In a message dated 97-04-14 23:20:37 EDT, you write:
<< Could you please send me Ph.#'s so I too, could
get catalogs. Much appreciated, Lisa Hawthorne >>
The key is shopping around. But remember the lowest price is not always the
best. If you have to spend time cleaning mold seperation lines out of
findings then the lower price is not really a bargan after all. Here are
some suppliers I have found to be consistantly of good quality and service.
Stuller Settings ( Findings, metal, finished goods, mountings, stones) 1
(800) 877-7777 302 Rue Louis XIV Po box 52583 Lafayette, LA 70505-2583
Southeastern Findings / Nomino( Findings and mounts from southeastern and
great diamond prices from Nomino) 1 (800) 241-8331
Rochester Findings ( Findings and some stones ) 1(800) 422-7624
Overnight Mountings - a division of ALA castings a really huge findings co
( mountings no findings) 1 (888) 731- 1111
The Neti Co. ( finished goods) 1(800) 334-6384
Quality gold of Cincinnati ( Charms, chains, mounted goods,) 1 (800)
Sidney Schlusselberg ( Low prices on diamonds mounted and loose ) 1 (800)
Hoover & Strong ( Anything in metal check here first because people like
Stuller and Southeastern buy a lot of their inventory from them. They are
also very honest about refining sweeps, in my opinion.) 1 (800) 759-9997
I have bought from each of these companies and even worked for two of
them. They all have been very good sources from my personal experience.
Just remember you get what you pay for.