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Wholesale Gemstones: How to Find Them

Updated on January 7, 2014
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Wholesale Gemstones

Finding wholesale gemstones is really easy nowadays! When searching for wholesale gemstones the first place that could be tried is in local jewellery shops. If the jewellery shops do not have wholesale gemstones then there is always the internet. Go surfing the web and you will come across loads of sites and stores online that will be able to help you out with your search for wholesale gemstones. Why is buying gemstones at wholesale a good idea? It is a good idea to buy gemstones at wholesale because gems are usually very expensive items when buying them individually. If you buy gems at wholesale the individual price for each gemstone is severely reduced meaning that even though you have spent more money in total you have spent less per item, which means you will have bigger profit margins if you sell the gems on.

When seeking out wholesale gemstones it is important to do your research. Find out as much information about gemstones as you can so that when you come to purchase a load of gemstones you won't end up with very low quality gems. There are loads of different gemstones available and they come in a wide variety of colours and prices. Organic compounds are really cool and come from an organic source, for example amber is just fossilised tree sap whereas pearls are a bi-product of oysters getting dirt trapped in their throats. There are also inorganic gemstones that are found in different types of rock, diamonds are inorganic gemstones that are found in rocks.

Nowadays scientists have cleverly figures out how to synthesis some gemstones. The atomic structure of a synthesised gemstone and a naturally occurring gemstone is very similar. Synthesised diamonds are used on some of the more expensive nail files.

A genuine, high quality, gemstone has to be very tough. Gemstones are known to be very durable and hard wearing, which is why there are various items of jewellery that have survived 100's of years and are now sitting in museums in their full glory. One of the best things about gemstones is that they are very resistant to scratches, which is a trait that scientists are trying to synthesis for use on TV screens and other such items.

Before you go rushing off and buying a load of wholesale gemstones it would be a good idea to decide exactly what type of gemstones you wish to purchase. Once you have an idea of the type of gemstones you require you will know exactly what you are looking for and can research your chosen gemstones to find out everything you can about them.

The best plan of action would be to try shopping for wholesale gemstones in your local area. Check out as many jewellery retailers as possible and compare prices. My advice would be to take a notepad with you and make note of the prices and specific types of gemstones each store has for wholesale. If you are looking for wholesale gems then you probably wish to sell them on for a profit so buying the wholesale gems at as low a price as possible is a great idea.

If you cannot find what you are looking for locally then you will probably want to check out what is available online. Finding gemstone wholesalers online is a relatively easy task. If you are reading this then I assume you know at least the basics of surfing the net so you should be able to find plenty of gemstone wholesalers from all over the globe.

Once you have searched for gemstone wholesalers and have gotten your search results you will have at your finger tips 1000's of suitable wholesalers. The thing that you should not do is jump straight in and buy from the first website that you find. Check out the various websites making note of the prices, basically do what you did when you were shopping locally, make notes and compare websites. It is very important that before you make any purchases you make sure that the website you are planning to make your purchase through is of a high quality and is owned by professionals. Pay careful attention to any feedback from previous customers of that store. Basically there are a lot of people on the internet who will try to sell you inferior items make sure that the people you are buying from are not trying to sell you rubbish. If you are not sure about the site do not purchase from it, if there is a little tiny inkling that something is a little dodgy then do not use them, look elsewhere.

After finding a reputable company to purchase your gemstones from you will want to receive the gemstones. Whenever you purchase something online that particular item will have to be sent to you, so checking out the shipping costs is very important. When shopping online you may find that the store you are buying from is located in a completely different country to yourself. When buying from a different country you may find that you have made a great saving on your purchase but then realise that the saving you have made has just been spent on shipping the item to you. Always check the cost of shipping.

I hope you are able to find the gemstones that you are searching for. Happy hunting!


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