Hey Brother,

Finally got a chance to open the box and go through everything. All is great! Love the rough!!!!

I will keep watching your offers! Hope to get another parcel from you soon!

All the best,

John - Florida, USA (December 26, 2015) - USA PURCHASE

Thank you for the wonderful Garnet Cocktail you picked for me, it was great. Also thanks for the three bonus stones.

George - New Mexico, USA (November 29, 2014) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Items arrived today and look good…check in the mail this PM.

Thanks and I look forward to working you again!

Allen - Connecticut, USA (October 14, 2014) - USA PURCHASE



Peridot and garnet arrived yesterday. Thank you very much I'm quite happy with what I've received. I'll be back when I need other rough.



Terry - Quensland, AUSTRALIA (November 19, 2013) - USA PURCHASE


Tom Nichols here. I received the order today (8- 16) and the peridot is exactly as advertised. I am very happy and surprised. In the 10 years I have been ordering on the net you and Thomas Schnieder in California are about the only ones who have charged a reasonable price and THE product advertised.

Take a gold star out of petty cash.


Tom - Texas, USA (August 16, 2012) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq

...I also want to thank you for the nice Peridot you sent me last month. I finally had a chance to facet the first one this week and it turned out flawless. I appreciate how you handle your business and look forward to future business with you...

Thank You Again

Charles - Washington, USA (June 24, 2012) - USA PURCHASE

Yes, Farooq. I did receive the spessartite, and I have cut a few nice stones thus far. Please keep me updated on any new arrivals.

Best regards,

John - North Carolina, USA (February 19, 2012) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

I received the stones and they are gorgeous. I will love the next few weeks of cutting them. Thank you again for the stones. Please send me an email on your next round of stones you get in your travels so that I may purchase some more

I appreciate your business,

Matthew - Ohio, USA (September 6, 2011) - USA PURCHASE

Yes I've received my order and thanks! The Garnets look great!

David - Maryland, USA (May 17, 2011) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

The opals arrived yesterday and look very nice. Do you know if I need to wait awhile to make sure they are stable before I facet them? The blue opal is beautiful!

Thank you

Beth - California, USA (May 20, 2011) - USA PURCHASE

Yes I've received my order and thanks! The Garnets look great!

David - Maryland, USA (May 17, 2011) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Thanks for the follow up. I got the opal parcel in the mail a couple of days ago, and I'm very happy with it. I think every stone in the parcel will cut a really nice gem.

Thanks for everything,

Bob - Virginia, USA (May 5, 2011) - USA PURCHASE

Good morning to you Farooq!

Received the package & all is well! Love the orange kyanite....might split with Main St. Minerals in Jct.

Those little fluorescent quartz are CUTE! (I immediately took them in the bathroom to see them shine!)

Check is in the kidding!

Thanks for being a wise, nice human!

Patti - Colorado, USA (November 3, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I received the package today.

The stones are beautiful and thank you very much for the extra cut stone.

I look forward to future purchases.

Thank you again.

Take care and best regards,

Juliann - Oregon, USA (October 29, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hello there,

Yes, we did receive the package. Contents were in good shape. Thank you for getting that to us and we will contact you when we are looking for more gem rough.


Anna - Montana, USA (October 25, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Mr. Hashmi

It has been my pleasure to sort through your rough/gemstone donations to the Columbia-Willamette Faceting Guild for the last several years. Your latest shipment was timely as it supplied some additional material for the Kids Corner at our regional gem show.

Kids Corner stones:

800+ ct. of precious opal fragments. When we gave the material to the person in charge, her eyes really lighted up.
72.3 ct. of faceted smoky quartz. The kids really love handling faceted gemstones.
Fluorite rough. They really have fun seeing how "heavy" this is.
Small sunstone fragments. Again, fun stuff for the kids.
Cleaved blue, colorless, and light orange topaz fragments. Fun to handle.

The following will be used for our gemstone auctions, or as door prizes:

Faceted stones:

4 greenish-yellow quartz
2 Amethyst
1 London Blue Topaz
1 Blue-GreenTopaz


72.3 ct. Small Sapphires
5 cleaved blue Topaz pebbles
4 larger Sunstones
15 small Tourmaline fragments
1 Sunstone oval preform with Schiller
1 Specimen quality blue Topaz crystal

The balance of the rough will be passed on to the local gem and mineral society for their enjoyment.

Thank-you so much. We always benefit by these rough/gemstone donations and really appreciate your thinking of us!


Glenn - Oregon, USA (September 23, 2010) - USA DONATION

Hey Farooq,

We got everything today and WOW!!! WHERE do you get this stuff!! Nevermind.. LOL

Jodi loves the Opals... THEY ARE HERS and the only way your getting them back is to pry them from her dead cold fingers!! Hahahaha ok, just kidding... but yes they are BEAUTIFUL...

You have won our hearts and our business!

Thank you Farooq...Thank you soo much for everything.

Lain - Colorado, USA (August 21, 2010) - USA PURCHASE


We went through the sapphire last night and they are exactly as you described them. Always a pleasure working with someone who strives to be accurate like yourself. The check went out today or maybe tomorrow...

Thanks again...

Devin - North Carolina, USA (August 20, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

John here. The opal arrived. Really nice blue. Super nice. That's gotta be the best...right? It looks like it. The colors are sharp looking all mixed togeather...


John - New Jersey, USA (August 14, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Due to to the holiday, I just received the package this morning. Cant wait to start cutting. Thanks the color is very nice.

Mark - California, USA (June 1, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

Just wanted to let you know that I received my shipment yesterday. The stones are beautiful and the parcel is very consistent. I will keep you in mind for future purchases.

Bob - Virginia, USA (April 22, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hey Farooq,

Just wanted to let you know that I received the sapphire parcels. Thanks for sending them out so quickly and I hope to do business with you soon. The stones look great!

Stephen - Montana, USA (March 23, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I got my order. The rough is excellent. Really nice material. Thanks for working with me on it. Super job!! :)...I think your round rough would be what I would like to buy because I'm getting those cuts (rounds) down pretty good. Well enough babbling for now.

Thanks again

Take care

John - New Jersey, USA (March 21, 2010) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq

I received the package today. I canít tell you how pleased with it. It is really top quality rough. I have purchased peach topaz from Skardu from other dealers. This is so much better. Anyway, you have a VERY PLEASED CUSTOMER.

Thanks again

Bruce - Winnipeg, CANADA (September 22, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Thank you, the gems look great.

Mark - Tennessee, USA (August 11, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Just a quick note to let you know that the fluorite & ruby zoisite arrived yesterday - very nice material, thank you.

Kind Regards to you and your family,

Ron - British Colombia, CANADA (July 4, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq,

I received the order today. Everything was fine. Thank you.

Petre - Timisoara, ROMANIA (June 27, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi F,

I received the parcel of Clinohumite, and find it was as nice as promised, thanks...

John - Illinois, USA (May 7, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

...I am very pleased with your service and my order and am greatly looking forward to furthering our operations with one another in the very near future.

Again my kindest regards

Matt - Colorado, USA (April 29, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq:

I received the faceting laps yesterday, thanks for the fast service and the faceting rough. What a surprise that was. That is an awesome group of rough, I really like the tourmaline and the citrine, and can't wait to learn how to facet them. I can see now why the solid steel laps would be way more accurate than the "toppers". They look like a machined piece. Thanks again and I'll stay in contact and will buy some rough when I get to that stage.


Larry - Hawaii, USA (April 16, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I finally received my package. I'm very happy. Just as described. I think you did a fantastic job with the pictures and descriptions. Very honest.

Only problem was my fault. I did not notice that you were shipping to my old address. It caused me some slight grief but was only my fault...

Thanks very much

Dustan - Alberta, CANADA (April 13, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi, received the item in good order. Very pleased with the entire transaction thank you for your prompt service.


Gregory - California, USA (April 6, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

I received my order and thank you for following up. I am pleased with my order and will check back on your site again when placing future orders.

Robin - Michigan, USA (April 5, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Good Morning Farooq,

I finally received the rough yesterday and I am very happy, especially with the opal and I have already sent you the money via PayPal. I look forward to dealing with you again.

Peter - Abaco, BAHAMAS (April 4, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Sorry for the late reply, but I received the spinel parcel yesterday. I've had a chance to dig through them, and I have to say that I am very pleased. I think you were fair and accurate in your description. A good portion of the material is flawless to lightly included, and the colors are very nice and match the photos.

It's a great relief getting the rough that matches the description! I had purchased a parcel of spinel last year from a different dealer, which was supposed to be mostly facet grade. When I got that parcel, less than 10% was cuttable, so I sent it back... it's frustrating when people don't describe their rough properly.

I'd definitely buy from you again. I'm working on setting up a custom gemstone website to sell my faceting work. If business goes well, I'm sure I will become a regular customer for you. Thank you very much!


Tony - Washington, USA (March 28, 2009) - USA PURCHASE


I don't know who packed the box, but if it was you, then you, sir, are an even MORE paranoid shipper than I!

What gorgeous, gorgeous material! I am well pleased with everything. I also received a small Tanzanite from Brian Norton and boy does the Stewart Pink go well with Tanzanite.

The color of the other Tourmalines--Cruziero and Himalaya--are perhaps more sophisticated, but the Stuart Pinks are so wonderfully intense.

I like the way you do business, Mr. Hashmi--most vendors use skimpy bags, cryptic tags AND they seal the rocks IN the invoice, stapling and taping up the edges. Sometimes they tape, then staple. Either way, it shreds the invoice and renders it useless for record-keeping. These little things count.

Thank you,

Victorine - Minnesota, USA (March 24, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

Yes, I have received the package a little earlier this week and am delighted with the Sapphire, Topaz, and Sugilite (very nice deep color!). So imagine my surprise when I noticed an extra package of green stones...

Early on, when I began lapidary, I had read about an island in the Red Sea as a legendary source of Peridot for centuries! Now here I was, holding some of them in my hand. What a nice thing to do! I cannot thank you enough. I must think of something special for these.

It is a pleasure doing business with you.

Best regards

Don - Alberta, CANADA (March 21, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

The rough I purchased arrived safe and sound and was exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the fabulous material.

Kind Regards,

Jeffrey - California, USA (March 18, 2009) - USA PURCHASE


The item arrived safely and it was exactly what I was looking for.

Thank You,

Dan - Washington, USA (March 13, 2009) - USA PURCHASE


The Sunstone arrived yesterday but due to other commitments I didn't get a chance to look at it until today. It is better than I had hoped. I don't see a piece that will not cut a nice stone. Thank you for the prompt service, I am glad I finally decided to take the big plunge and do business with you. I have never bought this much good quality rough before.

David - Washington, USA (February 28, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Specimen received. Very nice...


John - Florida, USA (January 26, 2009) - USA PURCHASE


I am absolutely delighted with my purchase, the beautiful stones are better than described. Excellent communication from your company and very fast processing and shipment for my order. We will do business again.

Very satisfied customer,

Thank you,

Jim - North Carolina, USA (January 22, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I wanted to let you know the tourmaline arrived today. It was exactly as described and met all my expectations. I have been very impressed by your courteous and professional nature, and look forward to further acquisitions of your material.

Thanks again

James - Alaska, USA (January 12, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Yes the stones arrived in good condition. They look like they will cut fine stones.

Allen - Colorado, USA (January 10, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

A check will be in Monday's mail for this lot. The last batch was very very nice, keep up the good work.

Mitch - California, USA (January 5, 2009) - USA PURCHASE

Salam dear Farooq,

Sorry for my late feedback. The packet was delivered last Friday and I'm very glad of its content! Total satisfaction! Give me some time to make my business to grow further and you'll count me among your regular customers. Wish you all the best, Khuda Hafeez,

Aymeric - Compiegne, FRANCE (December 30, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


Just got the rough. It looks just as I expected. I hope to do it the justice of a good cut. Thanks,

Bob - North Carolina, USA (December 22, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


Stones arrived on Wed, look nice!

Many thanks

Andrew - Ohio, USA (December 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello from Las Vegas....I picked up the stones today from the Post Office. Excellent, better than described. Thanks again for the quick delivery and easy transaction. Always looking forward to the next newsletter.

P.S. Keep your eye out for some good quality Sphene for me. Thanks again.

Justin - Nevada, USA (December 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

The Peridot arrived today, Farooq. It looks like this should work very well for my current needs. Thanks again.

Happy Holidays!

John - North Carolina, USA (December 17, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I received the Afghan Fluorite today, many thanks! It is nice coloured material, will be able to facet one or two small stones too, the colour-change effect under fluorescent and tungsten lamp is interesting. Thanks again for the excellent service.

Best Wishes,

Elizabeth - Wyoming, USA (December 2, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi, the order came today. Nice Amethyst. I'll be cutting some soon.

John - New Jersey, USA (October 27, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

G'day Farooq,

I have been away for work but the missus has been tracking it since you posted it. She picked it up yesterday and all is well. She is very happy with the purchase. They are now her stones and no longer mine - I guess I will just have to get more. She did say that the post master had said that they arrived the day before yesterday (the 15th!). Very impressive. A pleasure doing business with you mate.


Shaun - Queensland, AUSTRALIA (October 16, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

All's good Farooq! Rough received & as described.

Glad your family enjoys the quiet life in Winnipeg


Kari - Alberta, CANADA (October 14, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello and thank you!

The parcel arrived and everything is in order. The material looks great too...


Pavel - New South Wales, AUSTRALIA (October 14, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


Yes, it has been received, and already cut! Nice piece....

Warm regards,

Roger - Michigan, USA (September 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Mr. Hashmi,

I am finally back on campus, and received the Guerrero topaz parcel. It looks very nice, and will cut some bright stones. I will, of course, be keeping the parcel. Thanks again!

Best Regards

Dave - Arizona, USA (September 10, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

I received the package yesterday. Thank you.

The copper schiller sunstone is actually WAY better than pictured in the newsletter.

A remarkable lot.

Again, my sincerest thanks. You definitely have a gift for picking up great lots of material!

Dee Dee - Arizona, USA (September 7, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq,

Greetings! I arrived home yesterday to find a notice from the post office. I rushed out, rushed home, ripped open the box to find a beautiful Sphene crystal.

Thank you so much. I'm am very pleased.

Warm regards for now,

Kyle - New York, USA (September 5, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

G'day Farooq,

I received your parcel today. Certainly very well packaged and in excellent condition.


Henk - Queensland, AUSTRALIA (August 29, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Received my package of gems yesterday and was delighted with them. I was surprised with the 'bonus gift'.

I have not seen Scapolite, from China. It is lovely, and I thank you very much.

The Fluorite is exactly what I wanted, thank you. For the most part the faceted Peridot will work just fine. My daughter and grand-daughter both have birth-stones of Peridot. She always looks forward to see what "Grama" makes for her. She will be delighted with these...

Most Sincerely,

Laura - California, USA (August 28, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi,

I did receive the parcel of Rhodolite (Garnet-445), and it is as advertised. I am keeping it. It came in the mail yesterday, but this is the start of the high school soccer season, and there is much to do, so I did not have time to evaluate it or respond until today. Thank you for sending it to me.

Daniel - Massachusetts, USA (August 23, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi;


Thomas - Michigan, USA (August 23, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


Parcel arrived yesterday. Thank you. Good material...

Vinaya - California, USA (August 20, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Many thanks for the extra cutting rough! The color of this stuff looks almost fake. I will let you know when I get a piece done and try and send you a picture. Just wanted to let you know that i got it and I am very happy with it! Thanks again and until the next time have a good one.

Tim - Arizona, USA (August 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I'm sorry I didn't get back to you. I did receive the order and it was even better then I expected. Thank you for your concern and again for the wonderful order!

Andrew - Illinois, USA (August 8, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Farooq my brother,

I did receive the parcels. The gems were great.

Thanks so much

Vaun - British Colombia, CANADA (August 8, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Got the Lap and all is well. Ready for your next newsletter as I've hidden some money from my better half.

Justin - Nevada, USA (August 7, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


The parcels arrived yesterday, in good shape and condition. Excellent packaging. All the material appears to be as advertised. All crystals are clear and eye clean. An excellent experience as usual with your company.

Be well and thank you,

Mike - California, USA (July 24, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

This is confirmation that I have received the package! Everything looks good!

George - Maryland, USA (July 24, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq:

I received the lap yesterday, most expertly packed! Thank-you very much! I will look for you at Spruce Pine next week.


Kathryn - Virginia, USA (July 23, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


Hi. I just got the Hiddenite yesterday and took a look through the rough last night. It is very nice material...

Mark - New York, USA (July 22, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


The parcel arrived just fine and the material is all you said, I am well pleased. Thanks

Dave - Tennessee, USA (July 20, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

Received the package today. I just got the chance to sit down to my email. All is well -- you are a master packer. The kids were greatly amused to see box after over-wrapped box come out of the package. ;-)


Peter - New York, USA (July 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Thanks! Package arrived today (man, that was quick). The stones look great. The tourmaline is a bit more green than I was expecting, but still a nice piece. The bicolor is nice as well...

Jeff - Tennessee, USA (July 8, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq!

The fluorite is very nice. They will make beautiful cabs.

Thank you,

Cynthia - California, USA (June 26, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Material arrived and looks good.

Joe - New Jersey, USA (June 25, 2008) - USA PURCHASE


I am eager to receive the parcel- as the Cyprine parcel was fantastic...


Zachery - Pennsylvania, USA (June 19, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

OOOOhhhhhhh - Purtties!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rec'd my lot today - Thank You - they are Fab-u-lous!!!!

Crystal - Nevada, USA (March 10, 2008) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Sir!

Just wanted to let you know that I received my sapphires and am very happy with what I got! Thank you again, you will be doing business with me again soon! : )

Andreas - New Jersey, USA (December 29, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I received the parcel yesterday and it is just beautiful! Thank you very much.

Jeremy - Texas, USA (December 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi!

The stones has arrived, and I am very pleased. Everything has been handled 1:st class.

My best regards

Sven-Erik - Uppsala, SWEDEN (November 30, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Finally had to make a trip to the Post Office to retrieve my package of Rhodolite...

The Rhodolite is described, and clean... There were a few pieces that I would grade vsi and vvs... The rest were flawless and excellent color...Shape was kind to maximum yield... a good thing. As you realize, most parcels have odd shaped crystals with basically no good yield... I am very pleased...

Thank You,

My Best,

Gerald - California, USA (November 27, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I just want to let you know I got the Sulfur and Apatite. Just what I was looking for.


Steve - Texas, USA (November 18, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

The package arrived safely and everything was as expected.


Larry - California, USA (November 16, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Thanks, I received the rough and I am very pleased with the stones.

I just wanted to email a thank you for the fast processing and great looking product.

Ron - Kansas, USA (November 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


I have just received my package and the Tourmaline is beautiful!!! Thank you very much. Do you have more of this material? Please let me know!

Linda - Michigan, USA (November 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq:

Back from Germany and received the Hackmanite. It's a keeper. Thanks again. Any new news on the Triplite parcel?? Let me know.

John - New Hampshire, USA (November 7, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Received today - very pleased.

Best regards

Beau - Washington, USA (November 6, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello, Mr. Hashmi!

I'm Tazuyo Ozaki in Japan. I've got your shipment yesterday. Thank you so much.

Your items are more beautiful than I expected. I love them very much. And I'm very sorry for late payment this time. I will try to get your times in the future again.

Thank you, thank you so much : )


Tazuyo - Kanagawa, JAPAN (November 6, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


I did receive the package and thank you very much for the prompt shipping.

Enjoy Tucson!

Dave - Pennsylvania, USA (October 30, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Sorry about the ass kissing, ha. I received your package today, really fast shipping. Fantastic Rough! I'll send you some pictures of the cut gemstones when finished, it looks like I'll cut two of them as trillions, I haven't figured out the rest, yet.

Best regards to you and yours.

Lynn - Washington, USA (October 27, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I got the Garnets today, very pleased with the order.... I will watch your offers very close for what I want. I am very well satisfied with the garnets... service is great.

Tom - Michigan, USA (October 18, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


but you expected me to say that :-)

I selected 40 ct. worth of cutters that I hope to get about 27 VVS to IF stones to finish around 0.5 ct each. A local jeweler said he'd take these set in sterling and retail the rings for $75 each and keep $25 for himself from each sale. After paying $10 for each setting, I'll get about $40 to cover the 20-30 minutes of cutting. Not a bad deal really.

The rest I'll probably retail individually. It'll give me some good spending money for your next E-newsletter.


Daryl - Massachusetts, USA (October 5, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


Great the parcel sounds terrific. I got the Garnets and I am very pleased. If you could send me an invoice for this parcel I would greatly appreciate it. Also, do you know an exact location of these Emeralds, or even a specific mine? If you don't that is not a problem.

Thanks so much

Zach - Pennsylvania, USA (September 29, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Yes, I received the rough.

Thank you very much for the fast processing and I am quite happy with the order.

Ron - Kansas, USA (September 21, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I have received the stones...just as pictured, beautiful. Thanks

Justin - California, USA (September 17, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

The tourmaline parcel is working great; the two largest stones came out cleaner than expected and more than pay for the entire parcel. I have been extremely busy with clients this past month, getting my website rolling, and marketing.

Congratulations on the expected new arrival.


Jeff - Alberta, CANADA (August 17, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


Just a quick note to let you know I did receive the stone and I'm happy with it! I look forward to seeing some new stuff soon. Hope all is well on all of your trips and I'm sure we'll talk soon!

Great day

Tim - Arizona, USA (July 26, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Just received the 2 lots. Beautiful. Thank you.

I appreciate the gift bag enclosed as well.

Until next time,

Thank you,

Dee Dee - Arizona, USA (July 19, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I just wanted to let you know I received the parcel and everything looks great. The color on the Iolite is amazing. It has been a great experience buying from you and I am looking forward to doing it again.

Thank you,

Ryan - Virginia, USA (June 21, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

THANKS - I've received Lots: Sapphire-84 & Tourmaline-403

Quite happy - Sincerely

Stuart - Oregon, USA (June 6, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I received the package of Apatite from you today. I just had a look at it and am quite happy with the parcel you sent. Many thanks.

Stewart - Queensland, AUSTRALIA (May 31, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Good Afternoon Farooq,

I received the package today and am looking forward to getting the stones cut. The stones all look great and as described. Congratulations on the new member to your family and have a safe trip.

Best Regards,

Michael - Colorado, USA (May 15, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

Yes, not to worry. I have received the order and am quite happy with the quality I have received.

The garnets, specifically, pleased my daughter as I am cutting some of them for her to wear at her wedding this summer, so that is a relief!

Thank you for the prompt service and timely communications as the order progressed.

Best regards,

Don - Alberta, CANADA (May 11, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I just received the Aquamarine and I Love it. Thank You very much. I would buy the piece that is $750 if I could afford it at this time cause I'm sure you could cut a stone out of that, that would be shocking. As for now this piece is part of my growing collection

Again Thanx,

Robin - Pennsylvania, USA (May 7, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq

...I haven't cut any of the material yet, but it looks great. I will be back for more!


Steve - Minnesota, USA (May 5, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I just got home today from a business trip and was amazed that the parcel came so quickly. Of course others in the family had already looked through the lot and had favorites they want cut. That is the joy of cutting, I suppose.

I just wanted to let you know that I was more than pleased with the stones and your excellent service. I also really appreciate the sunstone you included. You have a loyal customer in me.

Anyway, thank you so much. I look forward to future transactions.


Jim - South Carolina, USA (April 27, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Thank you, I received the material today and it is great, exactly as described! If you come across more Hackmanite on your next trip, I would be very interested in seeing it. Thank you again for quick service and great material.

Ryan - Virginia, USA (April 25, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


First of all I want to say that the pictures did not do justice to the matched pair of cut emeralds I bought. They will make lovely earrings, just as soon as I finish setting them.

Also, I am looking for some good color Sphene rough and was wondering if you had come across any that perhaps hadn't been listed yet.


Lara - Illinois, USA (April 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

I received the package of very nice Tourmalines and the bonus of Oregon Sunstones.

I am excited to use these stones in my work and I am delighted with the bonus pack you've included. Thank you very much for your excellent service. It was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to ordering from you again.

Take care,

Francesca - Washington, USA (April 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello F,

I received the emeralds and amethyst package today. The pieces are absolutely stunning.

Thank you very much.

And Thanks for the sunstone. Unexpected surprise.


Edward - British Columbia, CANADA (April 13, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

...I have been quite pleased with the crystals I have purchased from you. You get things out fast and they're packed well, too, which I always appreciate. Your service is excellent...

Love and Selenite

Deborah - Florida, USA (April 6, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Got the Tourms last week. Sorry I haven't got back sooner, things have been crazy around here lately.

All in all, stuff looks like a good value! I'll be in touch before too long...... Talked to...tonight, he was doing pretty good...

Matt - Connecticut, USA (April 5, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi,

I received the parcel yesterday, thank you very much for the bonus items. I will look forward to purchasing more rough from you.


Arthur - Ohio, USA (April 4, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


The parcel arrived today. They look good.


Mike - California, USA (April 3, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq:

This order arrived today, and I must say, my goodness, thank you so much! The tourmaline is better than I'd hoped, both in color and size, and quantity. And then to top it off, you threw in some bonus sunstone -- what can I say, but again, machismos gracias!

It's definitely been a pleasure doing business with you, and I hope to place more orders in the future. Until then, keep in touch, and have a safe journey.


Don - California, USA (March 26, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hey Farooq, I received The emerald parcel today and the Oregon sunstone.

Many thanks

If you run across more Afghan/Pakistan rough of the same color (same or larger size stones) I would be extremely interested...

Gary - California, USA (March 26, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi,

Got the rough Saturday and it is great. Now when I make stones with this material can it be called Tanzanian Moldavite? I see other people selling it as Tanzanian Moldavite. I won't call it or say it is natural because it looks like glass to me.


John - Nebraska, USA (March 25, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

G'day Farooq

The Tourmaline arrived. Thanks a lot. It was better than you described. Thanks also for the gift of sunstone. That was very nice and much appreciated. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, not only for the excellent rough but also because you are a true gentleman. I will defiantly purchase from you in future. I have also pinned your card along with a note telling of my dealing with you in my lapidary club. Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Till next time Cheers

Chris - New South Wales, Australia (March 19, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


The parcel has arrived. I am very pleased, they will cut nice stones.

Dale - California, USA (March 9, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I received the parcel of Spinel today. Thanks for your quick service and I will look for to your newsletter.

Robert - Illinois, USA (March 5, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


Received the fluorite cabs today; they are nice...I would like to purchase the above lot of Peridot cabs. They look great and the price is right. Please confirm, thanks!!

Rebecca - California, USA (March 5, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Just sending confirmation that we received the package - they're just lovely! Thank you again, it is hard to find such thorough customer service these days.

Julie - Missouri, USA (March 2, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


All went well with the purchase in question.


Kurt - Maine, USA (February 28, 2007) - USA PURCHASE


I apologize for not letting you know when I received my last order. I received it in good time and it was everything I expected. Thank you. It is a pleasure doing business with you.

Thanks again

Linda - Michigan, USA (February 21, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

I did receive the yellow kunzite. A very beautiful specimen and a very happy customer.

Enjoy your trip.


Joe - Manitoba, Canada (February 21, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I am just letting you know that I have received your package in good order and that the material sent meets my expectations. I'm especially looking forward to your next offer of Rhodolite. Thank you.

Jim - California, USA (January 19, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Very nice Fluorite.. Thank You, Thank You...

Ryan - New York, USA (January 12, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

I have received the package and had a chance to look it over. I like what I see. Thank you. I look forward to more transactions.

Michael - Washington, USA (January 8, 2007) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

Just a note to thank you for the shipment I got today. Your service was just perfect, now I need to go to work to get something nice from these rough.

Best regards

Bruno - Bruxelles, Belgium (December 6, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I received the parcel of Aquamarine lot 45 and it is to my satisfaction. I was disappointed that I did not get my request in in time for lot 371 the red tourmaline. If you have any crystals of that red tourmaline on hand or if you come upon any in your next buying trip please keep me in mind. I would really like to cut a piece for my collection. Thanks again for offering gem rough for sale.

Tim - Arizona, USA (November 29, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq!

I can't believe how fast that package got here! I received it this morning and I am ~VERY~ pleased. Thank you so much! Again I wish you all a happy holiday season : )

Take Care,

Melissa - Florida, USA (November 27, 2006) - USA PURCHASE


I received the gemstones (Mix Lot 8), in Tuesdays mail. I am very pleased with them. They are just as described, a very nice facet grade lot. Thank you and I will be watching for your newsletters.

Thank you,

Randy - Wisconsin, USA (November 22, 2006) - USA PURCHASE


I received the rough gems last Friday...They are some nice stones and I'll take them to Bangkok with me when I go next week.


Gene - Utah, USA (November 20, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Greetings Farooq,

I received the roughs. They are very wonderful and they correspond to the description...Thank you for all!

Congratulations for Saira...

Luis - S. Antonio, Switzerland (November 18, 2006) - USA PURCHASE


The rough you sent (tourmaline) is FANTASTIC! I believe you were a bit conservative on the 50% clean part, with a little work it looks like I can get 75%!!! Incredible! I should not have let that other tourmaline lot go!

Reza - Virginia, USA (November 15, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

I have received the Peridot you sent me. Thank you.

I'm very pleased with the stones. The price was good and I was pleased to see that you take great care in packaging the material. And the express mail works well. Until the next time.

Please put me on your e-mail listing.


Sean - Valencia, Spain (November 3, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq!

How are you and yours? I hope all is well over there.

I just wanted to let you know that the order arrived yesterday, Friday, safe and sound. Certainly is A LOT of stone! :-) This'll give me something to sort through, for sure!

I found it very useful using the USPS website to track the order. It allowed me to track the order at all the various stages of transit. It was interesting.

I enjoyed dealing with you, Farooq, and I look forward to doing so again!

Many thanks

Doug - New South Wales, Australia (October 28, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Always looking to do business with you. You are one of the most trusted individuals that I do business with. As always I am looking forward to doing more business. Take care. I wish the best of health to you and your family.


Dale - California, USA (October 18, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq.

The Kunzite arrived safely, and it is just as amazing as you described it. It is very difficult to decide whether to cut it or leave it the way it is.

Definitely include me on your email list!


Lawrence - California, USA (October 17, 2006) - USA PURCHASE


This is Tad, The Spinels came yesterday and they are great. Thank You


Tadeusz - Missouri, USA (October 11, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

...The last shipment arrived in a timely manner and I was very pleased with the merchandise. It was just as described on your web site. As always, it is a pleasure doing business with you.


Whitney - California, USA (October 6, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

The package arrived in good condition and the Garnets look great. I'll certainly be placing further orders in the future.


Peter - Washington, USA (September 4, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Received item in good condition thanks...

Louis - New Jersey, USA (August 24, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

The Tourmaline parcel arrived safely on 23rd May, 2006 - I was very impressed with the fast service and also with the material. It is exactly as we ordered and we will certainly buy from you again. I have already cut one piece in an emerald cut and was surprised at the brilliance and the highlights of the "apparently" fairly ordinary piece of rough. Guess it would be better suited to a brilliant or trillion design.

Hope your buying trip is going well and look forward to further purchases from you.

Many thanks

Wal - Queensland, Australia (May 28, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

The parcel arrived yesterday afternoon. The material looks good. Very nice color and mostly very clean.

Allen - Colorado, USA (May 18, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

I got it, and all is well. The stones seemed to be as described in every way. I've had a couple cut, attached please find an image. They remain in the post so I've yet to see the product for myself, but it looks like it went smoothly.

Hope all goes well with your trip...

Michael - Illinois, USA (May 14, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

My apologies for taking so long to reply. I have just now cut one of the Peridots that I recently purchased. The clarity and color are even better than expected. The finished stone looks better than any Peridot I have cut before.


Dayn - Alabama, USA (May 14, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

I picked up the parcel from the Post Office yesterday.

The rough is great.

I look forward to dealing with you in the future. I am glad to have found someone that offers a nice variety, in larger quantities, with very good quality (been looking a while!)


John - Louisiana, USA (May 11, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq

Received the stones this week thank you. Oz customs just a little slow with the processing. The Tourmaline and Peridot all look good and as described. As a first transaction from Intimate Gems you made it very easy. I look forward to dealing with you in the future. Have a safe trip.


Peter - Queensland, Australia (May 2, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Sorry it has taken me a while to confirm my order ,just to let you know the emeralds are awesome 10 times better then described, I just sent them to Thailand to day to be cut, cant wait to get them back. I love doing business with you, your stuff is always great. Have a nice day Farooq.

Bradley - Minnesota, USA (May 2, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Thank you, the package arrived today, the Tourmaline looks great. Let me know as new materials arrive.

Matt - Washington, USA (April 30, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Parcel received. Good color. Good clarity.


Michael - Oregon, USA (April 27, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

I received the package yesterday. The rough is beautiful.


Maurice - New Jersey, USA (April 26, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Yes the shipment arrived and looks ok. I have not had a chance to cut any to date as one thing or another comes up. Probably until summer when school is out and teachers like myself get the summer off to relax, then I will begin to cut again. Thanks again your rough seems to be of excellent quality and I always look forward to your newsletters of new rough for sale.

Dan - Illinois, USA (April 18, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Wanted to drop you a quick line to say that the parcel arrived. I have to admit that I was a little blown away by the volume of it all! But seriously, this is great - you were right to suggest this as an opportunity. I've already found a few stones that look exceptional.

I will try and give you a call tomorrow.


Brad - Michigan, USA (April 20, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

...I have received and am enjoying the garnets. Thanks again.

Ken - Florida, USA (April 17, 2006) - USA PURCHASE


I got the stones, very nice for the money. I will have to do some trimming before I cut them but that's no problem.


Larry - Ohio, USA (April 14, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

...I am always pleased with your material and enjoy doing business with you.

Linda - Michigan, USA (April 3, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

I received the Tanzanite parcel and it will cut some fine gems. Thanks

Craig - Wisconsin, USA (April 3, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Greetings Farooq,

I have received my order and am delighted to say the material is wonderful. Your item descriptions are very accurate and parcel weights are within tolerance. One was slightly lower and the other was slightly higher. I work in a laboratory with very precise, often calibrated scales.

This was one of the best online, gem rough transactions I have ever experienced. Communications were wonderful, professional, courteous and responses were quick. You really made me feel that you wanted me as a customer.

I'll be back for sure.

Thank you

Garrett - Ohio, USA (March 3, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Holy smoke Farooq! These are great! The colors and saturation are just what I wanted, and that tourm-2 piece... wow that color is just out of this world!

Thank you so much.

Andrei - Arizona, USA (January 12, 2006) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi:

I have received the package. The crystals are great! I can't tell them from herks from NY. She will be very happy. Thanks again. I will be on the lookout for other packages to order.

Ken - Florida, USA (November 26, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

The package arrived today in good condition and I am very pleased with the stones. Thank you very much.

I look forward seeing your new purchases soon.

Thanks again


Frank - Alabama, USA (November 25, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq:

I received the parcel yesterday. I am happy with the material it was just as you described.

I will buy more from you.

Thanks for the quick response.

Larry - Colorado, USA (October 18, 2005) - USA PURCHASE


I received the parcel. Thank you very much, there is some great material in there...I think the stone should sell well .Thank you again.

Have a great day

Mark - Pennsylvania, USA (September 29, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Mr. Hashmi,

I just ordered a parcel of emeralds from you which I received without a problem, and am very pleased by it...

Paul - Washington, USA (September 4, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Received items and am very pleased!

Thank you

Linda - Michigan, USA (July 28, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Glad to see that you have returned and that you have a beautiful baby daughter! As for my purchase, yes they were received and I am quite happy -- they are in the process of being cut now. Looking forward to the new newsletter!


Brad - Michigan, USA (July 25, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

...Those topaz crystals were very nice and I got some clean champagne stones from them, including a 12X16 pear...But the best-looking crystals that were well terminated I could not bring myself to cut-they really were specimen grade because the crystals were so well formed. I think they will be more valuable to show my customers what the roughs look like, and how things slowly "grow" in the Earth!

John - Massachusetts, USA (July 23, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Although this email is a little late, I wanted to let you know this is some really nice looking Aquamarine. Thanks.

Steve - Texas, USA (June 3, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Got it Farooq. They are beautiful!

Thank you....

Jeff - Tennessee, USA (April 15, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I received my Peridot parcel. I am very pleased with the stones. Thank you so much for the business.

Best Regards,

Joseph - Ohio, USA (March 28, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

The stones are just as you described them and I am quite satisfied...Looking forward to more business.

Thanks again

David - Oregon, USA (March 24, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Shipment received. They look good. Will start cutting tomorrow. Thanks again.

Daniel - Illinois, USA (March 24, 2005) - USA PURCHASE


The rough arrived yesterday and it was better than the pictures! THANKS!!!! Great service AND goods, what more can you ask for. Give me some time to earn some more money and I'll be back for more stones!!

Best regards

Magnus - Sweden (March 23, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Just wanted to let you know that I loved my lot of Tourmaline I received from you. Beautiful rough stones. I appreciate your business Farooq.


Joseph - Ohio, USA (March 12, 2005) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Mr. Hashmi,

I hope life is going well for you. I received the garnets ,very happy with them...

Thank you and take care

Robert - Florida, USA (February 24, 2005) - USA PURCHASE


Welcome back! I hope your trip was a successful one. I got the stones a couple weeks ago and I'm very happy with them. All of the materiel looks great. Lots of nice chunky pieces and great colors. I'm very impressed with the Aqua, very clean and some great colored stones in this lot.

Take care

Mitch - California, USA (December 9, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Good morning,

The parcel arrived yesterday afternoon. the Tourmaline is great. Good color and very clean.

Thank You

Allen - Colorado, USA (November 20, 2004) - USA PURCHASE


Just a quick note to let you know I received my lot of Morganite and Iím very pleased!! I will definitely be a repeat customer. Thanks again!

Take Care

Melissa - Florida, USA (November 13, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Just Wanted to let you know, I received my lots (139, 182). and also wanted to say Thanks, for the info on the Uvite. I hope it turns into a good investment. I find it to be some interesting tourmaline and for the lots I just received they are just awesome. Very nice stones. Can't hardly wait to get cutting, on them. a winter project. Thanks again and have a nice day


Brad - Minnesota, USA (October 15, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Farooq,

Just to let you know that the parcel of Bastnaesite rough arrived yesterday. I am absolutely delighted with it - every single piece shows the rare-earth spectrum. And many of the pieces appear to be very clean. The parcel is an absolute bargain for the price! Incidentally, thank you for putting a lower value on the declaration form - the parcel was picked up by the UK customs, but they only charged tax on the $100 value you put on the form. I'll let you know how things go with the cutting.

All the best for now

Peter - England (October 14, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq I hope you are having a beautiful day on this perfect September day... I wanted to let you know that I received the shipment and I am very happy with it....some of the Sapphire makes me wish I knew how to cut just to see what it would look like !!! and I really like the energy feel of the New Find...I would love to see it in bigger pieces.

I have to tell you how impressed I am with the whole process of having placed an order with your company. Very well orchestrated...I knew what was happening at every turn of the transaction. It was a pleasure dealing with you and look forward to doing more business with you.

Have a wonderful weekend

Pascale - New York, USA (September 25, 2004) - USA PURCHASE


I received the Spinel. It's quite lovely. The large stone in particular is outstanding. Thank you very much.

Lara - Massachusetts, USA (September 24, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Good Morning,

The package arrived on Monday, very quick, and the stones look very nice. Thanks for the Garnet samples.

Best regards,

Mike - Colorado, USA (September 23, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Got the Tourmalines today. Not a bad deal, I'd say...Thanks again sweetie, talk soon....

Wanda - Wisconsin, USA (September 21, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Dear Mr. Hashmi,

I received the package of Spessartite yesterday afternoon, and thank you. The color is beautiful and clarity excellent. I look forward to your next newsletter. Thanks again and best wishes.

Kind regards

Brian - California, USA (September 2, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq!

I received the package Saturday.

The material is Gorgeous! I love the Nigerian Tourmalines - all the colors are fantastic. The Enstatite is unique, the pieces are huge, it will be fun to play with. The Diopside is going to be fun with both crystal specimens and faceting rough. The pink Spinel looks hot - it is incredibly clean and blocky material. The Zoisite is incredible: I was not expecting such large pieces. I have never seen color like the pink/violet sapphire - that is some hot material.

Thank you.

Marcus - Arizona, USA (August 17, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

The lot just arrived - they look great. Very clean and well-shaped! I'm looking forward to cutting some of this rough.

Clyde - Georgia, USA (August 16, 2004) - USA PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Thanks for your shipment I received it on Thursday afternoon everything is ok. Thanks again.


Ted - Australia (July 25, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE


Thanks for the shipment - Got it yesterday.

Sweet looking on the Epidote - Your photos were so accurate as to shapes, etc. The two will yield really well and the third OK. Can't decide how to orient them for color - yellow, green, or dichro...

The Sphene is exciting - can't wait to get to some of that. Wish I had a real trophy piece of that shit...Drop a line when you can - have fun - get lots of rocks!

Talk to you soon.

John - Oregon, USA (July 24, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Have the delivery. Nice rough. Should be fun cutting and good return for the money.

John - Florida, USA (July 22, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hello Farooq

This is Francis writing.

We have just received Lot 83 PAKISTAN and the crystals are superb. Thank you for your good and efficient service, it is a pleasure to deal with you. We shall send pics when the cutting is complete.

Regards Francis & Ros

Ros & Francis - New Zealand (July 22, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

Received the Spinel and there isn't a lot of silk compared to Morogoro material. Have a lot of work and decision making to do with the material, at least with the larger pieces as the smaller stuff is fairly clean. Will communicate with you later. Just wanted to let you know I got the lot.

Best regards,

Darrell - California, USA (July 22, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Got the stuff today. Everything looks great, except I suspect the Winchite is actually Richterite. I won't know till after it is cut and I can send it our for testing, so it will be a while, but I will let you know.

Cheers, Thanks,

Alexandra - Minnesota, USA (July 20, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE


I did receive the parcels of rough and am pleased with the purchases. I will say your descriptions are accurate and I have cut several nice gems from the parcels. Hope to do business again in the near future.

Many Thanks

Craig - Wisconsin, USA (July 18, 2004)


Great as usual. I received the shipment and actually cut 1 stone. It is always a pleasure doing business with you. Hope all is well with you...Thanks!

Rick - Colorado, USA (July 18, 2004)


All stones arrived in fine order as usual. I have not received anything that I would not recommend to other dealers or purchase a like lot myself. I find the orange garnet very fine in color such as I had not seen in many years.

I look forward to your next offer of new parcels.

Peace and good health go with you, my friend in your travels.

John - North Carolina, USA (May 27, 2004)

Got your package yesterday and everything was great...where have you been all this time I have been buying crap at a higher price?

Several questions, do you ever get gemstones from Sri Lanka, and when will you get your next shipment of new gemstones? I'm looking very hard at some of the great deals on Tourmaline that you have, but it is best said , thank you very much for your time and great gemstones and there prices.

Ken - Kentucky, USA (May 25, 2004)


Just want to let you know that I received the Tourmaline today and can't wait to cut it. That is the most beautiful stones I have. I will be ordering more types of stones from you.

Thanks for the very good service.

Roger - Washington, USA (May 12, 2004)

Hello again,

The lap arrived in today's mail...record time! Thanks for getting it out so fast.

Kevin - New Mexico, USA (May 8, 2004)


Package arrived yesterday. Nice stuff, great color, I'm sure to get some lovely gems out of this lot.


Mitch - California, USA (April 15, 2004)

Greetings My Friend,

The Aquamarine and Morganite were awesome I can not wait to cut these. The Goshenite is great also.

The rubies really are a very pretty color and will cut nicely the shapes are perfect. I can not wait to start on the Tourmalines, especially the fluorescent ones.

I have not decided whether to cut the Demantoid garnet myself or send it away but I will be doing something with it soon.


Ken - Illinois, USA (March 22, 2004)

Thanks heaps Farooq, some real nice stones cut out of last batch . . am very happy.

Thanks Mate

Paul - Queensland, Australia (March 21, 2004)


I hope that all goes well now. The first parcels look very good...

Thank you

John - North Carolina, USA (March 16, 2004)

Hi Farooq!

My order arrived yesterday. Thanks for the fast service, everything looks great! I love that Malaya Garnet, beautiful color, I can't wait to see it faceted. The Morganite is very nice, is that heat treated or does it have to be heat treated after faceting to intensify color? I am not to familiar with this. I am teaching my husband to facet and the Amethyst will be his "practice stones." lol The Bastnaesite, well that will have to wait till I am really good, lol Thanks again!

Linda - Michigan, USA (March 4, 2004)

Good Morning,

Thanks for the quick shipping, the package arrived yesterday and the Sapphires are nice and will be getting cut soon. If you run into some Rubies or larger Sapphires on your next buying trip keep me in mind and send an e-mail please.


Mike - Colorado, USA (March 2, 2004)

Dear Farooq,

The garnet arrived last Friday, but today is the first time I have been able to sit down at the computer. I sent them off today to Thailand to be cut. Thanks for the prompt delivery. I will be buying from you again as I have funds available. Thanks again.

Best Regards

Gene - Utah, USA (March 2, 2004)

Wow! Just got the latest order in and the large topaz crystals are stunning! You are right about not being able to cut some of these. Truly a fine collection of crystals and I hope you will have more of these and other incredibly fine mineral specimens.

The Peridots are fascinating to see with the Ludwigite inclusions and there are some excellent crystalline shapes in this lot too which I may have to put in the showcase. The green Tourmalines have some really sweet colors in them.

Thanks Farooq!

Devin - North Carolina, USA (March 1, 2004)


...I was happy with the material that I received...


Ken - Illinois, USA (February 23, 2004)

Hi Farooq,

Package arrived safely today (customs was slow) . . thank you for nice selection . . samples are pretty good 2, thanks . .looking forward to your new stock.

Thanks Again

Paul - Queensland, Australia (February 19, 2004)

The Tourmalines, Garnets, and Peridot were simply fabulous. The colors and clarity were a joy to see. If I had to ask for anything from such a marvelous parcel it would be that maybe one stone in the lot would be larger than the bunch perhaps even in the 15 to 20ct+ range. I realize there are economics around this, and I'm not at all anything less than thrilled!

The rubies were of course smaller and less red than my mind's eye had made them. :) I laugh at myself in this because your descriptions are perfectly accurate. I am thrilled to simply have a parcel even though cutting them will be a challenge. I know the greater challenge was being able to offer them at all.

The amethyst are not as clear as I had hoped. I am not sure that I fully understand what 70% clean means. There are definitely cuttable portions in the stones and they will need to be cobbed to work with as you clearly stated. I take myself to task to make sure I am more knowledgeable before I question those things...

Thanks again!

Devin - North Carolina, USA (January 24, 2004)

I received the package, everything was just fine.  Thank you again.

Brian - Illinois, USA (January 20, 2004)

Hi Farooq,

My package arrived on Thursday. Wow, that was fast for cross country. The material looks great. Thanks.

Stacey - California, USA (January 16, 2004)

Hi I  received the Morganite. Very nice. I was Like A child in A candy store. My wife says that because I go though the stones. Shipping was very Fast very very happy will buy more from you thanks have A nice Day.

David - Michigan, USA (January 14, 2004)

Hi Farooq,

I am very pleased with the Demantoid, I will be cutting some very nice stones from it. If you like I will send a picture of some when I am done.

Warm Regards

Adrian - Queensland, Australia (January 13, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Selam brother

I would just like to say, thanks ever so much for the delivery of such nice stones. I am happy to do business with you for now and future...Once again thank you so much

Muneer - Islamabad, Pakistan (January 7, 2004) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I really intended to write and let you know I did receive the gems and they are fantastic...You certainly a pleasure to do business with. I can always depend on your description of the gems you have for sale. You offer exactly what you say and your prices are very fair...I am so glad I found you to do business with.

Looking forward to future purchases from you

Susie - Washington, USA (January 1, 2004)

Hey Farooq!

I've received the Aquas and the Mandarins. I am very excited about the quality of the gem rough!

Thank you very much for these beautiful stones! I can't wait for the next newsletter! :)

Happy New Year!

Devin - North Carolina, USA (December 29, 2003)

Just to let you know I got the Fluorite. They look great.

Thank you

Kenneth - Florida, USA (December 29, 2003)


Dear Sir,

...Stones I have received very soon and they have appeared better than I expected! I think that I shall buy soon from you still.

Thank You very mach!

Best Regards

Maris - New York, USA (December 23, 2003)

Hi Farooq

I received the Hackmanites. The rough is as I expected. Thanks a lot...


Claude - Quebec, Canada (December 22, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE


My friend, all items arrived safely. I had the Hackmanite in the living room with a UV short wave light. very strong color change and fairly large phosphorescence. The other stones are quite nice also...thank you for the shipment. all is very nice

Your friend,

Robert - Virginia, USA (December 19, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE


...I received the shipment from Pakistan just a few days ago. Thank you very much! The quartz came through with the crystal clusters mostly intact. And the topaz is even nicer than I expected.

Lara - Massachusetts, USA (December 19, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Dear Farooq,

I just wanted to let you know I received the parcel Monday morning and everything appears to be in order...I've only done a quick look see, and well, you can summarize my response in one word.. WOW! This is some great material, especially Tourmaline58... the specimen grade crystals that you showcased in your photos are stunning! The Peridot is absolutely amazing, and I think now I have garnets

in every color they come in! I see no way to lose on ANY of this material, I wouldn't hesitate to do it again, my only regret was having a limited budget. Your willingness to hold my purchases over time before shipping really made this affordable for me. I wouldn't hesitate to buy direct again in the future and am looking forward to your trip to Africa...

What I am trying to accomplish at this point in my life is to supplement my retirement through a little gem cutting, and well, now looks like I will be learning the ropes selling rough as...I think all of my buying direct has opened the door to possibilities I hadn't considered... as a kid I loved to collect rocks... now I can do it and make money at it! Thank you so much for being part of the solution!

Andrei - California, USA (December 17, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Dear Farooq

You parcel from Pakistan has safely arrived, the stones are fine. We are looking forward to doing business with again.


Philipp - Binningen, Switzerland (December 17, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

...I received the parcels late yesterday (Saturday) and they are splendid. The parcel of Royal Blue Stones (Tourmaline-56 Lot) was the best I have ever seen!! And the Aqua was to die for. I was fooling around with the pieces and did you know they all fit together back into the huge crystal it once was. I was floored. Here I was holding a 280 Ct chunk of the most fabulous material. It was awesome. I am so happy as it has come just in time for me to cut some of the best (They are all the best I guess I should say the Bigger Best. Ha!! Ha!!) stones to be sold on Ebay this next week. I have begun to have a good following of repeat customers just like you have and the material plays a major part of this following. I hope you realize just how much Diane and I appreciate your help in securing the material. You in essence are our lifeline. You have given Diane a feeling of great security as she has been concerned for our welfare due to lacking sales before we became established clients (and friends) of yours. Sales are up and we are sleeping better at night knowing we have such a dependable honest source for your medicine of choice Doctor Farooq in the Tourmaline you prescribe often.

We are hooked and its a great feeling!!! I will let you go as I must (I want) to get back to cutting. Know I will spend the afternoon in bliss watching your material become something someone will treasure when received. Until next time my friend,

Sincerely Yours,

Scott - Michigan, USA (December 14, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

This lot of Peridot is wonderful; your descriptions of the lot is accurate and this is especially important with these mine direct purchases. Please thank your partner for his selection of these rough; I don't see how he does it. I had fun trying to find the larger pieces of rough you highlighted in the photographs of the parcel. Again, I am eager to see what the next parcel of tourmaline will bring. I hope everything is fine over there. It must be getting cold over there.

Best regards,

Darrell - California, USA (November 22, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I got the stones yesterday. They were very clean but ... like most tourmaline, the crystals were kinda skinny (I guess I should have expected that). There were some stones that I'm sure will wind up paying for the parcel but next time I'll know to get a parcel with bigger rocks...

Thanks for the good communication and nice rough. My cutter will be very

Happy :)

Krystyna - California, USA (November 19, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE



...All went well, I received the mandarin garnets and they were as spectacular in color as shown on your web page


Fizal - Pennsylvania, USA (November 5, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

...Got the Peridot in and all seems good.


John - Florida, USA (November 1, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hi Farooq,

I received the lot: Tourmaline-14 in good order, thanks for the samples. Lot T-14 looks as good or better in real life.

Thanks Much

Paul - California, USA (October 22, 2003)

Hi Farooq!

...I have just started cutting some of the tourmaline, mostly I have been going through it and going through it... By the way I am angry with you *GRIN*! When I was getting the parcel you never told me of the backache, the shoulder ache, the bleary eyes; the joy of discovery over something neat that I have never seen before; the (occasional) frustration and disappointment of an inclusion going through a stone in a bad way; the move it into this pile - no wait, move it to this one - no wait...; the beauty of each crystal... When I close my eyes I see colorful stones. And all this is YOUR fault! I am having a great time! Thanks!...

Marcus - Arizona, USA (October 20, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

The parcel arrived here on Saturday Sept, 20th. The parcel's like you said a bit dark but I think I can thin the stones up enough cutting to make them be great. With this being my first order with you Farooq I just wanted to say thank you very much. What the parcel may lack a bit your warm and friendly service and caring attitude has more than made up for. I know by watching your site you have by far the finest selection of Top Quality Material anywhere. I know, I spend at least 4 hours each day trying to make quality contacts. Your material and your taking the time to write despite your location has made me a loyal customer. I have forwarded what I am looking for in parcels in my last couple emails; so if you come across something a bit brighter and stones averaging over 5-8 carats, let me know. Any purchase up to $3,000.00 can be paid for within 24 hours. Once again my prayers are with you and your loved ones for a safe passage home and while still abroad. I look forward to your next advanced email notice from Pakistan letting me know additional parcels are available.

Many thanks,

Scott - Michigan, USA (September 21, 2003) - PAKISTAN PURCHASE

Hello Farooq,

Hope all is well with you. I have received my tourmaline, and it is very nice, thank you!

I'd still want more, and a variety of bicolored stuff please.

Thank you,

Joanna - New York, USA (August 29, 2003)

Hello again,

I signed for the garnets today. There are some killer red stones in there, and I've already started figuring out the best cuts for them. Hopefully, I'll get some time to cut one in the next couple of days when business slows a bit...Most is bright red, but a couple of pieces remind me of Rhodolite...

Thanks again for another great lot of stones....I'll be looking for the pink ones next time.


Kevin - New Mexico, USA (July 10, 2003)

Got your package Farooq, stones look great. The Peridot is stunning, and with a little work the Spessartite will create many valuable gems. Amy loves the tourmaline. The topaz is rather light, so I will cut it for increased dispersion. You have sparked my interest with the Scapolite, I am currently searching for the right cuts, they are large stones and low on the mohs scale so I don't want to cut large "soft" gems, not sure what to with it yet. As far as the Demantoid! I think I smiled and said, "that son of a..." I'm surprised you remembered! That stone is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks.

Amy and I are both thoroughly pleased with our purchase, and when ready will return for our future rough purchases. Please keep us in mind for any business ideas; Amy is also intrigued by your entrepreneurship. We are both willing to learn how to make what we love a career, so if your willing to teach we're all ears.

I look forward to someday meeting you Farooq. Best wishes to all your future endeavors

Don - Washington, USA (July 6, 2003)

G'day Farooq,

I've received the stones, thank you, and I'm very pleased with them! They are as you described, which leaves no room for disappointment....

The garnets are nice and chunky, and will be ideal for cutting briolettes and spheres...

The Sapphs are probably a tad darker than I envisaged, but their clean-ness and size make up for that. One of the Sapphs is blocky enough to cut a facetted sphere from also....

The Peridot is also lovely and well-shaped for recovery. Mostly the shape of the stones is ideal for Barion cuts to darken them up a little. Of course, I am really after bigger Peridot, but these will tide me over.

Thank you also for the few Aquas. Yes, they are light in color, but again, well-shaped for Barions to saturate that color.

I want to wish you all the best for your forthcoming trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Take care.

For three weeks I have been a grandfather... A little girl, Oleira, born to my son, Tyrus. I've given him time off to really appreciate the occasion. Jewelry fabrication etc can wait a little whilst the family foundations are cemented. (CONGRATULATIONS PHILL!!!)

Kindest Regards

Phill - Tasmania, Australia (July 3, 2003)

Yes, indeed,

The tourmaline is beautiful. I'll be looking for more in the future. The mandarin garnet looks to cut nice stones also. I think they'll do nicely here. Please tell the Spessartine miners to find some cleaner stones, though, ok? ;-)...


Kevin - New Mexico, USA (June 29, 2003)

The rough I have received from you where some of the best rough that I could find for the price. Some people claim to have the best, you don't, what you told me is what I got and better. I will do more orders because you told me the truth not like other sites I have been to thanks for the extra stones. See I am A small fish in the water hoping to get Big one day with your products.

David - Michigan, USA (June 26, 2003)

Hi Farooq!

I got my package in today. Gad - the stuff is gorgeous! I am going to have lots of fun! I will be seeing my artist/jeweler/collector friends tomorrow and I have some great things for the "show and tell" we do each week! You were right in your descriptions that the material looks much better in person - I was concerned about the Nigerian? tourmaline, the pinks go to a bubblegum color and some of it reminds me of a new copper penny (I am interested in seeing how those cut). The blues/teals/greens tourmalines are fantastic! The Peridot is going to be stunning when it is cut! And the topaz is incredible. Once again, I am forced to repeat myself: you are The MAN! Incidentally, I was curious about the Kyanite, so the bonus material was perfectly timed.

Marcus - Arizona, USA (June 25, 2003)


I received my shipment today (MandarinBTG-1 & Emerald-5), thank you very much. Everything looks great and I am very happy with it!

Arnold - BC, Canada (June 16, 2003)

Thanks Farooq, I got the sapphire today, I am astounded.....beautiful  material....I might have to cut a stone tonight....I appreciate the bonus as  well. If this is the quality of the material you have coming....I will be ordering more as soon as I can.

Jim - Illinois, USA (June 14, 2003)

Dear Farooq

Both parcels have arrived safely - am very pleased with the Morganite rough and the Kunzite crystal. Thanks so much for all your advice/help.

Kind regards

Judith - London, United Kingdom (June 9, 2003)


I am very pleased with my order. I sent the suspect purple Scapolites off to be tested and they were indeed purple Scapolites, so I am most pleased. Thanks for the extra garnet rough. I'm grateful.

Amy - Ohio, USA (June 7, 2003)


I've been meaning to write you, thought perhaps you'd already left on your trip. The red garnets are very nice, but the mandarins are absolutely incredible... my first look I thought .. these are included???? where???...

I would have to say your descriptions are always on the conservative side, your service/follow through is top notch and I am extremely satisfied with everything that I have EVER bought from you.

thanks very much!

Andrei - California, USA (June 7, 2003)

Hello Farooq

The parcel has arrived at last. Thank you, and also thanks for the bonuses. The rough went under the microscope (10x of course) and we happily accept the parcel.

We think that the delay was possibly caused by some twit sticking a peel off label over 'New Zealand' on the packet.

We shall be watching your website and will be pleased to hear of any special offers...

Thanks again and Best Wishes to you...

Ros & Francis - New Zealand (June 5, 2003)

Dear Farooq

Well I didn't have to be patient for too long. The parcel arrived today in good order. I am very pleased with all the tourmalines you sent and look forward to seeing some of the material faceted...

I'll keep watching your website and will undoubtedly purchase more rough material in the future.

Brian - Australia (June 5, 2003)


Your email was such a pleasure to read! It goes a long way to demonstrate to me that you actually read the emails your customers send to you and furthermore that you actually respond to them. I have received the parcel (thank you!)...You were right about the cabbing and faceting tourmaline, obviously much of it is facet grade...I actually have enough rough to keep me busy for the rest of my life but for some strange reason I keep buying more. The good stuff becomes less available as time goes on. I have been messing with gemstones for over 30 years and have noted that there is more junk than ever being bought and sold, particularly in cyberspace. I have been burned several times but I have also been happily surprised such as when I came across your web site. The material that you have sold me has met with every expectation and will have been a good value when cut. So for that I would like to thank you. I realize that I am a small fish in a large sea but you also make me feel as though I am as important a customer to you as one of the big boys that buy in far larger quantities.


Bert - Montana, USA (June 4, 2003)

Hello; Just a note let you know the garnets have arrived and to thank you for the bonus and even more, for the quality of the garnets. It is a pleasure to do business with you.

Lester - Washington, USA (May 31, 2003)


I am very impressed with the color and clarity of the Emeralds. I think these will yield some fine cut stones. You are right, I can't tell the difference between these and Columbian Emeralds. I am also happy with the Tourmalines.

Rick - Colorado, USA (May 29, 2003)

Thanks for the new Sapphire. As you warned me, the stones are a bit dark. However, they are very, very clean and the color is great. The price you're asking for this material is a true bargain, and I will be back for more very soon.

Also, thanks for the Mandarin Garnet. I couldn't believe the color of the photos on your web site until I saw the actual stones. They are even more intense than the photos. Absolutely amazing - I will have to come back for more of this material as well.

Thanks again for consistently offering very good deals on accurately-represented material!

John Bailey

John Bailey - Oregon, USA (May 23, 2003)

Hi Farooq,

...I wanted to write and tell you how much we like the Kyanite. It is an absolutely gorgeous selection, with many ways we can work the material. It certainly is top grade...

Sure wish we were up for some of that awesome Afghani tourmaline you are offering. It is amazing stone, and I can see why you have such an enjoyment of it. It's really "wow" material. Not that the African material isn't beautiful too, but the Afghani/Kashmiri material knocks anything I've seen out of the ballpark.

Best regards, and thanks again for the beautiful stone

Bonnie - Vermont, USA (May 20, 2003)

Hi Farooq, got your package. NICE Indicolite, the Mandarin looks ok, & thanks for the Nigerian tourmaline BONUS !!!! Looks great! Looks nice & clean...Thanks again, you are a good "old soul"

Don - Maine, USA (May 19, 2003)


I received the sapphires a few days ago. They look great, I see a couple that have alexandrite like color change and I see one that shifts combinations of blue/green/yellow/purple... amazing. I look forward to your next release!

thank you very much!

Andrei - California, USA (May 18, 2003)

Hi Farooq!

The shipment got in Friday night. I said it before, and I will say it again: You are THE MAN!

I am overwhelmed! The material is fantastic! I have been wanting to try some special cuts, now I have some larger pieces of Aquamarine to try them on - like some practice with concave cuts, a spider cut and a butterfly cut (things I did not what to do in some drab material, like quartz). There is some very interesting stuff in the Nigerian Aquamarine parcel, it will take some effort to get it out but it will be worth it...

The color on the fluorite is awesome, what an incredible range of blues...The zircon is beautiful...The blue-green/yellow-green mystery material is fabulous. It will be fun to work on...The red spinel just does not excite me, I don't know why.

As a side note: I cut a 9 x 6 pear out of that parcel of tourmaline you sent me in the last shipment. This is the material that is yellow down the c-axis and blue through the x- and y-axis It sold immediately. I have included a few pictures of it in its' ring setting as well.

I will catch you later,

Marcus - Arizona, USA (May 18, 2003)

Hi Farooq;

I have finally received my shipment (I think sometimes our mail system uses mules) and am very pleased with the items. And thank you very much for the garnet specimen, it is very nice...

Thanks again for the friendly and speedy service. I look forward to purchasing from you in the future however, next time I may go with a courier instead of mail, the wait is just too long.

Arnold - BC, Canada (May 18, 2003)

We got the package of the 1 kilo topaz....Thanks for the great service.

Han - Florida, USA (May 16, 2003)

G'day Farooq,

Thanks for addressing the points I raised in my last email...

...your first shipment has been delivered safely yesterday as well. I'm very happy with them, thank you. The Seafoam to Turquoise Tourms are lovely, and just as I was expecting. The Champagne Topaz is just as you described it. A good start for both of us.

The slight delay in delivery was due to Customs inspection, Goods and Services Tax (GST) calculation and post office notification. But no problems.

Well, Farooq, have a good weekend, mate,

Kindest Regards

Phill - Tasmania, Australia (May 16, 2003)

Thank you once again for your professional service! The package came yesterday and I am happy with the items that I choose. I walk around with a small piece of fluorite in my pocket only to take it out and feel the contour or look at the color through sunlight to visualize possibilities. It is very beautiful! I wonder... how did the ancient cultures carve their stones? Anyway... have a good evening.

Kind regards

Deborah - Oklahoma, USA (May 15, 2003)

Hi Farooq,

The stones made it in today, the garnet is all you said it was...if you come across some in that size I can use about...The tourmaline looks as it will be fine also.

All the best

Ron - Kentucky, USA (May 15, 2003)

The package arrived quickly and I am very pleased to see the tourmaline cat eyes. Thank you for the added bonus!!! Excellent service, thank you. I will be looking forward to seeing updated pages and hopefully buying additional cabs or slices to use in my jewelry.

Thank you

Deborah - Oklahoma, USA (May 8, 2003)


Yes, thank you for the order. I'm very happy with the Morganite specimens you sent. I'll be back soon...

Steve - California, USA (April 24, 2003)

I got the iolite looks great.

Thanks again

Rodney - Missouri, USA (April 15, 2003)

Hi, just letting you know the beautiful mandarin parcel arrived today...the mandarin was well represented by you and your pictures and description. It will take a while to see how my customers like them. When you do get more of this material I would appreciate being informed as I believe your price was great. Again thanks for your help and your great service. This was a very good transaction for us, and I am sure we will be doing more business in the future.

Thank you kindly...

P.S. by the way I thought your pictures were just well as your price...and service....

Larry - Colorado, USA (April 9, 2003)

Hi Farooq, I got the rough awhile ago & was very pleased. Been to busy to write. As stated, I got about 30% facet & was very pleased. A great deal for the money!...

Don - Maine, USA (March 25, 2003)

Hello Farooq!

My order arrived this afternoon. I am very Happy with it. I'm looking forward to having most of the nicer Tourmaline with the Awesome Paraiba Blue-Green too Indicolite Faceted.

Leon - Pennsylvania, USA (March 22, 2003)

Hi Farooq

The delivery notification was in the mailbox yesterday and I picked up the Garnet this morning. It is very nice!! I cut cabochon's so color is very important and the deep red color is great.

Phil - Virginia, USA (March 18, 2003)


Thanks for the fast friendly service and the bonus. Yes the amandine is dark, but since it is that nice red, I give a try at getting 1 -2 cts. Stones. The Malaya is nice and a good size. Thanks.

Don - California, USA (March 18, 2003)

Farooq - You are The Man!

I picked up the parcel...I opened the box and was very impressed. The Demantoid Garnet is everything I hoped for, it is beautiful...

I am not sure if I can use the emerald, while the color is everything I could hope for the size is smaller than I would use. (Later email: I have decided to keep the emerald rough - I checked and found that I don't have any good cab rough on hand (just the ugly green/brown stuff) and the color on this is too good to pass on.)

Thank you very much for the sample of the well-formed garnet crystals, they are great! I hope to see...thank you for the sample of the orange garnet - the color is awesome and the pieces are good sized and well shaped! As soon as I get some of it cut I will send you an e-pix. You have really been generous and good to work with, and I greatly appreciate that.

Marcus - Arizona, USA

Thanks for our order :)

Thank You very much! We were very impressed with our purchase :) and you will hear from us again . We appreciate your f-a-s-t service . Thanks again for the beautiful stones .

Rihana - Maine, USA

Dear Farooq,

Wow, what wonderful beautiful stones, better than I imagined. They are just great and the garnets are wonderful too. I will order some of them tomorrow. Please let me know whenever you see something big for me...I love beautiful stone and you have more than proven your the one I want to work with...Thanks again my friend...

Gary - Colorado, USA

Just wanted to let you know the garnets arrived. I am happy with my purchase. The Malaya colors are incredible...

Andrei - California, USA

We are Also interested in getting...the Demantoid garnet Rough too. This Stuff has the Nicest Chrome Green Color I have Seen!! Really nice Stuff! I can see me and my partner doing a lot of business with you in the Future!

Leon - USA

Hello again Farooq,

I am dropping you a note to let you know that I received the items I ordered in yesterday's post. I am thrilled with the stones. I wasn't expecting a bonus so that was a very nice surprise. Could you tell me so I am accurate what kind of stones you sent as the bonus? Thanks so Much! I look forward to doing business with you again in the future!

Michele - Oregon, USA

The refund has been received via PayPal. My wife...and I wish to thank you for your first class attention on this whole transaction. Your handling of customer service is very impressive. When you return from your trip, please contact us...

Rick - USA

Hello Mr. Hashmi... received the garnet and was very pleasantly surprised...there are some nice large stones that will cobb out to some faceting material of a larger size than I was expecting...Thank you for the will be receiving more business in the future and will be glad to pass on your site to others looking for rough.

Ralph - USA

I thought I should email you and thank you for the great service in delivering and honest representation of your mine run Spessartine garnet.

It takes a bit of work to sort through the rough but it is worth it in the end. There are some nice pieces of facet rough in these parcels which makes it a good deal for those who are willing to put in a little effort and grade their own rough. I would recommend this rough to anyone looking for good value in Spessartine Garnet.


Yes, I do have the rough and I am VERY PLEASE. Thank you. I will me send you an email that you can use on your website in a few days. I do want to let you know that you are the FIRST rough supplier in the US that I have worked with that has been true to your word. This material is the first I have no complaints about. Every other US supplier I have tried has tried to add lesser quality rough to the parcel and try to tell me it is ALL first quality when it was not. That is why I will make you the ONLY source on my list of supplies I will buy rough from in the US. Thank you for your honesty.

William - USA

I just received the Demantoid garnet. It looks very good. Thanks for your time and help.

Randy - USA

Hi, I was sure I left positive feedback at your site, I was very happy with all the neon (Tourmaline) stones I purchased from you, the larger top neon was a surprise, very nice.

Larry - USA

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