These people were supposed to be wholesalers, trying to price like a retail store. I didn't go to gem shows for about a year and contacted our supplier that attended almost all of them.Yes, it is prices now and he added that prices for such stones as tanzanite and paraiba tourmaline (I don't sell tourmaline) are moving steadily towards astronomical. I often receive Your pictures/descriptions/values, etc. Are too good to be true messages.
As for pictures - they are mostly for reference purposes only. Some (mostly of our photographer) are very good but rather surrealistic/artistic - not realistic. However, I strongly believe that if stone is described as "high-end" or "absolutely high-end" it is better than the picture of it no matter how good it is.Prices/values are too good to be true indeed but they are hard to believe but true. 99% of stones I list are top to absolutely high-end. I list top stones for ridiculous prices for advertisement, not for profit - to attract real world clients that are willing to pay real world prices. Two answers to the question I receive a few times per week: Question: Can you show me a few more pictures? Answer one: All listed stones are in hands of my assistant that ships them. If you are a producer of horror movies I can ask her to take a few pictures but please don't show them to your children: poor kids will have a nervous breakdown. Answer two: In 40+ years I didn't see a single BOTH good and realistic picture of the stone if it was emerald. For the reason I don't quite understand emerald is a stone that "doesn't want to be photographed" (it doesn't apply to any other stone). Finally we found a photographer who agreed to take pictures for us (two before him tried and run away in horror) but his pictures when good are usually artistic-surrealistic interpretation. Perfectly clean exceptionally transparent stone. It is my picture (not our photographer) and it is not bad despite of my usual half in a dark/half overly bright (the stone has an absolutely uniform dark but burning dark extremely bright color). But of course it is not good either and cannot be. This stone has a luxury hair away from Top Grade color for which no digital camera has enough resolution and very intensive and extremely beautiful inner glow.
But glow is a light that cannot be photographed. Without it any stone looks dull and lifeless and the stone on the picture is not an exception.
Absolutely beautiful high-end stone of the gorgeous so much sparkling and glowing Top Grade color! The item "1.53 ct Natural Zambian Emerald Certified Exceptional High-End Stone" is in sale since Friday, August 16, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Emerald\Natural Emeralds". The seller is "antonowsky" and is located in Bernhards Bay, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.