The gem trade is full of good and bad sellers whatever nationality they might be. I've had some disappointing buys from the UK too. It's just a lot easier to return them and get a refund from a local to me seller.

India seems to be the be the hub of the trade now. It's a shame for the dealer who sent me the rubbish. He's lost a great deal more than I did. I won't be ordering again from him but I will certainly be happy to use the other one. I'll be putting in another small order next week and if I'm still happy with what I get I'll make a full order.