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 Post subject: Chatham ruby? Easy to check?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:09 am 
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Hello,

I am learning jewelry design, and I would like to purchase loose ruby marquise cut gems to make the sort of piece like below.
Gemselect doesn't have the size I'm looking for (0.75 to 0.8ct).
Could anyone point me to where I could find reliable providers of mid-range natural gems?
Also, is taking the gem to a lab the only way to make sure that it's natural and not lab grown?

Thanks in advance for your kind advice
Seb


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 Post subject: Re: Chatham ruby? Easy to check?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:31 am 
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seb2 wrote:
Hello,


Could anyone point me to where I could find reliable providers of mid-range natural gems?

Seb


I bought few stones here
https://www.stachurawholesalegemstones. ... rquise+cut
I like that they name regular grade and select grade. And i bought few times select grade cabs amethysts and garnets which were very nice. I don't buy any more cos shipping was a bit expensive to me and 1 "select grade" amethyst come "regular grade". But for small size calibrated stones i still think they r excellent.
If u r more a beginner i would recommend a good garnet rather than cheap ruby:) good luck:))


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