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“Not What I Expected...”

Description from AllureofGemsGlamJulia: I received my order today: Sunstone tumbled nuggets( before sale price..),Champagne round pearls, Lodolite Tumbled nuggets and Fancy Jasper Faceted nuggets.
Everything except Sunstone was up to par.. The Sunstone was a dissapointment to me(: When , sometime ago, I received Sunstone faceted rondelles they were tiny but beautiful! excatly as described. The tumbled nuggets are absolutely different from the photo , very pale and not much sparkle... Kind of ordinary...The size: well most of them are 12mm to 14 mm only one was 24mm and quite flat, I thought they would thicker...This is my first dissapointment here.


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    MaryKay K says:

    Oooh, lovely rich colors!

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s a lovely pick, Julia!

    Sorry about your disappointment. I remember Debra/Chicky D saying the same thing about the Sunstone. She said it must have had a very heavily colored string running through the strand in the photo! I’ve only had a few things that I’ve ordered here and felt they didn’t look the same as their photos. Everything else has been the best! :-)

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You!
    Yes I am always happy with the stones I receive and I recomend the site to everyone:) that is why I was so surprised
    with the Sunstone. Oh, well… I liked it still.

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I always recommend LB to my fellow beaders, too! :D

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    If you are really disappointed, maybe you should send the sunstone back. :-(
    I think LB should know if their merchandise is not what we expect. I send things back to other places if I am really disappointed. And you do pay for it. ;)

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Have to go again. My grandaughter is here, and now it’s bath time. I’ll check in tomorrow. Have a great evening, ladies.

  7. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I think it’s due to the thread running through it. I love it on the website but was disappointed when I “met” it (the sunstone rounds) in person. I think that’s the only stone I’ve been disappointed in.

    Received the beryl morganite rounds today, and they’re absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, I LOVE your pick!!!!!!!

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You Debra:)

    Yes I am sure after I will remove them from the thread it iwill be a better view:)
    I just was expecting much deeper coloration but they are darling anyhow…
    and they will go well with the champagne pearls.

    Lodolite was a surprise ( a pleasant one!).Very interesting stone. I have to think to use it alone or to add some ohter stone and which…

  9. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Julia, I had the same problem with a few stones I’ve ordered, but the worst one was the rutilated quartz. It has NO peachy tone to it like in the pics. It’s basically a clear stone with some gold “threads” running through it which is very nice but not at all what I expected. Other than that I still think LB has the best selection, quality, and price of gemstones and I still recommend them to fellow beaders. Beautiful pick, btw, Julia! :)

  10. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    What Harriet said is absolutely true.. If you’re unhappy with something that you receive, for any reason.. PLEASE contact us. There are a lot of factors at play with natural gemstones: they’re natural, so each strand truly is unique, also each computer monitor is different with color and brightness, etc. That’s why we have a 100% refund policy, because we know that there is going to be the occasional strand that doesn’t work out for someone. We welcome you to return it for a full refund. The last thing we want is for you to keep a strand that you’re not 100% satisfied with. Hearing from you will also help us diagnose any quality problems that slip through the cracks.

    If you find yourself in this situation, please just email or call us and we’ll be happy to help.


  11. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    That’s good to know. Thanks, Kevin.
    Beautiful pick, Julia.

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Kevin, did you get my email about the rutilated quartz? It’s nice in person, but doesn’t have any of that peachy tone to it as shown in the photos. I also called and spoke to Cathy about it and she said all of the strands were the same way. Ultimately I decided to keep it but maybe the pics need to be revised? Thanks.

  13. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    I ordered the same sunstone nuggets and they are absolutely gorgeous. Great color, lots of sparkle. The variation between strands can be tremendous.

  14. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    I did and I saw in your account that you spoke with Cathy. I’ll definitely have Ali take a look at the photos to see what is going on. Cathy’s right, all of these strands are pretty consistent and they would have been the ones we photographed, so it’s possible that the lighting could have created a problem. If the strands we have don’t look like the photos on our monitors, you can be sure that we’ll swap them out. I’ll also email you with some ideas regarding the strand you have…

  15. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Thank you very much, Kevin. I like the way they look in person but I like the way they look in the photos even better. LOL

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