When I first started selling stones here on Etsy, it was to destash my collection. I'd collected baskets and drawers of beautiful stones, with the idea of learning to make jewelry one day. But they sat around in those drawers and baskets, and I felt guilty just hoarding them, so I listed a few. They sold out quickly, and I decided that I would go out and buy more, and see how that went. And that's how I became a stone-seller. I love the search, and the joy of discovering a beautiful stone - guilt-free - and then passing it on to someone who will love it *and* use it. I may have acquired a few more stones myself, in the process, so it didn't work out entirely as planned.
Up close, these stones are drop-dead gorgeous. There were three sets of cabs cut from this stone, and I bought all of them. The pink, if you look closely, has eyes and bands, some of the eyes have pale yellow and mint green. Whoever cut the stone did a nice job marrying the patterns of the stone to the shape of the cab, so that from a distance, the composition is nice as well. They are small enough to make a pair of earrings, IMHO, but check the measurements carefully to make sure.
My husband bought me digital calipers this summer. Best present ever! Now I can make very accurate measurements for my stones, and in record time:
25.38mm long 14.88mm wide 4.11mm thick
Buying and selling stones over the internet will always be a distant second to buying the stones in real life - being able to hold them and see the colors for yourself. No matter how hard I try, there is no way I can guarantee that the stone will look exactly like the image you see on your monitor. I *can* guarantee that if you are not happy with your stone, you can return it for a full refund.