LaurieSarahGems

Loose Gemstones, Loose Sapphires, Loose Morganite

901 Sales

LaurieSarahGems

Loose Gemstones, Loose Sapphires, Loose Morganite

901 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(544)

Announcement   Loose Gemstones are our specialty! Loose Morganite and Loose Sapphires are here as well as all other kinds of loose gems. Custom Jewelry services are available!

My husband and I design Custom Designer Jewelry in our other Etsy store: LaurieSarahDesigns.etsy.com

We have been in business for over 35 years and use our years of experience and contacts to help you find the perfect loose gemstone. We opened up a separate Etsy store from our Fine Jewelry Store so you could see a portion of our vast collection. If you don't see what you are looking for, contact us and if it's out there, we'll find it.

We can even custom design the jewelry you want it set in. We look forward to working with you!

Laurie Sarah & Avo

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2016

Loose Gemstones are our specialty! Loose Morganite and Loose Sapphires are here as well as all other kinds of loose gems. Custom Jewelry services are available!

My husband and I design Custom Designer Jewelry in our other Etsy store: LaurieSarahDesigns.etsy.com

We have been in business for over 35 years and use our years of experience and contacts to help you find the perfect loose gemstone. We opened up a separate Etsy store from our Fine Jewelry Store so you could see a portion of our vast collection. If you don't see what you are looking for, contact us and if it's out there, we'll find it.

We can even custom design the jewelry you want it set in. We look forward to working with you!

Laurie Sarah & Avo

Laurie Sarah

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(544)
Quincy Sue

Quincy Sue on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very promptly and was just as described. Excellent condition for a wonderful price. Would not hesitate to buy from here again.

Quincy Sue

Quincy Sue on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very promptly and was just as described. Excellent condition for a wonderful price. Would not hesitate to buy from here again.

Quincy Sue

Quincy Sue on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very promptly and was just as described. Excellent condition for a wonderful price. Would not hesitate to buy from here again.

Quincy Sue

Quincy Sue on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very promptly and was just as described. Excellent condition for a wonderful price. Would not hesitate to buy from here again.

Quincy Sue

Quincy Sue on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived very promptly and was just as described. Excellent condition for a wonderful price. Would not hesitate to buy from here again.

crystalrdennee

crystalrdennee on Jun 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! I am so pleased with the quality of my stones! Impressed with the packaging! I am so happy to find a place to get great real beautiful stones!

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About

We are a husband and wife team who create stunning jewelry from scratch!

Every couple has a story…..

Every Engagement has a story…..

Every piece of custom jewelry has a story....

I started out just a normal starving college kid, making string friendship bracelets to buy my next meal. But once you enter the world of jewelry, there is no way out (and I like it that way!).

Before I knew it I was buying more beads. And more... One day, I was sold my first gemstones and I was hooked. I was then introduced to a diamond setter, “The Best” I was told. I began designing and creating pieces for my clients, and my diamond setter would make each piece come to life from my clients’ dreams.

When my husband was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer, my jewelry business came to a screeching halt. I took care of him for the next few years until his death left me with 3 small children to feed. I decided I would start up the jewelry business again, but this time it was sink or swim.

I contacted my diamond setter and we began working hard together to help me make this work... and talking... It turned out that he was now single.

Out of the darkest time of my life a new rose sprung up. We were recently married and now, together, we have joined forces. Laurie Sarah Designs can help you make your jeweled dreams become a reality!

We’re sure you have a story. Shouldn’t your Engagement Ring or Custom Jewelry have a story too?

Shop members

  • Laurie Sarah

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I make sure your beautiful work of art is created just the way you want it!

  • Avo

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    This is my amazingly talented husband - the artist that makes your jewelry dreams come to life!

  • Ella

    Sales Manager

    Ella helps me answer all your wonderful emails. She keeps in communication with you and I throughout the entire process.

  • Alexandra

    Custom Jewelry Consultant

    Alexandra helps me answer all your wonderful emails. She keeps in communication with you and I throughout the entire process.

  • Danielle

    Custom Jewelry Consultant

    Danielle helps me answer all your wonderful emails. She keeps in communication with you and I throughout the entire process.

  • Elisa

    Accountant

    Elisa makes sure all the accounting gets done!

  • Stacey

    Website Maintenance

    Stacey is in charge of listing all the new, wonderful creations onto our two websites.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 25, 2016
Welcome to Laurie Sarah Gems! We are a husband and wife team who have been in business since 1974. We specialize in creating beautiful, unique custom jewelry. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to see any of our gems in person, or if you would like to make an appointment to have us custom design a beautiful piece for you, please contact us:

Convo: Direct Etsy Convo
Toll Free Phone: 855-577-4647
Email: Mail [!at] LaurieSarahDesigns.com

Please go to our website for more design ideas:
www.LaurieSarahDesigns.com

Our client base includes many wonderful return customers as well as multiple celebrities (ranging from Actors, Musicians and various Sports Stars).

When I was introduced to my now husband over 10 years ago, he was introduced as "The best diamond setter in Los Angeles". He has certainly proved to be that! When my late husband passed away a few years ago, my diamond setter became a dear friend and then husband as we worked together to help me support my 3 young children.

We now team up together as husband and wife to bring you the best in gemstones to brighten up your creations. Between the two of us, we can find you just about anything you desire.

NEWSLETTER & ONLINE OFFERS:
Would you like to receive our newsletter? Coupons and specials? Information and updates of new items? Send your email address to:
mail [!at] LaurieSarahDesigns.com

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
PAYMENT OPTIONS:
We gladly accept Paypal as well as all major Debit or Credit Cards. All these payment options are available through Etsy at checkout. Your item will be shipped once payment is confirmed, your item is ready, and you have verified your shipping address. If you live in California, sales tax will be automatically added to your purchase.

PAYMENT PLANS:
Please see this link that explains how our flexible, interest free payment plans work: https://www.etsy.com/listing/198712446/make-payments-on-your-laurie-sarah?ref=shop_home_active_1
Our goal is to be as flexible as possible with your payments to assist you in achieving your jewelry dreams. Please contact us if you are interested in a payment plan. Mail [!at] LaurieSarahDesigns.com
Shipping
All gems $500.00 and above are sent within the United States via FREE Fully Insured FedEx Priority Overnight, signature required. A valid street address must be given. FedEx does not deliver to PO boxes. Items shipped outside the United States will be sent via Fully Insured FedEx Priority International Shipping which can take 2-7 days or longer depending on the country and the customs of that country. If you are in a country other than the United States, Great Britain, Australia or Canada, please contact us for a shipping quote. Some countries may be excluded from insured shipping.

All items under $500.00 are shipped via USPS Mail. You may choose your shipping preference at checkout. Please note that the USPS does not insure loose gemstones, so if you choose a USPS option and the gem is lost, it can not be recovered. If you wish for your gemstone to be shipped fully insured, please email us, and we can assist you with purchasing further shipping options through FedEx so that we can insure the gem. USPS First Class Mail generally arrives to a United States address within 2-7 business days. Delivery times are not guaranteed. If you have the gem delivered outside of the United States, unfortunately USPS does not offer very good tracking and has been known to take 2-4 weeks to arrive. So if you need the gem by a particular deadline, we recommend upgrading to FedEx International Priority which generally takes 2-3 days to arrive as long as your customs department clears it in a timely manner. Please contact us for a quote for FedEx prices shipping outside the US.

If your gem ships on Friday and your package is being shipped FedEx Priority Overnight within the United States, this means that your package will arrive Monday. Saturday delivery is available for United States deliveries only and for an extra fee. Please contact us for details on this option.

Gems shipped outside the United States may be subject to that country's customs fees, country taxes, duties etc.
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. We are known to go above and beyond to ensure the happiness of our customers. We are a small, family owned business, not a faceless corporation, so we value every client to whom we sell. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it, no questions asked - see below. We are also happy to exchange it for something you love even more.

We offer a 5 day money-back guarantee on all purchases (excluding custom-cut items and items on payment/financing plans). You will have 5 business days from the time you sign/receive your package to review your purchase. If you need more than 5 days to inspect your gem, please contact us before you purchase it to see if special arrangements can be made. After you sign for the package, if you purchased insured shipping, the gem is no longer insured. You are responsible for its care. If it is lost or damaged while in your care, it cannot be refunded. If you are not happy with the gem, you can return or exchange it, no questions asked. You must return the item in its original, as shipped condition with all its documents and included items. Gemstones that have been set, recut, are damaged in any way, or weigh differently than when they were sent to you are not eligible for return.

HOW TO RETURN YOUR GEM: You must obtain approval to ship your item back, as well as contact us for how and where to ship it. Please do not ship it back on your own as it may jeopardize your refund. We use a private insurance/shipping company to make sure that all items over $500.00 are properly insured. Once we have approved your return, we will email you the proper shipping information, your insured shipping label, and send you instructions on how to return the item(s). You must follow the shipping instructions exactly in order for your return shipment to be insured. Gems under $500 will have different instructions. Failure to follow the instructions exactly may jeopardize your refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the item back. We cannot assume any responsibility for any item not returned to us in this manner.

Refunds will be given back through the payment method you used to originally purchase the item(s), provided these guidelines are followed. Refunds are generally processed within 1-2 business days of receiving the gem back, however depending on the merchant used to make the original payment, your payment method sometimes take 3-5 business days to return the funds to you. Refunds will be given less the return shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
All of our gemstones are Natural, Genuine Gemstones unless otherwise stated in the listing. If you would like further information as to if, or how each stone is treated, please feel free to ask. Most gemstones are heated or may be treated, but if you are looking for an unheated, or untreated gemstone, we are happy to go treasure hunting for you. We do our best to disclose any known inclusions or treatments, however if you are interested in a full gemologist report on any particular gemstone, these are available. Please see each individual listing for if there is a charge or not. Some gem listings have the option to request a certification at no extra charge. For those that don't, the cost is usually around $75 for a certified gemologist's certification. GIA certification is also available for a fee - please ask.

If you need help deciding which gemstone will fit in a setting you already have, please let us assist you. We always recommend that you buy a gemstone for your setting based on the millimeter size of the stone, not carat weight. Two gemstones can be the same carat weight, but due to differences in cut can be different millimeter sizes and may not fit in your setting.

PHOTOGRAPHY:
All photographs are of the actual stone you are purchasing unless otherwise stated. We do our best to capture the accurate color, clarity and luster of each gemstone we photograph. However, colors may vary based on lighting and the screen you are viewing the listing on. If you don't feel the gemstone is exactly what you were looking for, you may return it, no questions asked (see our Return Policies).

CLARITY GRADING SYSTEM:
To date, there is no official, internationally accepted grading system for colored gemstones like there is for diamonds. Therefore you will find many different methods used by many different companies to grade the quality, color, and clarity of colored gemstones. If the gemstone you are viewing is certified, the certification will be in the listing and you can see the grade given to the gemstone by the Certifier. If the gem is not certified, we are using our decades of experience to give the gemstone the best information possible. The grading system we use mimics the diamond grading system and is used in general by many other reputable gemstone companies. Certification may yield slightly different results. Below, you will find our grading system as seen by the naked eye:

VVS – Very, Very Slightly Included. No visible inclusions to the naked eye, they are only seen with 10X magnification. It is very rare for a colored stone to have this kind of clarity.

VS – Very Slightly Included. Inclusions are not visible to the naked eye, they are only seen with 10X magnification.

SI1 – Slightly Included. Some inclusions are slightly visible to the naked eye.

SI2 – Slightly Included. Some inclusions are easily seen with the naked eye.

I1 – Inclusions are obvious to the naked eye.

I2-I3 – Inclusions are very obvious to the naked eye.

Flawless – we only grade a stone flawless if it is lab created or man-made.

DURABILITY IDENTIFICATION:
Many of our clients buy colored gemstones from us to create beautiful, unique, diamond alternative engagement rings. Therefore, we are commonly asked if the colored gemstone they want will be durable enough for an engagement ring. Very often, this is determined just as much by the way the stone is worn, as it is by how durable the gemstone is. A durable gem, when worn under harsh conditions can still be damaged, or a more fragile gem when worn with gentle care can last for generations. So we have come up with a table to help you decide if the gemstone you want is practical for the type of jewelry you want to create with it. Of course these are just general guidelines. All colored gemstones should be worn with care, and we cannot be responsible for damaged or lost gemstones.

Excellent - This means the gem is very good for everyday wear. We only grade sapphires and diamonds with Excellent. Sapphires are 9 on the hardness scale, Diamonds are 10. We recommend that all engagement rings and every day wear jewelry be created with diamonds, or sapphires if possible.

Very Good - This is for gemstones rated 7.5-8.5 on the hardness scale. With proper care and careful wear, these gems should hold up beautifully.

Good - This is for gems rated 7-7.5 on the hardness scale. Please exercise proper care for these gems if you plan on wearing them often.

Fair - These gems are not recommended for everyday wear unless proper care and extremely careful wear are exercised. Even then, there is a risk of damage.

Fragile - These gems are absolutely not recommended for frequent wear. Even occasional wear should be done with full awareness that the gem can be easily damaged. We absolutely do not recommend these gems for engagement rings or wedding bands. If you do choose these gems for frequent wear, you bear full responsibility for damaged or lost gems.

CARE:
Please contact us for information regarding the care of your gemstones. Factors such as the metal it is set in, the frequency it is worn, or the other gems it is set with will all affect how the piece should be cared for. We are not responsible for gems that are damaged by using improper care or cleaning treatments.

APPRAISALS:
If you choose to have the gemstone you purchase appraised by your own appraiser, please know that the appraisal of loose gemstones is a very tricky process. Because there is not a Colored Gemstone system that is internationally accepted like there is with Diamonds, the value and grading of a colored gemstone is largely subjective to the Appraiser. Therefore, the value and grading may or may not match up with our purchase prices. We base our prices on what we bought the gemstones for, and their availability. Some appraisers, if they are not up with the times, may not realize that a particular gemstone has suddenly become scarce in availability. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that our gemstones will appraise for the price you bought it. However, if you have any questions regarding this, you may certainly contact us. If it does not appraise where you thought it would, we can help figure out the problem.

OUR GUARANTEE:
Because there are literally thousands of different colored gemstones, and more are being discovered all the time, some gemstones look very similar. We always do our best to accurately identify all gemstones that we sell. Should a gemstone you buy from us ever come back appraised as a different gemstone than was stated in the listing, we will refund your money in full (see our Refund Policies for how to return a gemstone), plus we will pay for the insured shipping both ways, and your appraisal fee upon receipt of the appraisal. In order for your refund to be processed, you will need to provide proof in the form of an appraisal completed by a certified gemologist. Please contact us for details.

PRIVACY:
We do not sell any information we collect from you to outside companies. Your email, phone number, and any other personal information we use to complete your transaction will never be shared or sold.