your prices Very competitive?
find it quite amusing to see many different websites claiming
to have gems so reasonably priced.
deliver the same sales lines that these businesses do is something
that over the years I have decided to stay away from.
travel overseas generally twice a year. My last trip took me
to seven countries in ten weeks.
was no holiday going to the mines and cutting centers to get
unadulterated, un-enhanced gems. Different countries have the
best source of supply for the best quality gems and I have to
visit these places to make my quality gems affordable.
the volumes I buy, and the endurance it takes to get to some
of these places, I can afford to offer my gems at much more reasonable
prices. But I really dont want to enter into this accolade.
In reality, customers go to where they are attracted to. Its
a karmic thing. Some resonate to the repetitious assurances of
salespeople who make great claims to be intuitive, psychic or
whatever. Others will believe blindly that a particular gemstone
is the best, most stunning , sattwic, cut crystal, this side
dealers will abuse their knowledge of astrology in order to convince
a person to buy a certain gem that they just happen to have in
their stock. The list goes on and on.
it is really up to the individual. We dont even have the
time to list our stones on the web. We are generally very busy
and dont spend much energy on advertising or promoting.
We have two full time jewelers here on location and if I could
find more quality people to do this kind of work I would hire
of our orders come from past clients who have, without financial
motive, enthusiastically recommended us. Its that simple. We
have an extensive range of gems that I have acquired in my travels,
and I will buy back any stone at full price if a person wants
to upgrade a stone . The gems that get traded in do not get resold,
but go into a donation kitty used for cancer patients, monastics,
getting back to the question of the best price, many gem sellers
point their clients away from the less expensive substitute gems.
This is something that I really object to. They often tend to
sell gems that are not so easy to locate in order to imply that
the rarity of the gem has something to do with its effectiveness.
One example of this is the Zircon, which can be bought inexpensively,
but is virtually always heated and is generally not available
in the jewelry stores; hence its marketability by an astrological
approach we favor is to purchase the original gem types that
the rishis recommended and then trade up if a person's budget
is less than their ambitions. It may take a year or more of balanced
trade back procedures, but the final navaratna instrument will
last many years and be passed on as a wonderful heirloom.
NICK IN SRI LANKA
HUNTING FOR UNHEATED UNPROCESSED NATURAL YELLOW AND BLUE SAPPHIRE CRYSTALS FOR FACETTING.
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