|I have been collecting rocks, minerals, and gem specimens for over 30 years to date, in other words, a "Rockhound". We are well established in the gem trade and specialize in colored gemstones from all over the world. I am a practicing graduate gemologist, certified gem buyer, and lapidary and only offer natural gemstones that are fully disclosed to our full knowledge. We at NCGems do not practice the old & very common routine of "Purchasing gemstones on auction sites and then re-selling them to the public with the false knowledge of experience and/or the lack of knowledge of what they are offering just to make a quick buck" or not operating under a "Re-sell License" (making them legitimate "re-sellers"). It is sad to say this, but this practice is commonly seen on the world wide web in today's times. We purchase our gem rough or pre-cut gems from private mine claims (mine owners), close associates, established trade partners, trusted dealers & gem markets from all over the world. We also cut a good portion of our material so we may pass the savings on to you. All of our items are at wholesale or below wholesale prices, that's 40% plus off market value. The majority of our loose gemstones over $50 are also accompanied by a CGIR (Certified Gemstone Identification Report).
All the best to you and all yours!
NCGems & Associates