I believe this market could grow very large in the wake of cryptocurrencies as gold and silver become less popular. I believe birthstones will begin to increase in popularity for jewelry and meaningful trinkets. I think this website should consider another metric that gauges how "raw" the mineral/gem/stone/etc. is-- how processed it has been. Some people may want to get the raw material from a specific location, know its history, and contract someone to refine it into a personal keepsake.
I order from GemSelect when I want quality gems, complete disclosure, easy ordering and fast delivery. They are 100% reliable. They also have the largest selection of gemstones I know, including all colors, shapes and sizes in both faceted gems and cabochons. Their pearls are gorgeous and again, you know what you are getting. I would highly recommend GemSelect for your gemstone and pearl purchases.
Website is easy to navigate and the search options are great for narrowing down the choices closest to what I'm looking for. I love that all the gems are photographed individually, it helps to imagine the setting I'll have designed for each stone.
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