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Hi, I just happened across your site while getting ideas for my wire wrap gemstones and sea glass.

The fact that you give away information, don’t insist personal information, has bought my business already.

To add to the joy (yes, I’m prone to hyperbole but I’m absolutely enchanted with your business model), you add stone treatment information rather than burying it somewhere.

It’s very important to me to be able to tell my customers the what’s been done to their stones, the quality, source and composition of the gems they buy.

I believe I’m the only vendor to have the FCC and AGIA disclosure booklets available at any festival I’ve attended.

You have a customer now and, if OK, I will use your page on stone treatments, with proper attribution of course, as a handout at my next festival the end of this month.

Brightest blessings,

Liz

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Overall Rating: 100.00%
Average Rating: 10.00/10
Hi Szarka,

I always trust the quality of your stones to be just like if I had hand picked them myself. Most of the time I purchase from Texas Magpie Kateri and always love everything I get. Just had to post on my latest purchase from you, 10MM AA Kyanite. They are Spectacular and I can't wait to design with them. Also loving the center drilled quartz points and Amethyst slice pendants.
Hard to believe Tucson Gem Show is just around the corner.Hoping to get there this year myseld but also know I can trust you to pick the Best if I don't make it!

Happy Holidays,
Sandie Shopp
Sandie Shopp, Beadstringer Jewelry Designs
I'm so happy with my purchases from Magpie! The service is incredible, and the beads are so beautiful. Today's order gave me chills :) The free beads, which I wasn't expecting, are stunning as well. Feeling lots of bead love today!
Sarah
Hi,

I just happened across your site while getting ideas for my wire wrap gemstones and sea glass.

The fact that you give away information, don’t insist personal information, has bought my business already. To add to the joy (yes, I’m prone to hyperbole but I’m absolutely enchanted with your business model), you add stone treatment information rather than burying it somewhere.

It’s very important to me to be able to tell my customers the what’s been done to their stones, the quality, source and composition of the gems they buy.

I believe I’m the only vendor to have the FCC and AGIA disclosure booklets available at any festival I’ve attended.

You have a customer now and, if OK, I will use your page on stone treatments, with proper attribution of course, as a handout at my next festival the end of this month.

Brightest blessings,
Liz
Liz
Hi there Szarka,


I just wanted to say "Thank You" for the information you share so freely on your website, Magpie Gemstones.



I have been making jewelry, on and off, for a little over 4 decades and recently I've picked up my jewelry tools and beads again. I have to say, I have not seen anyone so giving of themselves anywhere or at anytime in all these years, share such pertinent information. There really is something for everyone throughout your website, no matter what a person thinks they know!



At the moment I am going over your articles for selling jewelry on-line and I'm very pleased with them. It seems you have quite a knack for all of it, you have covered all your bases and it's just a complete circle. You are a "stand-up" person with rare qualities and morals, which is something many lack these days. I hope all of that becomes infectious and spreads to all who read your articles and purchase any of your products.


Once again Szarka, thank you for everything you are doing and have done. You are truly an asset to society!

Susan
Susan
Szarka,
You get this rating on outstanding customer service alone! You took the time to find the larimar beads I needed to make earrings for a customer after I couldn't find them on your website anymore. I'm always delighted with the beads I get from you, and I know I'll love this order as well!

Carol
Carol Wilson, Silver Star Enterprises
Just today I was looking through my stash to see what I wanted to use with a strand of aquamarine facetted nuggets. They were a Christmas gift from a good friend. I heard myself saying, I will use the crystal quartz beads from Szarka, because I know they are real and very good quality. I have been saving them for something special. That is how I feel about doing business with Magpie . They are dependably honest and give great quality.
Harriet Hicks
I love everything I have ever ordered from Magpie! I also love knowing that you guys are committed to selling high quality! I know I can always find the real gemstones I'm looking for at Magpie!
Sarah, Bonnie Lass Beauty
I just wanted to let you know how much I love the beads and stones I get from you. Also, it takes less time to get an order from Omak, WA, that from Fort Worth,TX!

Gotta love the mail service. Thanks again for such wonderful, quality products and fabulous service.

And, I love the facebook group - such a nice encouraging group.

Merry Christmas.

Mary
Mary Graff
Gorgeous lemon quartz. The thick triangular cut is really nice. I have not found this cut anywhere else online. Great prices, too! The excellent quality of the stones really surprised me. And I like the size for this cut. It brings out the best in this stone. The beads arrived so fast. I will definitely shop at Magpie Gemstones again. You carry some wonderful beads.

By the way, the neat little size chart for stones, on the back of your business card, is very handy. Nice touch.

Julie




Julie DuVal
Dear Szarka & Gibby--
OMG! Just got my order, with the very first cabachons I've ever bought. Have no idea how long it'll be before I get the hang of wrapping them, but sooner or later I'll get there! ;-) For the moment, I'm just gonna admire them & get some visions dancing in my head!
Everything you sent is absolutely GORGEOUS & I think it's safe to say I'll get all my gemstones from Magpie from now on! I have sooo many beads at this point its unreal, but that has never stopped me from ordering more. Have been waiting for you to get settled in since your move(back?) to WA, but I can honestly say it was worth the wait!
Thank You so much!
Toni
Hi Szarka! My name is Lecia (Lisa - you'll have to ask my mother about that!) Woessner & I am a beginner to this whole jewelry making life. Well, that's not totally true, what I should say is that I'm new at getting serious about starting my own jewelry business! It is truly my passion & my dream!


For about 9 months to a year, I have been sitting in this chair, scouring the internet for tutorials, instructions, inspiration, ideas & directions on how to go about this. That is how I happened upon You! It was on You Tube actually. Thank you so much for those videos! They have helped me immensely. Things are coming along for me slowly, but they are coming along. I actually placed my first order for sterling silver wire last week & I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival! I'm super nervous! But, that brings me back to you, your videos on You Tube, your fb site & your websites will be there to help! I just wanted to tell you that I've seriously looked at a million blogs, websites,etc. trying to find help & you are by far the most generous person that I have come across. Everybody these days have tutorials for sale... which is great, but, not for someone in my financial position. So, I really have to tell you Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to do all of the things that you do to help other people. Your generous spirit & genuine interest in helping others are qualities that I haven't seen very much of in this online stuff! I get this good vibe from you when I'm watching your videos!


Please know that I am not some kind of a stalker or weirdo! I just felt the urge to say Thanks & to let you know that someone out in cyberspace really appreciates what you do!
Lecia
I just received my order [Order ID: 18785] of Larimar nuggets and a Larimar heart-shaped pendant. They are absolutely gorgeous! And your website's representation of them was spot on; they look exactly as they looked on-line and that is rare. It is difficult to always get a true view of what's being purchased but you've done it. Your site has some unusual gemstones and I'll definitely visit/buy again.
Peyton Collier-Kerr
Dear Magpie friends,
I am just over the moon about the grade AAA rhodochrosite you got in ! Pink is one of my favorite colors and I have always wanted a really fine Rhody specimen to work up. I found it today @ Turquoise Magpie. Already wrote a testimonial last year, but I must again thank you for your gorgeous gemstones, 100% reliable quality ( & honesty if they aren't perfect ), speed of delivery, and just generally great and friendly service. Unfortunately it isn't often enough that one finds a company that embodies these business practices ......no matter what their hype may want you to believe. Y'all are -as the kids say now - "Epic !" Love ya', Janet
Janet
The beads always arrive in a timely manner. I've always purchased from the website, and mostly from the Super Sales and have been impressed with the high quality of the product. Sometimes, you never know what you are going to get when an item is on a clearance sale. I know that I never have to worry about Magpie Gemstones' products. When anything is on Super Sale it just means that I get to benefit from old product going out and also new product going in! I also scored a great deal on the Ebay store. I'm trying some new gemstones there, so I'm extra excited to get a great deal knowing they will still be great quality. I'm sure my husband isn't happy I found your site, but I'm thankful to have such a great supplier for my bead addiction!
Erin
I received my order 2 days ago and upon opening my parcels was very very impressed with the quality of the beads. The rectangle Aventurine is just perfect as are the round beads too. All arrived in excellent condition to Australia and quickly too. I am delighted with my first experience with Magpie Gemstones as I am with the quality of my order. Like some others found you by accident looking at YouTube, thank you very much.
Susanne Jacobs, zans dezines
I just received my latest order from Magpie Gemstones and I am once again compelled to shout to the world what a fantastic bead supplier you (all) are!! My very well packaged orders always arrive quickly and I am so excited I put off anything else I have to do when I get home and rip open the box. I can tell you right now, I am NEVER disappointed. The quality of the beads is so amazing that part of me doesn't even want to use them in my jewelry. I just want to hang the strands on the wall and admire them. Thank you again for being such an amazing group of people offering phenomenal products and service. You have a customer for life!
Melisa C, CC Creations
It's about time you got this kind of quality AND quantity of feedback on your fab products! I'm hoping I'll soon have some income tax funds to play with. If not, know that I'm still your Number One Fan, whether I can buy any of your awesome gemstones or not.
D'Ann Smith
I agree; I have been a customer since about 2004 I think - you always know what you are getting or even more surprised when the pictures don't capture the total beauty of the stone - great customer service and great discount structure if you are buying more than just a few things - I love them also - thanks Szarka!!
Laura Williams
I wish I could give Magpie Gemstones a 20. A 10 just isn't high enough. I love this company more than words can say. They are honest, their stones are of the highest quality and always match the picture, and their customer service is top notch as well. AND they have great prices. Usually you only get two out of three but they manage to do it all. I rarely go anywhere else for gemstones and only do so reluctantly when I'm looking for something special and they don't have it.

Thanks much! So glad I found you.
Deb Davis, Natural Treasures by Deb
I just received my order of tigers eye and I'm happier than a six year old on Christmas morning. This is my second order of tigers eye and the colors and shine of these stones just can't be shown properly in a photo. They are beautiful and silky and liquid looking. I love working with these and I get loads of compliments on them every time I wear or show them. Thank you so much for having such high standards and being such a reliable shop to buy my gemstones with. I truly appreciate the work you put into your business and as a result into ours.
Michelle Jolley

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