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Good/reputable place online to buy EMERALDS?

atp223

Shiny_Rock
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Aug 27, 2011
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Hi! Since the folks at pricescope are SO helpful, and there is actually a colored stone forum, I thought maybe someone could help me!

My birthday is in May, so emeralds are my birthstone. I really want to own an emerald cut emerald. I honestly don't care if it is natural or lab created (unless I should for some reason!), but I want to make sure I don't pay a "natural emerald" price for a lab-created stone. Does anyone know of a reputable site that will sell me what I am paying for?

For instance, is Chatham a good place for synthetic stones? I would love a stone (not setting though) that looks like this: http://www.chatham.com/Gallery4.php?productCode=CR6646W&catId=7&catCode=EM

Also, is there a reason why lab-created emeralds should be avoided?

Thank you!!!!
 

T L

Super_Ideal_Rock
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We're not really supposed to discuss the purchasing of lab created stones.

Joshua Griswold of Serenity Diamonds is an emerald expert and very reputable.

http://serenity-diamonds.com/
 

atp223

Shiny_Rock
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sorry re: lab-created - didn't know it wasn't supposed to be discussed!

and thanks for the suggestions!!
 
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