! I just got the report from AGLand it came back as unheated, Ceylon and 3.5 color rating. I'm very, very happy with that and will have it sent to Victor to be set early next week. Thank you for all of your patience and guidance during the
gem hunt. I have seen many, many sapphires on this hunt. Some bigger, some better cut, some cheaper, but none as perfect in color (for my tastes anyway!) as this one. I know it will make me happy for years tocome. Worth every penny. ;)"

(sapphire)

Title 

H.I., Hokkaido:

Edward様 けい様

ルビー無事届きました。
気品を感じる色と、たたずまいで
大変うれしく思います。
感謝いたしております。
本当にありがとうございました。»

(ruby)

Title 
KDG, GA:
 
"The spinel arrived at my door today and it is very, very pretty.  Thanks for the note:)  I'm thinking of setting it in Heart of Water setting--probably one of the simple solitaire styles--and will send a picture along eventually when it's all set and done. Thanks again!" 
 
(spinel)
Title 

H.B., USA:

"I am a very demanding customer. As such, I say without reservation that the company Wild Fish Gems and its proprietor, Ed Bristol, can be counted upon for 100% integrity and reliability. As a customer an unexpected problem occurred, in which Ed Bristol was not at fault. But, he fixed the problem, and I am completely pleased. Consequently, anyone, who looks at the Wild Fish website and is considering a purchase, may feel totally assured that Ed Bristol stands behind his inventory, and his word--written or verbal-- is his bond."

Title 

H.McK., NC:

"We picked up the stones Saturday, And the 1.73 Carat sapphire was every thing we had hoped it would be, and is delightful."

(sapphire)

Title 
R.H., Sedona:
 
"Exactly ten days to delivery. The red is indeed a sparkler.  Dark in subdued lighting but then really lights up in direct light.  Just enough pink flash to boost the red.   I think set with side stones no one will ever see the surface scar below the girdle.  The purple is "Wild".  Eye clean but clearly a natural with just 10 x."
 
(sapphire, garnet)
Title 

L.C.H., Richmond:

"Ed, I love my garnets! The settings are perfect. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. I'm dealing with a broken arm and torn rotator cuff. Typing with one hand is frustrating.  :)"

(garnets in gold)

Title 

Y.D., Ankara:

"I got them! The stones are gorgous! The colour even better in "real life" than they are on your photos! And eventhought they were found 3 years apart  in 2 diffrent mines they look like they belong together! They were well worth the wait! If you should stumble over two sapphires in similar purple colour (and similar price range) that would look great as earrings - please let me know. Again, thanks for your help - and for the stones and have a great weekend, regards from a cold and freezing but happy"

(sapphire)

Title 
M.P., Boulder:
 
"The Sapphire came late yesterday.  Thank you!!!  It's gorgeous!"
 
(sapphire)
Title 

MTM, Helsinki:

"Hi Ed, I thought maybe you'd like to see where the sapphire I bought from you ended up. Sally at Heart of Water Jewels called the round "The Bomb" because of its vivid blue :D Thanks again from a satisfied customer. Wishing you a great year 2012"

(sapphire)
 

Title 

C.E., NL:

"Good morning Ed, The aquamarine pair is really amazing. The ruby is very nice and has a big shape. Without reference gems it is difficult to say it is or is not pigeon blood or how close it is form it. For me the color is burgundy red wine in day light, which can be considered as pigeon blood, and more bordeaux wine in low light (In your comment deep red-red MD80, finest red-red,  a classic ruby. In the GRS-certificate vivid red). A very nice gem. The topaz with the golden yellow limonite needles is extraordinary, beyong the normal standard. I don't know if I will set it or put it in my small cristals/minerals collection. Thanks for these nice pieces. "

(aquamarine, topaz, ruby, tsavorite)

Title 

B.C., NY:

"I finally received the ring, and it was worth the wait! It is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't stop staring at it.The ring is extremely well made - sturdy but somehow delicate in appearance. I could not have imagined it any better. The sapphire is like a headlight in the sun, its blinding! It will be the standard bearer of any sapphire rings I purchase in the future. Thank you for all of your patience and help in creating the ring. And hat's off to the sapphire cutter as well as the goldsmith, it was a match made in heaven. :)"

(sapphire and diamonds in gold)

Title 

J.K., Singapore:

"thanks Edward, very happy with the stone!"

(sapphire)

Title 

G.T., NY:

"Edward, My wife likes the sapphires very much and they look very good on her. 
Happy New Year."

(sapphire)

Title 

K.I., Japan:

"It is very beautiful ring that has red twinkle in blue sapphire. This stone changes her face at day and night, sunlight, most lovely velvet purple~blue~mixed color is seen at side of window on sunny afternoon. Sometimes, I can see Kashmir blue in the blue. I enjoy this stone. Thank you!" 

(Kashmir sapphire)

Title 

C.E., NL:

"After few detours, the pendant finally has been delivered yesterday. It is very impressive. I totally agree with C.S., MA, below, who has a citrine from the same family, I can only say WOW. It is like a sun. It is really an exceptional piece. The stone and the setting are perfect. The setting is nice and not bulky. I really like it. Thanks for this jewel. "

(citrine in platinum)

Title 

L.C.H, KY:

"The garnets arrived today and they are lovely. "

(cc and rhodolite garnets)

Title 

D.H., CA:

"I received the Indicolite today and think it's just great.  It's fairly dark, but I think once it's set it will show its color and sparkle quite nicely. Thanks again. Happy holidays."

(indicolite)

Title 
B.H., CA:
 
"The amethyst is gorgeous, really nice pendant, especially at the holidays here. As always, thank you Ed and thanks for expediting it for me."
 
(amethyst in gold)
 
Title 

R.C., Japan

1.29ミントガーネット受け取りました。

写真より 想像していたより 素敵です。

どんなデザインのリングにしようかわくわくしてます。

本当にありがとうございました。

 

Merelani garnet)»

 

 

Title 
T.B., Houston:
 
"I just received the earrings--they look great!  The sphenes have a lot of fire and are almost gaudy in the right light."
 
(sphenes in gold studs)
Title 

L.S., MI:

"I THINK IT'S GREAT. MY WIFE LIKES IT BUT FEELS IT WAS TOO EXPENSIVE.
I'M HAPPY. I'M NOT SURE IF SHE IS.
SHE'S TOO PRACTICAL."

(color change garnet)
 

Title 
C.T., San Diego:
 
"The earrings were delivered today and they are spectacular.  Stones are absolutely beautiful and the workmanship on the settings is top notch."
 
(color change sapphires in gold studs)
Title 

D.H., CA:

"I picked up the sphene yesterday, and it's just great.  It's quite an interesting color, but I really like it.  Definitely not your standard gemstone.  I'm not sure I'll have it set right away, but I'm hoping my jeweler will agree to set it as a ring, if we can find a setting that will be protective enough.  I usually go for the solitaire, but maybe I'll see about setting it surrounded by some small, possibly contrasting, stones, for the cocktail ring look.  Who knows. "

(sphene)

 
Title 

M.R., Rockville:

"Hi Ed, the gem arrived today! I spent a little time playing with it in different light settings. Very pretty stone. The blue is a nice blue color, the purple is very dark and rich, the light settings need to be just right for the berry color but I got it to do that too by turning off the florescent lights in my office and using the pen light. Also thank you for promptly answering my questions; it was extremely helpful in making my decision. I will definitely keep you on my list for future projects."

(cc garnet)

Title 
A.R., PA:
 
"My stones arrived yesterday.  I truly love the tsavorite garnet and the white sapphires are just what I expected."
 
(sapphire, tsavorite)
Title 

C.S., Foxborough:

"Wow! Talk about super service! I got my treats this morning and they really are sweet. Just as bright as can be. Too bad it's a cloudy day...can't wait to see them in the sun. Looking forward to many more, thanks again,"

(mandarine garnet)

Title 

C.E., NL:

"Good morning Ed, The parcel with the 4 spinels and the 3 minerals/cristals has been delivered. The spinels close together are very captive for the eyes. The cristals/minerals are also fascinating, in particular the Lapis-suger loaf.
With cordial wishes "

(lapis crystal, mahenge spinel)

Title 

T.S., CH:

"I got the zircon today and like it very much. Greetings from Switzerland."

(zircon)

Title 
R.H., Sedona:
 
"I received the small spinel trillions, nice.  FYI it took about two weeks.  No problem for me."
 
(spinel)
Title 
Y.R., CA:
 
"Peridot pair is beautiful, very sparkely. You are very kind. I'll am curious about rocks, gems. Thank 
you very much. I couldn't read the name Of the gem you recommend to check out instead of neon colored Brazilian tourmaline."
 
(peridot)
Title 

M.C, Atlanta:

"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know what AGL said - they certified it as a pad and confirmed it was unheated and untreated. The lady even commented that it was a nice stone! I'm looking forward to getting it back from them and having it set in my engagement ring any day now."

(padparadscha -2nd on photo)

Title 

R.T., Houston:

"I received the stones today. They are both excellent stones, especially the tourmaline."

(teal tourmaline, spinel)

Title 

C.S., MA:

"I just picked up my gorgeous citrine from the post office this morning. All I can say is "WOW". I laughed out loud when I saw it. It was a beautiful sunny day here and the way the gem sparkled in the light was fantastic. Really an exceptional piece. You are a lucky man to be surrounded by such beauty every day. Thanks so much, it won't be my last purchase."

(citrine)

Title 

F.F., NJ:

"I got the package!  It was somehow shipped to my home address instead of my work.  I managed to pick it up from the post office just a few minutes before they closed this afternoon. :)
The rose quartz is beautiful.  I have never seen one with such rich and deep color.  The roundish shape is very pleasing to my eyes too.  I can see the gorgeous star with the flashlight.  I wish I could also see it in the office and/or at home, but there are too many light bulbs at these two places. "

(star rose quartz)

Title 
L.S., Cheyenne:
 
"I received the stone yesterday and loved it. Thank you very much I am sure my girlfriend will love the color."
 
(teal tourmaline)
Title 

J.W. Florida:

"the two stones arrived and I collected them from the office this morning. They are both fabulous.  It's mind boggling to imagine how long the sapphire had been in the ground hiding all that sparkle and luster.  I can't wait to have both of them set.  Once again I am pleased beyond the beyond. Honestly, pinkie is almost edible. I was worried about the inclusions depicted in the photo  of the cc garnet on the website.  When I opened the package, all I saw was color, color, color.  Both will be staying with me.  I hope it didn't hurt too much to let that pink one go.  I promise it will have a good home!  All the best, J"

(blue cc garnet, sapphire)

Title 
B.H., AZ:
 
"I received the pair of 5.6+ mm orange sapphires.  No, they are not darker than I expected, sort of copper colored.  They will work fine as simple studs for my granddaughter.  The stone with slightly eye visible white/clear near surface pavilion blemishes is slightly brighter and more orange than the stone with dozens of clear bubbles which I can only see with a 10X lens.  The color or brilliance difference will not matter unless set side by side.  I guess you have corrupted me with all of the "free of inclusions" and "very lightly included" stones I have purchased from you.
 
I set the 10 mm Sphene as a solitaire and it is quite spectacular.  It literally turns heads when catching strong light."
 
(sapphire, sphene)
Title 

D.H., CA:

"Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that my jeweler was quite enamored with the pear-shape red spinel and referred to it as "a very special stone." (I agree.) I had the stones set in very simple gold settings, and they all look fantastic.  Thanks again."

(spinel, sapphire)

Title 

M.B., Mississippi:

"you got your wish... we're keeping both stones - one for a ring, and one for a pendant. The leaf shaped green Montana sapphire reminds us (as in your description) of the beautiful pines here on our farm, and the other somewhat heart shaped sapphire reminds both of us of the blue-green Florida springs where we have spent many happy times with our family. Thank you so much for helping us find two sapphires which are special reminders of the environment we love, as well as perfect tokens to commemorate our 20 years together."

(sapphires)

Title 

M.C., Canberra:

"Received the package today and have already had the sapphire set into a pendant. Lovely."
and
I had some time last night to put MBS219 under my microscope. Neat inclusions! One of them looks like a woman wrapped in a blanket w/feathers in her hair (solid inclusion w/gas or liquid bubble stacked on top snowman style w/typical wavy healing, and w/o the fractures associated with heating) I had a good look at the orangy wisp since the edges looked dark and found that the effect was due to the angle I was using. The color can have a slight greenish hue in daylight but the green doesn't show at all times, and under the new eco-merc light bulbs it goes to an eggplant or mulberry."

(sapphire)

Title 

L.B., Orange:

"Ed, the sapphire is better than I could ever imagine it to be. It is so perfect, I am forced to obsess on somthing else! I love it, thank you..forever loyal customer"

(sapphire)

Title 

C.E., Germany:

"The last delivery was very quick, and the gems very, very nice . I have admired the gems.  You are right , it is really an impressive package. It is also the proof that photos can only give an indication and cannot reproduce the reality. Therefore the description is very important. I was particularly impressed from the garnet and the "cognac" sapphire because they were much more than I expected. I could write for any of the gems, e.g the colour and the nice shape of the bur. sapphire (near to the golden ratio which is 1,618), so that the ratio length to width is very pleasant to the eye.
I had just a look to your page  " own gemstone jewellery" (thanks for the hint) and may use it in future."


(ruby, sapphire, spinel, garnet, zircon, citrine)

Title 

R.T., Texas:

"Tourmaline has been received.
It is even better than the picture indicated."

(tourmaline)

Title 

R.B., Spain:

"Your gems always arrive promptly and are exactly as described on your webpage. The ones that I have bought are full of colour and fire and I love them. Initially I was concerned buying something of considerable value from the internet but my emails are replied to quickly and honestly and it really is a pleasure dealing with you."

(pad, ruby, sapphire)

Title 

D.D., Praque:

"The stone you sent is quite lovely. It is just as expected, if not better. I wish I could have had you set it. However, I will endeavor to have it set here. I know a goldsmith that owes me a BIG favor! My best to you and your family"

(garnet)

Title 

M.P, MI:

"Received the Pink Spinal this week and it is a beautiful stone!  Very clean and I love the color.  Deciding on whether to set it in a pendant or ring with diamonds surrounding....Hmmmmm... big thoughts.... 
I look forward to my next gem purchase!!! Thank You soooo much Ed.. Have a blessed day."

(spinel)

Title 

S&A, Sunny FL:

"You can mark the yellow sapphire as sold. We got it back from our jeweler today. It's set in a 18k white gold halo with .19 carat diamonds surronding it. We think it looks stunning. Thanks for the great sapphire!"

(sapphire in local gold and diamond)

Title 

M.N., KY:

"All I can say is: You have exceeded my expectations!  Everything about the stone and setting is perfect!  I am seriously thinking hard about the aqua's!  You are such a pleasure to work with!  I am a lifetime member of the Wild Fish Fan Club!!!"

(sapphire in gold)

Title 

S.L., Japan:

"Both received. The 1K Tsavorite is a terrific sparkler and will make a truly outstanding ring. The garnet will be put to immediate use with a platinum chain. I would expect to be making similar requests (stones in white gold pendant holders) in the future. Thanks,"

(garnet in gold, merelani garnet)

Title 

D.H., CA:

"I picked up the package yesterday from the post office.  They're all quite beautiful, and I will be keeping them. I think this spinel will be a little more versatile than the one I sent back.  Great color and amazing clarity, and a better size for the pendent I plan to have it made into.  The sapphires are great too (not sure if they'll become studs or little danglers), and the sphene is a sight to behold and is the perfect olivey-green that I was hoping it would be (also meant for a pendent). "

(sapphire, spinel, sphene)

Title 

L.W., CA:

"This has got to be one of the most interesting bracelets anyone could ever look at! The Burmese stone and the color changer should mesmerize with the day/night shifts in and out of purple. These are the colors that my daughter said were in her garden, so I'm guessing this will knock her eye out when she sees it. It's what every adventure-story reading kid wants to find in that hidden cave! Looks like a very fine job on the links, too.  Carefully crafted, as you always do.  Once again, the score is 10!   Many thanksMy daughter pronounced the bracelet "jaw-droppingly amazing" and said she was having fun studying each gem.  Said she was looking forward to having me see it.  Had a B.D. party on 9/18 for 20 of her orchestra and no doubt she wore it and it was noticed by many.  So I'm happy and no doubt you are too. I have other things to thank you for. 
I regenerate after my teaching day by watching a great slide show of more than 100 of my favorite rubies and sapphires from your website.  It's like a moving mandala and as I peer into their depths I restore myself for the next round as well as continuing to learn more.  Unbelievable on a big screen!
Your readings link led me to "Ruby Dick's"  Rubies and Sapphires which I finally found on Amazon for less than the price of a small gem.  Endless learning there.  It will even contribute to my son's teaching his h.s. physics course. You were the one who suggested I check Pricescope, which has been an eye-opener for me as well as my future DIL, who wants a yellow diamond.  (Can't figure out who all those regular Pricescope contributors are though --- merchants or just spendthrifts?)  My DIL-to-be is an environmental lawyer and my son's in environmental policy and planning, so your whole environmental orientation is of great interest to them, and I'm sure they'll tell others in the field about your efforts and website. Until next July I'm saving everything for their wedding present, so I won't be ordering from you until after that, but I will be back despite retiring in June.  (I'd still like to find myself a very tiny wild round brilliant Mogok ruby!!!  although it would take me forever to pay for!)  Meantime, I'm still a big fan and will be studying your website regularly.

the very best to you and worlds of thanks!"

(sapphires in gold)
Title 

S.Y.; N.J.:

"Hi Ed, the arrings arrived. They look lovely. Sorry for the late response. Its been crazy between the move, the hurrican, no power, still...."

(rubies in gold and diamonds)

Title 

B.B., South Australia:

"Received the stone yesterday, what a little beauty - very pleased. Still not sure on how I would like to have it mounted, so may just sit for a while.Look forward to buying some more stones in the future.Very best regards." 

(spinel)

Title 

P.C., Shire:

"Hello Edward, many thanks for sending the Sphene. I'd never seen one before and bought it after reading your write ups. Well, flabbergasted is about the best description... what a beauty! Sparkly, twinkly these words just don't capture the beautiful effect. Thanks so much. Do you know I think I'll keep it. Fabulous. Thanks Again."

(sphene)

Title 

C.T., Washington DC:

"I received the star ruby and took it to a gemologist appraisor today, along with the Mogok sapphire and Ceylon ruby, for inspection and appraisal.  She was very impressed with the sapphire and Ceylon ruby (about that ruby, she tested it exhaustively, saying it is "almost too good to be true.").  Both the sapphire and Ceylon ruby appraised very well and I'm having the sapphire set in the next few weeks.  "

(ruby, star ruby, sapphire)

Title 

R.B., Australia:

"I was so busy coming up to the day I left. I did receive them - amazing. Very very pretty. I'll send an email shortly that you can put up for testimoial. I'll send another email soon. Thanks for everything Ed."

(sapphire, ruby)

Title 

R.K., LA:

"it looks amazing, thanks Ed"

(garnet)

Title 

T.P., Mobile:

"Hey good news my stone came today.  Definitely a keeper. I cant wait until I can get another one from you."

(zircon)

Title 

A.S., Houston:

"You can mark the 2.06 ceylon spinel as sold. I set that puppy in a ring and it is "to die for" beautiful.  Thanks so much."

(spinel)

Title 

J.A., OH:

"The ruby and Sapphire I recieved are very nice and I look forward to new additions to my collection"

(sapphire, ruby)

Title 

K.J., Ontario:

"The ruby arrived in time before our anniversary.  My wife loves it."

(ruby)

Title 

R.T., Houston:

"I received the color change garnet today. The degree of color change is amazing."

(Beliky Color Change Garnet)

Title 

J.W., Florida:

"I have just signed for the cc garnet.  I am glad I was home alone and no one saw me drool when I opened the package.  It is magnificant.  Again, thank you for everything."

(Beliky Color Change Garnet)

Title 
L.W., Weddington:
 
"The stones arrived yesterday & they really are lovely -- a reminder of why I've always loved indicolites.  Their color with the green tourm is wonderful, an unusual combination for a ring, exactly what I was looking for & the cut gives them nice brilliance.  While I looked at them last night I feared they might be too small, out of proportion, but today I realized they are about the size baguette diamonds would be, if I used those, and far more interesting.  So, I will adopt them and give them a good home!"
 
(indicolites)
Title 

S.L., Japan:

"The stones arrived and will soon become an excellent pair of earrings (made by a Japanese jeweler)."

(sapphires)

Title 

H.D., NC:

"Thanks so much for all the wonderful jewels.  You are the best!"

(various, design Micky Roof)

Title 

P.B., Switzerland:

"This ruby is really wonderful! It is a deep, strong red and the gem is so clean - no inclusions at 10x ! - I wouldn't believe it if not in front of me. The cut is very nice too, with a cushion style so suitable for a classic gem. But the best is that all this is definitely, absolutely not treated; I submitted it to Gübelin Gem Lab in Switzerland, and they confirmed your GRS certificate: it is the real deal! Just amazing."

(ruby)

Title 

R.M., Stuttgart:

"Ich habe den Mahenge Spinell gestern erhalten - das war ja ein superschneller Versand. Der Spinell gefällt mir außerordentlich gut - er hat eine wunderschöne, ins Auge springende Farbe und eine tolle Brillanz. "

(spinel)

Title 

D.C., Chicago:

"Would it be helpful if I write you a good testimonial in chinese + english version? or you want malay too? That's how much I want to express my appreciation to you =) I'm serious =) "

(sapphire)

Title 

C.W., MA:

"Received the spinel today, is very nice as promised! I'm enjoying the color play and the inclusions that make it a cool little stone. I'll be back soon with more projects in mind."

(spinel)

Title 

R.C., Palo Alto:

"ED--the FIT is perfect, the STYLE is perfect, the STONE is gorgeous!  I am BEYOND pleased--I am THRILLED.  I will sing your praises everywhere--thank you SO much!!  Wow, I cannot believe I waited so long to find you so that you could find this beauty for me!  :-) You are the BEST..."

(cobalt spinel in adjustable gold ring)

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T.E. Seattle:

"I received the tourmaline yesterday, and it's beautiful! I have never seen a stone in such a true green color before. It's exquisite, and I'm looking forward to having it set in the near future. I've been looking at other tourmalines, and nothing compared to the quality of this stone. It seems so alive and vibrant, and the depth of color shifts depending on the angle of the stone. Definitely a masterpiece. Thanks so much! "

(chrome tourmaline)

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R.B., OZ:

"Hi Ed I got the ruby today, very lovely and thank you :) You have some really beautiful gems - I think you need to shut down your website, I'm going to spend all my money!!!"

(ruby)

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S.L., Japan:
 
"Received. Yes, these are indeed interesting compared to a typical sparkler. I  personally like the turquoise, but the yellow (gold?) sapphire crystal is something that few in this part of the world have ever seen."
 
(turquoise, sapphire crystal)
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K.K., Marne:
 
"I've received the blue stone 2 or 3 days ago. Thank you. It has pleased very to my wife.
We'll try to make it mount on a ring. Next time, I'll try a pink one. So, be seeing you."
 
(sapphire)
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R.V., India:

"Received! Thanks!"

(ruby, garnet, coral, silimanite cat's eye)

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H.M., NC:

"She is very happy with the saphire. She has been collecting stones since she was a little girl."

(cc sapphire)

 

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V.N., Washington:
 
"I never got round to thanking you for sending the demantoids. I've had a good look at them and they are lovely.  The color is a little more muted than I thought from the photo but I guess I was comparing them with my tsavorites studs which get noticed pretty much every time I wear them.  I haven't decided how to set them yet..."
 
(russian demantoids)
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A.S., CO:

"Just wanted to let you know that the gem arrived. It is just lovely. Thank you so much! It will eventually end up in a wedding ring so we will enjoy it for a long long time. :)"

(sapphire)

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R.T., TX:

"I received the sapphire and spinel today.
Both are excellent stones, especially the
sapphire."

(sapphire, spinel)

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G.G., Montreal:

"The ruby came today. It will be spoton the design I imagined. The hunt was worth the wait and I will be greatful whenever I see this magic red on my finger. Thanks again and I will be back with my next project."

(Mogok ruby)

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A.K., NY:

"Just as promised: love it! I am so happy to have found you."

(sapphire)

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H.B., PA:

"Hi Ed, Got the tourmaline last evening - - love it. Looking forward to more pleasurable transactions in the future! I should add that the jewelers I showed the stone to all remarked that it's a lovely gem."

(tourmaline)

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D.B., San Jose:
 
"I have received the rubellite.  It is very beautiful, very nice color. Thank you !"
 
(red tourmaline)
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J.T., San Antonio:

"The little chrysoberyl arrived safely. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I love the cut and color. "

(chrysoberyl)

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B.H., AZ:

"Got it!  Looks great, yes the cut is very good, polish great.  I am thinking about setting, perhaps a 5 8 5 ring."

(tourmaline)

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S.L., Tokyo:
 
"The Mogok sapphire arrived yesterday, about one week later than usual due to the nuclear power station disaster that seems to have affected flights into Tokyo. In any case, the color is ideal and I very much like the cut (untypical shape)."
 
(sapphire)
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S.L., VA:

"I wanted to thank you again for the beautiful tourmaline I got today!  I find the size of the stone so generous, and the color really reminded me of the gorgeous sky color at sunset time. The cut is just incredible.  It is cut like a diamond!  Thank you!"

(tourmaline)

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R.T., Houston:

"I received the stones today. They are both excellent stones. The saphire especailly  is a most unusal color."

(sapphire, tourmaline)

Title 

Y.K., Japan

 

山口様 エドワード様

 

本日受け取りました。

象の模様の素敵なケース、ありがとうございます。こういうの、大好きです。包み開けて、きゃあっと叫びましたよ。

今回のサファイア、沢山の画像の中でなぜ惹かれたのか自分でもよく分からなかったのですが、届いてみると、納得です。小さいし、彩度の高い色目ではないのですが、しっかり輝いて主張します。光によって色が変化して、すこし紫がかっているのがなんともsweetです。あ、water-lily見えました。

ありがとうございます。»

 

 (sapphire)

 

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A.K., North Liberty:

"Thanks for sending the stone which I received over the weekend. I am pleased with the stone.  It's an extremely charming sapphire with lots of character. Thanks again. I appreciate your timely and kind service."

(cc sapphire)
 

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S.L., Broadlands:

"The stone arrived today.  I must say the color is really really pretty (just like a ruby if not better)!  Also, the stone actually looked much bigger than I imagined.  I think it will make a beautiful ring! Thanks again, Ed!"

(spinel)

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M., Canberra:

"Just got back from the appraiser's. The sapphire's description is spot on and is a great value. I consider myself lucky to have it. "

(sapphire)

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M.H., MN:

"I just got it in the mail today.  It looks incredible, better than the picture!  She said YES so we thank you.  And thanks for being an honest & uniuqe gemstone dealer."

(peridot)

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G.E., MN:

"Thank you for the great service and your personal touch.  The sapphire arrived today and is beautiful. If we make it this summer perhaps we can buy you a beer/ beverage of your choice! I look forward to doing business with you again soon."

(sapphire)

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B.K., LA:

"Just got them, they look fantastic, you never disappoint Ed"

(peridot crystals in pendant, sapphire in gold, demantoid)

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M.A., Rose Bud:

"Edward, stone came in today. It's beautiful. Thanks again."

(sapphire)

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N.M., Bodega:

"Am very happy with Vietnamese star ruby (1.875ct.) I purchased from you several weeks ago. Thanks.  Would also be interested in a men's setting (east-west) w/o too many frills.  Your thoughts?  Thanks again."

(star ruby)

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C.T., Washington DC:

"The sapphire and ruby are stunning, both in color and clarity.  I can't wait to have them set.  The tsavorite pendant is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much,"

(tsavorite in gold, sapphire, ruby, zircon)

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S.L., VA:

"It came, it came :) I really like the sapphire!  It looks so unique and beautiful. As you said, the color zoning truly adds a lot of character to the multi-color sapphire.  I can't stop looking at it under the loop.  Thanks, Ed!"

(sapphire)

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G.H.; CT:

"Just received Zircon & Chrl. Love them, two beautiful gems. Zircon is stunning, more than I expected. Chrysoberyl is every bit as nice as the photo on your web site!"

(zircon, chrysoberyl)

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K.P., OH:

"I've just received the earrings and the stone. They are absolutely gorgeous!  Thank you!!!"

(tsavorite and diamonds in gold)

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G.H., CT:

"The tsavorite is stunning, color and sparkle is incredible."

(tsavorite)

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I.A., Bristol:

"Many thanks for the Spinel which has just arrived.  Another beautiful stone and a colour that is very reminiscent of the sea around the coast where I like to holiday. I don't find it a cold colour at all - it's charming.  I shall look forward to it being set  in a simple silver band. All the very best till the next time,"

(spinel)

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G.M., Canada:

"WOW!  Thank-you so much!!  This is even better than we had hoped it would be!  My wife absolutely love it!  It is magnificent!  Once we catch our breath, we'll write up a nice testimonial for you, as your service and knowledge though out this whole process has been wonderful!"

(ruby)
 

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E.K., Toronto:
 
"I hope your week started well. The package arrived yesterday, and my colleague received in my absence. I got in this morning and was greeted by a beautiful sapphire! You can definitely mark this hold as sold. In the pictures the stone looked beautiful, but it is simply perfect in person. 

Thank you for all your help with the informed, prompt service, the smooth, easy transaction, and timely shipping.  I can definitely attest to all the positive feedback I've seen online, and will definitely be back for the next gemstone purchase down the road. 

Please feel free to use this email (or a snippet) for the testimonial section, should it prove useful."
 
(sapphire)
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S.L., Japan:
 
"Wonderfully perplexing and fascinating colour change sapphire: one moment its blue, then purple and even crimson. One of the best in my collection. Glad I got it before anyone else."
 
(cc sapphire)
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K.K., Oakland:

"I love it, I love it, I love it!  This is a very special gem!  I am so thrilled and can hardly wait to have the ring made.  The designers (a couple) I work with are going to be just as happy when they see this natural work of art.  Thank you so much for being so detailed in your description and for taking such lovely pictures.  The jewel is even better than I expected.  You will be hearing from us again."

(padparadscha)
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Y.R., CA:

"I received the package. Stones are as beautiful as they looked on the picture, maybe even better. Color is perfect. I'll visit your website and give thumbs up.
You are a man of your word!
I also appreciate your timely response to my concerns.
Thank you very much"

(tourmaline)

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​B.H., Sedona:

"All these brilliant pieces arrived safely. I really like the yellow, yellow-orange, salmon and multicolor zircons.  Lin likes the ivy green so I guess it is a home run.  I am working on setting them myself.  Wish me luck."

(set of zircons)

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E.Z., Munich:

"I just received the gem, that was really quick! Since this is my first "real" gem I´m very happy about this very nice chamäleon-sapphire and I really like it! Now I´ll see what I´ll make out of it :). Thank you very much!"

(sapphire)
 

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J.S., Miami:

"Hello Ed! Just wanted to say our baby pink sapphire arrived earlier this week and it is absolutely gorgeous- even better than I had imagined!! We are beyond thrilled that we found your site, and are very much looking forward to our next purchase from you. It was such a pleasure- Thank you for all your help!"

(sapphire)

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D.A., Baltimore: 

"Just wanted to let you know that the spinel arrived in time for the holiday. I am so taken with this stone. It sparkles so beautifully and I love seeing what colors it holds - the violet predominantly, but touches of navy blue and turquoise. Your description was so helpful and apt. Now that I've had it for a few days, it feels like part of me - it's exactly what I would have wanted and hoped for. Thank you so much for your time and patience. Please change hold to sold. Best wishes for a prosperous 2011. Thank you again for the service you provide - we consider it to be of the highest quality."

(spinel)

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G.H., CT:

"I received my tourmaline. Showed my wife and she wants it. It's stunning, thank you. Please keep me in mind for other gems, to begin my collection."

(precision cut tourmaline)

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I.A., Bristol:

"The stones have arrived!  The Tourmaline is spectacular, a stunning colour and quite breathtaking. I love the Sapphire which is elegant and has a wonderful energy. The colour is glorious.  Did I forget to say that it's also very beautiful?  I shall wear it with pride. Many thanks."

(sapphire, tourmaline)

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C.N., Jakarta:
 
"Got the cobalt spinel. Much better than I expected. Comparable to a high end blue sapphire, deep blue but not over blue. Worthy collectible gemstone. "
 
(cobalt spinel)
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S.L., VA:

"I just received the stone, and I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for everything. I feel so lucky to have found your website! I think I just started collecting gemstones :)"

(sapphire)

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A.S., San Francisco:

"I want to let you know that the red spinel has arrived today.  It is a beautiful, clean, and brilliant spinel with a nice cranberry red.  Most importantly, it is natural with no enhancement! I appreciate your beautiful finds and professionalism and definitely can't wait to make my next purchase at Wild Fish Gems!  Happy Holidays!"

(spinel)

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K.L., London:

"The tourmaline is beautiful. I am very happy to accept it. Kind regards, till next time ...."

(tourmaline)

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M.K., Kuwait:
 
"The pair of trillion white sapphires arrived today -- the mail here is so slow.  They are absolutely beautiful! I'll be stopping by the jeweler's on my way home from work tomorrow to have them set with my blue sapphire.  I'm so excited!"
 
(sapphires)
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R.N. Alaska:

"It arrived today and the stones are all wonderful. thank you so much, that Sphene is incredible! I can't find words.......amazing...... I hope you'll hear from me again sometime. Good wishes,"

 

(sphene, chrysoberyl, zirnon, cc sapphire)

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R.K., LA:

"As always, the gems are beautiful. I like to have fun with designs as we did our Incan sun project, but I really love how they shine by themselves. The peridot earrings really are grass green, the color and sparkle make me think of a spring day, and the topaz pendant is one of the most beautiful gems I've seen in a while. I'm really happy we kept to a simple setting."

(topaz and peridots in gold)

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S.L., Beppu:
 
"Parcel received. I was skeptical about a tsavorite described as perfect, but have failed completely to find any faults. The precision cut by Wieland is worth every yen."
 
(tsavorite, garnet, sapphire)  
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L.K., Wageningen:

"I have received the stone, it is as beautiful as I had hoped! Thnx for everything! Kind regards,"

(jade)

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J.W., Florida:

 

"Dear Mr. B. The stone is not great.  
It is  S P E C T A C U L A R.
You may change HOLD to SOLD. "

 

(garnet)

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Y.K., Japan:
 
"The cat's eye arrived yesterday, but because I went to Tokyo yesterday, I received it today.
Thank you very much.  I love this one very much.  I understand why I was so attracted this cat's eye very much when I saw it at first time.  As a matter of fact, I have a very similar cat's eye riing as a familiy inheritance gem from my mother. This cat's eye is like a twin!.  Still, I know this one is very rare.  I know how much it costed to get my mother's one 40 years ago. I am grade to get this one from your company."
 
(chrysoberyl cat's eye)
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J.C, Washington DC:
 
"Just wanted to say I got the sapphire and it looks great.  Thanks for all your help."
 
(sapphire)
 
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R.G., Davenport:
 
"Hola Ed, Loved the Badakshan tourmaline ! Any chance of finding a mate for my stone? Thanks,"
 
(tourmaline)
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L.W., NC:

"The color is a nice green, as you said, and I love its flashes of blue & yellow. I truly am very happy with this tourmaline & like the blue-green (or green-blue, to my eye) flashes so much."

(tourmaline)

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S.L. Japan:

"The six stone package arrived today. Some very attractive choices. Good titanite pieces, in particular, seem to be in a world of their own (or, seemingly, from another world if you take one outside on a 
sunny day)."

(titanite, tourmaline, spessartite, spinel, jade, sapphire)

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T.P. Alabama:

"I had my stone mounted this weekend and I love it.  Thanks"

(spinel)

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N.M., Japan

 

本日スピネル届きました。

なんとも、キュートなキャンディのような色、形と手触りですね。

裏面まで磨かれているので、とても触り心地がいいです。

なるほど、おっしゃる通り、これは夕陽そのまんまですね!

夕陽探しは、これでおしまい。もう、満足しました。

白い砂浜のイメージで、ベビーパールとあわせようと思っていましたが、

しばらく触っている方が楽しいようです、これは。

 

(spinel) »

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M.S., Brentwood:
 
"I received my Sapphire this morning.  Gorgeous.  Thank you very much."
 
(sapphire)
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X.Y., Jakarta:

"Yes, got the ruby. Love the color, it's more towards pink, but lively color. Thanks."

(ruby)

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M.B.G., Chicago:

"Somehow your description of my stone is both spot on & entirely deficient. Crystallized drop of rainforest. Marvel of nature. Best value of all my gems. How will I part with it to set it? Have a long wishlist from your stock. Absolutely satisfied & grateful. Change hold to sold."

(sapphire)

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L.W., CA:

"Here it is!  What a ring!  I'm staring at it in disbelief.  Sensational color and sparkle is not an exaggeration!  The use of the platinum is exactly right!.  I can't thank you enough for all the work you have done, for your patience, for your artistry!  Even the photo of this stone, which is wonderful, can't convey what you feel when you see it!  My daughter will one day have another unbelievable sapphire from you.  Can't wait til she sees it!  Now I want to become a member."

(sapphire in platinum)

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D.H., Beverly Hills:

"I received the zircon yesterday.  It looks great!  Nice flashes of sparkle.  I'll probably have it set as a pendent, but maybe a ring.Thanks again."

(zircon)

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A.W., CA:

"... the necklace is very beautiful and fun and the symbolism is nice too!"  

(star sapphire and diamonds in gold)

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R.G., Davenport:

"The blue Zircon is awesome...I may use as engagement stone"

(zircon)

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I.K., Japan

 

昨日届きました。

カラーバンドが角度によって炎のように中央にぽっと灯るので、面白いですね。ライトによって表情が変わるのもとても魅力的です。

しかし一番美しいのはやはり日の光の下のようですね。

感慨深く、色々見て楽しんでおります。

ありがとうございました。

 

このような出会いがありましたことを喜びつつ、また機会がありましたらよろしくおねがいします。

 

(Kashmir sapphire)»

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D.T.T., Sydney:

"Many many thanks, I have received the chrysoberyl (green-yellow-brown). It's amazing stone, different colour between green-yellow-brown shifting. I really appreciate your quick turn around on advice, services."

(chrysoberyl)

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K.C., New Zealand:

"Ed, just wanted to let you know that the sapphire arrived today, and I love it! It's so beautiful I'm almost scared to take the next step and get it mounted for fear of letting it down somehow. Thanks so much, especially with the payment option. I hope it won't be too long before I can visit your site again."

(sapphire)
 

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H.D., Mooresville:

"The sapphires came back from my jeweler today.  They are really fantastic! Check out the ring! Watch for some kind of cosmic event! Thanks again. I jut love them."

(set of sapphires in gold)

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L.B., Orange:

"Ed, funny, literally as i was writing the last e-mail just a few minuets ago , the mail man was at the door with my ring! It is so beautiful, and a perfect fit too! The stone is georgeous and the gold work couldnt be better, Thank You!!!"

(pink sapphire in gold)

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B.H., AZ:
 
"I have been traveling. etc., so it has taken a bit of time to respond.  Here are a few pics of the "Balas Ruby", Chrysoberyl and Peridot mounted as rings.  Yes, my quick picks do not compare to your pics online, but the gems themselves are every bit as great and better than your pics.  The rose Spinel in platinum and 18 K white gold is spectacular.  The yellow chrysoberyl in 18 K white gold with yellow gold accents really catches peoples' eye. Thanks Again!"
 
(balas spinel, chrysoberyl, peridots)
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S.V., Marietta: 

"Yesterday was cloudy and overcast all day; so I couldn't get a good sense of the color (as have been the last few days).  But today, it's blue skies and bright sun...and she sparkles!"

(sapphire)

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O.C., LP:
 
"The Aquamarine Crystal has arrived this afternoon. It's another step toward of my collection of natural........things! Thanks"
 
(aquamarine crystal in quartz)
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S.Y., Indonesia:

"hello ...Yes yes yes first look is like diamond.
Second look still like diamond."

(danburite)

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R.G, IA:

"I really like the green beryl"

(beryl)

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E.R., Japan

商品を受け取りました。

イメージどおりのクールなバイオレットだったのでうれしいです。

また気に入ったサファイアがあったら購入したいと思います。

どうもありがとうございました。

 

 

(sapphire)»

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L.L., SK:

"Today we have received your pairs. Beautiful! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THEM. And yes of course, when our masterpoiece is finished, you will be informed. We will be happy to see an article about our artwork in your blog"

(padparadscha, titanite, zircon, silimanite, sapphire)

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R.T. Texas:

"I have received the color change sapphire and the little spinel. Both are excellent stones."

(cc sapphire, spinel)

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J.W., Washington D.C.:

"We received her ring today and to state that she was completely "over the moon" is putting her reaction mildly."

"Thank you so much for working with my mom (and me) to find just the right stone for my ring.  The sapphire is flawless and beautiful AND looks great in the antique setting.  You were kind, thoughtful and patient throughout the whole process and really enabled us to find just what we were looking for.  Thanks for your help! "

(sapphire in gold and diamonds)

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H.D., NC:

"Here are a few shots of the jewelry I've had made with some of your stones. Love them all so much!  I'll send more when I get them."

(natural turquoise in gold)

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A.C., Phoenix:

"Having now seen the stone in several lighting situations it's beauty has captivated me. It is out of this world. Now I am contemplating a setting."

(sapphire)

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S.L., Oita:

"The last parcel arrived sunday morning. The 2.61 is precisely what I am looking for."

(white sapphire)

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H.D., Mooresville:

"Hi Ed, The rubellites showed up today and are fantastic! Thanks so much for the hunt. The pair is just perfect with the others."

(set of Nigerian rubellite)

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Y.D., Ankara:

"Ed, my aquamarine arrived today - and yes, you can move it from "hold" to "sold". It is beautiful - a special compliment to your photographer - he really caught the bubbles and feathers in his photos - only the colour is even more spectacular than shown on your homepage. Eventhough the gem is heavily included (with beatiful bubbles that look like caught from a spring in the Alps) it 's brilliance is very impressiv. And with the right setting you only see the depths of the huge Aquamarine with the bubbles on the bottom and not the feathers. A truly beautiful gem with a great cut! Thank you for your help (and patience) during my decision process!
Regards from rainy and muggy Ankara"

(aquamarine)

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S.L., Japan:

"Indeed, I received the first parcel over the weekend and the stones are most satisfactory. I was particularly pleased by the twin pieces of peridot, which, as the English might say, punches above its weight (unerwartet stark auftreten)."

(peridot, sapphire, tourmaline, titanite)

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M.M. Helsinki:

"The sapphire arrived, safe and sound and straight to the post office. It is a beauty. I don't know how you can part with these wonderful stones. So exquisite with more nuances of blue than I can paint! Thank you for trusting a first time client with a layaway plan. I appreciate it and love this sapphire.There is such a need for beauty in this world, and what you do provides this aestethic magic to people like me."

(sapphire)

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R.G.; Davenport:
 
"Got the Mali garnet yesterday--nice gem. Thanks for your hunt !"
 
(mali garnet)
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K.Y., Japan

 

本日、土砂降りの雨の中、無事にルビーが届きました。

想像よりも素晴らしく、思わず愛犬に自慢してしまいました。色も3点とも、とても私好みの美しい紅色で感動しました。手元から離れるので加工に回すのが惜しいような気がしますが 早く身に付けてみんなに自慢したい気持ちでいっぱいです。本当にこの度は素敵なルースをありがとうございました!»

エドワードさんからのお手紙もありがとうございました。

また機会がありましたらよろしくお願い致します。

 

( ruby)»

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J.M, Hameln:

" ja, die Lieferung kam am Freitag gerade noch recht, vielen Dank für die schnelle Zusendung. Den Turmalin habe ich verschenkt und er ist sehr gut angekommen...
Der Spinell gefällt mir auch gut. Offen gestanden bin ich bei der Werteinschätzung des Spinells sehr unsicher, da ich in der Hinsicht nicht die große Erfahrung habe und das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis kaum
beurteilen kann. Hier vertraue ich Ihnen schlicht...
."

(spinel in matrix, tourmaline)

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D.H.; Beverly Hills:

"I got the sapphire yesterday.  It's just the color and saturation I was hoping for.  As promised, it has a nice sparkle to it too. Thanks again"

(padparadscha)

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C.H, Java:

"Ed..the stone has arrived,very natural colour and fine finish for cabochon...i love it...thank you"

(sapphire)

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R.G, IA:
 
"Got the color change garnets today. Beautiful gems and true-to-advertised color change !"
 
(cc garnets)
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K.L., London:

"Thanks again for sending me a selection. They are very beautiful and it helps to look at them in the light and make comparisons. I am quite smitten with the indicolite and I think a good partner for the pendant is the tanzanian sapphire"

(indicolite, sapphire)

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H.D., NC:

"Hi Ed-  I've been meaning to write about the pink tourmaline. It's great. I love it."

(Nigerian tourmaline)

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