Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shamless promotion

I am doing some comparison shopping. I missed the gem show this weekend in Raleigh - got my weekends mixed up, and I won't be able to make the big one in Franklin this weekend, so I am shopping on line. I am kicking myself because I needed quite a few things, and shopping at the shows gets you GREAT discounts. This forces me to 'choose' the items that are in the greatest demand and save the others till I just have to have them. No planning ahead this time.

So I did a price/inventory comparison across several of the sites I buy from to see, where are the best deals, does anyone have everything I need, or will I have to make a few small orders across a few different sites.

Here is who I shopped -

Gem Mall
GemShow Online
Rings & Things
Art Beads

I am going to be making chakra jewelry for a local wellness center. I wanted to do something different than just the regular rainbow crystals you see in chakras. So I checked and re checked the properties of the stones that co-ordinate with the chakras. I thought it would be fun and different to stray from the rainbow and to have a bit of the earth to reflect the source of the chakra as opposed to just the color.

The list I made -

Base Chakra
4 mm leopardskin jasper
6mm leopardskin jasper

Sacral Chakra
4mm carnelian
6 mm carnelian

Solar Plexus Chakra
4mm tiger eye
6mm tiger eye

Heart Chakra
4mm moss agate
6mm moss agate

Throat Chakra
4mm sodalite
6mm sodalite

Brow or Third Eye Chakra
4mm amethyst
6mm amethyst

Crown Chakra
4mm clear quartz
6mm clear quartz

Only one had every single item on my list. Although some were consistently cheaper - once you throw in the shipping, if you have to buy from multiple sites to find the right deals, it basically all comes out in the wash.

So I feel they deserve a shameless promotion. They truly are a one stop shopping source for your beading needs. The quality of the products are top notch with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and repeat business. They dont' want you to be a one time buyer. They want you to be a lifetime friend, and it shows. This is only the tip of the ice berg for what they provide, and being that I am just shopping them today, I won't go into everything they do, I'll leave that up to you to find out.

Who am I talking about?

Rings & Things.

Thank you for what you do, and making it available to everyone.

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