This was a surprise find at the turquoise booth this February. The guys musta decided to try out some new stones besides the turquoise they've carried forever. They call these little sponge coral "Apple". Not sure why, but it's good to pass along everything they told me. Maybe one of you will know. In truth, even the guy I bought from didn't! :)
As you see, these little coral look a lot like spiney oyster in color..These little ones, especially, are orange, with a bit of red cast in them. The price was so right that I couldn't say no and bought a parcel to offer you guys to see what you think. These are that coveted 3mm size that I very seldom see in any stone these days. I see these were cut recently, as the paper is all clean. I checked in the September '17 show and they had no more, so guess that the ones I have are all I will be selling For now, we can only smile and say, "Thanks" for the little treat!
Cutting coral can be tricky and I notice some of these are varied in size...but they stay real near to the 3mm size.
I have lost counts of how many times I have purchased cabochons from this shop - and again I am so satisfied! Again, the cabs are even more beautiful than they appear in the really good informative photos. Safely packed, promptly mailed and thansk you so much for the beautiful and useful extras!
It is easiest for me to send jewelry items through the post office...The same applies for most of my work, since it is seldom so heavy as to merit going to UPS or FED-EX. I share the cost of sending jewelry items with my customer. If it is a large item or supplies, I charge what I think it will cost to ship. Combining items always saves on cost of shipping, as we all know.
Paypal or Direct Checkout are the best payment methods for myself and my customer. They both accept credit cards and make it possible for me to send your item immediately. If you need to send a check or money order, I will send the item as soon as it is cleared. If you need to cancel an order, do it immediately, please!
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
If the item arrives damaged or it doesn't arrive...please let me know and we will get your purchase to you. I will have sent it, rest assured. If you feel I misrepresented an item, we will work it out or get you a refund. Customized pieces will be dealt with on a piece by piece basis, but if a name is on it a refund is doubtful!
I take a break from custom work on weekends to spend full time in creative mode. I assure you I will get back to orders on the first of the new week with a fresh energy and finish your project quickly. Any other questions will be answered by yours truly if you care to contact me! :)