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Stone prices - Jason Penn


#1

I sell my stones if they have good color and pattern for around $18.00 to
$22.00 wholesale.

Jason,
I have noticed that some stones are sold by the piece, like the dinosaur
fossils, agates, and palm fossils. There will usually be a price attached,
or at least, when you ask they say $X and that is the price of the piece.
Other stones are only marketed by the carat, and if you ask how much it
is they say $X, but they mean $X per carat and the pieces are not labeled
by how many carats they are.

I find it easier to decide on a stone when I know the total value of it since
I know whether my customers will pay what I have to charge. Getting the
price of each stone when it is by the carat slows down the sales process
to the point where dealers get busy with someone else and then I end up
over at Tejsons International bins where the packet is labeled and I have
to time look at each piece in peace. (No pun intended)

I’ll be looking for your booth this friday in Marlboro but I figured this
question might be of interest to the group and you will, hopefully, be very busy
on friday.

kathi parker
MoonScape Designs


#2

There will usually be a price attached, or at least, when you ask they
say $X and that is the price of the piece. Other stones are only
marketed by the carat, and if you ask how much it is they say $X, but
they mean $X per carat

That’s the difference between buying rocks & gems (bg).