So, I will change prices to lower than wholesale but not much lower ones. But I will do it January 1, 2020. Until then enjoy Big Holiday Season Sale!Note: Unlike pictures that in case of emerald (it doesn't apply to any other stone) with extremely rare exceptions can look like anything and everything but not like the real stone, videos usually at least realistic and upon my return from Mexico in the end of May, 2020 I will add them to all listings. Upon requests my assistant that in US and has all stones took additional pictures and tried to make videos but they were suitable only for producers of horror movies. So, please rely on specifications and descriptions - especially descriptions; I spend a great deal of time writing them - don't pay much if any attention to pictures and don't hesitate to ask questions. Please remember that even if a listing has a video and it is good and realistic one, nothing will replace seeing a stone in person. But we live in ever-changing world.
A few days ago (in October 2019) one customer sent me a message. Came back from the HK (Hong Kong - one of the few top dealers only gem shows) gem show last month and the prices were crazy high.Needless to say I came away very unimpressed! 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. Perfectly clean, exceptionally transparent stone. It is good and leaves no doubts that the stone is really high-end but. A Typical for our photographer all brilliance in the universe (especially inner reflections) masks nearly absolute transparency of the crystal of the finest water.B It is bright but still not as bright as the real stone. C Altered (as always thanks to camera filters) color is good but it is very far from the absolutely gorgeous hair away from Top Grade if not Top Grade glowing and sparkling actual color.
GIA certificate is available upon request (it refers to all stones actually). 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. The item "1.75 ct Natural Zambian Emerald Certified Exceptional High-End Stone" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 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.