If you want the highest quality gemstones without having to sell any vital organs, you should head over to Suay Gems shop on Etsy. Run by the awesome Jaki, who lives in Bangkok, the gems are mouth watering without breaking the bank. She's super easy to work with, and the shipments are relatively fast (they are coming to me from across the globe). All of my gems have arrived wrapped up nicely in cotton in a mirrored Oriental print fabric covered hard sided box. (Whew! That was a mouthful.) Jaki is my very first stop for all things glittery. You can make her your first stop, too.