In my humble opinion stone papers are still the best way of carrying
stones. The small package can be hidden on the person and attracts
no interest. It can be filed, just like a manila envelope, you can
keep a running total on the envelope about number of stones and
Most useful though is that the wrap of the paper prevents the stones
moving and so they tend not to get chipped.
Many dealers mark their packs with the "tourmaline" code to remind
themselves of the original carat or piece cost of the material
inside. T=1 O=2 U=3 etc.
Gold and Stone