July 11-12:BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free admission!
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 Post subject: New gemshop i found
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:50 am 
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http://www.deepakgems.com anyone tried them?

Im not a gemologist or even considered knowlegable about gems, but they seem extremely cheap :?


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I cannot vouch for this vendor. However, I do know that they have been in business a very long time. Many many years ago when I was a kid, I ordered a large tourmaline catseye from these folks. They had an ad in Lapidary Journal. Gosh this must have been 30 years ago now. The stone I got was quite nice for what I paid. Nope, I don't remember what I paid...but how much money could I have had as an 8 year old? lol, not much I promise.

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That sounds positive :)
I ordered a Emerald Brazil Facetted 4.63 ct AA and Ruby Indian Facetted 24.92 ct. $86 total with shipping and 5% extras (both untreated)

This must really be the place for ppl with little cash, like myself and Jason (as a kid :) )

These will be some nice additions to my growing collection :D


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Everything I clicked had no photo. Did you buy yours sight unseen, Steol? Please let us know what you think when you get them. :D

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Yes I bought it unseen. I figured that, at this price it doesn't matter.

I will post pictures when i get them :)


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:shock: really? There are so many dealers online, why would you choose one without pictures?
Something smells fishy in Norway.


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will be looking forward to those pictures... I had a look at their rough stone section: $50,- buys us 3 kilo's of whatever material; corundum, sunstone all the same carat price... just the semifacetting (?) peridot and a few other varieties have a different price on 'm. I would be very reluctant to even test 'm out these fellas...
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really? There are so many dealers online, why would you choose one without pictures?
Something smells fishy in Norway.


If you think i am trying to promote them, or is affiliated with them in any way, im not.

Its just like i said, its for collecting, doesn't matter much how they look as long its actually a stone from the earth.
Ofc. if I get hustled, I will feel stupid and naive. But then i paid with paypal, its possible to get money back, right?


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I apologize for my cynicism.
Looking forward to the pics when you get them.


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Here are some photos:
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If the pictures are bad its becouse ive not taken many pictures in my life :)


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Looks like faceted beryl and corundum specimens?


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Yes, thats right :)

These are the ones i recieved from said shop.

Edit: The comment i made earlier about this must really be a cheap shop isn't probably all that correct, it seems to me like stones of this quality is priced correctly. Although there wasn't any indication, other than price, of the quality level...

But im still happy with my product.


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