Emma, for quality gemstones at a very fair price I highly recommend
Stachura. Everything I have gotten from them has been just perfect.
I would avoid Etsy, as you never know what you will be getting and
returning ones you don’t feel measure up to what you expected, is a
In fact, I am struggling with some tongue shaped stones which I got
from Etsy, which are not calibrated, so matching identical ones for
earrings is a pain. Also, they are so poorly shaped that they are
straight over half way down, before they begin to slope, making a
tight fit with a bezel quite a challenge. Making deeper bezels is
not an optionas it would devour over half the stone.
Right now I am trying to find what kind of adhesive or epoxy I
shoulduse to keep them firmly anchored as I don’t trust the shallow
bezels whichlook the best, but offer no security. Suggestions will