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Ed Bristol
  


 

Over 1500 genuine testimonials since 2003:


 

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M. N; CA:

"Goldsmith: "Just got the package with the Lapis and papers. It’s very very beautiful and a stunning unusual cut too.
"

(lapis lazul)

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T.C.V.; New Zealand:


"Apologies in advance for the radio silence. Decided to take some time to "get to know" the stones instead of just reply straight back after first impression. Then work hit in hard, then family and now some infection that has me in bed for a week now..Anyway first i tahnk you and applaud all the personal touches and extras. It is not surprising am sure you have a high rate of returning customers.Will read the book on the long flight to costarica coming up, is it based on real events or fictional?And of course, lets not forget the meat of the matter.  the gems:Mahengue spinel is a beauty and although not love at first sight, i like it more and more. However i am dissapointed about the lack of daylight fluorescence it exhibits. Rhodolite.nice color, and does have some color shift but not much. Good size but in need of a recut badly. Personal project for when i get great at that.Sapphire. Now this is a stone that will take more time to steal the heart but it is definetely mysterious and charismatic at girst sight. The cutting is not great. What it lacks in cutting it has in uniqueness of colors. I have a hard time trying to describe its color.I am overall pleased,  i am still in search for daylight fluorescent spinel!  Ala jedi spinel except without the extreme glow of those as well as their pricetag. "

Remark: Despite legends spinels cannot exhibit fluorenscence, only ruby can.


(mahenge spinel, CC garnet, CC sapphire)

Title 

J.M.; AU:

"Hi Ed, How amazing! I totally dropped the ball and when glancing at your previous email, thought that you had sent the stone (which would be fair enough!) It wasn't just the stone!!! And I have just transferred what I think I owe you. Please let me know if there are any problems at the receiving end. I'm so sorry. Thank you so much for your patience, I can't believe it. And you were right about the setting. And thank you for the book!"

(sapphire with corner claw-prongs and diamonds in gold)

Title 

L.d.W.; CA:


"Hi Ed, Just got my merry little sparkling sphene earrings!  Just love all the colors in the sunshine!  Thank you very much for them and for the surprise welo opal!   What fun!!"


(sphene with five prongs in gold)

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S.K; OR:

"Oh!  It is so beautiful!  The sapphire is everything I had hoped for.  Its color is fantastic, and the dancing light in it is so fun to see.  The white topaz side stones are fun too, and the contrasting play of sparkles between the stones and the rough gold is a delight.  Thank you!"



(sapphire and topaz in unpolished 22k gold)

Title 

J.K;  CA:

"I received the garnet and ruby last night. Both gems are surprising in very good ways. The garnet is a brighter tone than I expected. It is rather glittery in light and has hearth-like color reflected from inside even in low lighting conditions. I think the good cut makes a difference in how a transparent garnet like this one presents as not-too-dark yet flashes deep color. The body color is a lightly brown-tinged red, classic garnet, without the blacking out some stones suffer. This presents as an interesting combination of the almandine-pyrope series with a dash of a pink hue, like its very close relative in a composition named rhodolite. The little ruby leapt out at me as much more red than I anticipated. I did not expect a natural stone to have such a color. This is a far cry from the flat, dull, and opaque faceted treated rubies. Those tend to vary from a brick red to a dark pink and let little to no light through, often like a cabochon grade material was faceted anyway. Light actually will pass through this stone enough that a line underneath shows up or a "laser" glow is focused on the opposite side. The torch, positioned above shining in from the side, suggests zones of the "red and violet splitting off" your site mentions. I am not brave enough to carry the case outside into the sun yet. This also isn't an orange-tinged or a cherry red like other, clearer rubies I have seen with transparency. The purplish undertone is always second to red, overall, and there is a dynamic of red glow spots moving around inside in changing angles under different lighting situations. With closer attention, angling properly, and a bit of magnification, I can make out the little orange-looking, cloudy or feathery structure. Small but superb.
I am definitely cherishing and meditating on the almandine garnet and Mogok ruby. The shape of the garnet is unusually nicely executed; it is better the more shallow, checkerboard cushion cuts I've seen elsewhere. This does not look "semiprecious" in the least but completely precious to me. And the ruby is complex, a kind of marvel or wonder in a miniature oval frame. The red light reflected from the interior is unlike any colored stone I have seen. Its neon-like variability is an elusive quality that demonstrates to me why some rubies stand out for connoisseurs.  Thank you for steering me toward this stone instead of a higher-priced and larger one. It is very right for me. Thank you again for all of your help."


 

(Mogok ruby, almandine)

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I.Z.; DE:


"...laters..."


(sphene & tsavorites in gold)

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J.M.; IL:


"Hi Ed, Thanks, They arrived in time.  My wife liked them very much.

They are very elegant.  I appreciate the help and outreach.

I am happy to recommend to friends, and will keep in touch for next special occasion."


(rhodolite in ready-to-go home-made 14K yellow gold)

Title 

J.T.K. CA:



Yes, today the star sapphire was shipped to me, expertly packaged and generously accompanied by goodies. Thank you so much for the extras of your signed book, and I like the bag/pouch the stone was carried in, too.

Everything looks very fine. The gem's reports are great. It looks like Wild Fish upgraded their printer in the past 8+ years since the report printing itself is that much sharper than before. Thank you for the superb description in your report.

Oh, and the stone -- it is a lovely sapphire. I was a bit concerned that it might be a star that looked like neither a blue sapphire cabochon or a sapphire with noticeable asterism. To my eyes, though, the asterism is definitely not an afterthought. It is just a not super sharp star and one "axis" of a couple legs looks less distinct than the rest. More importantly, there is a glow emanating from within that I enjoy seeing in some star stones. No synthetic star floats so gracefully and catches the light quite like a natural one. I think stars are so individual in character that they strike you in person a particular way and resent photographic attempts to duplicate their look. So I appreciate the work that went into describing and picturing the star.

The color is quite an admirable hue, I think, too. This is not quite a grey blue but the violet-tinted, light-medium blue promised. I look forward to the natural character of the sapphire's color coming out in varying saturation and tone depending on the time of the day, too. That is another pleasure in seeing the real star sapphire charm like no Linde or diffusion-treated stone can claim. 

So, yes, this is a stone that is not only high dome but also one that has some real depth, visually. I like when the color zoning is fairly smooth like this one. The shape is pleasing. The presence of but one very minor inclusion on the lower outer edge is barely even a flaw worth noting. I am actually excited to see a bit of a similarity to the lavender-blue pendant star sapphire from Ceylon that my great-grandfather brought back for my great-grandmother many decades ago. I think the translucency of the 7.25 ct stone is admirable as well.

In all, this star is a very happy medium ground between the strongly blue stars, that are like capturing light reflected in pure blue water, and the foggier, lighter grey blue stars that are more common. It's a win, and I thank you for your help in getting this star sapphire to me. It makes a nice complement to my big more-blue-but-included bullet-shaped cabochon star and my little strong-asterism-but-more-rutile grey blue Burmese star. Between the three I have a good set of star qualities. No need for a return -- this 7.25 ct star sapphire is staying with me. It found its new home.. It is a very good stone. I've been to nearby jewelers with the synthetics and a couple city downtown jewelry stores with the real ones. So, I have an idea from that and years of online interest. Somehow I missed the 7.25 ct until last month's newsletter caused me to check out what stars Wild Fish had now! Glad I did! 



(star sapphire)

Title 

L.S.; CO:


"Hello Ed, I am very pleased with the stones I got. You know every once in a while you purchase things that

make you smile. Previously I purchased small stones from you to make into stud earrings. Paying for 

things that are part of your daily living are not anywhere near as fun as what I just got from you. Doing all the martial arts and energy work I have done I realized gemstones can resonate with you. You have to purchase what grabs you! Tell Conny thank you also, it looks great!"


(precision re-cut tanzanite)

Title 

A.G., CH:


 

"Hello Ed, thank you so much for this wonderful natural tourmaline. It is a very special wonder of nature: pastel bluish-green, brilliancy of 99%! without treatment and unheated. I am very touched that I could get this excellent+  gemstone. You nearly cannot look into the gemstone when the sun is shining; it’s sparkling and glittering with thousands of little rays. And I got two Gemstone Reports, one of you (you are a person I can trust) but also from Gemresearch Swisslab, Lucerne, Switzerland. What I would like to say: Thank you Ed, everything is just perfect, your service is excellent+ "


(tourmaline)

Title 

I.Z.; DE:


"Es ist trotz dieser grossen Distanz, die zwischen uns liegt, sehr angenehm mit Ihnen zu arbeiten. Auch ist es toll, dass man seine eigenen Wünsche für die einzelnen Schmuckstücke (mit-) gestalten kann. Alles erfolgt über E-mail. Sie antworten stets schnell auf Fragen, sprechen Empfehlungen zu unseren Wünschen aus oder machen eigene Vorschläge. Auch wenn man sich (noch) nicht persönlich kennt, besteht dennoch ein Vertrauensverhältnis. Dass wir Ihre Seite "Wildfish" gefunden haben freut uns sehr. Sie haben wirklich wunderschöne Edelsteine und für jeden ist etwas dabei. Auch Ihre Idee für einen Teilbetrag ein Stück Urwald (das sogar auf unseren Namen lautend) zu retten, ist eine sehr schöne Idee.

Nun zu den Schmuckstücken:

Der Hessonit: Dieser Anhänger ist ein kleines Wunder. Der perfekt geschliffene Hessonit hat die schönste Fassung bekommen, die möglich ist. Diese feinen Arbeiten (nach meinen Wünschen) sind wirklich sehr gut gelungen.

Ein grosses Kompliment dazu bitte auch an Ihre Goldschmiede."
 

(hessonite and diamonds in 22k YG with closed under-side)

"Der Turmalin: für den wunderschönen Turmalin ist diese schlichte Fassung als Anhänger genau die richtige. Der Stein kommt dadurch bestens zur Geltung."


(tourmaline in platinum)

Title 

R.K; CA:


"Emerald is amazing, wife out of town, I’m having fun studying the jardin, you have me hooked on opals.. Thank you for the trade as well"


(sandawana emerald and choco opal)

Title 

A.S., NY:

"I just want to let you know that the rhodolite arrived safely and it is just so beautiful! I love it, and look forward to having it set soon so I can wear it. Thank you, too, for including the lovely accessories--I wasn't expecting those! I very much look forward to reading your book. I was not even aware until fairly recently that many, many gems in the marketplace are treated, "enhanced" or otherwise tampered with in some way. Now that I know this, I only want to seek out untreated gemstones, as nothing matches the beauty and "energy" of the real thing, in my opinion. Especially since it is also my understanding that some of the treatments may be toxic! I am so glad I found your website as a reliable source of untreated gemstones from someone such as yourself who cares deeply about the sourcing, authenticity and natural beauty of the stones. 

 Thank you again for my beautiful rhodolite garnet. I assure you I will take good care of it! All best wishes,"


(rhodolite)
 

Title 

S.L. VA:
 

"That is so funny, Ed, you do sound like an absent-minded person when it comes to financial matter :)  But that shows me that you are not obsessed with money (I like you even more).  I like the ring more and more everyday :) and you are still THE ONLY person I trust when it comes to natural gemstones !!!  Have a great weekend. "


 

(sapphire in unplated white gold)

Title 

I.H.; NC:

"That thing is awesome. she loves it. i like how the setting darkened the spinel some. thanks again. hope to deal with you again."

(precision-cut spinel in platinum)
 

Title 

T.A.; CA:

"today I finally got the ring...the weather issues made clearance slow on the Monday so it was cleared yesterday fully.It is beautiful. Thanks"

(ruby and diamonds in gold)"

Title 

C.T., MD:

"The ring is incredible!!  I had no idea it would be so intricate on the side, with that basketweave, but it’s gorgeous and the moons show up beautifully!  I can’t wait to wear it.  This design is really above and beyond what I thought could be done, I love it. "


(amethyst, rhodolite in white & yellow gold)

Title 

J.A.; CA:
 


"I had David Klass set the emerald. Here are the first photos. The color is amazing.  Thanks again!!I hope to do business with you again in the future (after I catch up with things that need settings lol). David was amazed with how beautiful the emerald is. I hope he puts it on instagram, but I didn’t ask him do.... so I don’t know how that works."


(Sandawana Emerald in gold, Design by Devid Klass)

Title 

R.K.; NL:

"I have the stone! No you did not do anything wrong with mail. The address was correct, including the VH. But the tape that covered it may have create a problem for the automatic reading system. Well we have it and that's most important.The stone is truly beautifull! "


(aquamarine)

Title 

D.F.-K.; OH:
 

"The stone arrived today and it exceeded expectations.  It is very pretty. thanks for the book.  I will enjoy reading it!

    You asked why I had changed my mind about having the stone set.  It didn’t have anything to do with the price you quoted.  I have wanted an emerald-cut blue-green tourmaline for a long time and I want to wear it a lot.  I am really tough on jewelry and have banged up the tables of many gems set in rings, so I thought I’d go for a pendant, but then I realized that (1) I wouldn’t be able to see the stone and (2) I don’t wear many colors that the stone is going to match or complement.  So now I’m back to thinking about a ring setting that would protect the stone.

     Have a wonderful day, and I hope to purchase from you again. 

Sincerely,"


(tourmaline)

Title 

L.P.; MS:

"I received the precision recut from Peter yesterday and the sapphire looks amazing!  I couldn't be more pleased."

(sapphire)

Title 

M.v.T.; HI:

"Received the tsavorite and it is spectacular! Thanks for the little gifts as well. What orientation do you recommend setting it since it is not symmetrical? 
-M."

(tsavorite)

Title 

S.S.; OZ:
 

"Hello Ed  adore the stone wow ( 0.27 sandawanna emerald Australia)please put sold on your site.

Its staying here 😊 can explain late reply and will give full report how happy I am .

Will if possible give you wonderful review on your site. Kind regards S"


 

(emerald)

Title 

J & F; Texas:


"We personally think you’ve earned the right to share in our special day (an auspicious day in Chinese culture)! Can’t thank you enough for your tireless efforts, patience, dedication & professionalism throughout all of our business dealings. F. has received countless complements on the ring, so many in fact, I may need to open my own boutique jewelry store! Thanks again!"


(unheated tanzanite and diamonds in gold)

Title 

L.S.; Texas:
 


"I just wanted to thank you for making the beautiful ring for ...... It is all that we dreamed up and more. I have never bought such an expensive bit of jewelry online and I must say it has it's challenges regarding honesty etc. I will say you have been upfront all the way and since I didn't know you I reacted poorly. I guess I would do it again with an online purchase elsewhere. When we come back to WildfishGems I don't think there will be that problem. Thanks again."


 

(spinel and diamonds in platinum plus:


T.F., New York:


 

"Thank you so much for the ring and earrings. They are beautiful and it is very special to finally have them here in New York. I appreciate all of the time and care you have put into this and keeping us updated along the way.Thank you!"


 

... spinels in gold)

Title 

D.H., Beverly Hills:
 

"I wanted to let you know the opal pendant arrived safely today.  It is pretty special and very unique. I like that the back side is decorative so if the pendant turns on the chain when I wear it, it won't matter, and it still highlights the beautiful stone. Thanks again, and best wishes until the next time."


 


 

(opal in gold)

Title 

M.v.T.: HI:

"I received the garnet today, it’s spectacular! Also I really appreciate the book!! Really nice of you.

Thanks again and I look forward to finding more gems on your website in the future!"

(color shift garnet)

Title 

S.B.; CH:


"It was just magical in hand.  Thank you for the recommendation of the pink spinel. It’s perfect! "


(spinel)

Title 
Title 

J.K.; CA:
 

"Ed, the pendant was received today. It’s great, my wife loves it. Once again thanks for the extras it is very generous. Hope you have an awesome 2018, until next time."


(beryl in gold)

Title 

L.R., MS:
 

"Purple sapphire is simply amazing!!!  You provided the perfect gem and Peter provided the outstanding precision re-cut! "
 

(purple sapphire, precision-recut)

Title 

J.C., RI:


 

"Hi Ed, I received it and it’s beautiful! Thank you.  I love that you donate to keep our world open for generations to come. Best,"


 

(red garnet)

Title 

I.H., NC:

'She really liked the studs! i've got my eye on some chromium tsavorite now (that 1.41 carat one). awesome color!'

 

(purple sapphire in gold)

Title 

S.L, VA:

"Hi, Ed, my husband picked up the ring (couldn't wait any longer :)).  I am so glad I decided to let you guys make a ring out of the pink sapphire (instead of just buying the stone).  You were absolutely right!  I am so impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship.  I honestly think that the craftsmanship of your product is actually better than T&Co (I mean that).  It is also very comfortable (feels so smooth) to wear on the finger.  The stone itself is gorgeous, too.  This is exactly the kind of pink color I was looking for. Thank you for everything, Ed (you are the best :))."

 

(sapphire in gold)

Title 

J.M.; Illinois:


Thank you. Yes all great. She loved it. Red white and blue. Your red garnet coming down diamond and tanzanite. Beautiful. Thank you. And thank you again for helping the rainforest.


(red garnet)

Title 

J.A., Louisiana:
 

"I just received the package, Ed. The emerald is beautiful!  I think my next step will be to send it to AGL for a report (for my kids after I die lol). I can't wait to tear into the book you sent!  I love that you sent it to me... thanks! BTW, I opened the book and found the id card.  I don't need to send it to agl. And I love the amethyst rough-- I appreciate it.  Did I tell you I dig at Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas? I haven't found anything interesting yet other than a sliver of chrome diopside.  So I really love and appreciate the rough! Thanks again!"
 

(sandawana emerald)

Title 

I.H; NC:

"Hey Ed.we got it!its nice especially the cutting!looking forward to the sapphires too."

(spinel)

Title 

B.C; LA:

"Just wanted to update you that I finished getting PA119 set last week and just picked it up from downtown LA this past weekend. (Hope you like the design!) Wanted to thank you again for your help throughout these past few months. Going to propose to my girlfriend this upcoming weekend. Praise God for His providence and grace. (Romans 5:6-11) Please keep this message a secret between you and me!"



Later:

"Praise God! My girlfriend and I are engaged! Feel free to use the image of the setting on your website."


(padparadscha in local setting)

Title 

C.D.; CA:


"Hi Ed and happy holidays. It's C.D. the lady you sold the Beautiful pink sapphire to you years ago. I sent you a picture of the original mounting I put it in but as it turned out it just wasn't what I thought it should be so I was fortunate enough to be able to work with my local jewelry store for a redo and compromise and I just got it back today I'm attaching some photos but as you know it's very hard to take pictures of something like this you are more than welcome to include this in any publication you have. This time I used my Gia appraiser Alison LeBaron she's in Granite Bay California... this time I had it done in 18 karat rose gold  with alternating size diamonds around it in a Halo  and a peek-a-boo Diamond underneath. Its breathtakingly beautiful.  At Last I will be wearing the ring I've been waiting to wear for almost 2 years.   I think it appraised at a little over $9,500 from a gia appraiser...wow...  have a nice holiday let me know if there's anything else I can do, best wishes...."


(pink sapphire in local setting)

Title 

N.L. NY:


"Sorry for the delay in responding. Yes, the jewels arrived! Thank you! First, the earrings. The stones are just ... wow.  Beautiful. I wasn't sure about the setting at first (the weight on my ears, etc.), so I wanted to live with them for a bit, but they are just beautiful. My only complaint is that I have to take them off to admire them."


(color-change fluorites in gold)

and 



 

"Now the ring. The setting and gold work are perfect, just as I wanted. The stone is amazing, the color change is dramatic and completely fascinating. I spend quite a bit of time lost gazing at it.  I do wish it were a little lighter, somewhat easier to see in daylight, but that said, the colors it throws off are incredible.  My favorite is what I absolutely did not expect - red and blue sparks simultaneously."


 

(Beliky Garnet in 22k Gold)

Title 

H.I., JP:
 

"I have received the pink spinel. I am happy with the spinel. I will purchase it."


 

(mahenge spinel)

Title 

J.K, CA:
 

"Yes, indeed a very special stone, great doing business with you as always, enjoy the Holidays"


(bi-colored sapphire)
 

Title 

N.P.; DN:

"As promised, a completely new experience of blue, different in type, perhaps like those very deep blue topaz, only that I would not touch radiated gems with a hayfork. Proud to own such a rarity. Thanks and all, as always."

(euclase)

Title 

R.Y., NJ:

 

"The ring arrived yesterday as expected.  The ring came out beautiful.  Thank you so much.  I presented the ring to her last night and she loves it.  I haven't shown her the book yet (what a nice surprise), but I know shes going to get a kick out of it.  I'm glad I spent so much time searching for a gem seller and didn't settle for ones I came across.  Thank you again Ed and I hope to do business with you again in the future"

 

(sapphire in gold double shank cathedral)

Title 

M.B.; PA:

I made it through the day (whew!), so we opened the ring together. We both think it's just beautiful, even more than we'd imagined.The sparkle of the sapphire and the zircon side stones is just amazing; it's magical! I just love looking at it, and I've been admiring it quite a bit. I even made my husband put it on so I could admire it on him. It's a very happy looking ring. 😃There is a substantial amount of gold in the ring, and the mix of the gold colors with the stone colors is gorgeous. I'm so glad we had it done that way. I feel like I should buy my ring a dozen roses and take her out to dinner. I just love her and I'm thrilled to have her. I love the history of the sapphire stone and it's amazing to me how this ring came all together and ended up on my finger, custom made just for me.

I appreciate the copy of the history that you enclosed, along with the IGI report. It was wonderful to find a signed copy of your book, too! I love books, animals and gems (not necessarily in that order), so it's a perfect read for me. My husband will enjoy it, too. I had a Shepherd mix named Ruby and a coon hound mix named Emerald Louise (Emmie Lou or Emmie for short. She only got called by her full name when she was in trouble, which was rare). I miss having a big dog around my house, but right now I have Kacy, a Sheltie who has a big personality.

The only downside to my ring is I had it sized too big. I went to the store to have my right hand ring finger sized, and I was told it was an 8, but now I really think it should be a 7-1/2. I just want to be sure that it won't cause the ring any harm. Please let me know what you think.   

Ed, thanks so much for all your patience and kindness over the past few years during my (rather long) layaway. I originally found you because you were highly recommended in several gem forums. I'm so in love with my ring, I'm hoping for a pair of sparkly earrings, too. I've learned a lot about gems on your website, not to mention looking at all the eye candy!

(Zircon & Sapphire in Gold)

Title 

L.d.W.; FL:

"Dear Ed,   It just arrived.  When in your modest description of the stone you said "consider this not despite the color zoning but because of it" I said to myself, "Aha - this one's for me."  t's like when wall diving you look down through different depths of blue ocean. Looking down 100ft it's such a concentrated blue while at the same time what's immediately around you is not blue at all. Same fascination for me!  Knew I'd love the secrets in this stone.  Didn't know how much I'd like having a trillion. Truly appreciate a setting that allows me to explore it!  May have a hard time holding onto it when my daughter sees it! Definitely worth the wait! Thank  you!! "

(color-zoned sapphire in gold)

Title 

R.L., CA:

"I've been so mesmerized by the gem that I forgot to let you know that I received it 2 days ago and will be keeping it. I totally love it! Thank you. And thank you for your book. Now I feel like a crazy gem inspector!"

(rhodolite)

Title 

B.C., CA:
 

"It's very interesting to see under different lighting. It would seem to be more light pinkish under normal light, but it gave off the orange color when I used an LED flashlight. I didn't really notice the window, as much as I did the inclusion near the culet. Very satisfied overall. It looks great!"


 

(padparadscha)

Title 

J.M., UK:

"Hi there, I received the stone, looks lovely and thank you for the book. Really appreciate all the time you have taken to answer my questions. I'll keep an eye on your site for the next stone, and I read your book in one go a few nights back when i was supposed to be catching up with sleep for work but definitely worth it.  Best regards for the weekend. Thanks again"


(CC sapphire)

Title 

R.L., CA:


"ED! WOW! ….WOW! The gems look just like your pictures and descriptions. We feel so lucky to have found someone as passionate and honest as you! We can’t thank you enough!  I’m already saving up for the next few gems I want to buy from you. You’ve gotten me into a very expensive hobby…..Thank you so much for the signed book too! I can’t wait to read it. Thank you thank you again! You’ll hear from me again soon though."
 

(sandawana emerald in unpolished 22k yellow gold)


PLUS:

P. (best half of R.L.):
 

"They’re exactly how I imagined, the engagement ring sparkles so much in the sun I want you to see it in the day light I think Ed is definitely the guy to go to. They look just like the pictures its even bigger than I thought it was going to be It looks just like how I thought it would be Just bigger hahahahah The box is nice too That it came in, they packaged it really well And the gold they used looks gorgeous I don’t wanna talk it up too much Ill wait till you see it hehehohohoho... "

R.L. again, a while later:
"I also wanted to tell you that I've really been enjoying the demantoid and emerald rings from you. I've been studying them in different lights and locations and I love them more and more everyday. 
I want to say again how much we appreciate your honesty and devotion to your work. The way you described and pictured the demantoid was so right. I see the metallic in it, but most of the time, especially under a blue fill sky, I see blazing green. I know others would have presented the gem in the best light, but we appreciate so much that you were true about the gem. Plus it leaves us so much more to discover :)" 


 

(demantoid and sapphires in rose gold)

Title 

P.K.; PA:


 

"Love the tourmaline. I enjoyed your book too. Thanks for the information on the rainforest protection in Ecuador. I'll look it over."


 

(golden tourmaline)

Title 

N.A., NYC:

"I have been wanting to write, but needed to find some time for a thoughtful message and of course time always gets away from me. Surely it will surprise you not at all to hear that I have been wearing the ring since I received it. The stones you picked are just gorgeous; the sapphire provides a lot of unexpected sparkle and the tsavorite is brighter and sparklier than I had imagined. I am still waiting to catch the sphene and demantoid in candlelight, but love catching the rainbows where I can. I did expect the cc sapphires to have more of a green tint to them, for some reason, but am having fun watching the changes - they become such a vibrant orange!  I have been thinking perhaps I should have taken you up on the suggestion of little interspersed diamonds, but ah well, lovely all the same. One of my favorite aspects is the weight of the platinum; it feels nice and substantial while being utterly simple. Feeding my addiction, I am now perusing some small stones for a three stone ring or necklace... Thank you for your beautiful work and talk soon."

(hunted gems: color change sapphires, tsavorites, sphene, white sapphiresdemantoids in platinum)

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J.S., VA:

"I just wanted to let you know that I received the stone today.  It is exactly what I was looking for!  It is perfect.  Thank you for the book as well, I was not expecting that.  You really made purchasing this stone stress free, thank you for being so responsive to all my questions.  I expect that this will not be my last purchase and I look forward to working with you again in the future."

(spinel)

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C.U.; DK:

"Glad we followed your suggestion to try something different rather than the usual prongs. These broad flat claws are kind-of mixing a frame setting with a normal setting. The gem is beyong iammaculate as we knew, and the setting confirms the quality and detailed love that goes into your work. Thank you so much. I will honor it every day. And thanks for keeping my husband so happy and busy. He has developped a new passion for life with your gems. Put this up in your website so he knows what I think officially and he has it as proof for the many times I nag for talking too much about you and your gems. Truth is, you have breathed new life into my better half. Thank you again."

(precision cut pink sapphire in platinum)

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J.J., Houston:

"While I was never overly concerned with purchasing such a unique stone from you (because of your reputation, our previous deal, your business model and overall professionalism/care for the industry as a whole), I have been tentative on certain types of gemstones; as I'm sure you are aware the market can be very unforgiving to those who make ill-advised purchases of "hot", "over-marketed", "over-priced", "mass-produced", "heated", and downright synthetic knock-offs. 

 So with that being said, to know without a shadow of a doubt that I purchased/invested in a natural, unheated and untreated rare gemstone is a priceless peace of mind by itself (authentic and well respected lab report). I also owe the knowledge of gemstones, rather the expansion of my knowledge to you....I've learned so much by simply trolling your website, admittedly excessive at times. But the fact that you share your knowledge with the world and free of charge is amazing to me, because so many companies, dealers, sellers, etc. simple try to SELL you something, anything. 

You my friend go against the grain and you shall continue to be rewarded and blessed by this, I am sure of it. 

The Stone: 

I have to admit, this was a trust test for you and you passed handsomely. As you may recall I was all over the map in trying to select a proper center stone for the wedding ring/band set. And initially, I was not a huge fan of the Tanzanite's description or main photo online and I still regret not buying the other piece if you must know. But one look at this Tanzanite in person and it captivates you like seeing your favorite movie star in person for the 1st time. Zero regrets. 

The Setting:

This is just a personal, novice, eye only opinion. The Halo of Diamonds are magnificent, they seem to be very high quality. I don't see any other color than sparkly white. They are so white and bright, they could have overpowered a lesser center stone. The CC Sapphires are to die for. They match extremely well on the wedding ring! The band CC sapphires match each other as well, but the eye does let you know the ring and band CC sapphires are not an exact match (I hope this makes sense). The wedding ring cc sapphires show more pinkish/yellowish tones while the band cc sapphires show more yellowish/green....am I upset, saddened, or disappointed by this? Not at all. It makes the ring that much more interesting. 

I was surprised by the thickness of the platinum and the one and only wish for improvement would be that I wish the band and the ring looked "better together". When placed together, I can not honestly say one enhances the other or compliments the other extremely well. You can tell they are made to match but other than the similarities (plat, cc sapp,) they don't seem unified. They stand alone very well. 

 I see her wearing one or the other but not necessarily both at the same time. Maybe this will grow on me. And I also cede the fact that I really didn't help with design ideas at all and wouldn't know how to properly articulate a way for them to match better. I don't consider this an issue or a problem nor do I believe the overall value suffers, its just a subjective view point. 

 Appraisal: Does it matter? Yes and No. Yes, because I see all natural gemstones as an investment and any good investor will tell you that you want your investments to appreciate in value. No, because I would more than likely rob a bank than sell this ring (after burying it and telling my children where its hidden). The jury however is still out on the final U.S.A, 3rd party appraisal of stones/work, to justify the monies spent and to see if the jewelry has already surpassed its purchase price (which has already happened for my 1st piece of jewelry I purchased from you). I fully expect to get an appraisal that raises the financial bar, I'll confirm this later. 

Final Thought: I have never held something so precious in my life from a material stand point and how fitting? I've never met someone as precious to me as Francesca, so to symbolize my love for her in this magnificent piece of art is something I will always cherish and am certain she will always admire. 

P.S. The women at the Jewelry store where the rings are currently being appraised were all in awe of the ring and mentioned the fact that they rarely get Tanzanites or CC Sapphires to examine. For added humor and irony the company is currently appraising another Tanzanite stone (11 ct) a couple bought from Tanzanite International.....and yes it's bright blue and heated. 

Ed, you can not imagine the joy I received by being able to explain to the service manager the major/key/unique differences my stone displayed in comparison to the other stone in their possession. Although, it raised concerns for me that they wouldn't really know how to value my stone, as they stated "All Tanzanites are heated".......#knowledgeispower"

(unheated tanzanite, eight unheated colorchange sapphires and diamonds in platinum

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M.S., Virginia:

"Morning Ed. Sorry I didn't mention, it came fully in tact and she chose the stone over a few other options!!"

(sapphire)

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H.I.; Isobe:

"I have received the pair of emeralds. I am happy to buy them.They look very beautiful! Thank you for giving me collector discount. I also love Snow Jade!"

(Sandawana emeralds, snow jade)

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H.D., NC:

"It's just terrific!  Thank you!!"

(sapphire)

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S.M.; Kentucky:

"They are both really pretty, but only one will fit in the pendant.  After a visit to the jewelers earlier today it was decided to keep the .44 carat sapphire and send back the .30 carat one. It is in the mail and should arrive on Wednesday to your NY office. They are both beautiful stones so thanks again for offering the option to choose. Look forward to visiting the shop again one of these days. :)"

(color change sapphires)

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N.P., DN:

"Very interesting. I see, and feel, why the Chinese are fascinated. I did wash it and did test the heat conducting qualities per tonque. Very weird those are. I will postpone further investigations when I'm finished with corundum."

(Burma Jade Type A)

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C.D., CA:

"Its really remarkable. This stone 'glows' outside and even in the dark. Never seen anything quite like it.  The designer works for a local jeweler here - Sharif Jewelry, Folsom CA.  I really wanted something 'low profile' and rather 'antique' that showed off the sapphire more than the rest.  I added the milgrain because it gave it that antique look.  One thing he said he did was to line the inside of the part of the ring that holds the sapphire with some material that created brighter reflection. Perhaps this is one of the reasons its so blingy despite the fact the sapphire is set quite low, almost flush with the top, just like the little diamonds.

Thank you again, its been a really fun and interesting process for me. I realized its been a full year since I first got in touch with you to begin the process of learning more about sapphires - I continue to try to learn more about colored gems and often visit your site for new information. I was stunned by the private collection that you are posting. Wow, what a incredible lifes work ... its only money right LOL

 I thought I would send you a picture unfortunately the photos don't do this justice but I finally got my beautiful pink sapphire I bought from you mounted. Of course I would have liked to have had a bit more bling but I still had a budget to deal with overall I'm really happy it's an 18 carat Palladium gold. I got the appraisal back and I'm happy to say it appraised really well

The appraiser that did it rated the sapphire as a 4/5 on the Gia color scale if you're interested I'd be glad to send you a copy thank you again and I am already starting to shop for the next acquisition from wildfishgems have a great day"

(sapphire in local setting by Sharif Jewelry, Folsom CA)

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N.L., NY:

"Oh yay, oh yay, oh yay, the earrings arrived today! They are beautiful and on the ear appear larger than I was expecting based on the size. Thank you, so excited to wear (which I am already doing).I really love the earrings. The color makes them pop, complements the size and shape - very clear and visible but not overwhelming.  Thank you also for the book, am looking forward to reading, and for the jade, it's lovel"

(rhodolite in gold)

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C.M., CO:

"The sapphires arrived and they are beautiful. Thanks also for the rainforest certification. I found you through a gem discussion group after getting a sapphire on Etsy that had a fraudulent certification (total carat weight was out of line with dimensions) and I chose to go with you as you were (i) highly recommended on the forum and (ii) your environmental work. My fiancé and I were just in Ecuador and spent a few days in a protected cloud forest and it was amazing. Thanks for the work you do."

(sapphires)

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A.D., NY:

"Thank you so much, the ring turned out so beautiful!!  It's so much better than I thought it would be. You have one very happy customer. Thank you as well for providing the book (and signed too!). I'll definitely read it on my long commutes into work."

(sapphire in flexible-size, open design, gold ring)

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N.Y.; N.L.:

"The ring in fact was delivered on Monday, to my delight! The setting is wonderful, and just as I had requested - simple and substantial.  I had wondered how it would be set, vertical or horizontal. Though I had assumed vertical, I decided not to provide any direction in that regard, presuming you and your team would set it so that the stone showed to its best effect. So very glad to have kept mum on that issue. Though oval, the horizontal orientation and the setting itself give more of a cushion effect, and for sure make the stone appear larger on my finger than if it had been set on the vertical. The stone itself is so lovely - while not a color shifter, we do see lots of shades depending on the light and angle. Lavender, purple , pink, peach, green.  I typically take my rings off before I go sleep, but this one I keep on! Thank you for such a beautiful and special piece of jewelry, I just love it. 

I'll be back again, probably sooner than I should be. Be well!"

(spinel in yellow gold)

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N.P. DN:

"As always, ed, it has been a pleasure and a worthy adventure getting a gem from you. I know my grandkids will appreciate the little sparklers, all well documented, and the acres of rainforest we kept safe from harm with your help. Cant be wrong. Your friend.... "

(ruby)


'.... as promised, my own before-after images of the hot-pink. Not as good as yours but it shows how the window disappeared. Now, I have a 'perfect gem', even if you say 'there is always a better one waiting'."

 

(pink sapphire, before and after precision-recut)

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X.X., VA:

"...one day I'll have it set in a ring for my daughter. Yes I'll keep it. Thanks. I'm a big fan of these stones. Have a Happy Easter. "

(vanadium chrysoberyl)

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D.I., MA:
 

"Hi Ed. I've been meaning to send you a photo of my 6 carat sapphire ring but haven't been able to capture the beauty of the ring- especially the blue green fire if the sapphire. It's framed by 2 1/2 carat diamonds and set in platinum and gold. I LOVE it and get so many compliments about the size, color, and uniqueness of the sapphire. 

Thanks so much. I am a VERY satisfied customer. ;)"


(sapphire designed with Premier Jewelers in Kingston, MA)


 

Title 

J.R., NC:

"Got the spinel yesterday :). Beautiful!  I'll have it set this summer and send a photo."
 

(Mahenge spinel)

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M.C., PT:

"Wild Fish gems offers an incredible variety of gems.  I chose a sky blue Ceylon sapphire.  I now wear the moon, the stars and sky on my hand. Thank you for the adventure of finding the perfect gem!"

(sapphire)

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D.H., CA:

"Well, I “cried wolf” and sure enough, the package showed up today. As expected, they’re all beautiful. Small, but gorgeous! And the yellow jade is very pretty and interesting. Thank you for that piece. As always, it’s been a pleasure doing business with you. Best wishes to you, until the next time…"

(rubellite, zircon, sapphire)

Title 

J.K., CA:

"Thanks for taking care of that Ed, your right they look great. Looking forward to the next one, take care!"

(tourmaline in gold)

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P.C., UK:

"Firstly my very grateful thanks for the "Cheeky Apatite"!  You're right he is a beauty and a whopper ! I just love the colour.  He is very sparkly too, which I find very attractive.  There were a lot of facets to cut on the design.  A lot of work has gone into it.  It's very, very kind of you I'm very happy with him. 😀 I think he will be made into a pendant.  Do you know anything else about it ?  Where he came from or the size.  I've never seen an Apatite before.  He is a bit of a flashy show-off lol !

I've been looking forward to the Rhodolite pendant arriving.  It's Amazing!  The stone is a fabulous colour and it changes at night to a different shade.  Very eye-catching.  A very interesting gemstone.  I am delighted with the design and the stone and the workmanship is perfect. It is a beautiful piece.  I've been wearing both the studs and the pendant and they compliment each other wonderfully.

What else can I say but a big heartfelt THANK YOU 💟again for all your work organising the making of the jewellery and the super speedy delivery too.  Yet another very satisfactory transaction and extremely happy customer!  I love it! Much love and thanks Ed"

(rhodolite in gold, apatite)

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A.O., Las Vegas:

"Sorry for the silence, been going thru a lot for the past month. Got the spinel and it's beautiful! I'm happy I decided to see it first, as now I think I want to set it in a pendant. When I find the time to start the process ,I will email you for a quote."

(mahenge spinel)

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R.M.; DE:

"Ed, the stone has a great red colour. Many thanks for the gift."

(red spinel)

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L.d.W.; CA:

"Dear Ed,  Got them this morning.  They couldn't be prettier and I'm so delighted!  No problem seeing these!  Beautiful color and tone, a rich green glow - the quintessential emerald green.  Even a pretty little design on the back closing.  I will wear them as I have worn the ruby ring I originally ordered from you, which is to say, all the time!  Unless I get my ears boxed in a political protest, they should always be beautiful. Happy indeed! I'm good as a long-time member of the extended family and will stay in touch! Yours is such an unusual one, having gotten us from all over the globe sharing important ideas (like planetary survival and caring for your workers) and yet still carrying on making a living.  I just love reading what the other customers have said, adding my nod as I read.  It's inspirational and hopeful.  Before I was a college teacher I got my hazing in 5 banks where one senior vp informed me that my primary purpose was not to spend too much time educating people about getting over their heads when making loans, etc.  That was 1970.  I became hateful of the business world! I know you know I'm responsible and reliable, just as I know you are.  Eager to start another project next month. I'm always a fan who wishes you and your family the best of everything! And thanks also for that lovely big chunk of amethyst.  It's my birthstone so it's sure to bring me good luck! "

(emerald in gold)

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D.N., TN:

"Greetings from Middle Tennessee. My package arrived intact yesterday and I am very happy with the stone and the gifts. It shines so bright everyday and keeps her guessing on color changes based on the lighting!!The book is very good especially given my current interest and late middle age yearning for an adventure. Thank you so much, it is a pleasure doing business with you, I will recommend you to friends and I will purchase more in the future.​ "

(Malaya garnet)

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J.Z. PR:

"Everything arrived in fantastic condition! I love all three! You are fantastic to work with and make this fun! I'll email more soon!"

(copper tourmaline, spinel, sapphire)

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N.P; DN:

"As said on the telephone, here in writing: fantastic, tears-in-my-eyes-blue, almost unnatural color, but then with you it is a totally natural color and that makes it even more fantastic. Thank you so much. Really: THANKS!"

(sapphire)

Title 

J.S., Ontario:

"Hello Edward, I received the stone 💎 today!!! It's beautiful! Thank you!"

(sapphire)

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A.O., NV:

"About the jewelry,  I love the color of the tourmaline vs the rose gold, it is a good combination indeed. The earings, love the color and the sparkle of the demantoid."

(ready-to-go jewelry: demantoids and tourmaline in gold)

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S.K., OR:

"Yes!  It’s beautiful.  I have an 18K white gold chain, but it’s a bit burly for the pendant, so I’m hunting for a finer one.  I love the way natural light brings out the blazing qualities of the stone, as well as the colors.  I’m looking forward to wearing it.  Well, I have already, but only with a sterling silver chain. "

(sapphire in gold)

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M.K., AR:

"I did pick up the package, and everything appears to be in good order.  I appreciate the timeliness of the delivery matching both my original expectation and your quoted estimate.  I really do love the design and hope she loves it too!"

(topaz and diamonds in platinum with band)

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J.W.; FL:

"The ring arrived yesterday and is simply beautiful.  It fits, too! thanks so much. Once again you and your skilled craftsmen, wizards actually, have exceeded every expectation. Mostly, I appreciate your willingness and courage to see the project to completion."

(hunted tsavorites and aquamarines in re-cast platinum ring)

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D&N, HI:

"N. and I were overwhelmed with the way the ring turned out.  The whole experience was wonderful and I am sure we will be back again. From the education I got on your site, the data and selection of gems, your personal feedback on combos, and the package.  Everything was top notch, and most of all- Nicole said it was such fun to be so involved. Much more than the standard jewelry store experience!"

(sapphires in gold)

Title 

N.P.; DN:

"Ed, I got your package, like a christmas box of sweets, the sapphire is exactly as you described, sparkling bright pink, and even better than your images. I'm trying to make some photos myself and Im flabbergasted how this works but your photos are as good as it gets and the fact that you have so many different variations makes my future choices even easier now that I know whatyouseeiswhatyougetandbetter from you. Yours forever thankfully..."

(sapphire)

Title 

N.W.; Chicago:

"Hi Ed - just to confirm that the Aquamarine arrived safely today and it is beautiful. Thank you!  And thank you also for the book (which I'm going to read on my overnight flight next Monday)- very kind. I'll send you a picture once my daughter has had it set after her birthday." 

(aquamarine)

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N.L., NY:

"The ring arrived Friday, today was the first chance I have had to really spend time with it, or else I would have written sooner. It is far daintier and far lovelier than I imagined. We are having so much fun experimenting with the color changes, the photos really do not do it justice (not a comment on the photos, just verification that photos can't always capture all the stone has to offer). We saw dark rose pink, purple, orange, brown, green and red - incredible!  I will also add that this is fairly addictive!  I am now back to perusing stones to set in my grandmother's ring - the purple cc sapphire, a yellow sphene and a Montana sapphire are currently in the running...Thank you for the book - I am looking forward to reading it! Many thanks again, I'll be in touch again. Be well!"

(color change sapphire in ready-to-go Wild Fish gold ring)

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Q.N., Louisiana:

"The ruby was delivered yesterday. It is beautiful, and thank you for the accessories and book -  I look forward to reading it. I am forwarding the ruby to GIA to evaluate and will let you know on any updates. I hope all is well.  Thanks so much."

(Burma ruby)

Title 

S.K., Oregon:

"The Sandawana pendant has arrived.  Very nice!  And the stone is incredibly gorgeous!Thank you once again!"

(emerald in white and yellow gold, combination set with ring see below)

Title 

A.B.; UK:

"Safely received thanks. I’m very pleased with all of the stones. All are exceptional. Thank you very much indeed."

Title 

K.T., Ohio:

"Just got the pendant today! Looks great! Thank you! "

(garnet with diamond in gold)

Title 

A.N., CA:

"I just want to drop a quick email letting you know the beautiful sapphire is here. Wow.  Beautiful stone with blue hue.  With normal light, it's already sparkle so much under when indoor.  Under the sun lights, it's on fire. I have picked the square-diamonds setting where the Sapphire sits a little higher in the middle.  OMG, the reflection of lights through those little diamonds give the sapphire more fire, more sparkles, more blue, more dispersion.  I love it.  It will be treasure for life because you said "the best of the best."

(sapphire)

Title 

I.XVII; US:

"I got your message. also, we are immensely pleased with the ring! it's fantastic, better than i could have imagined... i will certainly be doing business with you again in the future! thanks so much!"

(demantoid in gold)

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T.O., MI:

"We got the package this last Thursday! Thanks, the stone is beautiful! The family friend who is designing the ring is probably as excited as we are...We will send a photo of the ring when it is complete! Also, your book is interesting and funny, and I'm only a few pages in so far!"

(sapphire)

Title 

R.M. Germany:

"Ed, the ruby has a absolutely fine colour. Thanks for the book."

(ruby)

Title 

B.M.; AL:

"I just wanted to let you know I got the sapphire a few days ago, as well as the book you wrote. Thank you for your generosity! I will be sure to give it a read. The gem is beautiful as well, and packaged very nicely. Will definitely do business with you again if I need anything else."

(sapphire)

Title 

R.M., Germany:

"Hey Ed, the stone has a fantastic colour. Thanks for the book."

(sapphire)

Title 

S&A.A., NC:

"We had a lovely Sunday thanks to you and your team! Well worth the wait.
The swan design is just perfect and well balanced. The golden yellow stone is well set and the swan looks very regal. My little daughter was so thrilled that she begged to to wear it right away. It was hard for us to get her to give it back, and it is going to be a long time before she gets to own it for good. As for the ring, the stone is exactly like you mentioned. A spectacular sparkling, dark pinkish orange Ruby that drips with light. A very cheerful looking stone (if I could pin human emotions on it)!
The design is well thought of. I had envisioned a  more simpler design but everyone is so happy with it that I don't want it any different. I am already wearing it. 😊
Thank you for your book, I look forward to reading it. I find your blog engaging, kind and humane. It is wonderful to know why you called your business " Wildfish." Keep up your good work and keep writing!
As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and the kids thank you for their rain forest certificates.
It is all smiles here... Take care."

(ruby and diamonds in gold, below: sapphire in gold)

Unheated Yellow Sapphire in Gold Swan
yellow sapphire in swan pendant
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C-D. H.; CA:

"Omg edward...peter is an artist...perfection...i have to get brave to unset it from the box but its everything i hoped for and then some! The recut brought out all the beauty....more later...im just going to ponder...full circle....the pics just dont do it justice

Thank you so much!!!!! Happy bells ringing. This Sapphire is rather a character!  It requires pondering and viewing and some study.  It changes hues and color a bit? Or maybe its the adult beverage I had while unseating it and taking those bells off my toes! Honestly, its such a one of a kind item. I can't imagine if I had to try to find another - its just so awesome...."

(after: sapphire re-cut by Peter T.)

Before:

 

 

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P.T.; UK:

"The gem was for my 16 yr old son on his birthday to start his collection. He was somewhat over-awed. Curiously, the rough got more scrutiny by him as he tried to get his head around possibilities for cutting, etc. He is considering starting his Gem-A online training soon and I am looking to get him some vacation work exposure just to let him see how the sale of gemstones and gem-set jewellery works. So, a big thank you for both pieces. Looking forward to receiving the next regular "Wildfish" email."

(tourmaline, rough aquamarine)

 

Title 

H.D.; NC:

"It's just great, Ed.  Thank you!"

(midnight blue sapphire)

Title 

J.P.B., NE:

"Thank you for this. The gem is wonderful and my Fiance loves it. I will be looking to upgrade in the near future and will definitely return. Thanks again,"

(sapphire)

Title 

C.B., OR:

"I just received the ring and it is beautiful. Thank you so much. The colors in the sapphire are mesmerizing. Deep plum and cobalt blue with flashes of pink, red, and lavender. Different lighting brings out different colors. Lovely and unique and very mysterious. Right up my alley. 

I am so very glad I took a chance on this stone. I think having it recut was the right decision. What I lost in gem weight I gained in light dispersion. The craftsmanship on the setting is excellent. The fit is perfect and it goes with my anniversary band that I asked you to design around. 

This is the second sapphire I’ve purchased from you and now I simply cannot buy from anyone but you. I am a Wild Fish Gems junkie."

(precision re-cut purple-violet sapphire in gold)

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A.S., Washington DC:

"Yes! it turned out to be just the right size to fit into a setting I had - going to pick up finished ring at jewelry store soon :)"

(chrysoberyl cat's eye)

Title 

J.S., CA:

"Yep – wish I could afford 3 or more carats"

(Sandawana emerald in gold)

Title 

J.B., CA:

"Just received the tourmaline ~ love Love LOVE it!!!

This color is gorgeous - O Me O My !!!

THAT's what I'm talkin' bout !

Thank you, Ed, Grazie ~

You're the BEST."

(rubellite)

Title 

H.I., Hokkaido:

"I have received the sapphire and emerald. I am very satisfied with the stones. Someday  I will make  charming rings for them. Thank you!"

(sapphire, emeralds)

Title 

P.C., UK:

"The garnet arrived safely this week. I am very pleased with it -- it's a gorgeous colour and just as described. Now I'll have to save up for the next one!"

(rhodolite)

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E.A., MA:

"Wow! Still, I adore my Alexandrite Stone ring it is absolutely beautiful and I am so glad I have it. What could be better than designing your own ring with the help an artistic professional? The cat's eye alexandrite is magical the way it changes colors and the flower ring is unique and beautiful. Sending money far away to a stranger can be nerve-wracking but I took a chance after I found out about you in a gem-jewelry blog discussing reputable sellers of colored gems. After looking at your site and seeing the Wild Fish story and seeing my ring would include a donation to save a piece of the rainforest, I knew this was the company I wanted to work with because it gives my ring such positive energy. I'm so glad I chose you to work with as you have made every bit of this process easy and exciting and the result at the end is magnificent. Thank you Ed! Absolutely...Big time, thank you."

(alexandrite cat's eye, alexandrites and diamonds in platinum)

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P.F., HK:

"Just dropping you a line to let you know the second batch arrived today. They look good and I am happy with them. I look forward to enjoying them as I did on the first batch."

(zircon, amethyst, spessartite, spinel, tourmaline, star sapphire)

Title 

S.B., CH:

"Just wanted to let you know that I got it!! It's gorgeous, I love it! Thanks again, S. :-)"

(spinel)

Title 

J.P.B., NE:

"The stone has arrived safely. Thank very much for sending it out so quickly, and thank you for the book - It should make some good reading."

(sapphire)

Title 

P.F., Malaysia:

"Just dropping you a line to let you know that I have received the first gems you sent. Loving it. Will not be returning them...Looking towards to the next instalment."

(un-oiled emerald, imperial topaz, aquamarine, sphene, hessonite, citrine)

Title 

P.C. UK:

"My blue Zircon arrived this morning.  How quick was that!?!   I'm pleased and delighted with it and I'm going to keep it thank you (as if there was any doubt about that!).   I've been admiring it all day.   It is a very beautiful blue and so sparkly.  I think it will look absolutely wonderful set in a white gold ring for my pinkie finger when funds allow. "

(unheated blue zircon)

Title 

A.B., NC:

"it really is absolutely PERFECT!! I'll be sure to send you pics of the final project. thank you so much for your time and help with all of this!!"

(sapphire 1.88 after recut by Peter Torraca, image by Peter T., as well)

Title 

Y.R., MA:

"Just got the ring.100% satisfied. Beautiful colors, elegant. Not gaudy like most rings are these days. Couldn't have been better. Thank you👍😊👏"

(sapphire with Sandawana emeralds in gold)

Title 

J.J, USA:

"Thank you so much for sending this! I've been meaning to email you. She said YES and is absolutely in love with the center stone. I could not be happier. You've earned a customer for life....I'm already looking at other gems to purchase next :)"

(sunset garnet)

Title 

A&B; CA:

"Very nice ruby with that awesome pigeon's blood red that everyone craves!  Thanks again for getting the GRS cert and thank you so much for including a copy of your book... can't wait to read it!!  "

(GRS 'pigeon blood' ruby)

Title 

S.K., Oregon:

"Oh. My. Gosh., It is incredible. I like that we went with white gold granulation. The hammered texture on the band, and the fit and the feel of the ring is very nice. Thank you! The stone is absolutely gorgeous.  I love the color!  I wore it outside for the first time last night.  I got a hundred compliments! "

(Sandawana Emerald in White & Yellow Gold)

Title 

S.L., JP:

"Stones received. Spinel is perfect pink. Really, you just cannot go wrong with spinel (the world’s most under-appreciated gemstone?). "

(Tajik Spinel)

Title 

P.C., UK:

"GOSH!  WOW!  Excited Gasp!  Oooh ! Blinking because I am Stunned.....
What AMAZING colour, what brilliance.  What a treasure!!!  I am smiling with delight.  This Sapphire is unbelievable.  It is even better in real life than I had hoped for.  As you say, words fail in the presence of such beauty and superb precision cutting.  A joy to behold.  Definitely keeping it.  It is the best gem I've ever seen.
Thank You So, So Much.
Yours gratefully"


(sapphire/ruby)

Title 

X.L. NJ:

"Hi Ed - apologies for not getting back to you earlier.  The ring arrived on Monday and is absolutely gorgeous. "

(ruby and tons of diamonds in white and yellow gold)

Title 

H.I., Japan:

"Today I have received my pair emeralds. They are very beautiful and become my ruby's good friends. Thank you for your good advice. Please change hold to sold."

(sandawana emeralds)

Title 

JSW. FL:

"I got the pair and I love them."

(pair mint demantoids)

Title 

G.F., CA:

"Hi Ed: Yes, thanks! The emerald is terrific. Nothing like that colour (although I still really love the tsavorite green)...BTW--I'm heading to Madagascar on Thursday. But no possibility of touring outside of Antananarivo... "

(Sandawana Emerald)

Title 

M.A., Louisiana:

"I wanted to let you know that I received the sapphire and it is beautiful. I can't wait to have it set. Thank you!"

(orange pink sapphire briolette)

Title 

K.T., Ohio:

"This is my third purchase from the Wildfish gems.  I have been happy with my previous purchases and this time was no exception.  Gems are as expected and settings were nicely done. Also, all the communication during the process was superb. "

(tourmaline in white gold ring, garnet in white gold pendant)

Title 

L.d.W., FL/Norway:

"This pendant is spectacular and I can't thank you enough! My daughter thinks the pendant is very beautiful! We skyped when they opened the package and I could see the noonday sun shining on and through the ruby as they held it up --- wow!! the sparkle! Looks large in that setting. She's happy it's a heart and says it will go with many outfits, both her daughter's and hers. Awed that it was a ruby, since they had figured it would be a garnet, they're afraid to let a 3-yr old wear it, of course, so the daughters admire it on mom but the baby grabbed it on her neck when she put it on. The magic of ruby to any age!! Symbolic too, as I can't be there much. Told A. to tell A. my love is in that heart because love is always in the heart. So it's a gift with a message, as you said."

(ruby with diamonds in white gold)

Title 

L.M. CA:

"I picked up the package yesterday at the post office. I like the stone. It looks quite different from the photo the web color wise, so I was expecting brighter orange as opposed to amberish.  But it is lovely just the same. I will enjoy the book, too. Thank you for sending it. I am curious as to how you pick your topics to write about? Happy Holidays, Ed.  I once did a 350 km. bike ride from Porto to Santiago, Spain.  Beautiful country, and nice people along El Camino de Santiago de Compostela. along it, I ran into a family who was such a fan of Charlie Chaplin that they had a big portrait of him painted on their house. I joined them for some homemade wine and cheese.  Great Adventure."

(hessonite)

Title 

S.L., Japan:

"Top-drawer quality for both stone and setting. 100% satisfied with this."

(peridot in gold)

Title 

H.I., Japan:

"I have received my zircon and an autographed book. The stone has very beautiful color and luster!! I will have it with me forever. Thank you and Australian gold miners for the stone. Put this message on the Trust page. Please change hold to sold"

(zircon)

Title 

A.S., NY:

"It is a gorgeous stone. Thank you for the tsavorite and the book!"

(tsavorite)

Title 

N.B., CA:

"Hi Edward, I received the stone on Friday. It is a great gem with very interesting color change properties. Thank you! All best,"

(sapphire)

Title 

A. M. H. K., CA:

"Ed, thank you! Sorry, things are wild around here.... Leaving hospital today. The earrings are beautiful, I gave her the amethyst ones as a pre push prize. She loves all of them, as expected �� Thank you again Ed for everything, few pics to follow."

(amethyst in gold, topaz in platinum)

Title 

K.M., UK:

"Hi Ed, got it. A big thank you for the earrings.  My wife loves them and I couldn’t be happier they are beautiful. Thank you also for the book, I’m not a big reader so for me to pick it up and zoom through the first paragraph looking forward to the rest of the book is a good thing, thanks again. I hope someday to be able to find the money to buy stones for eternity ring, it will be hard for me to build up the cash for a one off purchase and to watch for a bundle of suitable gems but I love that your gems are untreated and natural in every way so I’ll keep watching. Thanks again for everything"

(zircon in yellow gold)

Title 

K.C., MD:

"The garnet is lovely. I thought it looked smaller than I thought it would. Because it is thicker than I realized. I look forward to making a ring. I also look forward to reading your new book soon. Best wishes,"

(rhodolite)

Title 

R.K., CA:

"That pendant is beautiful, it has an Art Deco look that I love. Thank you so much for another perfect piece of jewelry"

(topaz in platinum)

Title 

Y.K., CO:

"Here she is- set in the scarab ring we made So beautiful! Wow, well I just got it! I am excited! And thank you for the copy of your book :) I will certainly read it. Have you read the book called Jewels: A Secret History by Victoria Finlay? You know more than I on the subject, but I found it fascinating. Thank you again"

(sapphire in yellow gold - local design)

Title 

T.M. CA:

"The pendant arrived, and is exquisite - surpassed my expectations, in every way! Many thanks for a wonderful transaction; I am sure I shall be returning in the future to buy again. Best wishes,"

(quartz in yellow gold)

Title 

P.C., Staffordshire, England:

"My Perfect Pink Sapphire Pendant was waiting for me when I arrived home very late last night. I bustled through unpacking the car and bringing the dogs in and generally settling in before opening the package.   I laid a fire and opened a bottle of sparkling wine and then brought the envelope in to join me.  I was tracking the parcel as you know and was expecting it on Monday so was delighted to find it had been delivered already.  On opening the outer wrappings I found your little surprise and I wondered what that was about until I read the message aha ! Brilliant !  I'm very pleased thank you so much and will listen with great pleasure. Next to investigate the main event.... Unwrapped the jewellery box to see how the setting looked.  WOW !  You said I wouldn't be disappointed and I certainly wasn't - it was stunning.  I think the sapphire would look fabulous whatever it was put into as it is very, very beautiful.  A lovely pink, not too strong nor watery weak either.  Just the most pretty clear girly pink, my favourite colour. (!)  It glitters and flashes and does not like to be ignored.  It sits well on the chain I have.  The workmanship is extremely good and the back of the pendant is as well made as the front.  Which surely is the sign of true craftsmen/women.  I could wear it back to front no problem. Thank you so much for organising the creation of my pendant.  I love it, love it.   It's not coming back.       It's mine I tell you, mine all mine. Until next time.......Thank you again"

(sapphire in hammered white gold)

Title 

D.G., Singapore:

"She liked them - looks lovely on her. Thanks again!"

(topaz in white gold studs)

Title 

J.K. USA:

"Got these a week ago, they'll be perfect, thanks again."

(sapphire)

Title 

www.TheRockHound.com, UK:

"Hi Ed, The garnet arrived safely and they are delighted with it.  Thanks for the book as well. All the best."

(hessonite)

Title 

M.M., Aix-la-Chapelle:

"The sapphire arrived. A great stone with great brilliance combined with a fantastic color effect! I'd never seen such a color of a sapphire before. It's nearly like a kind of bright alexandrite but more gleaming. I'm very happy with this exceptional gemstone and I like it much. Many thanks. and also many thanks for book 2. Again I'm very curious about this story, even more because you've told me that this story is even closer to the reality of your own project's history. Many greetings"

(sapphire)

Title 

P.B., Sydney:

"It arrived. Wonderful stone. Thank you again."

(Imperial Burma Jade)

Title 

P.P. NY:

"The sapphire arrived today. Very fast. It looks great. Thanks also for your novel. Looking forward to further transactions! "

(sapphire)

Title 

M.M. Aix-la-Chapelle:

"Now the parcel with the sapphire has arrived. Many thanks for all! The sapphire is a beautiful very brilliant gemstone with a surprisingly good size and a fine nice color, it even has a slight color change. I like it much. Many thanks also for the book. It began thrilling  and so I just started reading. Did you really experience this adventure like in the book written? I'm very happy about the certificate you sent to me and that I could contribute with my purchases to save a piece of this precious rainforest. Many thanks for this and all the best"

(sapphire)

Title 

G.A., UK:

"All arrived safe.  Thank you for the additional equipment and book. The sapphires look amazing. .. thank you so much "

(four color sapphires)

Title 

D.H., Beverly Hills:

"I am forwarding three photos of my new earrings made using the garnets and sphenes from Wildfish.  Obviously, my phone camera cannot capture the many colors in the sphenes or the beauty of the garnets, but I did my best. Photos were taken outdoors in late afternoon sun."

(vanadium sphenes and garnets in local setting)

Title 

P.C., UK:

"Hello Ed, I am writing to say a very big THANK YOU for making the Rhodolite earrings, I was thrilled when I opened the box!  I love them.  I agree with you the gems are of the finest and very special.  The shield shape works very well too, I like them very much indeed. 
Your photographs were spot on colourwise. I'm never disappointed with the quality of your fabulous gemstones or indeed the workmanship of your goldsmiths, but rather I am delighted with beauty of the jewels.  Thank you also for the copy of your book autographed too!  I will enjoy reading it I'm sure. 

Until next time.......With grateful thanks and much happiness."

(rhodolite in white gold)

Title 

V.L. Indonesia:

"Woow this day im really happy..the sapphire is arrived,very sparkling n clean,thank you very much for all in package..."

(sapphire)

Title 

A.B.; London:

"Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.  Yes thanks the stones are wonderful.  I’m travelling at the moment and won’t have access to my gem kit until next week.  I can’t wait to have a better look at the zircon in particular!  I’ll let you know when I do. Thanks for letting me know about the rainforest project - Colombia is one of my favourite countries - such friendly people."

(sphene, rhodochrosite, zircon, sunstone)

Title 

J.E., CA:

"The gem is lovely and is in the process of being incorporated into a beautiful ring.  I look forward to sharing the result.  Additionally, I made sure to pass on the source, as my jeweler was very excited that I choose a natural sapphire.  I also would like to thank you for your book, it too will be shared!"

(sapphire)

Title 
unheated kashmir blue sapphire

M.P., Washington DC:

"Sorry I missed your last email while I was traveling. This sapphire will work perfectly, thanks. I personally would not have described the inclusion as "not [visible] to the unaided eye", but I expected that and am happy with with it. I was pointed your way by a recommendation from a friend, and I'll continue that trend."

(sapphire)

Title 
red sapphire from Ceylon, unheated

R.T. TX:

"I received the sapphire today. It is excellent as usual. I especially like the color change from daylight to UV. Best regards"

(sapphire with ruby ambitions)

Title 
red spinel and tsavoritesgemstones untreated

D.W., CA:

"Received your package today. What a nice surprise that you included your book ! I had no clue that you had taken on this endeavor. I started reading it and am truly fascinated.  I had to laugh a bit when you mentioned the pricescopers in the early pages of your book as that is where I learned of you and your nice work. Love the spinel and those little itty bitty tsavorites. They are darling. I just love the princess cut of them. So thank you very much and after I replenish the kitty I will be looking for perhaps and even larger spinel. I have spent quite a bit since the first of the year on an alex ring and merilani mint and then most recently a silky mahenge. Unfortunately being newly retired the dollars just are not there like they used to be!"

(spinel, tsavorites)

Title 
Natural Burma Ruby in 18k white gold handmade ring

V.J; Indonesia:

"Got the ruby for today. yes im really 2 like for ruby and ring setting.surprise for your job,from ring and especially the stone all is perfect. thank you very much for the book..i will read this until end :) im really2 this ruby every day,sometime the  colour of red is change depend where i stay..perfect stone i ever had :) i mean really2 enjoy that.."

(Burma ruby in gold)

Title 
sunset star padparadscha from Sri Lanka unheated and not treated

X.X., USA:

"It's a beauty. No question. You did great. thanks for tracking it down."

(star padparadscha - hunted)

Title 
untreated and unheated red rhodolite garnets

D.H., CA:

"I got the garnets and they look just wonderful. I think they'll fit great with the sphenes for a spectacular pair of earrings. Once I get them set, I'll send you a pic."

(rhodolite garnets)

Title 
white sapphire in a elegant 18k white gold engagement ring

S.L., JP:

"Ring received. Thank you. The stone is as good as expected (thanks to your photos, there is rarely any gap between what I expect and what I get)."

(white sapphire in gold)

Title 
princess cut unheated yellow sapphire

A.N., CA:

"I received the stone yesterday.  You are right, diamonds can't compare to this stone, even though it's not set yet.  Wish this gem was a little bit bigger, however,  the sparkles make up for its size. Princess cut fits well with my setting. So nice. Thank you for the book.  It makes my commute shorter. "

(sapphire)

Title 
untreated multicolour sapphire in 4 prongs gold ring

D.G., NR:

"Edward, Just got the ring. Looks fantastic!!!  I'll be back for a princess cut yellow sapphire. Regards,"

(multi-colour sapphire in gold)

Title 
certified russian demantoid garnets

M.E., MA:

"Yes I got the Garnets and they are excellent.  Set quickly in four prong studs for our 30th anniversary but I am planning on resetting them when I am not so rushed."

(Russian Demantoids)

Title 
set of vanadium sphenes untreated

D.H., CA:

"I wanted to let you know that I did receive the sphenes and will be keeping them. They're so beautiful and bright. Now I need to decide how to set them."

(vanadium sphenes)

Title 
blue sapphire with color zoning

C&N, CT:

"The sapphire has arrived.  It's perfect and we love it! I can't thank you enough."

(sapphire)

Title 
untreated neon sapphires and unheated paraiba in gold ring

C.M., PT:

"Am absolutely blown away by how wonderfully these vibrant colours compliment each other - this little beauty not leaving my finger anytime soon !! Had a couple of "I'm really pleased " glasses of wine - !!! David loves it!"

(paraiba tourmaline with two pink sapphires in white gold)

Title 
untreated tanzanite

E.N., CA:

"Just wanted to let you know that I received the package today with the 3 gems"

(tanzanite, garnet, tourmaline)

Title 
unheated blue sapphire

D.S. CAN:

"The sapphire is such a nice blue and sparkles like crazy! I love it to bits. Thanks again for the books!"

(sapphire)

Title 
fine unheated rhodolite garnet

P.C., GB:

"Arrived safe & sound... what a terrific stone... thank you so much! Half way through your second book, and enjoying it.  I think you know I'm a literary agent, and therefore bombarded with submissions.  But your writing is gripping, i.e. better than most submissions I see."

(rhodolite)

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pair andratite garnets untreated

L.C.H., KY:

"I received the garnets and they are just lovely!  I can't wait to have them set in white gold.  Thank you so much for sending a copy of 'Demuth' I'm looking forward to reading it."

(garnets)

Title 
unheated montana sapphire

M.B., VA:

"That's very cool! My girlfriend (well, now fiance!) and I work in environmental conservation so this is particularly interesting to us. Keep up the good work, we love the gem!"

(sapphire)

Title 
precision cut untreated purple sapphire

C.M, PA:

"We've decided on which stone we're going to keep and want to send the other three back. I can send them out tomorrow. What is the address I should send them to and what shipping options are necessary?"

(sapphire)

Title 
pear shaped unheated AMETHYST

H.v.d.Z.; DE:

"Hello Ed,
The stone is arrived savely. Beautiful stone, thanks.
Will order again."

(amethyst)

Title 
untreated aquamarine in white and yellow gold

S.T., CAN:

"Hey Ed! Just letting you know the ring arrived today. They are beyond thrilled!! They said they are going to get you to do more jewelry for them for sure! My mom said "The picture did not do it justice. More beautiful then I could have ever imagined!" So anyways thanks again for everything. Will let you know when I am ready for the next project!"

(aquamarine in yellow band and white gold claws)

Title 
slightly flawed violet untreated sapphire

K.C., CA:

"Dear Edward- am happy to support the project, got the opal & sapphire and love it. Good value - will shop again.  "

(sapphire, opal)

Title 
unheated white sapphire and 12 diamonds in posh white custom made gold ornament

S.R., FL:

"The ring arrived yesterday and was picked up today. It is beautiful! The sapphire really does cool things with different light (clear in sunshine to light violet in a room). Thanks again for all of your help with this process! I am planning on proposing this weekend so wish me luck! Thanks again!"

(sapphire and 12 diamonds in posh white gold ornament)

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untreated golden tourmaline briallete in pendant of yellow gold

Y.K, Japan:

"Thank you Edward, I received the charming pendant and the book (it seems to be interesting).  With my gold chain, it's perfect on my neck skin."

(tourmaline in gold)

Title 
various tourmalines in pendant

A.N., CA:

"The necklace is beautiful.  The see-through cabochons are covered in the gold prongs looking like drops of water about to spill out of their gold cups.  The colors of these cabs are so subtle that gave me different colors at different angles of the sun.  I've seen so many black tourmaline before, however, this center stone is sparkling under the sun.  The chain link is so well connected which I can't find any trace of hand making.  I love it.  Also thank you for the rubellite.  Now that I have to get one at same size turning them into earring. Have a great day,"

(collection of multicolour tourmalines in gold necklace)

Title 
pair untreated purpla sapphires

R.T., TX:

"I received the sapphires today. They are excellent as usual. Also, thanks for the book. I am a big fan of historical novels."

(sapphires)

Title 
precision cut unheated aquamarine round

P.M., MD:

"We received the stone. It is beautiful !!"

(aquamarine)

Title 
pair unheated pink spinels

S.K., OR:

Just a note to let you know the stones have arrived.   They are so beautiful!  I can’t wait to start thinking about their settings.  And thanks for the book.  “Demuth" looks like it’ll be a fun read.

(pink spinels)

Title 
unheated princess cut white sapphire

H.R., Boston:

"Just wanted to let you know that the sapphire arrived and is beautiful. It is my wife's birthstone and goes as the main stone for a very meaningful vow renewal ring, so we will make sure it as a good home. Also, we both care about the nature and my wife volunteers in dog rescue so we really appreciate your care for the nature. Thank you again, and all the best"

(sapphire)

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untreated coilour change sapphire in classic 4 prongs setting

C.H. CAN:

"A tremendous success! As you may recall, I had planned on surprising my wife on our Anniversary with the gift of the ring…Well, to say she was happy would be a grand understatement - She absolutely loves the ring; both the stone and how the setting shows it off so beautifully! Thank you so much for your help and patience in all of this, this has been such a positive experience.  Diane was also delighted to hear about the program and donation made to help preserve the endangered Rain Forest in Columbia.If you have not done so already, you can mark the stone as SOLD!  :D She is thrilled and I could not have asked for more. Kind regards,"

(color change sapphire in gold)

Title 
unheated burma ruby

B.Q., CA:

"I just received the ruby. Very nice color ! My client is really happy with the stone. We will definitely keep it.
Thank you for everything.
"

(ruby)

Title 
unheated princess cut blue sapphire

J.W., FL:

"Thanks...they ARE gorgeous and every bit as wonderful as I have come to expect from Wildfish Gems.  J"

(sapphire, garnets)

Title 
unheated purple sapphire

K.T., GA:

"The sapphire arrived yesterday. Thank you for packing it so impressively. My girlfriend likes it very much and since it is going in a ring for her- that is all that matters! hank you again for your help- I appreciate it very much and I will recommend Wildfish to anyone who asks me for advice on finding a gemstone in the future. Take care,"

(sapphire)

Title 
unheated pear shaped Burma ruby

S.K. CA:

"The ruby has arrived and it is even more beautiful than I thought it would be.  I love the hints of pink that show now and again in the red.  Just gorgeous! Red was my Dad’s favorite color, and this stone, when mounted, will be my memento of him.  Thank you so much.  And thanks too for the gem holder and the loupe!  It made exploring the ruby (and the other stones I have from you) that much more fun."

(ruby)

Title 
unheated burma spinel

X.X., USA:

"Big red arrived. It is terrific. Thank you. I collect top gems, to admire and hold, like a 6 ct beautiful Kashmire sapphire, to add to my 5 ct and 3 ct Kashmirs, These are the sort of gems I seek out - not quantity but quality.  21 ct paraiba, also certified flawles, an excellent 39 ct vivid blue Burma sapphire (unheated).  This is red spinel is a beautiful gem. I am pleased to have made your acquaintance. Keep your eyes on the lookout, as I know you do anyway."

(spinel)

Title 
untreated blue topaz

D.S., CAN:

"Hey Ed! The topaz got here safe. I just adore it it is so beautiful! Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for all the stuff you sent with it!! So excited! My mom is here visiting and she is super impressed as well :) D."

(topaz)

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unheated cabochon ruby

D.R., CA:

"Ed, the stone is perfect for the pendant I've been wanting to make for my mother for quite some time. Will send a picture when I get around to putting it together. Thanks again regards ciao"

(ruby)

Title 
black tourmaline silver pendant

A.N., CA:

"The brown Tourmaline is on me.  I'm not sure what it means "the stone was reiki" when I  read the description,  but I do feel/see the positive changes since wearing it. For instance, I now work 7 days a week and get paid for every hours I put in, because the company needs people like me. I've been so busy. I need more good/positive large stone like the brown tourmaline.  LoL"

(tourmaline shield in silver)

Title 
untreated pink tourmaline

J.L., CA:

"Just came yesterday.  It seems they had some trouble reading the zip code, but they figured it out eventually. It is very nice.Thanks again,"

(tourmaline)


 

Title 
natural green grossularite garnet

M.H., MA:

"The stone arrived on Thursday Feb. 12. It's always strange buying stones on line as no matter how hard the merchant tries to get an accurate photo of the piece, it always is different in one's hand. You guys do a good/ great job with the photos! I am more than satisfied/ happy with the garnet! What a rich, LUSH green. On seeing the stone I could see the ring. As I said before, sometimes it takes me months or years to " see " the finished piece, but this was immediate. Will most likely orient the stone east/west, slightly tilted in a very shiny finish yellow gold setting. Maybe 20-22 kt. to accentuate the golden highlights in the stone. This might be the easiest and fastest design ever for me. Last year you had a chrome tourmaline with golden flecks but I hemmed and hawed too long. " He who hesitates ......." Is that the green stone in the necklace in your jewelry  line? Gearing up for another foot and a half of snow and already they're forecasting 2 more large storms next week! Again, the stone IS beautiful ! And , thanks for your patience !"

(green grossularite garnet)

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kashmir blue no heat sapphire

E.T., TX:

"Took the stone to a local gemologyst. He ran some tests and said that everything looked perfect, that the stone was beautiful and that I did well for the price. Thanks for everything, it was a pleasure working with you."

(6+ carat sapphire - hunted)

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untreated white topaz princess cut pair

S.K., OR:

The stones are amazing!

(topaz)

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unheated aquamatine

C.M, FL:

"Ed......gems arrived today! Beautiful, and just as you said, what a neat combination of colors -- the red of the ruby, the deeper green of the tsavorites, and the 'aqua' of the marine. I'm looking forward to having the latter two set for my daughter. "

(aquamarine, tsavorites, ruby)

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natural spessartie in gold pendant

A.L. Norway:

"Just this moment I heard from daughter Ariel that they had received the garnet, think it is beautiful and are sure their daughter (now 2) will love wearing it soon and happily ever after! We're all happy, so thanks so much for your excellent stone and work."

(mandarine garnet in yellow gold)

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precision cut violet no-heat sapphire

S.A., Harrow:

"Received stone this yesterday,  really very quickly.  thank you and thank you for the additional reading material, I will get round to it. Stone is pretty I will be seeing a jeweller later this week. again thank you and keep me posted on the new stones."

(sapphire)

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tsavorite, padparadscha and ruby in gold ring

J.S., Australia:

"Your new goldsmith has done us proud, the design works well for the gems. You have managed to explain my mud map. It's always a gamble when you have a clear idea of what you want but cannot explain it directly. Second hand from you has worked well, you do know my preferences now. I now know what blazing green means. Incredible! Stunning stones that could steal any show. Thank you for your sound advice in helping me select a padparadscha that manages to hold the limelight next to these stones. You are right, a wild ring for me, but R. thinks it the most exciting ring that I have and, as an Aussie man, he really is seldom inspired by jewellery."

(blazing green tsavorites and padparadscha in Etruscan-style white/yellow gold ring-set)

unheated sapphire in gold ring

Also J.S., Australia:

"The sapphire ring is gently, and more conventionally, beautiful. White gold around the stones subtly brings out the colour and sparkle. Thanks for everything Ed."

(sky blue and cornflower sapphires in Etruscan-style white/yellow gold ring set, matching with above)

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natural rough aquamarine

S.W, CA:

"The package arrived today and I couldn't be more thrilled!!! Thank you so much for everything! The tools, the book, and of course the assortment of rough and faceted gemstones. I couldn't be happier:) I cannot wait to share these gems with my teachers and classmates. Also, I am so excited to read your book. I look forward to doing business with you in the very near future:))) Have a very Merry Christmas with your family."

(Gem-lover starter-kit: rough tourmaline, kunzite, sapphire, aquamarine, beryls, garnets and facetted tourmaline, sapphire, garnet, aquamarine, plus various gem paraphernalia)

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kyanite from nepal in fine kashmir blue no treated

A.N., CA:

"Hi Ed, I received the Kyanite.  In my opinion, the color is much better than sapphire. I have not settle in any style for this gem yet, but I just want to let you know how appreciate I am to be able holding the real gem in my hand. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."

(kyanite)

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untreated sapphire rainbow set and rubies and padparadschas and diamonds in gold pendant

G.V., FL:

"Finally got the pendant. Wow is all I can say. It will be a challenge finding the right chain if I want to wear it as a pendant. Other thoughts are turning it into a bracelet or a pin. Either way, you've picked the most beautiful stones to compliment the diamond. I appreciate the time and effort in making my diamond into something that can be worn daily if I choose. I'm going to the jeweler over the weekend to find the chain....such very beautiful stones.The sapphire in the rough you included? I never saw a gem in natural form. I will take time to read your book also. Your attentiveness  to detail is wonderful. Can't wait to find a chain for my heart. Also the jewelers eyepiece was fun to use looking at the various stones. I truly have something special. Stay well and you will be hearing from me again."

(Platinum heart with a rainbow of 14 sapphires around a 3 carat diamond)

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hessonite pair round

J.K., CA:

"Ed, thanks again for the most beautiful gems and thank you for the extras it's very classy of you and much appreciated.Hopefully will be doing business very soon. Take care and Happy Holidays."

(hessonites)

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no heat star ruby in gold ring

S.L, Japan:

"Ring received. Professionally done. Terrific star not shy at all. Comes out sharply with any pin-point light source (bulbs, LEDs, or the sun); only those ugly tubular florescent lights fail to bring it fully to life. "

(star sapphire in gold)

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untreated cat's eye gem

A.N., CA:

"Hi Ed, This is my first experience with cat's eye.  I received it Friday and had it set right way on Sunday.  I love it because it's so beautiful. Thank you so much for being on the internet, globally, so people can experience the real gems."

(Scapolite's Cat's Eye)

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paraiba tourmaline in gold

C:M., Portugal:

"Wow!! Just took delivery of one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry I have ever laid eyes upon 6 cts of pink tourmaline made into a ring with a simple yet distinctive white gold surround. Absolutely stunning! Each time I look at it (which is extremely often) I see something new! Haven't had it off my finger yet - don't think I will!!"

(copper rubellite in micro-milgrain white gold)

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yellow tourmaline without treatment

B.P., Kansas:

"That is very cool. Thank you for everything you sent me. Very nice of you! Thank you again,"

(tourmaline, star sapphire, spinel, sapphire)

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untreated neon red sapphire in studs

D.M.; UK:

"David absolutely loves the gems!!! Many thanks!!!����"

(sapphires in gold)

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natural hessonite garnet

R.M., Texas:

Received the stone today. Absolutely  beautiful, going to read the book too. Thanks again

(Hessonite)

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diamond ring in various gold types

C&D, PT:

"Totally amazed by the transformation of the ring."

(remade rose and white-gold ring with diamonds

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neon mahenge spinels in earrings

P.N., Australia:

"I just received my earrings and they're lovely.  Thanks so much. Also for the copy of your book.  Looking forward to reading it during the Christmas break!

(Mahenge spinels in gold)

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pailin sapphire without heat treatment

D.F.; AU:

"Just letting you know we received the gem and really happy with it!!! Thanks for your help and appreciate everything you did."

(sapphire)

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color change garnet and tsavorites in yellow and white gold

M.M., Mililani:

"I was able to get to post office and pick up the ring today (Friday 10/3/14) and it is on my finger now. I have been wearing it in a room where it is red/purple and shining the torch (now I have 2) on it and it goes blue. Best color change I have ever seen. I am very happy with it. Gorgeous setting. Love it! Thank you! "

(color change garnet and green tsavorite in hammered yellow and polished white gold)

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hexagon yellow tourmaline untreated

K.W., FL:

"Ed I got the stone.  I'm in tears I drop it (remark: of course she found it). So it's sold.  Thank you for everything."

(tourmaline)

 

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marriage rings with untreated sapphires and tsavorites

A.S., Duesseldorf:

"Thanks. Thanks. and more thanks."

(ring combo with sapphire and tsavorites)

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untreated multicolour sapphire

N.I., CA:

"This is a very nice gesture, and I appreciate it and everything you have done for me with buying that lovely sapphire. I hope all is well on your side of the world. I will continue to refer your site and service to people I know that are in the market for gems."

(sapphire)

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finst beliky colour change garnet

A.R., TN:

"I wanted to let you know I got the color change garnet in the mail today. Wow, it is beautiful!  What a lovely shade of blue! I can't wait to see all of the different colors under the various shades of light. Thanks for recommending to try candle light!  Thanks again as always,"

(color change garnet)

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Fire opal untreated prescision cut

A.B., UK:

"I’m very happy with the stones you sent thank you, particularly the demantoid and the welo opal.  The play of colour of the opal is quite unlike any other opal I have seen.  The challenge now is to think whether it can be used in any jewellery - if not then I’m delighted to have it my collection, but it seems a shame not show it of to the world.  My understanding is that welo opals are hydrophane and will change or lose their play of colour when saturated with water.  Is that something you have any knowledge of for this particular source of material?  The cut of the stone would probably best suit a ring for use on dressy occasions - but although my wife will understand “careful you don’t scratch or knock this”,  she won’t thank me for a ring she can’t wash her hands when wearing.  Do you have any sense of the degree of wetting that would affect the stone?  OK to rinse and dry immediately?  OK to wear when bathing?  OK in seawater?  OK in chlorinated swimming pools?  If you have any thoughts I’d be grateful - but don’t worry if you don’t know - it seems that there is not yet that much experience of using welo opals in jewellery so this is all a bit of an adventure! Thanks also for sending me your book.  I have not yet had a chance to read it but I surely will.  Very kind of you."

(opal, demantoid, chrysoberyl)

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unheated colour change sapphire

M. M, HI:

"It arrived in today's mail. It is lovely! Thank you so much for all the goodies - especially the book - I am already on page 60 (meeting with the OneOre agenda) and will probably finish it tonight. Hope there is another in the works. I actually took it into a dark room and lit a candle to see the purple."

(cc sapphire)

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untreated violet princess cut sapphire

A.M., FL:

"Hey bud, I wanted to thank you again for helping out with everything along the way. The stone arrived here Saturday and it is absolutely gorgeous, I'm going to give it to her this weekend. "

(sapphire)

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unheated padparadscha ring

D.R., OZ:

"I finally picked up my ring from the designer!  I cannot get over how stunning the Padparadschsa is!!!  It looks even more amazing when set in gold.  The tsavorites give the ring exactly the accent I was looking for, thanks again for the suggestion and tracking down the right match for me.  Also thanks so much for your advice in general as I navigated the custom jewelry process, it was really helpful."

(padparadscha, tsavorites and others in local gold setting)

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unheated cornflower blue sapphire

H.I., Japan:

"Thank you Ed. I'm happy to know the "Intense Cornflower Blue". I'll keep this sapphire. Please change hold to sold. Thank you again!"

(sapphire)

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diamond like yellow zircon without heat treament

E.O., MD:

"Got the Zircon. It is beautiful! "

(zircon)

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fine mint tourmaline rectangular no treatment

G.M., CT:

"Received the package on Friday, when I returned home from work.  The stone looks fantastic, thanks.  I think that will be prefect for what I was intending to do with it.  And thank you for the sapphire crystal, that’s really cool.  After reading the book Trouble in Madagascar and seeing a few TV presentations on the gem word, it can be a very dangerous, manipulative and political profession, gives a whole new perspective to looking at the stones, that’s for sure.  I have at least one more stone to purchase in the future for my eldest daughter, I don’t quite know what color stone to consider, I’ve got some sneaky inquiring to do to find out.  "

(tourmaline)

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untreated aquamarine in prescision cutr

S.L.C., Japan:

"Aquamarine received. Shows how important cutting is, in my view. It will cause people to ask if it is a diamond in artificial light, because it looks entirely brilliant white until the sun shines, revealing the blue and its true identity as an aquamarine. I fully realise that pale aquamarine are considered inferior to their deeper blue brethren, but this stone proves there is another side to the argument. "

(aquamarine)

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mauve spinel natural

C.D., OZ:

"thank you, great that you support the environment - that aligns strongly with me. I've been meaning to drop you a line to say thank you, I received the spinel, it is darker than I anticipated but beautiful.  I enjoyed your book, a great light read - glad Ed got the girl and social justice was done :)"

(spinel)

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yellow sphene with adamantine luster

E.U-O.; MD:

"I received the sphene today. It was evening already, so I proceeded to read your book cover to cover ( I couldn't put it down!), then observe the sphene as you instructed under candlelight. The luster is outstanding! Why do I feel like you sold me a fancy yellow diamond? And to think diamonds have less luster than this sphene (outside of the diamond store lighting) is worrisome! Thank you for the beautiful gemstone, the education on gemstones and the rainforest, and for the riveting story! 

(sphene)  

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neon blue green tourmaline unheated

K.F., VA:

"Cushion cut stone came in and am trying to set it now. Color looks great and pretty much what I was looking of, so just going to work with it, not return. She likes round gem, but I found setting which obscures the cushion cut a bit and can do well. Thanks for all your help and fast delivery. All in all great stone, like you said. :) Thanks again,"

(tourmaline)

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untreated pink sapphire with diamonds in gold

B.B, FL:

"I got the ring today. Very nice."

(pink sapphire and diamonds in gold)

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unheated star ruby in hammered gold pendant

R.P., Spain:

"The star ruby pendant arrived last week but I wasn't in XX so I've just received it. It's really beautiful. Thank you. She's going to love it! Glad to have put my trust in you to design it."

(star ruby in gold)

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four carat unheated ruby pendant

M.E., MA:

"I received the ruby and and it looks spectacular. Thanks"

(ruby in platinum)

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unheated padparadscha ring with diamonds

L.R., Australia:

"Well the ring has arrived and it is perfect!!!! It is delicate and it is milgrained and the window is perfectly disguised and the rose gold is absolutely lush against the orange-pink of the pad, it is so gorgeous you could practically eat it! Thank you, thank you for all your work and the goldsmith's work in getting it right, I know it took some doing but it was so worth it because now it is jaw-dropping!!!"

(padparadscha in all-rose-gold and diamonds)

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unheated green round sapphire

T.J., NC:

"The sapphire is beautiful! Just as described and then some. I couldn't be more pleased. And a big thank you for the book - both unexpected and appreciated. I'll definitely be buying again and will let you know if I decide to send the stone back for a setting. Really glad to have found the site. Thanks for what you do!"

(sapphire)

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unheated neon green tourmaline

S.B., NY:

"Received the tourmaline, very happy with it, it is a very very pretty green, thanks for the added goodies, I'll look forward to reading the book!"

(tourmaline)

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pair of white topaz precision cut not heated or treated

K.B.; CA:

"I received the package. The stones are beautiful. Thank you. I'll be in touch when I'm ready for the settings."

(topaz)

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untreated tropical green peridot tsavorite

J.B., CA:

"The stones came, and they are even more beautiful than the photos indicated."

(peridot, tsavorite)

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unheated blue sapphire precision cut

S. W., Chicago:

"Got the stone this afternoon,  looks great! Many thanks for all your help and patience. "

(sapphire)

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multi blue saphhire from Laos noheat not treated

N.R.J., Chicago:

"The sapphire arrived today - gorgeous, just gorgeous.  Love it.  Subtle drama sounds like an oxymoron, but it describes this stone pretty well.  And thank you for the extras, including your book.  I look forward to dipping into it, I'm sure you have many interesting tales to tell.  My husband and I have already told about twenty people about Wild Fish Gems.

Quick question, on the website there was mention of the World Land Trust charity program and certificates issued with each purchase.  I did not find a certificate for the WLT in the shipping materials (I did find the printed sales receipt and the AIGS card in an envelope). I was wondering if that would be mailed out separately? (Note by Ed: Yes, we do that after the sale is closed

But, thanks again.  We're delighted with our purchase from you and your company."

(sapphire)

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topaz natural in 18k gold pendant

B.T., FL:

"I received the pendant.  It’s beautiful.  Thanks! "

(topaz in gold)

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oval shape dark blue afghan sapphire natural

A., Singapore:

"Having so many reviews of positive feedbacks for WildFishGems(WFG) makes me less nervous, still nervous nevertheless to deal on such expensive Gemstone: FYI it is a blue sapphire; hence, to assure myself I kept posting inquiries to Ed for the past 6 months, and Ed has been patiently entertaining my questions. Finally with enough information and confidence from Ed, I decided to proceed with purchase and payment. The sapphire came fast(only 2 days after he received my remittance, I do recommend faster courier service for person with proneness to anxiety attack like myself) and matched his description and evaluation. WFG is definitely a keeper for your gemstone needs."

(sapphire)

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untreated or unheated marine blue saphhire

J.W., FL:

"Wow! I am so impressed with the sapphire. It's exactly as I hoped, actually better, just beautiful. I apologize for my late response, but my wife's grandmother is not doing well. She left the country on the day of the stone's arrival, but she left before it arrived. So I have been pretty busy with my three-year and nine-month old sons. She first saw it yesterday when she returned. She loves it too.
The description of the stone and the online pictures were spot on, which of course helped me choose the stone I wanted and filled me with anticipation for seeing it in person. I wasted no time in admiring it in the sunlight and indoor light.
I am really enjoying your book, interesting plot so far and suspenseful. It's hard to put down. Thanks for personalizing it!
I really feel appreciated to be your customer and am looking forward to being a long-time Wild Fish fan!"

(sapphire)


 

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natural padparadscha and diamonds in elegant platinum ring

A.M.; Indonesia:

"Thanks Ed I finally got it, It is really beautiful thankyou."

(padparadscha and diamonds in platinum)

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amazing fire red zircon natural no heat not treated

K.W., FL:

"Ed, love the color of the stone. It seems to change a bit in bright light, I consider it a positive, and deep red in low light. What a bargain! Absolutely thrilled with all purchases. Can't wait to save $ for more."

(zircon)

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untreated ceylon padparadscha set in a 18k yellow gold ring

A.R., Knoxville: 

"I am attaching a picture of the pad in its current setting so that you can see what I have been lucky enough to wear on my finger after receiving the pad from you! Thanks again,"

(padparadscha in local setting)

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purple sapphire from kenya without any treatment

L.P., MS:

"Well, believe it or not they arrived today!  They are both truly gorgeous!  I can't wait to see them in natural light.  I'll be ordering again soon."

(padparadscha and purple sapphire)

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precision cut dark blue sapphire no heat or treatment

TGA, NY:

"The stones and crystals arrived and I like them very much. Thank you! They are just as described and pictured.  You do an excellent job of putting visual impressions into words and capturing the gems in photos. Not an easy task. Thank you, also, for the crystals.  What fun!  I enjoyed your book, too, by the way.  However, it did remind me that our desire for sparkly stones can have (has?) a huge impact the people, wildlife and land of Third World countries - not usually for the better.  Worldwide how many gem dealers are like you?  Is there any Fair Trade type organization for gem mining?  I would hope you are not out there alone. I applaud your practice of supporting miners and lessening the impact or their work on the environment. Best wishes,
TGA in NY
PS: Feel free to use any parts of this wordy email in your testimonial section.
PPS: I love reading your website. So educational in so many ways."

(sapphires)
 

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natural kashmir blue burma sapphire no heat

L.Y., CA:

"It seems that my last email didn't get through. That's really weird. I've received the sapphire over a month ago (right on my birthday, what a big surprise!), and I love it so so so much! It's breathtaking. The final setting I chose is the Princess D's style. My friend is working on that (she's a jewelry designer). Once it's done, I will show you the picture. Thanks again!"

(sapphire)

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shine russian demantoid natural color without any treatment

E.W., FL:

"I receive my demantoid today. It is a lovely, sweet little sparkler!!! "

(demantoid)

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incredible beautiful nepalese natural white sapphire

S.L., Japan:

"Olá Ed, 1.3c Recebi. Realmente excelente!  Muitos agradecimentos. Enough Portuguese for today. Pure white sapphire is a marvel to behold. Why it costs so much less than an equivalent (and much more common) diamond is one of the great anomalies of our age. "

(white sapphire)

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top of the art handmade 18k yellow gold earrings with two natural spinel set on it

J.S., NSW:

"Spinel earrings arrived yesterday. Sweet- as you said. Thanks, again,"

(spinel in gold)

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thai yellow sapphire noheat no treatment at all

J.W., FL:

"Are you kidding?  I received them last week...along with your book. The stones are staying with me.  Just another way of saying I love them and they will NOT be returned to you except for setting sometime soon."

(padparadscha, yellow sapphire)

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cristal blue water indicolite rectangular shape untreated

R.D., OZ:

"Just writing to let you know that the little indicolite arrived safe and sound. The more I look at it the more I like the colour."

(indicolite)

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african ruby set on bezel hammered 18k gold

J.S., OZ:

"And it arrived in all it’s glory today. The trouble with upping the anti is that my other stones look rather tawdry now.  I currently live with the garnet ring. Don’t take it off to bathe, sleep etc. But it looks very ordinary alongside the ruby magic. That’s OK it’s a working ring and it’s a great work horse."

(ruby in gold)

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lime green chrysoberyl unheated

D.N., Canada:

"Hi Ed. We received the gem and we (especially Darlene) is more than thrilled with it, loves the cut that brings out all the sparkles. Thanks for the short story and the green chrysoberyl . We will send you a picture when it is finally mounted in the ring of her dreams."

(chrysoberyl)

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brazilian yellow zircon natural no heat

K.W., FL:

"My stone arrived today. Wow. what a great looking zircon. Very happy with purchase! Already planing the next sparkler on my wish list."

(zircon)

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not treated rare morganites from madagascar

A.I., NY:

"Got the morganites and loving them! Thank you so much! :)"

(morganites)

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sphene, indicolite, sapphire all natural set in a 18k yellow gold handmade ring

D.H., Beverly Hills:

"I had received the indicolite and yellow/green sphene, but said I wasn't going to get them set right away.  Well, I finally did, and thought you'd like to see the results. I've attached photos.  Now, keep in mind, the camera I have is pretty much the 21st century version of an Instamatic, so the photos will not be the quality of your nice photos, but the fact that I now know how to attach a photograph from my computer is a minor miracle.  The jeweler and and his staff were quite intrigued with the sphene, and I think he had a good time helping me get this made, as well as the indicolite which I think looks pretty fantastic with the tsavorites as side stones."

(sphene, indicolite, sapphires in local setting)

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dark blue untreated sapphire set in a gold four prongs engagement ring

P.S., Toronto:

"Just received the ring - the stone and setting look simply stunning!  Bang on job.  "

(sapphire in gold)

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sunset orange hessonite no heat

A.L., Washington DC:

"My lovely stone arrived today.  It's beautiful and perfect.  And thanks for the lens and the book.  Looks like a fascinating story.  I love this stone.  My girlfriend loves orange and this is the best looking stone I've seen - great price too.  I have a designer in mind in New York who I think will turn this into a great engagement ring.  So I think just the stone for now.  I love so many of your other gems, I'll keep checking back for further inspiration. Thanks again!"

(hessonite)

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untreated sapphire and spinel in 18k white gold handmade ring

G&T., NC:

"Teresa is quite pleased, loves the interplay of colors.  You need another installment of the book! More later!"

(sapphire and spinel in gold)

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not heated kashmir dark blue sapphire

B.v.L., PA:

"Hi, yes I received it some time ago. It is very nice and am having it set soon. Thanks again!"

(sapphire)

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stunning natural star sapphire blue color

L.L., CA:

"Spectacular, they are! I'm looking at getting a ring for myself sometime soon (around May). I'm definitely getting you to make it!"

(star sapphire)

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astonishing brown color sapphire from tanzania no treatment or heat

L.S., MI:

"IT'S A LITTLE BROWNER THAN WE THOUGHT, ESPECIALLY IN SUN LIGHT. IT'S MUCH NICER IN INCANDESCENT LIGHT. WE THINK WE'LL KEEP IT. WISH IT WAS A LITTLE MORE PEACHY.
I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE."

(sapphire)
 

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elegant white gold ring with ruby and diamonds setted in natural gemstones

S.P., Washington:

"I'm wearing it now, it is lovely, and I appreciate all of your working with me to make it happen."

(ruby and diamonds in gold)

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tourmaline spinel no heat untreated just natural gemstones

J.K., MD:

"Stones arrived.  Very nice.  Fascinating book, still reading. Thanks Ed.  I look forward to doing more business with you."

(tourmaline, spinel)

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unheated yellow sapphire in 18k white gold

G.H., CA:

"We love the ring, thanks for always responding quickly and for the advice; it made us feel comfortable making this important purchase with you."

(yellow sapphire in gold)

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natural water green demantoid

S.J., CA:

"It is absolutely amazing! Brilliance is out of this world. Beautiful color! Arrived this afternoon. Well packaged with everything. Thank you for your follow through, excellent service and an amazing piece of our Gods creation!"

(demantoid)

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grass green sapphire not treated natural

B.K., NM:

"Ed, my sapphire and peridot arrived yesterday. They are both stunning!  Thank you so much!"

(peridot and sapphire)

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multicolored not treated spinel

A.H., OR:

"I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with my cc spinel. I am in love with it! Thank you so very much."

(spinel)

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no heat teardrop yellow sapphire

P.C., UK:

"The sapphire arrived just now - thank you very much, it's really beautiful! 

I'm really delighted with it, and will certainly be ordering from you again."

(sapphire)

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malaya garnet untreated in 18k yellow gold bezel setting ring

J.S., Australia:

"I am so pleased with the ring and am wearing it now. The colours in the gem are amazing and vary according to the angle and light. It is up front, and intriguing as it explodes in colour. I look forward to wearing it often."

(Malaya garnet in gold)

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square shape sapphire non heated

M.L., VA:

"Aha! It finally arrived this weekend! It looks great but I would like to take it outside in the sun next weekend and look at it again before deciding for sure. Will let you guys know. Thanks!

Not quite what I expected, but have decided to keep it because it is unique and interesting.  I also understand your pics and descriptions much better now for any future possibilities. Thanks for the donation part too - that's great!"

(sapphire)

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green oval shape sphene noheat

D.K., FL:

"The stones arrived and they are fine. The color of the large stone is more brown than the picture. We will not be seeing the jeweler for a few months, but I will send you a picture of the finished piece."

(sphenes)

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amazing untreated apatite cat's eye

M.K., VA:

"Received the cat's eye stone yesterday. Its awesome, just like the pictures."

(apatite cat's eye)

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natural incandescent red padparadscha crystal not heated

N.G., CA:

"Ed  It is lovely, and thanks. "

(padparadscha crystal)

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watermelon green tourmaline square shape non treated

C.B., UK:

"Hi there Ed, just got the stone a few minutes ago, very happy with my purchase. Thank you so much for managing to get it to me before Christmas. I think I will be making my next jewelry purchase with you as well whenever that may be. Thanks once again, hope to be ordering from you again soon"

(tourmaline)

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beautiful pendant with an natural no heat tsavorite in 18k yellow gold

L.W., CA:

"Just to tell you that my package arrived yesterday. That's a very elegant little tsavorite and the gold setting is beautiful --- just perfect.  My baby granddaughter may have to wait a bit to wear it, but she will know that Grandma L had picked something very special for her first birthday! Thanks for making sure it got here on time! Again thanks, Ed, for choosing such beautiful stones! Proud to do business with someone who really cares about the survival of our planet.  As ever, I'll be back!"

(tsavorite in gold)

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18k white gold pendant with an not treated triangular shape sphene

P.C., UK:

"My pendant has arrived safely yesterday thank you.   The Vanadium Trillion Sparkle Sphene is stunningly beautiful.  I took it into  the Winter sunshine this morning and it was dazzling.  Quite the stunner.   In the evening here in my lounge, I have it beside me and it is glittering away with many colors including lots of red flashes. Isn't that amazing considering it's a lime green stone- fascinating.  

In The Lord Of The Rings, the half-elf princess, Arwen, is the keeper of a wondrous sparkling magical pendant called "The Evenstar"............... mine is nicer   :-P 

Until next time…..

I think that this protection purchasing of the rainforest is a brilliant idea and is typical of the gentle and intelligent world-friendly way that Wildfish operates! It gives me a proud feeling to be a very small part of your grand  scheme.  Might visit my patch for a holiday.... only joking! The rainforest has many possible medical secrets yet unresearched that could help mankind in the future.  It's protection is vital.  Not to mention keeping the wildlife habitats intact for all the creatures that live there. You deserve a brilliant and successful Happy New Year."

(sphene in gold)

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dark green triangular shape sapphire no heat and untreated

B.K., NY:

"Just wanted to confirm that I received my stone in the mail today. Thank you very much! I also wanted to say that the stone is even more beautiful in person... it has a lot of sparkle that the photo on the website couldn't show to fullest extent. Absolutely beautiful, thanks again!

Very happy to have done business with you,"

(sapphire)

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stunning oval shape untreated yellow sapphire

M.G., Lithuania:

"Today my yellow sapphire arrived. I just love how it sparkles. It's even more beautiful than in the photos. Thank you very much! 

It's funny how I found you - I was about to buy a yellow sapphire from NSC, but a doubt came to my mind/ Something felt wrong. Maybe their photos are too much photoshoped or just the vibe was not right. So I went searching for more info and then found your post in pricescope about energy of gems. Your vibe felt right, so I went to see what you have, found this gem and just fell in love with it. I can send you a pic when it will be added to a Jyotish ring."

(sapphire)

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magnificent unheated and untreated teardrop padparadscha rose color

D.G., OR:

"I received my beautiful and special treasure today.  It took a bit longer due to the Thanksgiving holiday and very bad weather here in the U.S.  Thank you for your marvelous way of doing business!"

(padparadscha)

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astonishing dark blue spinel natural noheat

E.L. BC:

"Picked up the spinel today. The gemologist was quite impressed with the stone. Having a chance to look at it again I am more inclined to keep it. 

I'm happy to say I'll be keeping the spinel. I've had the chance to look at it in a lot of light sources from every possible angle and it's really a beautiful gem. I'm looking forward to getting it set in the new year.

Thanks for your patience and kind service, I hope we can do business again in the future."

(spinel)

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ceylon padparadscha red unheated not treated

D.R., CA:

"I just picked up the Pad today. It's beautiful! I will meet with my designer in the next couple of weeks and let you know how I would like to proceed soon. Thanks again!"

(padparadscha)

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tanzanian white padparadscha oval shape no-heat not-treated

K.K., OR:

"I received my stone today. I love it!!! It is even more beautiful in person. I will be in touch about a setting. You have been great to work with! Thank you."

(padparadscha)

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natural unheated sphenes and sapphires set in 18k yellow gold earrings

J.S., Australia:

"The earrings arrived today. I was not initially blown away by the sapphires but they are growing on me rapidly. They do sparkle beautifully and will be very easy to wear with everything. The African sphenes are actually nicer than I thought they could be. Altogether very happy. I had a fun time yesterday reading your testimonials and I agree with a number of other customers who will no longer buy from anyone else. R. asked, a few days ago, for your site to give to a friend. I wear the pink spinel you encouraged me to consider when I am at home. The pink sapphire and Montana sapphire to work and my Ceylonese sapphire out in the evening (or at Christmas/New Year). Like your other customers I do appreciate the time you take to help us make our choices."

(sphenes in gold, sapphires in gold)

Title 
heart shape spinel in pink color natural untreated

G.M., CT:

"Stone received and looks fine, thanks again."

(spinel)

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pure white topaz square shape not heated or treated

S.L., Japan:

"Brilliant pure white Topaz received. Very impressive. Glad I jumped the gun on it. To say it will raise a few eyebrows is an understatement." 

(topaz)

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natural untreated greek lilac sapphire

G.M., WA:

"The gem has arrived! Thank you very much! :)"

(sapphire)

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unheated malawi blue sky sapphire oval shape

V.S., Singapore:

"Just wanted to let you guys know that I have received your African Sapphire and I love the colour! I hope to deal with you again!"

(sapphire)

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no treated or heated cinnamon zircon gemstone

K.W., FL:

"Received my zircon today...wow! Love the cinnamon color and the sparkle is incredible. Thanks,"

(zircon)

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natural unheated marine blue sapphire pill shape

N.M., CA:

"Arrived in fine shape. Thanks, Ed."

(sapphire)

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montana sapphire natural noheat not treated in 18k yellow gold ring perfect craftmanship

K.K., Australia:

"It has taken a while but I have finally had the Montana sapphire set into a ring, the colour is perfect and I couldn't be happier. After much research I decided to go with a rose gold and platinum setting, which will not tarnish and is very secure, perfect for wearing all the time.

I found the information on your website invaluable, it helped not only with making an informed decision when choosing a stone, but also gave me a realistic idea on how to approach having the stone set and dealing with the jeweller. Like with most things, it was worth spending a bit more to get it right the first time. Thanks for your help and advice, I will be back!"

(Montana sapphire in local setting)

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beautiful 18k yellow gold engagement ring with an natural not treated redish spinel

R.G., IA:

"Just got the ring and earrings, and the spinels are as advertised !
Thanks for all your efforts !!!!!"

(spinel in gold)

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multicolored not treated or heated spinel precision cut

K.L., UK:

"We received the package tonight. Thank you for the extra bits for examining the gem -- that was unexpected! I was able to see the light inclusions mentioned, which were not visible by eye, certainly from the views that count anyhow. The colour is better than I expected (I relied quite a bit on your description and codes) which I am very pleased about. It is a subtle and pleasant warm pale purple. The warmth (saturation?) is what I like best about it. Second best is how it sparkles and picks up colours from the environment. I can't wait to see it in daylight!"

(spinel)

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extraordinary beautiful platinum pendant with a natural blue sapphire teardrop shape

R.N., Norway:

"The pendant arrived safely today. Thank you so much! It's beautiful, and beautifully made: please thank the platinum smith for me."

(sapphire in platinum)

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untreated natural white topaz set in four prongs pendant 18k yellow gold

S.L., Japan:

"got 'em jit (just in time). thanks, really nice stones from africa." 

(topaz in white gold)

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Aquamarines, Cat's Eye, amethysts, sapphires natural without any heat or treatment

C.T., WI:

"Dear Ed,
I meant to write earlier, but just wanted to let you know that the order I placed of sapphires, aquamarine and amethyst arrived quickly and the gemstones are absolutely stunning. I am going to have most of them set into a necklace, earrings and ring and will send you photos of that when it is done, but the stones themselves are beautiful. Thank you again for the lovely, all-natural gemstones."

(Aquamarine Cat's Eye, amethyst, sapphires

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Australian sapphire no heat set in ring made of 18k white gold

G.M., CT:

"I received the ring on Friday and although her birthday isn’t until October I wanted to present it to her right away. As you said, it came out great, it’s beautiful, she absolutely loves it. The stone, although unseen by me other than your website is awesome, combined with the setting (which your goldsmith did a fantastic job) is breathtaking. We were out for a motorcycle ride yesterday and I saw her observing the sparkle emitting from the ring in the sunshine in my rear view mirror.
 
Thank you so much for making this online experience a rewarding and satisfying experience. Needless to say, she is in love with and keeping the ring."

(Australian sapphire in white gold)

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no heat natural volcano red spinel set in 18k yellow gold ring

J.S., GA:

"Hope you are doing well.  Thought you might like to see a pic of the finished ring.  This is just a snapshot taken with an IPhone, but look how fiery the stone is. This was a tough project to complete, but we finally got a great result. Thanks for your help."

(hunted red spinel in local setting)

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Ruby and diamonds natural in gold ring handmade craftsmanship wonderful piece of jewelry

D.T., Brisbane:

"I have received the ring. It looks out of this world, the ruby is perfect and the goldsmith did a fantastic job. I love it! Thanks for all your help.  I cannot wait to see XXX with it. Kind regards"

(Ruby and diamonds in gold)

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not treated or heat pink thai sapphire set in four prongs 18k gold ring

J.S., VIC:

"My ring arrived yesterday. I, too, like the design. The stone is lovely, to be perfect it could have been a little deeper in colour."

(sapphire in gold)

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lilac oval shape sapphire natural no treatments

A.D., AB:

"Got the stone a few days ago, looks great, I'm very pleased. Thanks again for all your help."

(sapphire)

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sunstone zircon not heat notreated

D.T., OH:

"Wow!  I received my zircon and sapphire crystal this afternoon. Thank you so much for your promptness and note. The gem is beautiful--all that I had hoped for. It is beautiful and bright. The crystal is unique and one of a kind. You truly do care about your customers. Thanks again."

(zircon)

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rectangular multicolored padparadscha natural

Q.Y., Singapore:

"Received my stone this afternoon! The colour is more intense under indoor condition than expected. Very cool! Thank you for your replies and hope to work with u again soon!" 

(padparadscha)

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aqua blue natural tourmaline from Sri Lanka

D.T., UK:

"The gemstones arrived today - Saturday!  They are beautiful and I am very pleased with them.  I have enjoyed the buying experience with you folks and also like your website.  Ed, your comments are witty and also upfront and honest. I look forward to more purchases with you folks.  Again, many thanks,"

(tourmaline, tourmaline cat's eyes)

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tourmaline red color and oval shape natural without any treatment

E.T., CT:

"I had a chance to examine my tourmaline more closely last night (as opposed to my quick initial glance at the office), and have to tell you that I'm very pleased with it - it is indeed very pretty!  Lovely color,  nice sparkle, and true to your description.  Looking forward to my next transaction with you (finances permitting!).  Your honest descriptions are key to my online gem purchases."

(tourmaline)

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rose color triangular spinel natural noheat

D.G., Singapore:

"Received the stone today. It looks amazing. Girlfriend loved it. Thanks once again."

(spinel

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egg shape spinel notreatment no heat

J.T., TX:

"The spinel arrived yesterday. It is gorgeous and everything I want in a spinel, except the size. It's not tiny but not as large as I'd love to have, budget allowing."

(spinel)

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magnificent 18k yellow gold pendant with natural yellow tourmaline

S.L., Japan:

"The yellow tourmaline arrived yesterday with a nicely done 'corner up' setting. Looks terrific and now needs a gold chain to hang on."

(tourmaline in gold)

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natural red ruby set in wonderful platinum engagement ring

K.M., NY:

"The ring arrived last week and I proposed to her on Saturday. Her first reaction was pleased, but as it was in the evening, the stone couldn't show her its full "stop-light red" glory, so I told her to wait until she could see it in the sunlight the next day. Big mistake - she's been up at 6 o'clock every morning since so that she can spend an hour admiring it in the sunrise! Needless to say, she is beyond pleased, which means that I am beyond pleased."

(ruby in platinum)

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very rare mali yellow garnet natural without heat

J.W., FL:

"The Mali garnet arrived. The gem's sparkle shown thru the glass of the gift box which was further encased in a lovely organdy draw string bag. Now that's what I call luster!

Thanks so much for everything.  J"

(mali garnet)

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amethyst natural color no heat or any kind of treatment

C.E., Germany:

"Thanks a lot for this wonderful amethyst. It is really an excellent+ gem, the clarity, the colour, the brilliancy, the size and last but not least the precision cut from Peter Torraca. 

It is difficult to believe, but the amethyst is much nicer than on the pictures. As often, priority should be given to "overall grade" and to "comment"  over the pictures.

Cordially,"

(amethyst)

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blue natural topaz set in platinum pendant

R.K., CA:

"Looks great Ed, thanks for rushing it. Proposing on the solstice this Friday. The gem among others I collected are going in my little mermaids treasure chest"

(topaz in platinum)

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set of natural rubies in palladium ring unique piece of jewelry

C.E., Germany:

"Hi Ed,

herewith the promised picture of a ruby set in a palladium ring and a ruby set in a palladium choker necklace, both designed by Renesim.

First point
Palladium is mixed with gold to made white gold. 
Density of palladium (12 g/cm3) is near to the density of silver (10,5 g/cm3), but nearly no oxidation (we have the ring for 1,5 year now). The surface can be brushed to  adapt the hue (grey scaling). Further it is not a problem for a jeweller to clean such a ring or necklace if necessary.​
​Further the price of one oz (726 USD/oz) is about the half of the price of gold (1384 USD/oz) .  With regard to the density of gold (19,3g/cm3) the final price with palladium will be about 1/3 of the price of an equivalent in gold. It seems to be a good alternative to white gold or platinum

Second point
​I read in the testimonials that somebody was surprised of the small size of the gem. Personally I draw the gem  on paper in a 1 to 1 scale and with the colour to see how it looks like. 

Maybe you can add both points on your page.

Cordially,"

(rubies in palladium, design by RenéSim)

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ocean blue sapphire not treated no heat

W.T., CA:

"Received and looks great, everything went perfectly. Thanks for your help!"

(sapphire)

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iridescence chrome tourmaline natural in platinum pendant

R.K., CA:

"Love pendant and earrings Ed, you never disappoint"

(iridescence chrome tourmaline in platinum, sapphires in gold)  

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amazing sapphire from australia unheated

D.P., Ontario:

"Received it today, looks great, thanks a lot."

(sapphire)

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ruby red natural color not heat

U.A., Winnipeg:

"Thanks for the certificate on the rainforest. It is great. I must congratulate you for the exceptional Ruby you have sent me with the GRS report.I am totally in awe of it, and it turned out to be just as brilliant as I thought it would be.  You know I buy from you for Jyotish purposes only, and this Ruby is exactly serving my purpose.  I got it set in a gold ring and am energizing and purifying it right now.  Rest assured, I will come back to you for all my future gemstones, as in the past.  I will be soon looking for an untreated, pure organic red coral. Regards"

(ruby)

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burma padparadscha beautiful no-heat

C.L., MN:

"I received the sapphire on Saturday. Thanks."

(padparadscha)

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set of natural spinels, tourmalines and zircon

N.K., Spain:

"I just received the stones. They are beautiful, thank you very much! Thank you for being so kind and for helping me choose and the additional pictures. I particularly like the zircon. It is lighter than I imagined and so much better than the picture. It's funny how zircons are undervalued - in my view at least. The other day I was asking myself the following. Did you ever come across a nice grey sapphire or spinel? I don't mean blue-grey but grey, maybe warmish grey? How expensive would they be? Are people at all interested in those?"

(spinels, tourmalines and zircon)

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high value white sapphire no-heat not-treated

A.M., TX:

"I just recieved my stone and I want to say how extremely pleased I am...as you said it is impossible to pick up the color of this stone in photographs but it is so much more amazing in person...I wanted to say thank you for having a great and honest posting about this stone and it is more than promised.  It is so clean I couldn't believe that and the baby pink looks amazing indoors and it goes more white outside!  I will definately be coming back for more soon!  You have earned my business for sure and I will always recommend and send my friends your way first.  Great doing business with you and looking forward to doing so again!"  

(sapphire)

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cc garnet in local gold setting with tons of diamonds everything natural, without treatments
S.T., CA:
 
"You sold me a CC garnet a year ago. It was a 1.46 CT cushion - Grading report CCBG146, Certificate #11030142.  I finally had it set and it's so fabulous.  It took me a year to find a setting that did it justice and then the jeweler did some custom work to make it perfect.  It's a 1.00CTW with a halo containing 217 tiny F colored, micro pave set diamonds.  It's a unique gem in a one of a kind setting. To be honest I loved looking at the garnet so much while it was unset, I was afraid I would mess up the beauty by covering up even a tiny portion with the prongs. I'm not a great photographer, but I took a few pics. Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL gem!"
 
(beliky color change garnet in local gold setting with tons of diamonds)
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sunset red tourmaline unheated untreated

T.G., MI:

"Just wanted to let you know that my beautiful stones have arrived!!!  Can't wait to get settings done."

(sunset tourmaline, rhodolite)

Title 
dark blue sapphire set in white gold handmade ring

C.D., WA:

"Just wanted to let you know we received the stone and finally had a chance to get a picture of the final product. She's really in love with the sapphire and I can't thank you enough for all your help! Will be recommending WildFishGems to all my friends!!!"

(sapphire in gold - local setting)

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blue natural oval sapphire not-treated

M.K., Malaysia:

"We just received your sapphire today safely... My wife said very beautiful.... We also have some ruby & emerald from others but the quality and impression totally different ... Thank you for giving us good quality sapphire with reasonable price..  Thanx again"

(sapphire)

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 natural clinohumite fire red gemstone no-heat

W.H., WA:

"The Kyanite arrived the other day, and it is gorgeous. Wonderful color in a sacred stone. I think I forgot to write and tell you how beautiful the Clinohumite was as well - so clear and so intense. Both are very spectacular. Thank you."

(clinohumite and kyanite)

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gorgeous natural cristal water blue tourmaline from afghanistan

C.D., WI:

"The Afgani tourmaline arrived yesterday and the color is absolutely gorgeous!  Give me a colored stone anyday!  My next engagement ring will be an exquisite colored stone that is 5not or six carats set with high end small diamonds as color reflectors and accents." 

(tourmaline)

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dark natural round sapphire precision cut to set on ring

E.M., OK:

"Um, wow, this is the most beautiful sapphire (my birthstone, by the way) I've ever seen. The pictures don't do it justice at all, and I can't wait to see it in the setting I have planned for it. Thank you so much for the opportunity to own such a gorgeous sapphire! I am so pleased. :) "

(sapphire)

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untreated ruby set on a wonderful handmade yellow gold ring

M.N., WI:

"The ring is Great!"

(ruby in gold)

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triangular garnet green color natural noheat not treated

C.D., WI:

"My two loose stones arrived today as well as the Tsavorite garnet and cognac tourmaline are absolutely gorgeous. I  have already decided how and with what other stones I want them set.  I can't wait to see the afghani tourmaline.  Stones seem to speak to me on how I want them set so after the third stone arrives I will take them to my local goldsmith with directions.  Thank you! "

(garnet and tourmaline)

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brilliant shine natural aquamarine ready to be set on a ring

S.L., Beppu:

"Aquamarine received. Wow, now that's what I call briallance! One of the best coloured gemstones I've seen. Its got me interested in the aquamarine cat's eye CEA937, but that will have to wait until another day (hopefully one with a stronger yen)."

(aquamarine)

Title 
cosmic blue oval shape sapphire natural unheated

C.G., MD:

"She arrived yesterday afternoon, safe and sound.  She's absolutely gorgeous. :)"

(sapphire)

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natural dravite gemstone on yellow gold pendant

S.L., Beppu:

"The dravite pendant arrived today. Bargain stone chosen because I thought it a good match for gold, and I was correct (hopefully it will help restore some of gold's lost lustre)." 

(dravite in gold)

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not-heat natural white sapphire

J.G., NC:

"I have received the sapphire, it is really nice. Thank you for the quick communication and service. Sincerely,"

(sapphire)
 

Title 
pair of natural zircons set in yellow gold earrings

P.C., UK:

"Zircon earring studs arrived safely yesterday. Thanks very much they are very pretty. Your goldsmith did a very nice job." 

(zircons in gold)

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untreated pink oval spinel from vietnam

R.M.,  Germany:

"Der Spinell ist letzte Woche bei mir angekommen. Ein kleiner, aber sehr lebhafter und brillanter Stein mit schöner Farbe."

(spinel)
 

Title 
asian natural pink spinel triangular cut

L.S., WY:

"I received the pink spinel today, I love it!!"

(spinel)
 

Title 
oval shape star sapphire no-heat not-treated

C.S.,  MT:

"I went to the post office about an hour ago and collected the beautiful gems. They are really something!"
 
(kyanite, star sapphire)
 

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big natural sapphire from madagascar

D.N., BC:

"Thank you, I received the sapphire!  I have the perfect idea for a beautiful setting, and will send you photos when it's done."

(sapphire)
 

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round red ruby unheated

K.M., NY:

"I wanted to thank you for the excellent ruby; I received it last week and have been preparing my plans to get it set. Having been impressed with the personableness with which you handled my first inquiry, and the ethical business practices to which you subscribe, I wanted to reach out to you to get a quote to work with you on the design of the ring."

(ruby)
 

Title 
sapphire with no treatment
R.B., NJ:
 
"She has selected LPS120. "
 
Title 
cristal luster white sapphire untreated

H&G, Guam:

"Finally!  We got the stone today.  We both dropped a big "Wow" when we opened the box. We are very happy with it :)  We will send the stone back for setting on Saturday 3/9 via UPS. "

(sapphire)

Title 
natural yellow tourmaline from india
S.L., Beppu:
 
"Package received. The tourmaline really proves the value of a fine cut. A wonder to behold. The little pink spinel, a real eye-catcher, is a fine addition as well. "
 
Title 
bi colored natural tourmaline without treatments or heat
L.S., WY:
 
"I received my package today. What a beautiful stone, I love it, thanks for all the help!"
 
Title 
natural blue sapphire and six diamonds in a gold ring

B.S., PA:

"I received the ring and the AIGS report yesterday. It's really beautiful. You did a wonderful job and I'm very glad to have stumbled on to your site. I just left you positive feedback on the Amazon site. Thank you very much!"

(sapphire and six diamonds in gold)

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original and natural green jade gemstone from china

C.S., MT:

"I am very much enjoying my moss colored jade which I purchased from you.  Thank you for it. It is so beautiful in the various light."

(jade)

Title 
pink burma ruby gemstone not treated

M.N., WI:

"Hi Ed! I received the pkg yesterday. This whole experience is a very nice surprise. REAL quality. Im very happy with my purchase and now have to hide the making of this ring until September. Buy with confidence. Next purchase will be easy and reassuring that Im buying Quality."

(ruby)
 

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blood red natural amethyst in handcrafted gold ring
B.B., FL:
 
"Dear Ed, Upon opening the package, I discovered rare beauty and old world craftsmanship in the gemstone's beauty and the goldsmith's expertise. I am very pleased with the final results of this project. My design, my vision, my determination, Plus your dripping beauty of a gemstone with your talented team.

This project was well executed to create everlasting results. Carol, is very deserving, indeed. She knows it is a custom-made, one-of-a-kind, handmade ring for her to wear everyday. But she does not know what type of stone or what it looks like, design and all. It shall be a wonderful surprise!!! Thank-you for all of your hard work and talented team. The project is a success. The ring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The rare, white tourmaline with the pinkish hue is stunning!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed, you were very generous. Thank-you for endearing words. I shall send you photo's later on (WHEN = ???) of Carol's hand wearing the ring. Also, I shall have her provide her own words of...WOW!"
 
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south african chrome diopside natural no heat not treated

W.H., WA:

Sorry to have written a bit late - gone out of town for a while - but I wanted to let you know the Chrome Diopside oval arrived, and that my wife and I really love it. She's been looking for a green stone that size for a certain pendant setting, and was frustrated with affordable emeralds and tsavorites. This chrome diopside fit the bill nicely, and is quite visually appealing. Thank you for offering it. We'll be back!

(chrome diopside)

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lovely oval shape sapphire natural untreated

J.C., Warren:

"Dear Ed,  thank you very much, the sapphire arrived late last week.  My apologies for not writing sooner.  It is a lovely stone!  Very happy with the quality. I hope that I have more chances in the future to do business with such a wonderful person again.

(sapphire)

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myanmar natural pink ruby

R.M., Stuttgart:

"ed, der Rubin ist am Wochenende bei mir angekommen und gefällt mir sehr gut - er hat eine sehr feine hellrote Farbe. Vielen Dank für die "Zugaben". Für Schmuck interessiere ich mich nicht so sehr, da ich lose Steine sammle."

(ruby)

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ruby untreated no heat natural
G.E., New South Wales:
 
"We received the beautiful ruby yesterday - thank you so much - it exceeded our expectations - the colour and clarity is magnificent and I am looking forward to wearing it on my finger. thanks for your prompt attention and look forward to doing more business with you in the future. kind regards"
 
Title 
4.17 ct ceylon blue sapphire natural. no treatment or heat

J&J, CA:

"We love the sapphire and will keep it, thanks!

I was terrifically excited when I visited my boyfriend, in Los Angeles last weekend and was able to view in-person the 4.17ct Ceylon sapphire you had recommended. It was very pretty at night, in-doors (a lot of lavender under incandescent lighting), but under the sun during the day, the intensity of the blue just about knocked my socks off! "

(sapphire)

Title 
ruby pink color no heat natural

S.L., Japan:

"Ruby received. Lovely stone, facing up like 2 cts, rather than the 1.17 actual weighting."

(ruby)

Title 
elegant setting of a natural sapphire in a gold ring

J.K., NY:

"I realize I never wrote to thank you. The sapphire is stunning, just as you had described it, and the setting you created is elegant and shows off the gem beautifully.  My fiancee hardly ever takes the ring off!
Buying a gem required a leap of faith for me -- I am not a gem expert, and I had never met you or seen the gem in person when I made the purchase.  Your fairness, professionalism and honesty made working with you easy and relaxing, and I am completely satisfied with my purchase. Thank you!"

(sapphire in gold)

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square shape natural burma ruby

J.B., OH:

"I am doing well. Thank you for asking. It is a gorgeous stone. I'm a little perplexed as what to do with it. It would be an amazing stud in earing, but at the same time I think it done properly could look great in a ring. So you now see my conundrum. I love to wear in earing and would wear this one often, but at the same time I have always wanted a ruby ring. At this point in time I own no rings. It is truly a tough choice."

(ruby)
 

Title 
kashmir blue sapphire oval shape untreated

S.S., Singapore:

"1. Hi Edward  Received. Thank you and I saw ur note. Thks. But i too excited open in car and dropped. Now I try use vacuum cleaner to suck..hope can find. So sad. Please upgrade my membership. If I cannot find I will buy another one fr you. 

2. Hi Edward  I still trying to find. Wanted it fast but drop instead..sign...if i cannot find, do u have any other nice unheated blue sapphire to recommend?Same transfer will get another 10% off in addition to 15%? I will look for it tmr moning when it is bright. Thks

3. I just found it. I use rainbow vacuumn cleaner suck. So happy. Thks Edward"

(sapphire)

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madagascar sapphire precision cut no heat natural

J.W., Washington DC:
 
"The yellow sapphire arrived during the Christmas holidays and as expected, it is LUSH. I especially loved the "story". You could have a career as a writer, you know! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013. "
 

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natural yellow sapphire set on gold pendant

L.W.; Norway:

"Oh Ed, how beautiful!  Thank you! "

(sapphire in gold)

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natural mandarine garnet unheated

J.K., CA:

"Hello Ed, John again the Garnet arrived and it's an awesome stone and thanks a lot"

(Mandarine garnet)

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natural hunted Kashmir-blue Burma sapphire with diamonds in Jyotish platinum ring setting
S.N. & A.S.; OH: 
 
"Dear Mr. Bristol, 
 
The ring arrived today and we are stunned by its beauty. You were right on the mark with all your suggestions. It looks very luxurious and grand. We had not envisioned it that way and the ring far exceeds our expectations. Your smith has done an excellent job of setting the stones and giving the lotus a three dimensional feel. Please thank him and Mr. S. on our behalf.
A. will load some pictures over the weekend to put on your website. Thank you so much. It has been a pleasure getting the stone and the ring from you. Both of us cherish the ring as well as the experience. Sincerely,"
 
Title 
montana white sapphire unheated no heat

E.S., GB:

"The stone just arrived, looks great - really love it! Thank you for the speedy service and delivery, much appreciated. All the Best"

(sapphire)
 

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natural asian ruby and white sapphires in platinum ring

S.B., New Mexico:

"Hi Ed. The ring is beautiful! Just wondering if there are any dos and do bots for getting the ring cleaned? Are the machines they run them through at the jewelers okay for the ring? Soaks?  Thanks,"

(ruby and white sapphires in platinum)

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pair of natural non heat yellow triangular shape titanites

J.K., CA:

"Hello Edward the Titanites came and they're beautiful. Thanks for your patience with my impatience I'll aim for better next time."

(titanite)

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colombia untreated pink ruby

H.H., MA:

"Hey buddy, got it last week, yes, sorry, I will have set with once she oks a design..thanks again."

(ruby)

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tanzanian white sapphire not treated no-heat

J.B.; MD:

"The stone came in the mail today! Thank you for all your help and assistance tracking it. I am sorry I was impatient as well. It is pristine and beautiful! Thanks again,"

(sapphire)

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vietnamese pink ruby unheated no treatment

J&D. F.; CA:

"Last night I received the ruby and have to say it is beautiful and exactly as I wanted...(Red with pink sparkles) and the gemstone book as a bonus!  I am thrilled and saving my money like crazy so that I can get it set as soon as possible.
I am sure I will be returning to you in the future for my gemstone needs.  Thanks again,"

(ruby)

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white sapphire heart shape natural
S.L., Japan:
 
"It took a while, but here they are. 100% satisfied. The adamantine icy blue of the Montana is actually very close to my ideal (even though your colour grading was a mere 'very good'). Also, the pure white faces up much larger--a bargain of a diamond killer."
 
Title 
natural non heated tsavorite and diamonds set in platinum ring
A.R., PA:
 
"The tsavorite ring arrived yesterday, along with my two small diamonds. the craftsmanship is excellent, your tsavorite is a real winner, the replacement diamonds were beautifully matched and the top of the ring is 100% accurate. Thanks. Buddy Bear, my appraiser here, thinks this ring is worth $25,000 or so,(almost treble of what we actually paid) and the ring is stunning!"
 
Title 
natural namibian flourite untreated

MKM, AE:

"Just wanted to let you know that the flourite arrived today.  Cool looking stone.  Now I just have to figure out how to set it."

(flourite)

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sunset yellow citrine no heat or any treatment

C.S., MA:

"Hi Ed, I got my citrine on Saturday, just as pretty as I hoped it would be. Thanks again,"

(citrine)

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wonderful square cut green tsavorite natural untreated

J.W., Florida:

"Consider the sapphires and tsavo sold. I am very pleased with my purchase...especially that little fellow you could not leave behind. Once again thank you for the beautiful stones and professionalism you have in all our dealings."

(tsavorite, sapphires)

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beautiful black spinel non heated no treatment

C.B., Tokyo:

"It arrived safely. Very nice stone (and nice packaging), which I might be able to put in a ring or something. And thank you for the sapphire crystal. "

(black spinel)

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green amethyst natural no treatments

RU., India:

"Hi! Received in good condition. Wonderful gems. Thanks. "

(tourmaline, amethyst)

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tourmaline, aquamarine, ruby all natural without any treatment
J.L, Pittsburgh:
 
"I just picked up the stones, they are beautiful.  Thx.  However, the ruby is so small. I need to save up to get a bigger one. Lol."
 
Title 
blood red natural spinel unheated

J.S., Atlanta:

"I returned to Atlanta today and was finally able to retrieve the package from my office. You were right about the color -- it is exactly what I wanted. Thanks for keeping at it until we found the right thing. "

(spinel)

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white topaz set in gold top designer earrings

J.W., FL:

"Exactly what I wanted.  Stone with minimal gold.  They are gorgeous..I've never worn such large ones and I was afraid they would be heavy but they are not.  Also, they hang wonderfully.  I am still in awe that you and your wizard of a jeweler got them perfectly with the small amount of communication that passed between us.  I know I should probably only wear them in the evening but I will probably wear them during the day some, as well.  Thanks for making my dreams come true, once again."

(topaz in gold)

Title 
beautiful elegant earrings with a pair of white natural sapphires

J.S., OZ:

"They have arrived and I like them. Thanks for responding to my emails and following up constantly for me.,"

(sapphires in gold)
 

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natural beryl and danburite not treated

M.W., British Columbia:

"I received your expedited parcel here today in N, thankyou for getting it to me before my trip. I have now enjoyed the last few hours with the contents of the parcel......delightful!!
               
I am amazed with the cut and brilliance of the 3.48 helidor......a "stand alone" wonder to behold.
               
The Danburite, I love even more, as it is truly an individual. So far, I seem to notice it wants very much to pretend to be a padparadsha...or alexandrite......it shows an orange-pink...and then a mellow chryso green.....and that is likely due to the company of the chryso's which are keeping it company. The brilliance of this stone is wonderful, and I wonder if it could be set with yellowish/ green/brown chrysos , and in yellow gold, to bring out yellow refractive qualities. This stone loves a pink/orange very much as well.....myself, I tend to earthy greenish amber yellow ....but this is just an idea for you if you wish to mention these stones to your partner. You may send him pictures of all the stones, and see if he would like to think about settings.  Here is what I am thinking:

Ring idea #1: 3.26 oval cut chryso with two smaller 1.2 chryso brownish green trillion cut side stones....in a large18-22 carat yellow gold setting...an art piece...not dainty

Ring idea #2: 3.48 trillion cut chryso, with two smaller 1.2 brownish green trillion cut side stones......in same setting as above.

Ring idea #3: 4.69 faint yellow danburite, set with stones to relect the already inherent colours of the stone. Again, set in a substantial higher carat gold setting.
                                
Ed, I am SO HAPPY with all these stones. Thankyou for taking the effort to get them to me so quickly....and also for the Bon Voyage on my Asia trip.....this is a return trip for me, I lived in Bangkok for two months with my family back in 1976.......my grad year from high-school. My father was a research scientist with Canadian government.....doing work on low oxygen "klong" carpfish......back then, a major food supply!! And the klongs then were just as bad as when your " not -so -grateful"  dog friend who you rescued (and bit you!) was in the soup! Kudos to your vigilant wife and pet dog!!!!!!! In the meantime, I have worked in China and Taiwan ....so really....my mother and I are really returning to Asia for the FOOD!!!! We love it, and do our best to cook it here......but a poor comparison to local.......I am sure you know.

                                I hope all goes well in your world in the meantime, I will be online while in Vietnam and Cambodia, so please feel free to drop a line .....I would be pleased to hear from you anytime, and hope we can do business again soon."

 
(beryl, danburite

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midnight sky blue sapphire no heat no treatment

S&A N., OH:

 

"Just received it!!!! We are amazed (and humbled) at how small and perfect it looks. Then again, perfection is not a small thing. A heap of thanks to you and Mr. S."
 
Title 
precision cut red spinel ruby natural no-heat

C.E., NL:

"The orange dash gives the spinel a sweat touch. I like this warm red. I never see an analogous gem. This colour is unique. It is a really beauty.
Now after the precision-recut giving an excellent symmetry this spinel is splendid and has a perfect balance. The nicest spinel I have ever seen by jewellers or mineralogy fairs. Despite the precision-recut, the face is still analogous to a 4 ct square shaped sapphire I have. It was love at first sight, and now since I can admire this gem with my own eyes, I am still in love with it.
This spinel is really exceptional and beyond the standards. For me, the overall grade after the precision-recut is excellent+.

The second gem, a Mozambique ruby, is also an excellent gem with a high brilliancy. The face of this 1,28 ct square shaped ruby is huge. In mm2 the surface of its table is comparable to the face of a 1,6-1,8 ct oval ruby,

The ruby is magnificent, but the spinel is in its own category, somewhere else in the universe of the gems.

Thanks for these magnificent gems. I can imagine  that it is probably neither easy nor obvious to hunt such gems and  requires a lot of patience."

(Peter Torraca precision-cut red spinel, ruby)

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non heat brazilian yellow chrysoberyl set natural

M.W., CA:

"Hello Ed, The parcel arrived successfully here to me in Canada on Aug.31st. I have been transfixed ever since. and gives me a good idea why you enjoy your work as much as you say. 
I would have sent this message sooner, but I was contemplating how these stones could possibly be so powerfully serene and as tranqil as my Buddhist water fountain......  Then I finally got it. These three chryso's 
simply radiate the kindness of your karma. I thank you for sharing them with me."

(3 chrysoberyl set)

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natural rainforest green sapphire square shape

J.W., CA:

"Stone is here and looks great!  Thanks again!!"

(sapphire)

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sri lanka's blue sapphire untreated no heat set in halo ring

A.I., CA:

"I recently got engaged, and the sapphire is even more stupendous in the setting. I'm attaching a quick phone cam shot, and will send you some proper ones soon.

Do you know where in Sri Lanka the sapphire was mined? My fiance actually had / has some relatives there doing charity work so he is curious!

Thanks again! The sapphire is something very special

Just wanted to let you know the ring won "Jewel of the Week!" of pricescope! Here is the link, the sapphire looks AMAZING! But, it truly looks even more breathtaking in real life, and THAT is rare!

http://www.pricescope.com/blog/jewel-week-victor-canera-sapphire-trilogy-halo-ring

And, here are a few better photos, as promised!

(sapphire in local setting)

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not treated dark blue sapphire

C.G. NY:

"The gem arrived today looks great, taking it down to get it set. Appreciate your help throughout this. I apoligise if I've been a little anxious."

(sapphire)

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fire opal not treated no heat just natural

S.L. CA:

"The fire opal (and most unusual hessonite) arrived today. The opal is a real treasure. In a word: faultless. It could be mistaken for another stone until put in the sunshine, when (and I'm sure you must have seen this) the tell-tale rainbow flashes of an opal are clearly visible. An optical marvel. If you have a chance, please say thank you to Conny Forsberg for a job very well done."

(fire opal, hessonite)

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not treated no heat cyan blue emerald set in gold pendant

R.N.; AK:

"The pendant arrived today: very very sweet - I'm glad I ditched the ring idea! It looks lovely.  Thank you so much. Good wishes,"

(emerald crystal in gold)

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pink natural spinel noheat

R.N., Stuttgart:

"der Stein ist am Samstag wohlbehalten bei mir angekommen. Der Spinell hat ein sehr schönes rot/pink und gefällt mir prima. Bis zum nächsten Stein. Viele Grüße"

(spinel)

Title 
natural pink spinel set in white gold pendant
S.L.; JP:
 
"The color, clarity, and brilliance are all first rate. Pink is personally not my color, but the girls (wife and daughters) certainly like it. One of the best in my collection."
 
Title 
natural untreated scapolites in white gold earrings

J.S., OZ: 

"The scapolites for my sister look great."

(scapolite in gold)

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heart shape noheat nottreated  cobalt spinel

K.W.; Los Alamos:

"My jeweler contacted me this afternoon to let me know that the stone arrived in good condition.  Thank you for all your help.  I appreciate your communication, and am impressed with your business practices (both toward your customers and the workers/environment) and will be doing business with you again when I am in need of gemstones. 
I stopped by the jeweler yesterday, and got to take a look at the stone.  I realize it's pretty hard to take good pictures of stones for online posting, but I was pleased with how similar the stone is to what was presented online.  The clarity was great, and I was very happy with the blue color (I have been more than disappointed before with other 'blue' spinel purchases); it is a true blue.  The cut of the stone isn't an isosceles triangle as I had imagined from the picture, but I think that will add some more character to the ring, so I'm not worried about that."

(cobalt spinel)

Title 
natural padparadscha and green garnets in wonderful rose gold necklace
B.K., LA:
 
"looks amazing, ed, been wild week"
 
Title 

J.B., Ohio:

"I just got the stones. I am not sure what exactly to say. When I got the first two sapphires I thought they were very nice but these are absolutely amazing. I absolutely love the ruby. they are so amazing I can't let them go for long. I believe in following your heart and passion. I think you can understand that as it seems you are that way. I love reading your stories."

(ruby and sapphire in gold)

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various gemstones no heat not treated natural set in dragonfly and ring

C.E., NL:

"Sorry for being late for sending the picture.
Herewith a picture from the dragonfly and its matching ring. Unfortunately I could not do a perfect picture (see some light reflexion).
Dragonfly: Kashmirblue Madagascar sapphire (1,04ct), 4 Tanzania Mahenge Pad spinels (1,40ct, 1,45ct, 0,79ct, 0,62ct), nacre, white gold (18kt) and small SI diamonds on the body. The size of the dragonfly is about 6,5 cm x 8 cm.
Ring: Tanzania Mahenge Pad spinel (1,48ct), nacre, white gold (18kt). Size of the ring: 52,5, the width at the top of the ring is about 1,6 cm. Chain: standard classic white gold (18kt) chain.

(Various gems, Design by Renésim)
 

Title 
natural grass green chrome sphene
R.H., AZ:
 
"Life is good with a sphene, like having you own little sparkling rainbow.  This one is bright and clean, but a bit less green than expected, more yellow."
 
Title 
fire red flame spinel untreated

A.S., NY:

"Just a quick note (it is almost midnight after a long day) to say the orange spinel arrived safely today. It is a lovely stone. Thank you. I appreciate the stone, the extras and your business model of respect toward the gem material and the people who bring it from the earth"

(flame spinel)

Title 
yellow diamond style zircons no heat untreated

S.J., SC:

"I just got them and they are gorgeous. They match up perfectly with a larger zircon that I was trying to find a match for, see picture. Your just the greatest you made my week. Hey do you think you could watch out for another sunset tourmaline and mauve spinel, see pictures 2 &3. I really liked those stones, I'm signed up for email notifications when you get new stuff but I have never got one and I'm missing out on some stones I would love to have. Keep a look out for those for me please. Again thanks for the great pair and book I really like doing business with you. Thanks,"

(diamond-stile zircons)

Title 
rare yellow sapphire natural no-heat

G.S., Lux:

"Hello Ed, it arrived today and it is wonderful! Not only is it an exact photo, the gem seem to refuse to be photographed adequately - the light in it, the hints of green and deep yellow that sparkle and just the sharpness of the stone is lost in any photo I've tried to take of it all day. Thanks so much again, Best"

(sapphire)

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pink sapphire from tanzania untreated

C.K., Vancouver:

"Hi Ed, Thanks for sending that lovely pink sapphire. What a gorgeous stone!  You sure had my colour preference nailed, too. My apology for being so slow in responding. I love it and will keep it! Best,"

(sapphire)

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natural rose sapphire from kenya noheat nottreated

J.McI., OZ:

"Sapphire arrived safe and sound yesterday. Very pretty.Thanks," 

(rose sapphire)

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natural apatite cat's eye flame orange

U.A., Manitoba:

"I like the Cat's eye too that you have sent.  Untreated stones are just impossible to find or even make out if they are treated or not.  I am sure to buy Ruby in the future and a blue sapphire. Am saving to buy a good quality Burmese/Ceylon in the future.  Actually, there is so much fraud in the market, it is hard to trust anybody, but I trust your website completely and have read you articles.  I had bought a blue sapphire from you I think in 2006-07 and it turned out to be really good."

(Apatite cat's eye)

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J.S., Australia:

"I am very pleased with my 3 rings and glad that I did not ask in time for a smaller size.

The bands are comfortable and thick, just as I like them. You are right about your jeweler in Bangkok- nice work. The Ceylonese sapphire is my favourite but I like both the other rings very well too. Thank you for your suggestion of a white gold band and rose gold bezel for the pink spinel and thank you too for encouraging me to think outside my blue box.

I know that my sister will be very happy with the blue spinel which is rather larger than I appreciated. Like me she chooses to wear chunky rings so it will suit her.

I have had a lot of fun buying from you and now will not buy gems elsewhere but I don't expect to be looking for anything for a while. One day I would like a cabochon but it will be best not to look at your site for some months. We have several weddings to pay for.

Many thanks Ed and great to communicate and buy from you,"

(sapphire & spinel ring-set)

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square shape natural sunset tourmaline

S.J., SC:

"I just got it and your right its gorgeous. It exceeded my expectation. You have a good eye."

(sunset tourmaline)

Title 
untreated blue sapphire set in 18k white gold ring
H.D., London:
 
"Hi Ed -  Just thought you might like to see how the 5 ct. sapph ended up.  I'm getting married and this is the finished ring with matching band. Micky Roof did the work, as usual. "
 
(sapphire in gold and diamonds by Micky Roof)
Title 
oval shape Beliki color change garnet no treatments no heat
S.W., TX:
 
"I received my garnet yesterday.  It's so fabulous!  I spent quite a bit of time just staring at it and wiggling it around so I could watch those beautiful flashes of red.  It completely exceeded my expectations!  My spoiled pug and boyfriend are both jealous since it received so much attention last night.  :- )
I'll send you pictures when I have it mounted.
Thank you so much!!!!!"
 
Title 
natural butter yellow sapphire from thailand
S.L., Oita:
 
"The stone finally arrived today. Looks like it spent some time at customs office. In any case, its safe and sound now. A really nice sparkler and good match for a gold setting."
 
("butter" sapphire)
Title 
square shape natural sapphire no heat not treated

BDA, Alabama:

"The sapphire arrived here a couple of days ago, while I was away.  My darlin' signed for it and surprised me with it later. Every thing as it should be.  Thank You! I think the gem was well portrayed in your picture."

(sapphire

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pair of ceylonese natural indicolite tourmaline

R.T., TX:

"I recieved the two (2) indicolites yesterday. Excellent quality as usual."

(indicolite tourmaline)

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natural dark blue changing color sapphire set in gold and diamonds ring

H.M., NC:

"The blue sapphire is constantly changing color (blue, purple, violet, orange, red and various combinations at the same time) and we never know what to expect next, much like my personality! The other photos are the 1.73 white (green) sapphire (we've seen pale pink, pale yellow, and clear) and the 2.65 CC blue sapphire.  The white sapphire ring feels just as sweet as the photos and I really enjoy wearing it.  Thank you for providing a venue for beauties like these."

(colorchange sapphire in gold and diamonds, local setting)

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natural unheated red ruby set in white gold and diamonds ring

M.G., New York:

"Dear Ed, This is just to let you know that the certificates have all arrived well. I have been enjoying the ring for a few days now and it´s great, just that tiny little bit larger than it should be! I was waiting to write this email as I wanted to wear it for a few days  - and I decided now that it really is fine. Other than that, I really do not think many people own such a nice ring - so thank you very much. I am sure we would be back for some more nice stones! Best wishes,"

(ruby and 12 diamonds in gold

Title 
afghan red spinel in 18k gold ring
K.D.G., GA: 
 
"As promised, here are some pics of the spinel set.  I put it in a simple WG trellis solitaire.  It looks great.
Thanks!"
 
 
Title 
white bright sapphire not treated

S.K., Oregon:

"We finally got some actual sunlight, and I took the stone out into it.  It's very beautiful, and I will keep it. Thanks again for finding it."

(sapphire)

Title 
wonderful natural citrine gemstone set in gold pendant
S.L.; Kawasaki:
 
"Received. Sparkling citrine and gold are a truly stunning combination. Outstanding (and economical). "
 
Title 
tourmaline, garnet, sapphire, beryl, gemstones, natural, no-heat, untreated

P.P., Vienna:

" I received the gems. The tourmaline is my favorite, the demantoid is a bit more "lemon" than expected but ok. And the color of the sapphire is brilliant."

(tourmaline, garnet, sapphire, beryl)

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kenyan blue sapphire untreated

H.Y., Japan:

"Dear Ed, I am grad to receive the sapphire now. I like this one very much. I send you my cat'eye pendant photo, made by your cat's eye. Isn't it beautiful? Thank you very much."

(sapphire)

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pair of white natural sapphires untreated
S.L., Japan:
 
"The sapphire pair arrived moments before you sent this email (possibly delayed due to the ground workers' strike last week?). As advertised, they will make a fine pair of earrings. The bluish tint that comes through strongly in the right light at the right angle is really quite appealing and better than the photos suggested. 
 
Title 
yellow zircon gemstone, unheated no treatments
E.Z., Munich:
 
"I just received the stone, it already arrived on Friday.
I like it very much, it`s bigger than expected and the colour is very nice. :)
Thank you very much, greetings from Munich!"
 
Title 

C.E., DE:

"The three exceptional gems have been delivery on Friday. The Colour Change sapphire is my first CC gem. First I looked for adequate light conditions to see this phenomena. It is like switch on/off from a dense and hypnotic Kashmir blue to reddish purple. Further in reddish purple, the sapphire is more transparent, like coloured crystal glass. The purple sapphire/ruby is also marvellous and looks like a 2 ct. It is a kind of CC gem. In a white and very bright light (sunshine at lunchtime or white light under the microscope) it looks deep reddish purple. Under a warm light (having some yellow component) the secondary colour, the red, becomes more importance (for me, red seems than to be the primary colour), and it looks like a ruby. With regard to the rhodolite the best description is yours, a fairytale gem.
I am very happy to possess such beautiful and marvellous colour gems.
"

(sapphires, garnet)

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3 natural padparadschas in platinum ring
R.K., LA:
 
"Just got it. Amazing Ed. Another real stunner. Thanks so much. Couple secretaries here spotted it in my office when I opened it, their eyes were popping. This one is going in the safe for now."
 
Title 
triangular pink spinel not treated and no-heat

C.S., MA:

"I got my little beauties yesterday; as always, terrific. "

(spinel, tourmaline)

Title 
unheated not treated oval shape blue sapphire from madagascar

A.I., LA:

"Yes, you are right about the cost of perfection. I saw one like that at Pala... I could buy a beach house for less money!! All in all, I like this stone. Its positives outweigh its negatives. I think you did a fantastic job with the hunt! Much better and much more honest than the other vendor (who shall go unnnamed!) that I was trying to work with. You can mark the 6.2 sapphire as sold! I just got the report from AGLand it came back as unheated, Ceylon and 3.5 color rating. I'm very, very happy with that and will have it sent to Victor to be set early next week. Thank you for all of your patience and guidance during the
gem hunt. I have seen many, many sapphires on this hunt. Some bigger, some better cut, some cheaper, but none as perfect in color (for my tastes anyway!) as this one. I know it will make me happy for years tocome. Worth every penny. ;)"

(sapphire)

Title 
red ruby natural not treated

H.I., Hokkaido:

Edward様 けい様

ルビー無事届きました。
気品を感じる色と、たたずまいで
大変うれしく思います。
感謝いたしております。
本当にありがとうございました。»

(ruby)

Title 
natural spinel red color to be set in gold ring
KDG, GA:
 
"The spinel arrived at my door today and it is very, very pretty.  Thanks for the note:)  I'm thinking of setting it in Heart of Water setting--probably one of the simple solitaire styles--and will send a picture along eventually when it's all set and done. Thanks again!" 
 
Title 

H.B., USA:

"I am a very demanding customer. As such, I say without reservation that the company Wild Fish Gems and its proprietor, Ed Bristol, can be counted upon for 100% integrity and reliability. As a customer an unexpected problem occurred, in which Ed Bristol was not at fault. But, he fixed the problem, and I am completely pleased. Consequently, anyone, who looks at the Wild Fish website and is considering a purchase, may feel totally assured that Ed Bristol stands behind his inventory, and his word--written or verbal-- is his bond."

Title 
white sapphire gemstone no treatment no heat

H.McK., NC:

"We picked up the stones Saturday, And the 1.73 Carat sapphire was every thing we had hoped it would be, and is delightful."

(sapphire)

Title 
purple precision cut sapphire natural
R.H., Sedona:
 
"Exactly ten days to delivery. The red is indeed a sparkler.  Dark in subdued lighting but then really lights up in direct light.  Just enough pink flash to boost the red.   I think set with side stones no one will ever see the surface scar below the girdle.  The purple is "Wild".  Eye clean but clearly a natural with just 10 x."
 
Title 
purple garnet gemstone natural

L.C.H., Richmond:

"Ed, I love my garnets! The settings are perfect. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. I'm dealing with a broken arm and torn rotator cuff. Typing with one hand is frustrating.  :)"

(garnets in gold)

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purple unheated natural sapphires ready to be set in a pair of earrings

Y.D., Ankara:

"I got them! The stones are gorgous! The colour even better in "real life" than they are on your photos! And eventhought they were found 3 years apart  in 2 diffrent mines they look like they belong together! They were well worth the wait! If you should stumble over two sapphires in similar purple colour (and similar price range) that would look great as earrings - please let me know. Again, thanks for your help - and for the stones and have a great weekend, regards from a cold and freezing but happy"

(sapphire)

Title 
african green sapphire unheated not treated
M.P., Boulder:
 
"The Sapphire came late yesterday.  Thank you!!!  It's gorgeous!"
 
Title 
natural sapphires set in double colored gold ring

MTM, Helsinki:

"Hi Ed, I thought maybe you'd like to see where the sapphire I bought from you ended up. Sally at Heart of Water Jewels called the round "The Bomb" because of its vivid blue :D Thanks again from a satisfied customer. Wishing you a great year 2012"

(sapphire)
 

Title 
pure aquamarine, topaz, ruby, tsavorite gemstones no heat untreated

C.E., NL:

"Good morning Ed, The aquamarine pair is really amazing. The ruby is very nice and has a big shape. Without reference gems it is difficult to say it is or is not pigeon blood or how close it is form it. For me the color is burgundy red wine in day light, which can be considered as pigeon blood, and more bordeaux wine in low light (In your comment deep red-red MD80, finest red-red,  a classic ruby. In the GRS-certificate vivid red). A very nice gem. The topaz with the golden yellow limonite needles is extraordinary, beyong the normal standard. I don't know if I will set it or put it in my small cristals/minerals collection. Thanks for these nice pieces. "

(aquamarine, topaz, ruby, tsavorite)

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natural white sapphire and diamonds in gold ring

B.C., NY:

"I finally received the ring, and it was worth the wait! It is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't stop staring at it.The ring is extremely well made - sturdy but somehow delicate in appearance. I could not have imagined it any better. The sapphire is like a headlight in the sun, its blinding! It will be the standard bearer of any sapphire rings I purchase in the future. Thank you for all of your patience and help in creating the ring. And hat's off to the sapphire cutter as well as the goldsmith, it was a match made in heaven. :)"

(sapphire and diamonds in gold)

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 australian blue sapphire unheated not treated natural

J.K., Singapore:

"thanks Edward, very happy with the stone!"

(sapphire)

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pair of natural star sapphires unheated untreated

G.T., NY:

"Edward, My wife likes the sapphires very much and they look very good on her. 
Happy New Year."

(sapphire)

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natural from the earth kashmir blue sapphire set in gold ring

K.I., Japan:

"It is very beautiful ring that has red twinkle in blue sapphire. This stone changes her face at day and night, sunlight, most lovely velvet purple~blue~mixed color is seen at side of window on sunny afternoon. Sometimes, I can see Kashmir blue in the blue. I enjoy this stone. Thank you!" 

(Kashmir sapphire)

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heart shape natural citrine gemstone set in gold pendant

C.E., NL:

"After few detours, the pendant finally has been delivered yesterday. It is very impressive. I totally agree with C.S., MA, below, who has a citrine from the same family, I can only say WOW. It is like a sun. It is really an exceptional piece. The stone and the setting are perfect. The setting is nice and not bulky. I really like it. Thanks for this jewel. "

(citrine in platinum)

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pair of natural rhodolite garnets gems not heat

L.C.H, KY:

"The garnets arrived today and they are lovely. "

(cc and rhodolite garnets)

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crystal clear blue indicolite gemstone no heat or treated

D.H., CA:

"I received the Indicolite today and think it's just great.  It's fairly dark, but I think once it's set it will show its color and sparkle quite nicely. Thanks again. Happy holidays."

(indicolite)

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natural purple amethyst set in gold pendant
B.H., CA:
 
"The amethyst is gorgeous, really nice pendant, especially at the holidays here. As always, thank you Ed and thanks for expediting it for me."
 
 
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Merelani garnet gemstone nottreated noheat

R.C., Japan

1.29ミントガーネット受け取りました。

写真より 想像していたより 素敵です。

どんなデザインのリングにしようかわくわくしてます。

本当にありがとうございました。

Merelani garnet)»

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yellow natural sphenes in gold studs
T.B., Houston:
 
"I just received the earrings--they look great!  The sphenes have a lot of fire and are almost gaudy in the right light."
 
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beautiful natural color change garnet gemstone

L.S., MI:

"I THINK IT'S GREAT. MY WIFE LIKES IT BUT FEELS IT WAS TOO EXPENSIVE.
I'M HAPPY. I'M NOT SURE IF SHE IS.
SHE'S TOO PRACTICAL."

(color change garnet)
 

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unheated color change sapphires in gold studs
C.T., San Diego:
 
"The earrings were delivered today and they are spectacular.  Stones are absolutely beautiful and the workmanship on the settings is top notch."
 
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sun yellow sphene gemstone natural color unheated and not treated

D.H., CA:

"I picked up the sphene yesterday, and it's just great.  It's quite an interesting color, but I really like it.  Definitely not your standard gemstone.  I'm not sure I'll have it set right away, but I'm hoping my jeweler will agree to set it as a ring, if we can find a setting that will be protective enough.  I usually go for the solitaire, but maybe I'll see about setting it surrounded by some small, possibly contrasting, stones, for the cocktail ring look.  Who knows. "

(sphene)

 
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amazing natural color change garnet gem

M.R., Rockville:

"Hi Ed, the gem arrived today! I spent a little time playing with it in different light settings. Very pretty stone. The blue is a nice blue color, the purple is very dark and rich, the light settings need to be just right for the berry color but I got it to do that too by turning off the florescent lights in my office and using the pen light. Also thank you for promptly answering my questions; it was extremely helpful in making my decision. I will definitely keep you on my list for future projects."

(color change garnet)

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A.R., PA:
 
"My stones arrived yesterday.  I truly love the tsavorite garnet and the white sapphires are just what I expected."
 
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fire red mandarine garnet gemstone true colors no heat

C.S., Foxborough:

"Wow! Talk about super service! I got my treats this morning and they really are sweet. Just as bright as can be. Too bad it's a cloudy day...can't wait to see them in the sun. Looking forward to many more, thanks again,"

(mandarine garnet)

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lapis crystal, mahenge spinel natural gemstones unheated

C.E., NL:

"Good morning Ed, The parcel with the 4 spinels and the 3 minerals/cristals has been delivered. The spinels close together are very captive for the eyes. The cristals/minerals are also fascinating, in particular the Lapis-suger loaf.
With cordial wishes "

(lapis crystal, mahenge spinel)

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red zircon gemstone with no heat or treatment

T.S., CH:

"I got the zircon today and like it very much. Greetings from Switzerland."

(zircon)

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natural no-heat pink spinel pair
R.H., Sedona:
 
"I received the small spinel trillions, nice.  FYI it took about two weeks.  No problem for me."
 
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hawaiian peridot pair untreated
Y.R., CA:
 
"Peridot pair is beautiful, very sparkely. You are very kind. I'll am curious about rocks, gems. Thank 
you very much. I couldn't read the name Of the gem you recommend to check out instead of neon colored Brazilian tourmaline."
 
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teardrop pink padparadscha unheated and untreated AGL certified

M.C, Atlanta:

"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know what AGL said - they certified it as a pad and confirmed it was unheated and untreated. The lady even commented that it was a nice stone! I'm looking forward to getting it back from them and having it set in my engagement ring any day now."

(padparadscha -2nd on photo)

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blue lagoon color natural tourmaline

R.T., Houston:

"I received the stones today. They are both excellent stones, especially the tourmaline."

(teal tourmaline, spinel)

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caramel color citrine gemstone unheated

C.S., MA:

"I just picked up my gorgeous citrine from the post office this morning. All I can say is "WOW". I laughed out loud when I saw it. It was a beautiful sunny day here and the way the gem sparkled in the light was fantastic. Really an exceptional piece. You are a lucky man to be surrounded by such beauty every day. Thanks so much, it won't be my last purchase."

(citrine)

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beautiful untreated star rose quartz

F.F., NJ:

"I got the package!  It was somehow shipped to my home address instead of my work.  I managed to pick it up from the post office just a few minutes before they closed this afternoon. :)
The rose quartz is beautiful.  I have never seen one with such rich and deep color.  The roundish shape is very pleasing to my eyes too.  I can see the gorgeous star with the flashlight.  I wish I could also see it in the office and/or at home, but there are too many light bulbs at these two places. "

(star rose quartz)

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stunning natural blue teal tourmaline
L.S., Cheyenne:
 
"I received the stone yesterday and loved it. Thank you very much I am sure my girlfriend will love the color."
 
Title 
blue color change garnet gemstone untreated and unheated

J.W. Florida:

"the two stones arrived and I collected them from the office this morning. They are both fabulous.  It's mind boggling to imagine how long the sapphire had been in the ground hiding all that sparkle and luster.  I can't wait to have both of them set.  Once again I am pleased beyond the beyond. Honestly, pinkie is almost edible. I was worried about the inclusions depicted in the photo  of the cc garnet on the website.  When I opened the package, all I saw was color, color, color.  Both will be staying with me.  I hope it didn't hurt too much to let that pink one go.  I promise it will have a good home!  All the best, J"

(blue color change garnet, sapphire)

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pair of natural orange sapphires
B.H., AZ:
 
"I received the pair of 5.6+ mm orange sapphires.  No, they are not darker than I expected, sort of copper colored.  They will work fine as simple studs for my granddaughter.  The stone with slightly eye visible white/clear near surface pavilion blemishes is slightly brighter and more orange than the stone with dozens of clear bubbles which I can only see with a 10X lens.  The color or brilliance difference will not matter unless set side by side.  I guess you have corrupted me with all of the "free of inclusions" and "very lightly included" stones I have purchased from you.
 
I set the 10 mm Sphene as a solitaire and it is quite spectacular.  It literally turns heads when catching strong light."
 
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spinel gemstone not heated and no treatments

D.H., CA:

"Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that my jeweler was quite enamored with the pear-shape red spinel and referred to it as "a very special stone." (I agree.) I had the stones set in very simple gold settings, and they all look fantastic.  Thanks again."

(spinel, sapphire)

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amazing teardrop shape pine green natural sapphire no treatments

M.B., Mississippi:

"you got your wish... we're keeping both stones - one for a ring, and one for a pendant. The leaf shaped green Montana sapphire reminds us (as in your description) of the beautiful pines here on our farm, and the other somewhat heart shaped sapphire reminds both of us of the blue-green Florida springs where we have spent many happy times with our family. Thank you so much for helping us find two sapphires which are special reminders of the environment we love, as well as perfect tokens to commemorate our 20 years together."

(sapphires)

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blue sapphire not treated or heated

M.C., Canberra:

"Received the package today and have already had the sapphire set into a pendant. Lovely."
and
I had some time last night to put MBS219 under my microscope. Neat inclusions! One of them looks like a woman wrapped in a blanket w/feathers in her hair (solid inclusion w/gas or liquid bubble stacked on top snowman style w/typical wavy healing, and w/o the fractures associated with heating) I had a good look at the orangy wisp since the edges looked dark and found that the effect was due to the angle I was using. The color can have a slight greenish hue in daylight but the green doesn't show at all times, and under the new eco-merc light bulbs it goes to an eggplant or mulberry."

(sapphire)

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east african natural sapphire untreated

L.B., Orange:

"Ed, the sapphire is better than I could ever imagine it to be. It is so perfect, I am forced to obsess on somthing else! I love it, thank you..forever loyal customer"

(sapphire)

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ruby, sapphire, spinel, garnet, zircon, citrine gemstones unheated and untreated

C.E., Germany:

"The last delivery was very quick, and the gems very, very nice . I have admired the gems.  You are right , it is really an impressive package. It is also the proof that photos can only give an indication and cannot reproduce the reality. Therefore the description is very important. I was particularly impressed from the garnet and the "cognac" sapphire because they were much more than I expected. I could write for any of the gems, e.g the colour and the nice shape of the bur. sapphire (near to the golden ratio which is 1,618), so that the ratio length to width is very pleasant to the eye.
I had just a look to your page  " own gemstone jewellery" (thanks for the hint) and may use it in future."


(ruby, sapphire, spinel, garnet, zircon, citrine)

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green tourmaline gemstone not treated or heated

R.T., Texas:

"Tourmaline has been received.
It is even better than the picture indicated."

(tourmaline)

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dark red garnet gemstone no heat no treatments at all

D.D., Praque:

"The stone you sent is quite lovely. It is just as expected, if not better. I wish I could have had you set it. However, I will endeavor to have it set here. I know a goldsmith that owes me a BIG favor! My best to you and your family"

(garnet)

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astonishing pink spinel natural from earth

M.P, MI:

"Received the Pink Spinal this week and it is a beautiful stone!  Very clean and I love the color.  Deciding on whether to set it in a pendant or ring with diamonds surrounding....Hmmmmm... big thoughts.... 
I look forward to my next gem purchase!!! Thank You soooo much Ed.. Have a blessed day."

(spinel)

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yellow natural unheated sapphire set on white gold ring

S&A, Sunny FL:

"You can mark the yellow sapphire as sold. We got it back from our jeweler today. It's set in a 18k white gold halo with .19 carat diamonds surronding it. We think it looks stunning. Thanks for the great sapphire!"

(sapphire in local gold and diamond)

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yellow teardrop shape sapphire in white gold pendant

M.N., KY:

"All I can say is: You have exceeded my expectations!  Everything about the stone and setting is perfect!  I am seriously thinking hard about the aqua's!  You are such a pleasure to work with!  I am a lifetime member of the Wild Fish Fan Club!!!"

(sapphire in gold)

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natural untreated unheated red garnet set on platinum pendant

S.L., Japan:

"Both received. The 1K Tsavorite is a terrific sparkler and will make a truly outstanding ring. The garnet will be put to immediate use with a platinum chain. I would expect to be making similar requests (stones in white gold pendant holders) in the future. Thanks,"

(garnet in gold, merelani garnet)

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sapphire, spinel, sphene gemstones not heated no treatments just natural from mother earth

D.H., CA:

"I picked up the package yesterday from the post office.  They're all quite beautiful, and I will be keeping them. I think this spinel will be a little more versatile than the one I sent back.  Great color and amazing clarity, and a better size for the pendent I plan to have it made into.  The sapphires are great too (not sure if they'll become studs or little danglers), and the sphene is a sight to behold and is the perfect olivey-green that I was hoping it would be (also meant for a pendent). "

(sapphire, spinel, sphene)

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bracelet with several natural gemstones unheated and untreated

L.W., CA:

"This has got to be one of the most interesting bracelets anyone could ever look at! The Burmese stone and the color changer should mesmerize with the day/night shifts in and out of purple. These are the colors that my daughter said were in her garden, so I'm guessing this will knock her eye out when she sees it. It's what every adventure-story reading kid wants to find in that hidden cave! Looks like a very fine job on the links, too.  Carefully crafted, as you always do.  Once again, the score is 10!   Many thanksMy daughter pronounced the bracelet "jaw-droppingly amazing" and said she was having fun studying each gem.  Said she was looking forward to having me see it.  Had a B.D. party on 9/18 for 20 of her orchestra and no doubt she wore it and it was noticed by many.  So I'm happy and no doubt you are too. I have other things to thank you for. 
I regenerate after my teaching day by watching a great slide show of more than 100 of my favorite rubies and sapphires from your website.  It's like a moving mandala and as I peer into their depths I restore myself for the next round as well as continuing to learn more.  Unbelievable on a big screen!

Your readings link led me to "Ruby Dick's"  Rubies and Sapphires which I finally found on Amazon for less than the price of a small gem.  Endless learning there.  It will even contribute to my son's teaching his h.s. physics course. You were the one who suggested I check Pricescope, which has been an eye-opener for me as well as my future DIL, who wants a yellow diamond.  (Can't figure out who all those regular Pricescope contributors are though --- merchants or just spendthrifts?)  My DIL-to-be is an environmental lawyer and my son's in environmental policy and planning, so your whole environmental orientation is of great interest to them, and I'm sure they'll tell others in the field about your efforts and website. Until next July I'm saving everything for their wedding present, so I won't be ordering from you until after that, but I will be back despite retiring in June.  (I'd still like to find myself a very tiny wild round brilliant Mogok ruby!!!  although it would take me forever to pay for!)  Meantime, I'm still a big fan and will be studying your website regularly.

the very best to you and worlds of thanks!"

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gold earrings with natural ruby's and diamonds

S.Y.; N.J.:

"Hi Ed, the arrings arrived. They look lovely. Sorry for the late response. Its been crazy between the move, the hurrican, no power, still...."

(GRS Burma 'pigeon blood' pair rubies in gold and diamonds)

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oval shape dark red spinel no heat

B.B., South Australia:

"Received the stone yesterday, what a little beauty - very pleased. Still not sure on how I would like to have it mounted, so may just sit for a while.Look forward to buying some more stones in the future.Very best regards." 

(spinel)

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wonderful natural yellow sphene gemstone with inclusion not heat or treated

P.C., Shire:

"Hello Edward, many thanks for sending the Sphene. I'd never seen one before and bought it after reading your write ups. Well, flabbergasted is about the best description... what a beauty! Sparkly, twinkly these words just don't capture the beautiful effect. Thanks so much. Do you know I think I'll keep it. Fabulous. Thanks Again."

(sphene)

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ceylon natural star ruby

C.T., Washington DC:

"I received the star ruby and took it to a gemologist appraisor today, along with the Mogok sapphire and Ceylon ruby, for inspection and appraisal.  She was very impressed with the sapphire and Ceylon ruby (about that ruby, she tested it exhaustively, saying it is "almost too good to be true.").  Both the sapphire and Ceylon ruby appraised very well and I'm having the sapphire set in the next few weeks.  "

(ruby, star ruby, sapphire)

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australian blue sapphire no heat not treated only natural gemstones

R.B., Australia:

"I was so busy coming up to the day I left. I did receive them - amazing. Very very pretty. I'll send an email shortly that you can put up for testimoial. I'll send another email soon. Thanks for everything Ed."

(sapphire, ruby)

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turkish red garnet gemstone unheated or untreated

R.K., LA:

"it looks amazing, thanks Ed"

(garnet)

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natural yellow gold zircon gemstone

T.P., Mobile:

"Hey good news my stone came today.  Definitely a keeper. I cant wait until I can get another one from you."

(zircon)

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madagascar pink spinel natural no heat

A.S., Houston:

"You can mark the 2.06 ceylon spinel as sold. I set that puppy in a ring and it is "to die for" beautiful.  Thanks so much."

(spinel)

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sapphire without treatments no heat just natural from earth

J.A., OH:

"The ruby and Sapphire I recieved are very nice and I look forward to new additions to my collection"

(sapphire, ruby)

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pink burma ruby untreated and unheated

K.J., Ontario:

"The ruby arrived in time before our anniversary.  My wife loves it."

(ruby)

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Beliky Color Change Garnet gemstone natural noheat or treatments done

R.T., Houston:

"I received the color change garnet today. The degree of color change is amazing."

(Beliky Color Change Garnet)

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Beliky Color Change Garnet gemstone natural like earth

J.W., Florida:

"I have just signed for the cc garnet.  I am glad I was home alone and no one saw me drool when I opened the package.  It is magnificant.  Again, thank you for everything."

(Beliky Color Change Garnet)

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pair of blue lagoon indicolites natural unheated
L.W., Weddington:
 
"The stones arrived yesterday & they really are lovely -- a reminder of why I've always loved indicolites.  Their color with the green tourm is wonderful, an unusual combination for a ring, exactly what I was looking for & the cut gives them nice brilliance.  While I looked at them last night I feared they might be too small, out of proportion, but today I realized they are about the size baguette diamonds would be, if I used those, and far more interesting.  So, I will adopt them and give them a good home!"
 
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pair of white natural sapphires ready to set on gold earrings

S.L., Japan:

"The stones arrived and will soon become an excellent pair of earrings (made by a Japanese jeweler)."

(sapphires)

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various natural unheated and untreated gemstones set in necklace, earrings and bracelets

H.D., NC:

"Thanks so much for all the wonderful jewels.  You are the best!"

(various pairs of rubies, zircons, spinels, garnets, design Micky Roof)

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from the earth, natural pink ruby unheated and untreated

P.B., Switzerland:

"This ruby is really wonderful! It is a deep, strong red and the gem is so clean - no inclusions at 10x ! - I wouldn't believe it if not in front of me. The cut is very nice too, with a cushion style so suitable for a classic gem. But the best is that all this is definitely, absolutely not treated; I submitted it to Gübelin Gem Lab in Switzerland, and they confirmed your GRS certificate: it is the real deal! Just amazing."

(ruby)

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pink spinel gemstone no heat untreated

R.M., Stuttgart:

"Ich habe den Mahenge Spinell gestern erhalten - das war ja ein superschneller Versand. Der Spinell gefällt mir außerordentlich gut - er hat eine wunderschöne, ins Auge springende Farbe und eine tolle Brillanz. "

(spinel)

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pink natural sapphire no treatments no heat just natural

D.C., Chicago:

"Would it be helpful if I write you a good testimonial in chinese + english version? or you want malay too? That's how much I want to express my appreciation to you =) I'm serious =) "

(sapphire)

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fantastic colored spinel gemstone natural unheated untreated

C.W., MA:

"Received the spinel today, is very nice as promised! I'm enjoying the color play and the inclusions that make it a cool little stone. I'll be back soon with more projects in mind."

(spinel)

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natural untreated cobalt spinel in adjustable gold ring

R.C., Palo Alto:

"ED--the FIT is perfect, the STYLE is perfect, the STONE is gorgeous!  I am BEYOND pleased--I am THRILLED.  I will sing your praises everywhere--thank you SO much!!  Wow, I cannot believe I waited so long to find you so that you could find this beauty for me!  :-) You are the BEST..."

(cobalt spinel in adjustable gold ring)

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square shape jungle green tourmaline gemstone no-heat, untreated

T.E. Seattle:

"I received the tourmaline yesterday, and it's beautiful! I have never seen a stone in such a true green color before. It's exquisite, and I'm looking forward to having it set in the near future. I've been looking at other tourmalines, and nothing compared to the quality of this stone. It seems so alive and vibrant, and the depth of color shifts depending on the angle of the stone. Definitely a masterpiece. Thanks so much! "

(chrome tourmaline)

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eye shape pink ruby unheated no treatments

R.B., OZ:

"Hi Ed I got the ruby today, very lovely and thank you :) You have some really beautiful gems - I think you need to shut down your website, I'm going to spend all my money!!!"

(ruby)

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stunning natural turquoise gem
S.L., Japan:
 
"Received. Yes, these are indeed interesting compared to a typical sparkler. I  personally like the turquoise, but the yellow (gold?) sapphire crystal is something that few in this part of the world have ever seen."
 
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burma sapphire untreated no heat natural
K.K., Marne:
 
"I've received the blue stone 2 or 3 days ago. Thank you. It has pleased very to my wife.
We'll try to make it mount on a ring. Next time, I'll try a pink one. So, be seeing you."
 
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ruby, garnet, coral, silimanite cat's eye all gemstones natural unheated and untreated

R.V., India:

"Received! Thanks!"

(ruby, garnet, coral, silimanite cat's eye)

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color change natural sapphire noheat not treated

H.M., NC:

"She is very happy with the saphire. She has been collecting stones since she was a little girl."

(color change sapphire)

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lovely pair of natural russian demantoids untreated
V.N., Washington:
 
"I never got round to thanking you for sending the demantoids. I've had a good look at them and they are lovely.  The color is a little more muted than I thought from the photo but I guess I was comparing them with my tsavorites studs which get noticed pretty much every time I wear them.  I haven't decided how to set them yet..."
 
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