Whew, it’s been a long time since I’ve read or posted. I really have
some catching up to do! Anyway… I have a question that’s
hopefully fairly simple. I have a customer that wants a piece that
will have a large oval garnet cab on the front of it, like maybe 20mm
or 25mm long. I buy most of my things from Rio, but that seems to not
be a stocked item there. Does anyone have recommendations for stone
suppliers (preferably accessible on the web) that I could look to
for a reliably nice stone of that size? I know I can scour the web &
find places (one that I found on the web, for instance, was justgemstones.com, but I don’t know anything about them), but before
I buy from someone unknown to me I’d like to get some
recommendations from trusted souls. Thanks, and I hope everyone’s
having a great holiday!
Dikra Gem in NYC - dikragem.net - is really wonderful as a supplier
and would likely have exactly what you’re looking for. David Kramer
is very reputable (I get about 90% of my colored stones from him) and
his prices and quality are excellent. He does mail order / memo.
Feel free to tell him I referred you to him - I think you’ll be
pleased. I’m a longtime very satisfied customer.