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 Post subject: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:07 pm 
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What is the best and most cost-effective way to purchase "junk" stones for study?


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 Post subject: Re: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:02 am 
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I'd go with either eBay or JTV's parcels.

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 Post subject: Re: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:49 pm 
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Go to any good gem show, or shop online from any of the big Asian cutting houses.

Endless quantities of junk available, buckets of the stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:42 pm 
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If you'll search on ebay, you can find several cheap gemstone deals. Another alternative is a gem lending program offered by certain gemology courses online where you can borrow packages of gem after making a deposit. Your money will be refunded by the end of the course after you return all the gems. But of course you will be charged to pay for any stones that you lost.


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pay a visit to Thailand. From fine gems to cheap rocks, glass-filled stones and fakes, you can get all of these at one trip. Silom, Bangkok is a good place to go, so do Kanchanaburi, MaeSai, and MaeSot. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:46 pm 
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you could allways ask a comercial cutter if they have crap laying around they are willing to part with, they buy in blind pours at 1000's of ct at a time.in parcels that size, you dont allways get premium stones.just an idea,and it would be extra crispy if after your done with them you pass them along to the next student on this forum.humm, there is an idea! gemologyonline stone loaner program..Barb,what ya think? could get sone cutters to donate some not so great great stones to this. just a thought. :)

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 Post subject: Re: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:46 pm 
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I usually source inclusion samples for labs and gemmology schools, if it is for learning purposes, I am happy to throw together a set of classic inclusion stones, depends on what you need and how quickly. If it is for a school or lab, it will be passed on at cost or free, if it is for personal use, there will be some small charge.

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 Post subject: Re: looking for inclusions
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 am 
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Hi to everybody!
I think all of the main mineral and gem shows (Tucson, Munich, Idar-Oberstein, Ste.Marie, etc.) give you the possibility of purchasing particular gemstones, every kind you wish: unusual gemstones, with inclusions, natural, synthetic, treated, etc. In Idar-Oberstein and in Munich I found many kinds of cut stones and now I think I have a good collection of. Prices are also affordable for everybody, starting from some 10 or 20 € to higher prices. It's up to you!!!
Greetings from Italy :D by Riccardo.


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