Our cabochons, synthetic faceted stones, pearls and cubic zirconia pricing is the same for all jewelers, both hobbyist and professionals. Our Genuine Faceted Gemstones have 2 levels of pricing, retail for hobbyist (level 1) and wholesale for professionals (level 1+). To qualify for wholesale pricing, go to your account and apply for level 1+ membership. When you are logged in with level 1+ membership you will see the wholesale price for our Genuine Faceted Gemstones. For all other situations you will see the retail price. Gemstones are sold by the piece unless otherwise noted.
Gemstones are faceted to maximize the amount of light bouncing around in the stone and back out to the viewer. Faceting maximizes the brilliance, fire, and life of the stone. Unlike cabochons, where inclusions can add character, inclusions in a faceted gem interrupt the light and decrease the fire of the stone.