A while back I announced the expansion of my website to include
cabochons for sale and expected to report the completion of those
pages soon after.
As a result of receiving many thoughtful comments and suggestions
from this group, the scope of the task was adjusted in order to apply
many of those suggestions: larger, brighter images, links to enlarged
images, actual stone dimensions vs using a scale in photo, etc.
All of the newer images have these features. Some of the original
cab images have been changed to the friendlier format and I will
continue to gradually update those remaining.
So, hundreds of additional cabochons later, I would like to announce
that I welcome your visits to my website and hope you will check it
out. Although I have a number of clean-up tasks still hanging, I
welcome any comments and suggestions for improvements.
Still in the works is a section where you may review stones and sets
that have already sold. This will be a reference for you to make
requests or “wishlists” for similar items/combos. Due to fickle
availability and the one of a kind nature of most cabochon material,
I can never guarantee that I’ll be able to fill a specific request
though I do hope to develop a friendly site for lovely stones/sets
and become something of a “personal shopper” for those makers who
cannot themselves attend the gem shows. Your input and requests will
be valuable to me in planning future merchandise purchases or cutting
I would like to express my gratitude to Hanuman and all the Orchid
do-ers who make this forum what it is and who provide the opportunity
for us to participate. Additionally, I want to thank all who have
assisted me in this venture by generously taking their time to write
and share their impressions, suggestions, encouragement and business.
With much appreciation,