Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone knows of suppliers of vintage/pre-used gemstones? I'm mainly thinking about diamonds and sapphires & not looking for large or expensive stones.

I'm using recycled gold and I was thinking it would be good in terms of ethics to use gemstones that have also had a previous life but I don't know how feasible this is in terms of availability & price?

Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom!
Hi Elizabeth,

If you can use these garnets from a Victorian bracelet just pm me your address and I'll post them to you. I've been told they are real garnets and I'm pretty sure they are as I've fired half a dozen of them into silver clay with no loss of colour or breakage!

I've no use for the rest of it so your welcome to it if you don't mind picking out the rest!


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