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I think maybe this box would be fine for beginners. I have been collecting rocks for over 30 years, and found that they sent the most basic ones. Maybe you have to have the expensive version to receive anything of quality.
They did refund my money very quickly and were nice about it! 🙂
Thank you for your feedback Melanie, and send a very wide variety of stones, which you experience with an ongoing subscription! This year alone we have done Selenite, Nuummite, Green Amethyst, Blue Quartz, Bronzite, Chiastolite, Rhodonite, Kambaba Jasper, Sea Jasper, Canada Jade, Citrine, Jet, Strawberry Obsidian, Stromatolite, Smoky Quartz, Petrified Wood, Fire Quartz, King Cobra Jasper, Amethyst, Tree Agate, Botswana Agate, Turitella Agate, Hiddenite, Dumortierite, and a few more. So I don't think the box is necessarily for beginners. The Stone of the Month only has 2 stones, and it is a basic subscription which means you would need to be subscribed over a period of time to have any real variety. Whereas the Tumbled Stone Bag subscription has between...
I love this box and anxiously look forward to its arrival each month. I just received my third box. Overall as I said, I love it; BUT this month there are 2 gemstones that I have already received and one was mislabeled on the box, but the description card labeled it correctly. I can understand if I had been receiving the box for months on end, but my third box? I am a little surprised to find repeated stones already.
I found the Crystal Gemstobe Shop online. I looked at many different companies. I collect different stones. I have a love of crystals and stones. I always look up info on different meanings and uses. This company made it very easy to shop and look for specific stones I was looking for. I found the prices to be reasonable. They also put the meanings of the stones on line and with the items they shipped to me. I like how they were packages and each was labeled. The only thing I will say is that I liked bags of free chips that were sent but I would have like a list of what was what in the mixed bag. I know that may be difficult to do but I take pics of each of my stones so I don’t get them mixed up. I enjoy stones but have a hard time with which is which. I will buy from this company again and have since I wrote this.
My previous review was the result of human error and not purposely done. I was not aware it was human error, it at first felt like I was being ripped off and blown off. Now I know that’s NOT what is going on here. Crystal Gemstone Shop e mailed me and said they looked into my issue and realized they sent the wrong package. My issue was there was no free item promised every month and the packaging of the 1 stone sent. The stone itself is beautiful.
Crystal Gemstone Shop promptly sent out the correct package.
I also wrote that they didn’t respond to my e mail. Their e mail went to my spam folder so they did respond, I didn’t get it right away due to not checking my spam folder.
I believe human error and effort to correct mistakes separates the good guys from the bad. I have resubscribed and look forward to future boxes.
I will also pay more attention to my spam folder 🙂
I got my first box and it was fantastic. Huge amethyst cluster, big specimens of pyrite and kyanite. Other stones were large and great quality, each packaged and labeled individually. Love the labels and packaging and cant wait for next month!
I plan on coming back after summer vacation this was a beautiful box
I love my opalite bracelet and quartz necklace I received. I also enjoyed the small size of the stones for their easy to bring along size.
I loved this rock box! A full 5/5 stars, would buy again.
As a geology student, I've been collecting rocks for a long time, and my collection is extensive. I originally thought that this box would only contain a few tumbled samples of common minerals/gemstones in nice, pretty cuts (which was fine by me, I'd have been perfectly happy with more pretty tumbled stones), but I ended up getting some very unique, less-common minerals and gemstones!
I would highly recommend this box for any long-time collectors and rock-lovers, especially those who enjoy getting something new and interesting every month.
If you're interested in learning more about rocks and minerals, this package would be a great jumping-off point for your own self-led research.
Additionally, if you're more into crystal-healing or spiritual(?) uses for minerals, each of the packages comes with a lovely little packet that explains the cultural and spiritual (metaphysical?) meanings associated with all of the minerals included in the package.
I ordered the monthly subscription for two rock samples and a selection of small rock-chips. Every month, I was sent exactly what I ordered with nothing missing. There were also much more of those tiny rock-chips than I had expected as well! Usually at least 2 to 5 ounces of chips. Each of the two larger rock samples were consistently between 1 and 4 ounces apiece, and maybe ~3-4 cm. in diameter, on average. All were pretty solid samples; good to use as a worry-rock, put under a microscope, or display on a...
I've had this subscription a few months now and it NEVER disappoints! It's always gorgeously curated with stones I love owning but might not have picked for myself. Every month I learn new things about the selected stones, new things about old favorites and receive pieces I will treasure. The clusters are stunning, the polished stones always are of great quality and the roughs are just gorgeous as well. I also love the pages of descriptions are are informative and top quality as well. Perfect for slipping into a notebook, book of shadows or turning into your own reference book.
We have a bad experience with another "rock" box on here before and I am happy to say that this one is awesome. The quality and items in the box are awesome and i appreciate when I ask a question I actually get an email back. We are very happy