I had a limited budget and wanted a star ruby. GemSelect offered small, but pretty stones at a very reasonable price. I've always been satisfied with my GemSelect purchases, although there are also eBay vendors I use for less expensive gems. Their selection of more expensive stones, like rubies, is very limited, however.
Love the site. Huge selection. Have been using it for gem stones for several years. They have pictures and sometimes videos of the actual stone you are getting and a lot of information on the types of stones. The check out is a little different than most online purchases, but have never had any problems or issues. You just end up checking out through Paypal or another bank site.
Good selection of stones and sizes. Able to easily distinguish and filter for size and types of stones. Despite my need to go through my selections and change my mind over a few days, all of my information was retained and available when I was ready for purchase.
O.K. experience. Pictures could be a little better, offer more views, especially full face on, to get a better idea of how a stone would look mounted in a ring, i.e., how centered the star is. The prices seem pretty fair.
Express Shipping: $29.90 USD Flat Rate - Full Value Insurance / Most shipments delivered within 3-4 days.
Economy Shipping: $8.90 USD Flat Rate - Insured for up to $200 USD / Most shipments delivered within 7-14 days.
Free Combining of orders - No extra shipping fees.
Pay one flat rate shipping fee for all items per transaction / shipment.
No minimum and no maximum order value.
Order as many items as you like and still pay only one single low flat rate shipping fee starting at $8.90 (Economy) or $29.90 (Express).
All gemstones are natural!
All photos and videos are of the actual gem for sale (No Stock Photos)
What you see is what you get! Shipping actual items as pictured.