Place for purchasing gems?

Hi wondering if anyone can point me to a good website for purchasing cheap and good quality gems for testing

I suggest you find a gem/lapidary club in your neighborhood or failing that find a lapidary or gem cutter who is willing to give you offcuts and advice to expand your expertise in gem identification.

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There are many legit gem auction websites like

There are also hundreds of legit/trustworthy loose gem dealers in FB groups. Members are quick to weed out the scammers

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