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Buying gems

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I agree with Brandyk, It is a good site if you can buy combined stones from the same supplier that is advantageous. The auctions are great also…but be careful the quality is not always there…
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this is really helpful

I do buy from Opal Auctions for my rough. I do not recommend buying rough unless you know what you are looking at. I’ve had to remind the dealer that the rough needs to be well padded. I’ve had a few come in busted down to sand. They are all good helpful sellers there.
Otter

I sell on GRA (RSA Gems) and once in a while have items audited. Have never failed an audit, for good reason, my stones are always described accurately. Sometimes after the audit (usually only a day or two to complete one) I get an offer from the person who requested the audit. But on my expensive stones I almost always get a GIA certificate and send that with the stone to the buyer. In general I wouldn’t shy away from a stone that is being audited (of course I only sell cut stones and buy rough, but never buy rough on GRA). If a seller does not allow a return and provide a refund they can be kicked off of GRA. I think I am replying to several things I just read, lol.