- Jan 12, 2010
Good experience? Bad?
To be honest, colorluvr, I'm asking about this seller because of your aquamarines! I emailed him twice asking if he thought he might get more and got no response. He has a spinel that I'm interested in but I wanted to double check what others thought of him before making a purchase.colorluvr|1314487337|3002224 said:My experiences have been good. I have returned a stone (had a window) but I was promptly refunded. His photos are "glamour shots" which means that they show the stones in the best possible light, but he states that they aren't photoshopped, and I believe him. He uses a professional photographer to show the stones in the best light. I had him send me some IRL shots of the aquamarine stone I bought from him and they were not very good (the photos), so I understand why he has them professionally photographed - lol. He warned me that he's not very good with photos.
I do need to state that I have become somewhat of a "friend" of the owner over time, so I wanted to disclose that. I bought my beautiful aquamarines from him and I couldn't be more pleased.
I'm sorry he didn't follow through..... like I said, I haven't had any contact with him for a while, but that's because I've been pretty busy packing/driving across the country/unpacking and putting together a house (except for a fun afternoon at an Intergem show )minousbijoux|1314489175|3002322 said:I have heard mixed things about him on PS, but I, too, was impressed by your aquamarine and started looking at his stones again. I fell in love with a cuprian of his, asked him a question. He promptly responded saying he would provide additional photos, but despite several followup emails, he never did. I guess I attribute it to his new business that you mentioned Colorluvr
Thank you, colorluvr! It would be great if you could contact him. That color is so rare, I'd be surprised if he could get more but I'd definitely like to try! I'll contact him again also.colorluvr|1314489550|3002347 said:I bought the only three he had from that lot. He told me (a while back) shortly after I got mine that he had sent several back because they weren't as saturated. I'm definitely setting the big one in a pendant to match my ring (someday - sigh) but I'm not sure what I'm doing with the oval. I'd thought about a RHR (I probably wouldn't wear the EC on my right hand because I'm right handed and have a tendency to bang that hand) but I haven't decided.
I'm sorry that he hasn't answered you..... I can try to contact him and see if he has any more that are similar to mine. I've been pretty busy myself moving across the country, so I haven't been in touch with him lately - I do know that all of his auctions are now on his UK site and the US ebay site only has BIN stones.
Thank you, Vapid. I'm going to read through this thread...VapidLapid|1314487484|3002235 said:Not exactly what you asked but it does at least mention them. In general I have heard positive things...if that helps