I still get the same benefits by spending less on the gems?
some gems you can. Very often it is the cut that makes a gem
expensive. When stones are faceted there is an enormous amount
of wastage, sometimes as much as 80%. You, the end user, pay
for this . Consequently the important priorities are the weight,
clarity and color. This is why I sell uncut high quality crystal
material with polished or smooth sides, when available. Sometimes
an inclusion that is barely visible to the naked eye will also
tumble the price down.
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