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.



Order arrived today and I was very pleased with the stone. I want to tell you that this entire transaction was a pleasure. It was my first purchase from AJS and I am sure it will not be my last. The transaction was easy, fast and your representation of the merchandise exact. Thank you, ADP
Hemet, CA. / Jan. 05


Dear AJS, I have received the mali garnets today. They are beautiful! Thank you very much I hope to obtain other beautiful stones from you in the future. Denise

IL, USA / Jan. 05


Hello!
Thank you once again for your prompt service and excellent stones. All of the four are perfect!
Nikki

Rock Hill, SC / Jan. 05


Hello Rung,
The gems arrived today. They are spectacular. I am very pleased and will be making more purchases. Thank you very much.

Doug J.
Burlington, Ontario, Canada / Jan. 05


Rung,
am so sorry that I havent replied sooner, but I recieved my tsavorite garnet and it is beautiful. I am very happy with it and will be ordering more gems from you in the future.

Thank You Again!
Willa Mae
Hennepin, OK


Hi Rung and Arnold,

I got the King of your Malis, and WOW! Nice cut, almost 10X loupe clean - medium Yellow (as promised) I think.... This 5.25 CT. Mali was MUCH NICER than the picture (for sure)!!!

only briefly put it under my 10X Zeisse loupe last night. Tonight, I will have more time to examine the stones primary, secondary color, hue, tone, body color, and clarity. Yellow, or Yellow/Gold? Mmmmm we will see.

PS, I will let you know the results of the AGL mini-certs when I get them back soon!!!!

Best regards,
Randy A.
Arlington,WA.


Thank you very much for the beautiful stone. Our sapphire appraised ten times the amount paid and we cant be more pleased. The delivery was very fast, we had it within two days of our order! We have reccomended you to many people, including our jewler who set thw stone in my engagement ring. Thank you again, Sincerely, Michele Belluardo, Tobyhanna, PA USA


Dear Ms Rung:
The shipment arrived today.Thank you. I am very pleased with the item & the efficient service. It has been an excellent experience.

Regards
Zdenka
Canada


THIS IS ALL TO COMMON....... PLEASE READ ON ................

Sirs,
Upon receiving my blue sapphire (a 2.3 ct blue trillian) the first jeweler i took it to, told me that I had been duped. Without spending time to really look at it, he said that it was almost certainly synthetic because it "looked too good". I contacted AJs where I was told to have it officially looked at and if it wasnt what had been described, they would take the gem back and refund the price of the gemologists work.
I took them up on that and had it examined. WOW!!! The story sure changed. I have nothing but praise for the gem which was appraised at several times what i paid. We went last week to have it placed in a ring for my wife and the jeweler (well respected in the area and not the one who had been such a jerk before) actually showed it around to others in the store.
THANK YOU, AJS....not only for the beautiful stone but for your patience with newbie buyers like me.

Best regards,
Jay and Pam
Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA


Hello Rung!:

I just finished checking over all the stones I received from you and they are all wonderful! I could not be more pleased and you may be assured that I will continue to order from your company. Wonderful products and wonderful service...
Nichola
Rock Hill, SC.


Hello,
We are pleased to tell you that the letter has been deliivered today in Paris.
I am very happy with the rubellite and the pairs of sapphire!

Best regards,
Sandra,designer
France


Dear AJS Gems,

Today, I received the stones that I ordered from you, and I am very pleased with them! The clarity and color are just as you advertised on your website, also the cut of the stones are excellent. Im also pleased with the prompt and swift delivery of your merchandise.
Sincerly yours,
William E.
Santa Fe, NM.

Dear Rung,

Just a short to let you know that I have received the shipment in good order.  Thanks so much you assisstance.

Sincerely,
Greg
NY, USA

Matt,

We received the Amethyst yesterday.  It arrived save and looks fantastic.  I sure it will make a stunning pendant.

Thanks for all your help.

Scott
May, 08



Dear Sirs,
I have just received the Merelani Mint that I ordered, its really beautiful!
Thank you.
My prayers go out to all the people that lost loved ones and property in the tsunami. I cannot imagine the scope of such a disaster over such a huge area of our world. I have relatives living in Sri Lanka, and thankfully they are OK. I hope all of your loved ones are safe.
Sincerely,
Francine
Barhamsville, VA

Dear Arnold, Rung, Matt, and staff..
  
     I apologize for not getting back to you on my yellow tourmaline that I bought a few weeks ago. I have been wanting to give feedback, but I have been delayed.

    I have wanted to add something yellow to my collection, and I know that yellow tourmaline of gem quality (such as your item that I bought from you) really is. I have been on the trail for such a beast for a little bit, and it is very tough to find it in any appreciable size. Why? That rough generally is so included that its pathetic. It is also hard to get rough of anything in either yellow or gold in tourmaline. Anything past 1 carat in yellow or gold tourmaline that is clean is considered to be a collectors size stone. Usually what is out there are small accent stones that are quite lovely.

    Of the few pieces I have seen prior to my purchase, I have never really seen anything past 4 carats at the very most that was clean. You can find larger pieces if you dont mind something more moderately included. This is a very clean piece of golden tourmaline. Under the most direct light conditions, there is a pin head size dot on the table, and its not much more noticable under the loupe either. Under most lighting conditions, this stone is in fact eye clean.

      It had a considerably higher amount of tone than I expected, but I attribute much of that to my lighting conditions. If you look up the term cave in the GIA library, there is a picture of my residence there to illustrate the term. :) Once I realized that and got some better light on the stone, there were some interesting things about it that appealed to me.

      There is a pleochroic effect between yellowish green and slightly orangey yellow pending the light source. Certain fluorescent lights will bring out more green, and halogen brings out more yellow. Tourmaline always has some pleochroic effect to it, and this one is no different in that regard. It is something I like to see in tourmalines. I did experiment with it under different light sources.

    In my opinion, this stone appears better and purer in color with a krypton LED. Under that lighting source, the flash is a very pure spectral yellow like a lemon or some race cars. For brilliance, quartz halogen lighting will make the edge and flashes look like a firey yellow ember burning. When I say brilliance, I tried something a little unconventional with my light source.

    I have a mirrored turn table, and I placed the stone on that. I put a very high powered halogen lamp within a few feet of it to see what it looked like under different light. As the turn table rotated or as I rotated myself, the flash under the lamp was literally blinding from the pavillion facets. The refelction off the mirrored surface was not as bad as the pavillion was to where I couldnt stand to look at it. Granted, that is not the standard lighting nor is it a standard for grading. However, it does illustrate how brilliant that tourmaline can appear.

    For a 3.87 sized stone, this has a very nice spread. I know many will cringe when they see the verbige, "nice spread". I suspect that whoever cut this stone was faced with a daunting challenge of trying to cut something of gem quality without a window and perserving weight. Had this same stone been cut into an oval, it would have had a hideous window. However, its easier to maintain a more desirable angle with a radiant cut as with this tourmaline. That makes a world of difference, and whomever the lapidary was made a wise choice. I could tell that it was a challenge, and to get as much yield out of a crystal with such a narrow volume as clean as it is took some expertise. If it were anyone else, you would have been lucky to have gotten something a little over a carat or they simply would have made it into a cabachon. To pull this off with a radiant cut that doesnt have a window, thats skill-plain and simple.

    I enjoy doing business with AJS Gems as I add to my own personal collection. I think that this particular stone is one of many examples of what AJS Gems is noted for-accurate descriptions, quality cuts and material, and rare or exotic gem stones for a very reasonable price. Additionally, on occassion when someone asks about doing business with AJG Gems, I tell them that it is a very reputable and honest establishment. I just wish that there were more people like that here in the states that were as reputable and forthcoming as the staff at AJS is. As such, I already have some ideas as to what my next stone from AJS could be. Unfortunately, I dont have the money for it just yet.

 Thanks again..

 

Dear Rung
The tourmaline was delivered today - Love the colour!
Will send a picture of the jewellery soon.
Thankyou so much!

    I enjoy doing business with AJS Gems as I add to my own personal collection. I think that this particular stone is one of many examples of what AJS Gems is noted for-accurate descriptions, quality cuts and material, and rare or exotic gem stones for a very reasonable price. Additionally, on occassion when someone asks about doing business with AJG Gems, I tell them that it is a very reputable and honest establishment. I just wish that there were more people like that here in the states that were as reputable and forthcoming as the staff at AJS is. As such, I already have some ideas as to what my next stone from AJS could be. Unfortunately, I dont have the money for it just yet.

 Thanks again..
-joe in NC.

 

Received stone and love it.  That makes 3 all together that I have received from you and like.  
As I feel secure in purchasing from you, I would like to know if you ever have yellow diamonds.  Im looking for a one carat, natural, nice quality.
Again thanks, and I have been enjoying buying from you.

I just received the five new stones for me collection, and as always they are even finer than I had hoped.  You would think I would be used to that by now with all the fine stones I have gotten from you.

Nikki B.


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