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Usable Gems... and a little opinion.
Buy Gems Wholesale
Buy gems wholesale is something you can do every
day on this site. Now we are introducing a
program where you can name the price you will pay.
This Buy Gems Wholesale program is much different
than anything I've seen on the internet... or anywhere else.
To tell you about it, I'll turn this month's
edition of the newsletter over to my husband, Fred.
Hi all, Fred here.
I operate a website called madagascar-gems.com.
The site sells gem rough that we mine or buy in
Madagascar. Until now, we have not sold cut stones.
On the Madagascar Gems site, the customers
fall into several categories:
Facet rough retailers
Custom gem cutters
And, of course, many of the
buyers on this site are jewelers and jewelry designers, and small manufacturers.
That's why I thought we should include you in this new program.
On December 9 (2 weeks ago) I
introduced a cut stone opportunity to the customers of Madagascar Gems.
The text of that introduction
We are in discussions with a
young lady who wants to sell a variety of colored
stones she inherited. Here are the circumstances as
she relates them...
Her Grandfather operated a
lapidary business in Thailand for a number of
years. He willed the stones to her when he passed
away last year. The stones are now in her possession
in the USA, along with a computer file of
descriptions and photos.
She prefers to
receive the proceeds from the sale of these stones on
a monthly basis, rather than liquidating the entire
inventory immediately. This was her Grandfather's
The origins of the
stones are said to be primarily Madagascar, Kenya,
Tanzania, Cambodia, and Brazil.
have resulted in a tentative agreement as follows...
She will send
several individual stones or parcels of melee to
our USA office each month
She will also
provide the descriptions and photos. and her
establish the minimum prices with the knowledge we
are marketing to wholesale customers
We will offer
these stones to our customers on a
Gems will be
compensated by receiving 12% of the sale price, plus $5 for
With the time
required to do this along with our other activities,
we may have to use my wife, Carolyn, and our son
David to send these email proposals.
So if you receive
emails from them, please respond to them, if you
care to make an offer. Each of us will complete the
sale of stones we propose to you, and each of us has
a PayPal account to receive payments.
We will send
these email proposals to other mailing lists that we
have developed. We will only send these email
proposals to mailing lists that we have developed.
Assuming we reach
final agreement with the seller, the program could
start by (or even before) the first of next
Since that time, two significant things
1. We have finalized an arrangement with Ami, the owner of
2. We have been contacted by a person interested in a
similar arrangement. He wants to provide gems from Sri Lanka.
The only significant change in the initial
proposal is that we will receive 10% of the sales price for our
services, plus a flat $5 handling and shipping fee. For
example - if you offer $100 for a gorgeous blue sapphire, you
pay $105. We receive $10 of the sale price, plus the $5
Both providers understand that you can buy gems at wholesale
prices as you need them, so the minimum prices they set must be
From the descriptions and photos I have seen, these gems
range from very good to fine quality. I believe this is
a great opportunity to acquire some beautiful gems at bargain
prices. Here are some example photos that were emailed to me.
The pictured gems are: Canary sapphire from Sri Lanka, ruby
from Madagascar, blue sapphire from Madagascar, rare green
apatite from Madagascar, and pink sapphire from Madagascar.
It now seems possible that we will offer gems from more
than one source (owner), but the guidelines should not
1. We will propose gems to you via email
2. You can make an offer by replying to that email
3. After 48 hours we will sell the gem to you,
assuming yours is the highest offer (that meets the minimum)
4. You pay through PayPal, and we ship the gem
5. If your gem is not as we describe it, you can return it
for a refund of the purchase price
Thanks for your attention, and I will now return you to
OK, I'm back, and I'm excited about the program you just
read about. I'll be sending you some of the emails myself. We need to spread the
There are several hundred gems to be sold under this program, so
please get your fellow jewelry designers and dealer friends to join my
list. This is going to be fun!
Fred hopes to send out the first email in just a couple of days.
Click on the box...
and have Google start putting money in your bank account!
buy gems wholesale is a keyword search phrase that returns a number of
internet listings and ads... but none that invite you to make an offer.
Gem Industry News...
& Co. and Swatch Aim To Build Luxury Watch Business
& Co., America's leading luxury jeweler, and new partner
Group, the world’s largest watchmaker, laying plans to build
Tiffany’s tiny watch business into one of the world’s
leading fine watch brands within the next decade.
Watches are now only 2 to 3 percent of Tiffany’s total
sales, and have long taken second place to Tiffany’s diamond
jewelry business. Now, with its new
20-year alliance with the Swatch Group, “we have the
resources and potential to grow that substantially,”
The two companies are working together to make
Tiffany's brand name watches a major player in the world’s fine
watch market, according to Michael Kowalski, Tiffany chairman and chief
The Tiffany brand can become “one of the most important
watchmakers in the world in the next five to 10 years,”
declared Nicolas G. Hayek, Sr., Swatch Group chairman and
The full new collections will be unveiled in
2009, though some new watches could be ready in the second half
of 2008, said Nicolas (“Nick”) Hayek, Jr., CEO and
president of the Group’s management board.
Retailing pricing for the new models will be in the current
range of $1,000
to $15,000, said Kowalski).
Distribution will be “selective”—through the Swatch
Group global network, Tiffany stores, and areas where rivals
like Bulgari watches are sold—and is still being
“defined,” said Nick Hayek.
The new alliance - the most
important in Tiffany’s 170-year history, said Kowalski - was
three dozen domestic and foreign watch and financial trade
journalists at a December 5th press conference at Tiffany &
Co.’s flagship store in New York City.
The new Swiss watch company, called Tiffany Watches but
wholly-owned by Swatch, will be built in Switzerland. It will
be headed by Nayla Hayek, daughter of Swatch founder Nicholas
Hayek Sr. and a member of the Swatch Group board.
that the Christmas season is behind us for another year... it's
time to take inventory. After that we can all take a week or so
And after that, there will be time enough to turn our
thoughts to Valentine's Day and the Tucson Gem Shows.
With the beginning of the new year we will be inviting you
to Make An Offer on some fine sapphires and other gems as
described in our main article.
This is an opportunity to get your hands on some excellent
gems at unbeatable prices.