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K.L.; UK.:

"I’m super happy with my 3 stone ring. Really wonderful. Do let me know if you want to see a photo of it. Thanks again, Best wishes"



(Rubellite, Tanzanite and Tourmaline in un-plated white gold ring


I.G; DL:

"Einfach perfekt und wunderschön. Das Leuchten, die Brillianz dieses Zircons ist einfach nicht in Worte zu fassen - edel allein reicht da nicht. Ein unglaublich schöner Stein in einer schlichten Fassung, genau so mag ich es am liebsten. Bravo!

Ganz herzlichen Dank und ein grosses Lob."

"Diese roten Zircone haben ein wunderbares Leuchten (Brillianz) in Rot mit Rose, je nach Lichteinfall.

Die Fassung in Rotgold passt sehr gut dazu, genau wie der kleine Rhodolit Cabochon.

Die Ohrhänger sind wirklich gelungen, eine gute Arbeit und sie wirken schlicht und zugleich perfekt.

Vielen Dank an Sie und Ihr Team, nebst einem grossen Lob dazu."

"Wunderschön! Dieses zarte blau der Zircone bekommen durch die kleinen Diamanten drumherum noch eine wirkungsvollere Strahlung - sie leuchten und funkeln. Eine gelungene Arbeit - edel und perfekt.

Herzlichen Dank, verbunden mit einem Lob an Ihr Team auch hier"

(various zircons and diamonds in gold and platinum)

T.C.; AZ:

"We received the package today and everything looks great. Looking forward to reading your book!"

(ruby in rose-gold-ringrhodolite and tsavorite in earrings)

S.F.; CA:

"Yesterday evening I found a BIG FedEx box outside my front door.  Nothing better than a big box at Christmas!  Then, after much unwrapping, I find a really beautiful ring.  The filigree was the perfect choice I think for this ring.  The stone is a beautiful color and the way in sits in the filigree allows the light to reflect off the inner ring and finger very nicely.  the dragon is well integrated with the filigree. Just perfect.

The ring fits so well I think I will be able to wear it all the time like a wedding ring. Though this one is associated with finishing the huge online presentation linked below of my life's work (wp...) last spring and my 70th year last May- and now it's perfect for Christmas.

Thanks so much for the time you gave this project.  I'm sure you can't spend that much attention on every sale.

And thank you also for including your book!  I definitely look forward to reading it.  (Are their audible versions... though I think reading it allows more direct contact with the author possibly.)  I'll be looking to see if I can tell the historical parts for the fiction parts.

Happy Holy Season to you Ed, to you and your whole family (and all the folks who made this ring)."

(emerald in filigree gold depicting a dragon on one and Jesus on the other side)

X.Y.: "... four marvels ..."

(fire agate in unplated gold)

(color-change garnetsdiamondstsavorites in gold earrings)

(orange zircon in 22k brushed gold ring)

(zircon in platinum pendant)

D.M., AL:

"The ring finally arrived over here, and we picked it up at the end of the day yesterday. We love it so much! It's very beautiful and intricate, and we can't stop staring and admiring it. Thank you so much!"

(demantoid in leaf-etched gold)


J.K., CA:

"I signed for the package with ring yesterday evening.  I'm very happy. The setting is very tailored and well-executed. I appreciate the substantial bezel, which looks protective, and how it is rounded on the bottom along the band for comfort. Outer edge of the band is nicely beveled as well. The rope motif around the outside is how I wanted it to be done too. She likes that it is 18k gold with a more saturated yellow hue than 14k. She loves the color and shape of the garnet itself. It is the perfect color for for a redhead like her.The stone has a great luster and there are very pretty, large flashes of color that reflect from the facets. The cut is really good-looking; I am impressed. A close up, eye-visible hint of that hessonite treacle texture adds interest, too. Its color is more of orange and less brown than I expected, which is welcome. A more red orange and a shiny honey brilliance in some lighting surprised me, too."

(hessonite in antique rope framed gold)


I.H., NC:

"Yes sir.i gave them to her early haha.she really likes them!thanks Ed!im sure I’ll be getting something from you again.thanks for the little extra too."


(carved sapphires in gold-caps and secured loop)


B.W., VA:

"I recieved the ring on Wednesday! It is absolutely gorgeous. M... is going to love it. I'm going to take her up on a hike to watch the sun rise over the east shore of O.. and I couldn't ask for a better looking ring! Thank you so much! I was a little worried with this being my first online gem buying experience but it was super easy and you were correct, it looks so much better in person. Very Respectfully,"

(color change sapphire in six-prong floating casket)


S.L.; VA:

"I just got the gorgeous green tourmaline ring!! It is rose gold, so don't worry :) I am COMPLETELY satisfied with this ring. I never thought that a green stone would look this beautiful (you make it so difficult for me to shop anywhere else!). It really goes well with the rose gold color setting. Thank you again!!!"


(tourmaline in double shank rose-gold)


I.G; DL:

"Einfach perfekt und wunderschön. Das Leuchten, die Brillianz dieses Zircons ist einfach nicht in Worte zu fassen - edel allein reicht da nicht. Ein unglaublich schöner Stein in einer schlichten Fassung, genau so mag ich es am liebsten. Bravo!

Ganz herzlichen Dank und ein grosses Lob."


"Diese roten Zircone haben ein wunderbares Leuchten (Brillianz) in Rot mit Rose, je nach Lichteinfall.

Die Fassung in Rotgold passt sehr gut dazu, genau wie der kleine Rhodolit Cabochon.

Die Ohrhänger sind wirklich gelungen, eine gute Arbeit und sie wirken schlicht und zugleich perfekt.

Vielen Dank an Sie und Ihr Team, nebst einem grossen Lob dazu."

"Wunderschön! Dieses zarte blau der Zircone bekommen durch die kleinen Diamanten drumherum noch eine wirkungsvollere Strahlung - sie leuchten und funkeln. Eine gelungene Arbeit - edel und perfekt.

Herzlichen Dank, verbunden mit einem Lob an Ihr Team auch hier"

(various zircons and diamonds in gold and platinum)

S.F.; CA:


"Yesterday evening I found a BIG FedEx box outside my front door.  Nothing better than a big box at Christmas!  Then, after much unwrapping, I find a really beautiful ring.  The filigree was the perfect choice I think for this ring.  The stone is a beautiful color and the way in sits in the filigree allows the light to reflect off the inner ring and finger very nicely.  the dragon is well integrated with the filigree. Just perfect.

The ring fits so well I think I will be able to wear it all the time like a wedding ring. Though this one is associated with finishing the huge online presentation linked below of my life's work (wp...) last spring and my 70th year last May- and now it's perfect for Christmas.

Thanks so much for the time you gave this project.  I'm sure you can't spend that much attention on every sale.

And thank you also for including your book!  I definitely look forward to reading it.  (Are their audible versions... though I think reading it allows more direct contact with the author possibly.)  I'll be looking to see if I can tell the historical parts for the fiction parts.

Happy Holy Season to you Ed, to you and your whole family (and all the folks who made this ring)."

(emerald in filigree gold depicting a dragon on one and Jesus on the other side)

J.K.; CA:

"Got them Ed, they’re great. Thanks again, always a pleasure, take care"

(tanzanites in gold)


B.G., EU: 

"Dieser wunderschöne Opal an sich braucht nichts, um noch schöner zu wirken. Jedoch diese (per Hand geformte) feine Fassung passt einfach genial dazu - und sieht super schön aus. Besten Dank für Ihre Idee, lieber Ed."

(crystal opal in gold)


I.G.; IT:

"Every jewel as discussed and: "gut Ding will Weile haben". Each piece is perfect. Thank you for the the acres, the book etc. The indicolite is a piece of art, fit for a museum!"

(indicolite in rosegold with rhodolite cabochons)


A-M.; DE:

"Vielen lieben Dank dank für den Anhänger. Der ist wirklich sehr schön. Ich geh sofort mal ne passende Kette dafür suchen. Vielen vielen Dank"


(labradorite in gold)

(sapphire in platinum)

M.N;  KY:


Absolute perfection is all that I can say!  The stunning aquamarine and your pinwheel design far exceed my expectations!  The imperials are just as beautiful and superbly done!  You have my lifelong business!!  Many many thanks!"

(aquamarine in platinum waterwheel pendant)


(imperial topaz in white gold and Poussette locks)

D.A.; OZ:

"Hi Ed, I've received the ring. Thank you. Stones look perfect. I'm sure she'll love it. Very special look, and size-wise just right."

(unheated zircon, sandawana emeralds set in gold)

K.L; UK:

"I LOVE IT!!! Fits perfectly and is beautiful! Ed! You are a special man and I am glad to do business with you.

Best wishes, Thank you..."

(tourmaline in edged 22K gold)

(sphene and tsavorites in gold)

J.M.; IL:

"Hi Ed, Thanks, They arrived in time.  My wife liked them very much.

They are very elegant.  I appreciate the help and outreach.

I am happy to recommend to friends, and will keep in touch for next special occasion."

(rhodolite in ready-to-go home-made 14K yellow gold)

I.Z.; DE:

"Es ist trotz dieser grossen Distanz, die zwischen uns liegt, sehr angenehm mit Ihnen zu arbeiten. Auch ist es toll, dass man seine eigenen Wünsche für die einzelnen Schmuckstücke (mit-) gestalten kann. Alles erfolgt über E-mail. Sie antworten stets schnell auf Fragen, sprechen Empfehlungen zu unseren Wünschen aus oder machen eigene Vorschläge. Auch wenn man sich (noch) nicht persönlich kennt, besteht dennoch ein Vertrauensverhältnis. Dass wir Ihre Seite "Wildfish" gefunden haben freut uns sehr. Sie haben wirklich wunderschöne Edelsteine und für jeden ist etwas dabei. Auch Ihre Idee für einen Teilbetrag ein Stück Urwald (das sogar auf unseren Namen lautend) zu retten, ist eine sehr schöne Idee.

Nun zu den Schmuckstücken:

Der Hessonit: Dieser Anhänger ist ein kleines Wunder. Der perfekt geschliffene Hessonit hat die schönste Fassung bekommen, die möglich ist. Diese feinen Arbeiten (nach meinen Wünschen) sind wirklich sehr gut gelungen.

Ein grosses Kompliment dazu bitte auch an Ihre Goldschmiede."

(yellow hessonite and diamonds in 22k YG with closed under-side)

(golden hessonite with diamonds in un-plated white gold with open back)

"Der Turmalin: für den wunderschönen Turmalin ist diese schlichte Fassung als Anhänger genau die richtige. Der Stein kommt dadurch bestens zur Geltung."

tourmaline in platinum)


J.M.; AU:

"Hi Ed, How amazing! I totally dropped the ball and when glancing at your previous email, thought that you had sent the stone (which would be fair enough!) It wasn't just the stone!!! And I have just transferred what I think I owe you. Please let me know if there are any problems at the receiving end. I'm so sorry. Thank you so much for your patience, I can't believe it. And you were right about the setting. And thank you for the book!"

(sapphire with corner claw-prongs and diamonds in gold)


L.d.W.; CA:

"Hi Ed, Just got my merry little sparkling sphene earrings!  Just love all the colors in the sunshine!  Thank you very much for them and for the surprise welo opal!   What fun!!"

(sphene with five prongs in gold)


S.K; OR:

"Oh!  It is so beautiful!  The sapphire is everything I had hoped for.  Its color is fantastic, and the dancing light in it is so fun to see.  The white topaz side stones are fun too, and the contrasting play of sparkles between the stones and the rough gold is a delight.  Thank you!"

(sapphire and topaz in unpolished 22k gold)

S.L. VA:

"That is so funny, Ed, you do sound like an absent-minded person when it comes to financial matter :)  But that shows me that you are not obsessed with money (I like you even more).  I like the ring more and more everyday :) and you are still THE ONLY person I trust when it comes to natural gemstones !!!  Have a great weekend. "


(sapphire in unplated white gold)

I.H.; NC:

"That thing is awesome. she loves it. i like how the setting darkened the spinel some. thanks again. hope to deal with you again."

(precision-cut spinel in platinum)


T.A.; CA:

"today I finally got the ring...the weather issues made clearance slow on the Monday so it was cleared yesterday fully.It is beautiful. Thanks"

(ruby and diamonds in gold)"


C.T., MD:

"The ring is incredible!!  I had no idea it would be so intricate on the side, with that basketweave, but it’s gorgeous and the moons show up beautifully!  I can’t wait to wear it.  This design is really above and beyond what I thought could be done, I love it. "

(amethystrhodolite in white & yellow gold)


J.A.; CA:

"I had David Klass set the emerald. Here are the first photos. The color is amazing.  Thanks again!!I hope to do business with you again in the future (after I catch up with things that need settings lol). David was amazed with how beautiful the emerald is. I hope he puts it on instagram, but I didn’t ask him do.... so I don’t know how that works."

(Sandawana Emerald in gold, Design by Devid Klass)

J & F; Texas:

"We personally think you’ve earned the right to share in our special day (an auspicious day in Chinese culture)! Can’t thank you enough for your tireless efforts, patience, dedication & professionalism throughout all of our business dealings. F. has received countless complements on the ring, so many in fact, I may need to open my own boutique jewelry store! Thanks again!"

(unheated tanzanite and diamonds in gold)


L.S.; Texas:

"I just wanted to thank you for making the beautiful ring for ...... It is all that we dreamed up and more. I have never bought such an expensive bit of jewelry online and I must say it has it's challenges regarding honesty etc. I will say you have been upfront all the way and since I didn't know you I reacted poorly. I guess I would do it again with an online purchase elsewhere. When we come back to WildfishGems I don't think there will be that problem. Thanks again."


(spinel and diamonds in platinum plus:

T.F., New York:


"Thank you so much for the ring and earrings. They are beautiful and it is very special to finally have them here in New York. I appreciate all of the time and care you have put into this and keeping us updated along the way.Thank you!"


... spinels in gold)


D.H., Beverly Hills:

"I wanted to let you know the opal pendant arrived safely today.  It is pretty special and very unique. I like that the back side is decorative so if the pendant turns on the chain when I wear it, it won't matter, and it still highlights the beautiful stone. Thanks again, and best wishes until the next time."



(opal in gold)


I.H., NC:

'She really liked the studs! i've got my eye on some chromium tsavorite now (that 1.41 carat one). awesome color!'

(purple sapphire in gold


S.L, VA:

"Hi, Ed, my husband picked up the ring (couldn't wait any longer :)).  I am so glad I decided to let you guys make a ring out of the pink sapphire (instead of just buying the stone).  You were absolutely right!  I am so impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship.  I honestly think that the craftsmanship of your product is actually better than T&Co (I mean that).  It is also very comfortable (feels so smooth) to wear on the finger.  The stone itself is gorgeous, too.  This is exactly the kind of pink color I was looking for. Thank you for everything, Ed (you are the best :))."


N.L. NY:

"Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, the jewels arrived! Thank you! First, the earrings. The stones are just ... wow.  Beautiful. I wasn't sure about the setting at first (the weight on my ears, etc.), so I wanted to live with them for a bit, but they are just beautiful. My only complaint is that I have to take them off to admire them."

(color-change fluorites in gold)


"Now the ring. The setting and gold work are perfect, just as I wanted. The stone is amazing, the color change is dramatic and completely fascinating. I spend quite a bit of time lost gazing at it.  I do wish it were a little lighter, somewhat easier to see in daylight, but that said, the colors it throws off are incredible.  My favorite is what I absolutely did not expect - red and blue sparks simultaneously."

(Beliky Garnet in 22k Gold)

R.L., CA:


"ED! WOW! ….WOW! The gems look just like your pictures and descriptions. We feel so lucky to have found someone as passionate and honest as you! We can’t thank you enough!  I’m already saving up for the next few gems I want to buy from you. You’ve gotten me into a very expensive hobby…..Thank you so much for the signed book too! I can’t wait to read it. Thank you thank you again! You’ll hear from me again soon though."

(sandawana emerald in unpolished 22k yellow gold)


P. (best half of R.L.):

"They’re exactly how I imagined, the engagement ring sparkles so much in the sun I want you to see it in the day light I think Ed is definitely the guy to go to. They look just like the pictures its even bigger than I thought it was going to be It looks just like how I thought it would be Just bigger hahahahah The box is nice too That it came in, they packaged it really well And the gold they used looks gorgeous I don’t wanna talk it up too much Ill wait till you see it hehehohohoho... "

R.L. again, a while later:
"I also wanted to tell you that I've really been enjoying the demantoid and emerald rings from you. I've been studying them in different lights and locations and I love them more and more everyday. 
I want to say again how much we appreciate your honesty and devotion to your work. The way you described and pictured the demantoid was so right. I see the metallic in it, but most of the time, especially under a blue fill sky, I see blazing green. I know others would have presented the gem in the best light, but we appreciate so much that you were true about the gem. Plus it leaves us so much more to discover :)" 


(demantoid and sapphires in rose gold)

N.L., NY:

"Oh yay, oh yay, oh yay, the earrings arrived today! They are beautiful and on the ear appear larger than I was expecting based on the size. Thank you, so excited to wear (which I am already doing).I really love the earrings. The color makes them pop, complements the size and shape - very clear and visible but not overwhelming.  Thank you also for the book, am looking forward to reading, and for the jade, it's lovel"

(rhodolite in gold)

C.U.; DK:

"Glad we followed your suggestion to try something different rather than the usual prongs. These broad flat claws are kind-of mixing a frame setting with a normal setting. The gem is beyong iammaculate as we knew, and the setting confirms the quality and detailed love that goes into your work. Thank you so much. I will honor it every day. And thanks for keeping my husband so happy and busy. He has developped a new passion for life with your gems. Put this up in your website so he knows what I think officially and he has it as proof for the many times I nag for talking too much about you and your gems. Truth is, you have breathed new life into my better half. Thank you again."

(precision cut pink sapphire in platinum)

J.J., Houston:

"While I was never overly concerned with purchasing such a unique stone from you (because of your reputation, our previous deal, your business model and overall professionalism/care for the industry as a whole), I have been tentative on certain types of gemstones; as I'm sure you are aware the market can be very unforgiving to those who make ill-advised purchases of "hot", "over-marketed", "over-priced", "mass-produced", "heated", and downright synthetic knock-offs. 

So with that being said, to know without a shadow of a doubt that I purchased/invested in a natural, unheated and untreated rare gemstone is a priceless peace of mind by itself (authentic and well respected lab report). I also owe the knowledge of gemstones, rather the expansion of my knowledge to you....I've learned so much by simply trolling your website, admittedly excessive at times. But the fact that you share your knowledge with the world and free of charge is amazing to me, because so many companies, dealers, sellers, etc. simple try to SELL you something, anything. 

You my friend go against the grain and you shall continue to be rewarded and blessed by this, I am sure of it. 

The Stone: 

I have to admit, this was a trust test for you and you passed handsomely. As you may recall I was all over the map in trying to select a proper center stone for the wedding ring/band set. And initially, I was not a huge fan of the Tanzanite's description or main photo online and I still regret not buying the other piece if you must know. But one look at this Tanzanite in person and it captivates you like seeing your favorite movie star in person for the 1st time. Zero regrets. 

The Setting:

This is just a personal, novice, eye only opinion. The Halo of Diamonds are magnificent, they seem to be very high quality. I don't see any other color than sparkly white. They are so white and bright, they could have overpowered a lesser center stone. The CC Sapphires are to die for. They match extremely well on the wedding ring! The band CC sapphires match each other as well, but the eye does let you know the ring and band CC sapphires are not an exact match (I hope this makes sense). The wedding ring cc sapphires show more pinkish/yellowish tones while the band cc sapphires show more yellowish/ I upset, saddened, or disappointed by this? Not at all. It makes the ring that much more interesting. 

I was surprised by the thickness of the platinum and the one and only wish for improvement would be that I wish the band and the ring looked "better together". When placed together, I can not honestly say one enhances the other or compliments the other extremely well. You can tell they are made to match but other than the similarities (plat, cc sapp,) they don't seem unified. They stand alone very well. 

 I see her wearing one or the other but not necessarily both at the same time. Maybe this will grow on me. And I also cede the fact that I really didn't help with design ideas at all and wouldn't know how to properly articulate a way for them to match better. I don't consider this an issue or a problem nor do I believe the overall value suffers, its just a subjective view point. 

 Appraisal: Does it matter? Yes and No. Yes, because I see all natural gemstones as an investment and any good investor will tell you that you want your investments to appreciate in value. No, because I would more than likely rob a bank than sell this ring (after burying it and telling my children where its hidden). The jury however is still out on the final U.S.A, 3rd party appraisal of stones/work, to justify the monies spent and to see if the jewelry has already surpassed its purchase price (which has already happened for my 1st piece of jewelry I purchased from you). I fully expect to get an appraisal that raises the financial bar, I'll confirm this later. 

Final Thought: I have never held something so precious in my life from a material stand point and how fitting? I've never met someone as precious to me as Francesca, so to symbolize my love for her in this magnificent piece of art is something I will always cherish and am certain she will always admire. 

P.S. The women at the Jewelry store where the rings are currently being appraised were all in awe of the ring and mentioned the fact that they rarely get Tanzanites or CC Sapphires to examine. For added humor and irony the company is currently appraising another Tanzanite stone (11 ct) a couple bought from Tanzanite International.....and yes it's bright blue and heated. 

Ed, you can not imagine the joy I received by being able to explain to the service manager the major/key/unique differences my stone displayed in comparison to the other stone in their possession. Although, it raised concerns for me that they wouldn't really know how to value my stone, as they stated "All Tanzanites are heated".......#knowledgeispower"

(unheated tanzanite, eight unheated colorchange sapphires and diamonds in platinum

N.A., NYC:

"I have been wanting to write, but needed to find some time for a thoughtful message and of course time always gets away from me. Surely it will surprise you not at all to hear that I have been wearing the ring since I received it. The stones you picked are just gorgeous; the sapphire provides a lot of unexpected sparkle and the tsavorite is brighter and sparklier than I had imagined. I am still waiting to catch the sphene and demantoid in candlelight, but love catching the rainbows where I can. I did expect the cc sapphires to have more of a green tint to them, for some reason, but am having fun watching the changes - they become such a vibrant orange!  I have been thinking perhaps I should have taken you up on the suggestion of little interspersed diamonds, but ah well, lovely all the same. One of my favorite aspects is the weight of the platinum; it feels nice and substantial while being utterly simple. Feeding my addiction, I am now perusing some small stones for a three stone ring or necklace... Thank you for your beautiful work and talk soon."

(hunted gems: color change sapphirestsavoritessphenewhite sapphiresdemantoids in platinum)

R.Y., NJ:

"The ring arrived yesterday as expected.  The ring came out beautiful.  Thank you so much.  I presented the ring to her last night and she loves it.  I haven't shown her the book yet (what a nice surprise), but I know shes going to get a kick out of it.  I'm glad I spent so much time searching for a gem seller and didn't settle for ones I came across.  Thank you again Ed and I hope to do business with you again in the future"

(sapphire in gold double shank cathedral)

M.B.; PA:

I made it through the day (whew!), so we opened the ring together. We both think it's just beautiful, even more than we'd imagined.The sparkle of the sapphire and the zircon side stones is just amazing; it's magical! I just love looking at it, and I've been admiring it quite a bit. I even made my husband put it on so I could admire it on him. It's a very happy looking ring. 😃There is a substantial amount of gold in the ring, and the mix of the gold colors with the stone colors is gorgeous. I'm so glad we had it done that way. I feel like I should buy my ring a dozen roses and take her out to dinner. I just love her and I'm thrilled to have her. I love the history of the sapphire stone and it's amazing to me how this ring came all together and ended up on my finger, custom made just for me.

I appreciate the copy of the history that you enclosed, along with the IGI report. It was wonderful to find a signed copy of your book, too! I love books, animals and gems (not necessarily in that order), so it's a perfect read for me. My husband will enjoy it, too. I had a Shepherd mix named Ruby and a coon hound mix named Emerald Louise (Emmie Lou or Emmie for short. She only got called by her full name when she was in trouble, which was rare). I miss having a big dog around my house, but right now I have Kacy, a Sheltie who has a big personality.

The only downside to my ring is I had it sized too big. I went to the store to have my right hand ring finger sized, and I was told it was an 8, but now I really think it should be a 7-1/2. I just want to be sure that it won't cause the ring any harm. Please let me know what you think.   

Ed, thanks so much for all your patience and kindness over the past few years during my (rather long) layaway. I originally found you because you were highly recommended in several gem forums. I'm so in love with my ring, I'm hoping for a pair of sparkly earrings, too. I've learned a lot about gems on your website, not to mention looking at all the eye candy!

(Zircon & Sapphire in Gold)

L.d.W.; FL:

"Dear Ed,   It just arrived.  When in your modest description of the stone you said "consider this not despite the color zoning but because of it" I said to myself, "Aha - this one's for me."  t's like when wall diving you look down through different depths of blue ocean. Looking down 100ft it's such a concentrated blue while at the same time what's immediately around you is not blue at all. Same fascination for me!  Knew I'd love the secrets in this stone.  Didn't know how much I'd like having a trillion. Truly appreciate a setting that allows me to explore it!  May have a hard time holding onto it when my daughter sees it! Definitely worth the wait! Thank  you!! "

(color-zoned sapphire in gold)

A.D., NY:

"Thank you so much, the ring turned out so beautiful!!  It's so much better than I thought it would be. You have one very happy customer. Thank you as well for providing the book (and signed too!). I'll definitely read it on my long commutes into work."

(sapphire in flexible-size, open design, gold ring)


N.Y.; N.L.:

"The ring in fact was delivered on Monday, to my delight! The setting is wonderful, and just as I had requested - simple and substantial.  I had wondered how it would be set, vertical or horizontal. Though I had assumed vertical, I decided not to provide any direction in that regard, presuming you and your team would set it so that the stone showed to its best effect. So very glad to have kept mum on that issue. Though oval, the horizontal orientation and the setting itself give more of a cushion effect, and for sure make the stone appear larger on my finger than if it had been set on the vertical. The stone itself is so lovely - while not a color shifter, we do see lots of shades depending on the light and angle. Lavender, purple , pink, peach, green.  I typically take my rings off before I go sleep, but this one I keep on! Thank you for such a beautiful and special piece of jewelry, I just love it. 

I'll be back again, probably sooner than I should be. Be well!"

(spinel in yellow gold)

L.d.W.; CA:

"Dear Ed,  Got them this morning.  They couldn't be prettier and I'm so delighted!  No problem seeing these!  Beautiful color and tone, a rich green glow - the quintessential emerald green.  Even a pretty little design on the back closing.  I will wear them as I have worn the ruby ring I originally ordered from you, which is to say, all the time!  Unless I get my ears boxed in a political protest, they should always be beautiful. Happy indeed! I'm good as a long-time member of the extended family and will stay in touch! Yours is such an unusual one, having gotten us from all over the globe sharing important ideas (like planetary survival and caring for your workers) and yet still carrying on making a living.  I just love reading what the other customers have said, adding my nod as I read.  It's inspirational and hopeful.  Before I was a college teacher I got my hazing in 5 banks where one senior vp informed me that my primary purpose was not to spend too much time educating people about getting over their heads when making loans, etc.  That was 1970.  I became hateful of the business world! I know you know I'm responsible and reliable, just as I know you are.  Eager to start another project next month. I'm always a fan who wishes you and your family the best of everything! And thanks also for that lovely big chunk of amethyst.  It's my birthstone so it's sure to bring me good luck! "

(emerald in gold)

S.K., OR:

"Yes!  It’s beautiful.  I have an 18K white gold chain, but it’s a bit burly for the pendant, so I’m hunting for a finer one.  I love the way natural light brings out the blazing qualities of the stone, as well as the colors.  I’m looking forward to wearing it.  Well, I have already, but only with a sterling silver chain. "

(sapphire in gold)

M.K., AR:

"I did pick up the package, and everything appears to be in good order.  I appreciate the timeliness of the delivery matching both my original expectation and your quoted estimate.  I really do love the design and hope she loves it too!"

(topaz and diamonds in platinum with band)

J.W.; FL:

"The ring arrived yesterday and is simply beautiful.  It fits, too! thanks so much. Once again you and your skilled craftsmen, wizards actually, have exceeded every expectation. Mostly, I appreciate your willingness and courage to see the project to completion."

(hunted tsavorites and aquamarines in re-cast platinum ring)

D&N, H.I.:

"N. and I were overwhelmed with the way the ring turned out.  The whole experience was wonderful and I am sure we will be back again. From the education I got on your site, the data and selection of gems, your personal feedback on combos, and the package.  Everything was top notch, and most of all- Nicole said it was such fun to be so involved. Much more than the standard jewelry store experience!"

(sapphires in gold)

J.K., CA:

"Thanks for taking care of that Ed, your right they look great. Looking forward to the next one, take care!"

(tourmaline in gold)

K.T., Ohio:

"Just got the pendant today! Looks great! Thank you! "

(garnet with diamond in gold)


P.C., UK:

"Firstly my very grateful thanks for the "Cheeky Apatite"!  You're right he is a beauty and a whopper ! I just love the colour.  He is very sparkly too, which I find very attractive.  There were a lot of facets to cut on the design.  A lot of work has gone into it.  It's very, very kind of you I'm very happy with him. 😀 I think he will be made into a pendant.  Do you know anything else about it ?  Where he came from or the size.  I've never seen an Apatite before.  He is a bit of a flashy show-off lol !

I've been looking forward to the Rhodolite pendant arriving.  It's Amazing!  The stone is a fabulous colour and it changes at night to a different shade.  Very eye-catching.  A very interesting gemstone.  I am delighted with the design and the stone and the workmanship is perfect. It is a beautiful piece.  I've been wearing both the studs and the pendant and they compliment each other wonderfully.

What else can I say but a big heartfelt THANK YOU 💟again for all your work organising the making of the jewellery and the super speedy delivery too.  Yet another very satisfactory transaction and extremely happy customer!  I love it! Much love and thanks Ed"

(rhodolite in gold, apatite)

S&A.A., NC:

"We had a lovely Sunday thanks to you and your team! Well worth the wait.
The swan design is just perfect and well balanced. The golden yellow stone is well set and the swan looks very regal. My little daughter was so thrilled that she begged to to wear it right away. It was hard for us to get her to give it back, and it is going to be a long time before she gets to own it for good. As for the ring, the stone is exactly like you mentioned. A spectacular sparkling, dark pinkish orange Ruby that drips with light. A very cheerful looking stone (if I could pin human emotions on it)!
The design is well thought of. I had envisioned a  more simpler design but everyone is so happy with it that I don't want it any different. I am already wearing it. 😊
Thank you for your book, I look forward to reading it. I find your blog engaging, kind and humane. It is wonderful to know why you called your business " Wildfish." Keep up your good work and keep writing!
As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and the kids thank you for their rain forest certificates.
It is all smiles here... Take care."

(ruby and diamonds in gold, below: sapphire in gold)

Unheated Yellow Sapphire in Gold Swan
yellow sapphire in swan pendant
color change garnet and tsavorites in yellow and white gold

M.M., Mililani:

"I was able to get to post office and pick up the ring today (Friday 10/3/) and it is on my finger now. I have been wearing it in a room where it is red/purple and shining the torch (now I have 2) on it and it goes blue. Best color change I have ever seen. I am very happy with it. Gorgeous setting. Love it! Thank you! "

(color change garnet and green tsavorite in hammered yellow and polished white gold)


diamond ring in various gold types

C&D, PT:

"Totally amazed by the transformation of the ring."

(remade rose and white-gold ring with diamonds) 

S.K., Oregon:

"The Sandawana pendant has arrived.  Very nice!  And the stone is incredibly gorgeous!Thank you once again!"

(emerald in white and yellow gold, combination set with ring see below)




"I got your message. also, we are immensely pleased with the ring! it's fantastic, better than i could have imagined... i will certainly be doing business with you again in the future! thanks so much!"

(demantoid in gold)

neon mahenge spinels in earrings

P.N., Australia:

"I just received my earrings and they're lovely.  Thanks so much. Also for the copy of your book.  Looking forward to reading it during the Christmas break!

(Mahenge spinels in gold)


untreated neon red sapphire in studs

D.M.; UK:

"David absolutely loves the gems!!! Many thanks!!!����"

(sapphires in gold)


no heat star ruby in gold ring

S.L, Japan:

"Ring received. Professionally done. Terrific star not shy at all. Comes out sharply with any pin-point light source (bulbs, LEDs, or the sun); only those ugly tubular florescent lights fail to bring it fully to life. "

(star sapphire in gold)

untreated sapphire rainbow set and rubies and padparadschas and diamonds in gold pendant

G.V., FL:

"Finally got the pendant. Wow is all I can say. It will be a challenge finding the right chain if I want to wear it as a pendant. Other thoughts are turning it into a bracelet or a pin. Either way, you've picked the most beautiful stones to compliment the diamond. I appreciate the time and effort in making my diamond into something that can be worn daily if I choose. I'm going to the jeweler over the weekend to find the chain....such very beautiful stones.The sapphire in the rough you included? I never saw a gem in natural form. I will take time to read your book also. Your attentiveness  to detail is wonderful. Can't wait to find a chain for my heart. Also the jewelers eyepiece was fun to use looking at the various stones. I truly have something special. Stay well and you will be hearing from me again."

(Platinum heart with a rainbow of 14 sapphires around a 3 carat diamond)


tsavorite, padparadscha and ruby in gold ring

J.S., Australia:

"Your new goldsmith has done us proud, the design works well for the gems. You have managed to explain my mud map. It's always a gamble when you have a clear idea of what you want but cannot explain it directly. Second hand from you has worked well, you do know my preferences now. I now know what blazing green means. Incredible! Stunning stones that could steal any show. Thank you for your sound advice in helping me select a padparadscha that manages to hold the limelight next to these stones. You are right, a wild ring for me, but R. thinks it the most exciting ring that I have and, as an Aussie man, he really is seldom inspired by jewellery."

(blazing green tsavorites and padparadscha in Etruscan-style white/yellow gold ring-set)

unheated sapphire in gold ring

Also J.S., Australia:

"The sapphire ring is gently, and more conventionally, beautiful. White gold around the stones subtly brings out the colour and sparkle. Thanks for everything Ed."

(sky blue and cornflower sapphires in Etruscan-style white/yellow gold ring set, matching with above)


untreated coilour change sapphire in classic 4 prongs setting


"A tremendous success! As you may recall, I had planned on surprising my wife on our Anniversary with the gift of the ring…Well, to say she was happy would be a grand understatement - She absolutely loves the ring; both the stone and how the setting shows it off so beautifully! Thank you so much for your help and patience in all of this, this has been such a positive experience.  Diane was also delighted to hear about the program and donation made to help preserve the endangered Rain Forest in Columbia.If you have not done so already, you can mark the stone as SOLD!  :D She is thrilled and I could not have asked for more. Kind regards,"

(colour change sapphire in gold)



unheated white sapphire and 12 diamonds in posh white custom made gold ornament

S.R., FL:

"The ring arrived yesterday and was picked up today. It is beautiful! The sapphire really does cool things with different light (clear in sunshine to light violet in a room). Thanks again for all of your help with this process! I am planning on proposing this weekend so wish me luck! Thanks again!"

(sapphire and 12 diamonds in posh white gold ornament)

untreated golden tourmaline briallete in pendant of yellow gold

Y.K, Japan:

"Thank you Edward, I received the charming pendant and the book (it seems to be interesting).  With my gold chain, it's perfect on my neck skin."

(tourmaline in gold)

various tourmalines in pendant

A.N., CA:

"The necklace is beautiful.  The see-through cabochons are covered in the gold prongs looking like drops of water about to spill out of their gold cups.  The colors of these cabs are so subtle that gave me different colors at different angles of the sun.  I've seen so many black tourmaline before, however, this center stone is sparkling under the sun.  The chain link is so well connected which I can't find any trace of hand making.  I love it.  Also thank you for the rubellite.  Now that I have to get one at same size turning them into earring. Have a great day,"

(collection of multicolour tourmalines in gold necklace)


untreated aquamarine in white and yellow gold

S.T., CAN:

"Hey Ed! Just letting you know the ring arrived today. They are beyond thrilled!! They said they are going to get you to do more jewelry for them for sure! My mom said "The picture did not do it justice. More beautiful then I could have ever imagined!" So anyways thanks again for everything. Will let you know when I am ready for the next project!"

(aquamarine in yellow band and white gold claws)


S.L., JP:

"Ring received. Thank you. The stone is as good as expected (thanks to your photos, there is rarely any gap between what I expect and what I get)."

(white sapphire in gold)

untreated multicolour sapphire in 4 prongs gold ring

D.G., NR:

"Edward, Just got the ring. Looks fantastic!!!  I'll be back for a princess cut yellow sapphire. Regards,"

(multi-colour sapphire in gold)


untreated neon sapphires and unheated paraiba in gold ring

C.M., PT:

"Am absolutely blown away by how wonderfully these vibrant colours compliment each other - this little beauty not leaving my finger anytime soon !! Had a couple of "I'm really pleased " glasses of wine - !!! David loves it!"

(paraiba with two pink sapphires in white gold)



Natural Burma Ruby in 18k white gold handmade ring

V.J; Indonesia:

"Got the ruby for today. yes im really 2 like for ruby and ring setting.surprise for your job,from ring and especially the stone all is perfect. thank you very much for the book..i will read this until end :) im really2 this ruby every day,sometime the  colour of red is change depend where i stay..perfect stone i ever had :) i mean really2 enjoy that.."

(Burma ruby in gold)

R.K., CA:

"That pendant is beautiful, it has an Art Deco look that I love. Thank you so much for another perfect piece of jewelry"

(topaz in platinum)


Y.K., CO:

"Here she is- set in the scarab ring we made So beautiful! Wow, well I just got it! I am excited! And thank you for the copy of your book :) I will certainly read it. Have you read the book called Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay? You know more than I on the subject, but I found it fascinating. Thank you again"

(sapphire in yellow gold - local design)


T.M. CA:

"The pendant arrived, and is exquisite - surpassed my expectations, in every way! Many thanks for a wonderful transaction; I am sure I shall be returning in the future to buy again. Best wishes,"

(quartz in yellow gold)


P.C., Staffordshire, England:

"My Perfect Pink Sapphire Pendant was waiting for me when I arrived home very late last night. I bustled through unpacking the car and bringing the dogs in and generally settling in before opening the package.   I laid a fire and opened a bottle of sparkling wine and then brought the envelope in to join me.  I was tracking the parcel as you know and was expecting it on Monday so was delighted to find it had been delivered already.  On opening the outer wrappings I found your little surprise and I wondered what that was about until I read the message aha ! Brilliant !  I'm very pleased thank you so much and will listen with great pleasure. Next to investigate the main event.... Unwrapped the jewellery box to see how the setting looked.  WOW !  You said I wouldn't be disappointed and I certainly wasn't - it was stunning.  I think the sapphire would look fabulous whatever it was put into as it is very, very beautiful.  A lovely pink, not too strong nor watery weak either.  Just the most pretty clear girly pink, my favourite colour. (!)  It glitters and flashes and does not like to be ignored.  It sits well on the chain I have.  The workmanship is extremely good and the back of the pendant is as well made as the front.  Which surely is the sign of true craftsmen/women.  I could wear it back to front no problem. Thank you so much for organising the creation of my pendant.  I love it, love it.   It's not coming back.       It's mine I tell you, mine all mine. Until next time.......Thank you again"

(sapphire in hammered white gold)


D.G., Singapore:

"She liked them - looks lovely on her. Thanks again!"

(topaz in white gold st



A. M. H. K., CA:

"Ed, thank you! Sorry, things are wild around here.... Leaving hospital today. The earrings are beautiful, I gave her the amethyst ones as a pre push prize. She loves all of them, as expected �� Thank you again Ed for everything, few pics to follow."

(amethyst in gold, topaz in platinum)


K.M., UK:

"Hi Ed, got it. A big thank you for the earrings.  My wife loves them and I couldn’t be happier they are beautiful. Thank you also for the book, I’m not a big reader so for me to pick it up and zoom through the first paragraph looking forward to the rest of the book is a good thing, thanks again. I hope someday to be able to find the money to buy stones for eternity ring, it will be hard for me to build up the cash for a one off purchase and to watch for a bundle of suitable gems but I love that your gems are untreated and natural in every way so I’ll keep watching. Thanks again for everything"

(zircon in yellow gold)

S.L., Japan:

"Top-drawer quality for both stone and setting. 100% satisfied with this."

(peridot in gold)

K.T., Ohio:

"This is my third purchase from the Wildfish gems.  I have been happy with my previous purchases and this time was no exception.  Gems are as expected and settings were nicely done. Also, all the communication during the process was superb. "

(tourmaline in white gold ring, garnet in white gold pendant)


L.d.W., FL/Norway:

"This pendant is spectacular and I can't thank you enough! My daughter thinks the pendant is very beautiful! We skyped when they opened the package and I could see the noonday sun shining on and through the ruby as they held it up --- wow!! the sparkle! Looks large in that setting. She's happy it's a heart and says it will go with many outfits, both her daughter's and hers. Awed that it was a ruby, since they had figured it would be a garnet, they're afraid to let a 3-yr old wear it, of course, so the daughters admire it on mom but the baby grabbed it on her neck when she put it on. The magic of ruby to any age!! Symbolic too, as I can't be there much. Told A. to tell A. my love is in that heart because love is always in the heart. So it's a gift with a message, as you said."

(ruby with diamonds in white gold)

X.L. NJ:

"Hi Ed - apologies for not getting back to you earlier.  The ring arrived on Monday and is absolutely gorgeous. "

(ruby and tons of diamonds in white and yellow gold)


S.K., Oregon:

"Oh. My. Gosh., It is incredible. I like that we went with white gold granulation. The hammered texture on the band, and the fit and the feel of the ring is very nice. Thank you! The stone is absolutely gorgeous.  I love the color!  I wore it outside for the first time last night.  I got a hundred compliments! "

(Sandawana Emerald in White & Yellow Gold)


R.P., Spain:

"The star ruby pendant arrived last week but I wasn't in XX so I've just received it. It's really beautiful. Thank you. She's going to love it! Glad to have put my trust in you to design it."

(star ruby in gold)

M.E., MA:

"I received the ruby and and it looks spectacular. Thanks"

(ruby in platinum)

L.R., Australia:

"Well the ring has arrived and it is perfect!!!! It is delicate and it is milgrained and the window is perfectly disguised and the rose gold is absolutely lush against the orange-pink of the pad, it is so gorgeous you could practically eat it! Thank you, thank you for all your work and the goldsmith's work in getting it right, I know it took some doing but it was so worth it because now it is jaw-dropping!!!"

(padparadscha in all-rose-gold and diamonds)

A.M.; Indonesia:

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

(padparadscha and diamonds in platinum)

J.S., NSW:

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

(spinel in gold)

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)

P.S., Toronto:

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

(sapphire in gold)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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….."

(sphene in gold)

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! As ever, I'll be back!"

(tsavorite in gold)

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."

(sphenes in gold, sapphires in gold)

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)

R.G., IA:

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

(spinels in gold)

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)


S.L., Japan:

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

(topaz in white gold)






Australian sapphire in white gold

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. Thank you so much for making this online experience a rewarding and satisfying experience."

(Australian sapphire in white gold)

Ruby and diamonds in gold

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)

red spinel in local setting

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)

sapphire in gold

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)

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)

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)

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)

R.K., CA:

"Love pendant and earrings Ed, you never disappoint"

(iridescence chrome tourmaline in platinum)  


(sapphires in gold)  

C.E., Germany:

"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)

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)

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)

M.N., WI:

"The ring is Great!"

(ruby in gold)


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)

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)

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)

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(amethyst in gold with engraved treasure map)

L.W.; Norway:

"Oh Ed, how beautiful!  Thank you! "

(sapphire in gold)

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)

S.N. & A.S.; OH: 
"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. 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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!

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

(sapphire in local setting)

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)

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)

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

J.S., OZ: 

"The scapolites for my sister look great."

(scapolite in gold)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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) 


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

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)

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"



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)


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)


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)


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)


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 thanks.

My 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. 

(sapphires in gold)

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)


H.D., NC:

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

(various, design Micky Roof)


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)


B.K., LA:

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

(peridot crystals in pendant)


C.T., Washington DC:

"The tsavorite pendant is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much."

(tsavorite in gold)


K.P., OH:

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

(tsavorite and diamonds in gold)


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)


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)


A.W., CA:

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

(star sapphire and diamonds in gold)


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)


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)


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)


K.L., London:

"Just wanted to show you my new tourmaline necklace, it is finally done and lovely. I am very happy with all the stones, thank you Ed."

(suite of tourmalines, design by Tony Cox)


A.A., Portugal:

"The pendant arrived last week. Really beautiful stone and bezel setting. It is Interesting one can only see color difference when putting the studs and the pendant really close, only there you can see the pad is really pushing towards some orange tone. Thanks for your advise. Hopefully next year I will buy some more stones, then I will consult with you again."

(padparadscha in gold)


A.A., Portugal:

"Great gems ! the mild pink is really beautiful ! (it does really great with white gold ! ) my wife loved them! For sure I will do some more business with you! I was looking at the webpage and I found that you have a hot lavender pink. Please see if you can find a good pink to match the studs and let me know the details."

(sapphire in gold)


S.K., OR:

"I received the earrings yesterday...they are beautiful! Thanks so much!"

(sapphire in gold)


A.M., Miami:

"The ring arrived safely. Your goldsmith did a good job trying to approximate the pictures. It has a very hand-made quality to it which is exactly what I wanted. The center stone looks great and the diamonds are a perfect size. I can't wait to go outside in a couple of hours to see the sapphire in the sun as the poor fluorescent lighting and tinted windows of my office are not doing it justice. I update you in a couple of days.

I just took the ring for an insurance appraisal. My gemologist was very impressed with the stone and said that you did a great job on the setting and in choosing the diamonds as well. She was particularly impressed by the clarity of the stone and it took her so long to find anything under the microscope that she was getting worried. After completing her examination and test, she agreed completely with everything on your in-house grading report. We also noticed a slight purplish tint to the stone, which, in her opinion, was a very nice addition to its already very impressive blue color. Without knowing how much I actually paid, her appraisal came out at $X. In sum, she was so impressed with the sapphire that she asked me to send her a link to your website. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and, depending on my choice for the wedding bands,  I will likely contact you again when the wedding draws nearer."

(sapphire and diamonds in gold)


A.W., Norway:

"Yes!!! And I was waiting to write a proper reply :) It's very beautiful!!  I showed it off at my birthday party on the 13th. It matched my dress perfectly! I received many compliments on it too :)"

(pink sapphire in gold air-setting)


R.K., CA:

"Spectacular, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your effort for me on this pendant. It's just incredible."
(4 sapphire, 1 topaz and 2 mandarin garnet in platinum featuring the Inka sun god - Inti)


L.W., Richmond:

"Dear Ed, My ruby ring came today at 4pm and I immediately put it on and found that it fit exactly.  It is such a clean, beautiful ruby, and you have made such an elegant setting for it!  I will never tire of looking at it and enjoying its sparkle.  It was so worth the long wait! I knew from studying your website that your description would be accurate, and am really grateful for your explanation of the difference between "mild" and "wild" rubies because then I knew what I wanted, and it is a stone I can live with for a long, long time! Also, it is a piece my daughter will love inheriting one day (and adding to the sapphire you have just sent her, which I can't wait to hear about!).  In addition, thank you for all your patience and care and communication.  It has been such a pleasure to do business with you!  Please put up a picture for others to see!  Thank you again, so much!"

(ruby in gold)  


XY, Asia:

"Two thumbs up for the artist to be able to do this in platinum, and excellent craftmenship. One of a kind indeed. Very special. Something I'll enjoy for a long time. Although, it wasn't love at first sight, this ring already starting to grow on me. As for the Alex, the crystal is crisp and brilliant. This stone is also something that takes time to appreciate the true beauty. At first, the color change is not as i expected, the red color is like a reddish dark shadow masking the green, not red as in ruby or spinel. The true beauty however is under the sun light and mixed lights, where the color play is dynamic from green, bluish green, yellowish green and flashes of red. I'm still studying this gem, very interesting and has start to grow on me, just like the ring. Many thanks to you for making it happen. Thanks again."

(Platinum dragon with red spinel holding 2.5ct Alexandrite)

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