I canâ€™t comment on my experience until I receive the item. When I receive the item,if it was well represented by the picture, I will be very happy. I will share my experience with all my friends and I will definitely use gem select again.
I make wire wrapped pendants for birthday presents, and always feature a birthstone as the base for the project. GemSelect has a wide variety of shape/size pieces to fit any budget. A detailed description of each individual stone is perfect for those searching for particular stones for their application, and information on stone treatments and the like are phenomenal.
I did not receive any shipping information fromGem Select at the time of purchase. I thought it unusual because I usually receive that immediately after purchase. I contacted customer service and received an auto teply within a day, but no shipping date. I contacted customer service after 3 days of no response. I finally received a f/u response with shipping date etc. Iâ€™m happy with my purchase although the black opal as depicted in the picture has far more color to it than the one I received.
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.
I like Gem Select because they have reasonable prices on most of their gems. They carry good quality and dependably fill orders promptly and accurately. Shipping is prompt, and condition of packing is satisfactory. They really provide a great service to anyone needing gemstones. I live in a town that hosts the Gem and Jewelry show 3 or 4 times a year, so I have relative access to gem dealers, but if I miss a show, and I need something specific, this is the very best way for me to acquire what I need. I love that I receive exactly what I ordered. No substitutions. I'm thankful they are a reliable source and a professional dealer.
I was desperately looking for a sapphire to set into a ring I'm making as a gift for my girlfriend, and GemSelect was literally the only site that was clear and easy to navigate. The selection options to narrow down what kinds of stones you're seeing was super helpful. I'm quite satisfied with the stone that I selected and look forward to putting it to good use.