Many of the items included in my first box were either damaged, (selenite wand tip broken off, amethyst cluster broken in half), or mis-labeled. The black tourmaline that I received was labeled “rare”, however, my research leads me to believe that this is not the case and I can purchase them for under $2.00. The following is from my research; “While the black variety of Tourmaline is fairly common, some of the other types of tourmaline are not so easy to obtain and may even be called rare stones.” Common or rare...which is it?!? Having said that, the box was interesting and might, (less the shipping damage), have been worth the price. I think I will give them one more chance.