DR. HANNEMAN'S MINERAL COLLECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE NEAR FUTURE
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 Post subject: Rude awakening
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:36 am 
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Hi all:

Man did I just get a rude awakening! :smt031

I just finished the drawings for a pair of earrings, when I went online to price the stones for it *cringe* I got a shock like you would not believe.


First, I had decided that Aquamarine would look nice.

Then I figured that Loup clean stones with Vslgb 3/3 colour would sparkle.

Well the 10 stones it would take to complete the ear rings are only going to cost me about $2,000 CAD.

Since I live in "lunch bucket city" there is no way I can get even the "cost of manufacturing " back out of them let alone the, at minimum, $4,000 they should sell for. :smt103

Curiosity makes me ask, anybody else had a project hit them with a bucket of cold water like that?

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 Post subject: update on the stones
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:41 am 
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Little update:

I just went back to look at the stones again and every one of them now belongs to somebody :lol:

Some of the stones were multiples available, they are all gone about 4,500 usd in total.

Wow, in the online market of gemstones if you see it and want it grab it cause they sure don't hang around long.

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I'll keep my eyes peeled for "budget" high-quality aquas. ;)


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