Customer Reviews

We often receive unsolicited comments from our clients and we post them here for the benefit of customers contemplating their first purchase of a fine gemstone from AJS Gems.

Hi Arnold & Rung,

The latest package has arrived safe & sound!  The tourmaline cab is simply wonderful ... and the chrysocolla's color & glow are absolutely stunning!  I am so glad I was able to acquire all these specimens before you close.  Thanks again for the smooth transactions, and best wishes to you for a long & happy retirement!

Best regards,

--Jon, NY, USA, March 24,2023

Dear Rung,

I love the red zircon -- glad you extended your time until retirement a bit. I also wanted to mention that your write up on the ZBL0144PK 4.24 ct. blue zircon was "spot on"; it is gorgeous.If Ron Nash is still in your employment or in contact, please say thank you for me for his assistance in decision making over the past few years. Thank You -- to you and all your staff. Best wishes to all of you!

--Deb, NY, USA, March 16,2023

Dear Rung, 

I paid the fees and received the rings. They are gorgeous-I love them. The tanzanite is unlike anything I’ve seen and I love the design of the Alexandrite too. Thank you so much for all of your help, work, and detailed communication on this. You are the best. I wish you a wonderful retirement, and can’t thank you enough. 

Yours sincerely, 

--Marla, IL, USA, March 12,2023

Rung, your gemstone sets are the greatest. Everyone enjoys seeing them all the time.
--Gerard, NJ, USA, March 6, 2023

Hi Rung, 
Yes, I was able to pick up the beautiful tourmaline today.
--Terry, IL, USA, March 2,2023 

Hi Arnold,

The ring featuring your 14.23ct tourmaline arrived today. Seeing Joan's delight and wonder at the beauty of this piece is worth the $ you artfully pried from my reluctant hands.

The stone is an extraordinary medium-dark green color—remarkably emerald-like— and verifies the accuracy of your pictures and the video—not precisely, of course, but as closely as one can expect of photography. (I now know that the secret to a 70-year marriage is having the recklessness to spend—nearly a third the cost of a college semester—on a breathtaking bauble.)

Thanks for never misleading me over more than 30 years of business. You should also be proud that Ron so closely reflected your values. I hope you've found your dream home-by-the-sea, and you're salivating at the thought of moving in.



--Ed, NY, USA, Feb. 1st, 2023

'Just received the trillion petalite pair.  'Just beautiful.  Thank

you very much.  'Go play with those grandkids and enjoy your retirement.


--Joe, NH, USA, Dec. 24,2022

We are sooo looking forward to this piece being very special!

A few years ago we purchased a very large cushion peridot as well as matching ovals that were made into earrings.

We love them and have had many compliments .

Thank you.

Good luck as you retire.

If you would like I can email a photo of our pieces that we purchased from you.

--Mary B, AZ, USA, Dec. 15,2022

Hello Arnold, 

Thank you for sending me the email and the 25% discount offer. I'm very sad to hear that you will close your business. I love every single piece that I purchased from you. However I do wish you will enjoy your retirement life soon. 

I am planning to make some purchase before the discount expires, however my family all got sick last week and we just recovered. I just wondering if you could still honor the discount for me? Thank you very much and looking forward to hear from you soon. 



--Chun P., ONTARIO, CANADA, Nov. 15,2022

Dear Arnold, 

I am afraid I mised this email somehow. I guess the offer is now closed? I am interested in the two blue star sapphires, one from Ceylon, the other from Burma.

And I am very sorry to hear of your retirement. You have been a major figure in this field in Asia, and AJS Gems is known across many continents.

I wish you the best in your retirement.

--Watanan P., Singapore, Nov. 29,2022

Arrived on Friday--wonderful stone and setting. Thanks so much for putting it into the setting. My daughter in law will love it. You remain my go to site for fine gemstones. Quality stones, quality settings, and quality service.

Thank you so much. (feel free to publish this recommendation)


--Roger A., WA, USA, Feb 28,2022

Received the peridot in the pave diamond setting--fabulous! This was a gift for my daughter in law number 1. I have ordered the purple garnet in pave diamond setting for daughter in law two. The stones and settings have all been beautiful and the customer service wonderful.

Thanks for all you do! Quality gemstones and excellent customer service!

--Roger A., USA, Jan 24,2022

Received the trillion mint garnet today. Outstanding! 'Will send a pic in several months when the ring is done.

Thanks again!  Amazing stone!

-- Joe C., USA, Jan 2022


Dear Rung,

I’d just like to confirm receipt of my peridot which arrived this morning! So quick!

I love this apple green colour of this piece of peridot. &Thank you.

-- Vivienne T., USA, Oct 2021

UPS just delivered the custom 1.42 ct. Ruby ring. It. Is. Stunning. Simple and elegant, just how I like it. I can’t stop looking at it! I never understood all the hoopla over “pigeons blood” red until now, until I laid eyes on this Ruby. I could not be happier.

Thank you for your patience answering all my questions and thank you for being friendly, honest and reputable. I also appreciate the insanely fast shipping. Your communication throughout the process put me at ease and the quality and workmanship of the ring are top notch. You have a customer for life and I’ll be sure to tell anybody who’ll listen that AJS Gems did me right. This Ruby is definitely the right investment choice and will be in my family for many generations to come. Thank you again!

-- Bryan A., USA, Mar 2021

Hello Ron, I have been so busy but everything is finally settling nicely, so I can write a proper message expressing my thanks. I am very grateful to you for your frank assessments, patience, and advice about the [30.98 ct] scapolite. I have seen many cuts for scapolite stones of varying quality, veering between mediocre cuts to precision-brilliance but overly flashy (and not to my liking). I had not found anything that expresses calmness, wisdom and unwavering elegance as I want in a scapolite, until AJS Gems. Love the details, the serenity, the balance, the quiet confidence that is beautifully expressed in the artistry for this custom AJS-cut scapolite gemstone. Absolutely stunning under different lights, because it knows how to shine in a soothing manner without being gaudy or annoying. Looking at it now, after having perused it several times before in different moods, my instincts happily reaffirm my senses that it is even more than what I had expected from the video. I now know how to go forward to set this scapolite, to complement my sunstones plus other jewellery. My deepest thanks for an interesting and engaging buying experience, which has also taught me many important things!

-- AS, Singapore, May 2021

Arrived today [19.67 ct Madeira Citrine and diamond pendant] ....Well Ron its even prettier in person! Thank you again for your kindness and steadfast professionalism. I will be back and checking frequently on your new inventory. My best,

-- AB, USA, May 2021

"Wow" is all I can say [3.11 ct Royal Purple Garnet]!  I have never seen one of these grape garnets in person. It is incredible, Ron! And they're so affordable. Purple gems are really tricky... I don't care for the muted shades of purple you typically find in untreated sapphires and spinels, and I wanted something a bit more high-end than a Uruguayan amethyst. There's not much left in the purple family when you eliminate those choices. So this stone worked out perfectly.  Thanks again for your help!

-- AP, USA, Apr 2021

Hi Ron, We have received the Amethyst and are happy with our purchase. Prompt and friendly communication throughout the transaction. Kind regards, 

-- C&N, New Zealand, Mar 2021

Dear Ron, Thank you for your extension of time. The gem has returned from the appraiser. The good news is there is no bad news. I am very pleased with the [10.32 ct Unheated 12 Ray Star] Ruby purchased from you. I will refer other gem stone seekers to your website. Best regards,

-- RB, Australia, Mar 2021