I am always reading where some purchase their rough from and have yet to buy ebay or etsy. My first stones that got me going came from a $100 box of rocks from Gem Mountain…I polished up a lot of stone from that box, sapphires from another box from Montana yielded me 110ct with the largest stone weighing 3.5ct green in color, still a natural..$200 for those. I have purchased stones from people over seas on facebook, pricey at $12.50 a ct, purple garnets and red spinal. Best buy was 1lb of quartz for $25. Dan Lynch sold me some stones, amethyst and ametrine. But here is a source I have found recently for synthetics,
Anyone else have sources to share?