July 25-29: FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Bellpoint Promotions ; Echo Valley Showplace; Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6
Welcome to the GemologyOnline.com Forum
A non-profit Forum for the exchange of gemological ideas
It is currently Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:07 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:35 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:20 am
Posts: 41
Hi,

I came across a Garnet Parcel. why is this going so cheap ? :shock: or is this the correct price ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261528674895?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT


Thank You.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:25 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:50 am
Posts: 25
Well, on my monitor the stones look opaque/very dark: almost certainly not facet quality. So I doubt if they are destined to become gemstones, which reduces the value dramatically. Even are mineral specimens, these aren't rare: I have several and paid only pennies for them (but I love their crystal shapes and enjoy them in my collection).


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:29 am 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:20 am
Posts: 41
Thank you :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:36 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:22 pm
Posts: 18832
Location: San Francisco
It is priced accurately.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:08 pm 
Offline
Established Member

Joined: Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:20 am
Posts: 41
Hi babra,

Do u think it is worth buying ?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:14 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:31 pm
Posts: 2855
Location: North Carolina
Depending on shipping, it could be a very nice deal. One would have very little difficulty selling them for a dollar or more (maybe even up to ~5) a pop at a gem show here in the US, depending on marketing and venue. There might even be some trivial facet or cab rough to be found in them, but mostly I think they'd just be fun specimens.
I'd definitely buy some if I could actually get them at that price here in America without shipping concerns. It's a small amount of money, and I suspect it would be educational to buy a parcel to understand what that kind of money tends to buy.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Rough Garnet Going Cheap
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:33 pm 
Offline
Gemology Online Veteran
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:48 am
Posts: 584
Location: Odenton, Maryland
Scarodactyl wrote:
Depending on shipping, it could be a very nice deal. One would have very little difficulty selling them for a dollar or more (maybe even up to ~5) a pop at a gem show here in the US, depending on marketing and venue. There might even be some trivial facet or cab rough to be found in them, but mostly I think they'd just be fun specimens.
I'd definitely buy some if I could actually get them at that price here in America without shipping concerns. It's a small amount of money, and I suspect it would be educational to buy a parcel to understand what that kind of money tends to buy.


BLUF: Is it good for cutting? It doesn't look like it would be. Is it worth it? Perhaps, for purposes other than cutting ;)

_________________
--Eric//upcyclist
Silversmith, faceter, tinker, geek
Select Gem LLP
Patuxent Lapidary Guild


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Gemology Style ported to phpBB3 by Christian Bullock