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Aug 5, 2007
Aug 5, 2007
Excellent value! Nice lab alexandrites!
I ordered a pair of lab alexandrite earings and pendant (to make a necklace with) 6 months ago for my wedding jewelry. I've always been a fan of alexandrites, but natural ones of good quality are horribly expensive due to their rarity. I'd heard of lab-grown ones, but jegem was the first company I'd seen that sold them in pretty silver settings. The color in the website photos looked strong, while I suspected the may have been a "trick of lighting" I took the leap of faith and ordered them. After all, the price was right.
I am very pleased with the quality of the silverwork and the color of the stones. They were EXACTLY as they appeared in the website photos. To my delight the lab alexandrite earing stones had excellent color change in incandecent-to-natural light (red-purple to deep ocean blue). The pendant's color change was slightly weaker, but still very good. For the amount paid they were an EXCELLENT value, I'd gladly order from them again.
Once I recieved the jewlery in the mail, I fashioned a grey pearl/aquamarine bead necklace using the alexandrite pendant as the centerpiece. I get tons of compliments on the necklace & earings whenever I wear them.
I'm looking forward to placing another order soon. Their silver work is beautiful!!! I'm an amateur beader, though I lack the supplies & training to do my own metalsmithing, jegem has lots of unique and beautiful pendants I could potentially use for making my own necklances. While I regret to hear than others have had a bad experience I'd have to remind them that the pieces aren't all that expensive.
If you're on a budget of $150 and under, need nice unique jewelry that doesn't look like "fake costume jewelry" then jegem is great; just don't expect the world, after all you're not paying a lot (and they operate out of Thailand). A pendant for $30-$60 or a ring for $80-$150 is not expensive. If you're nit-picky about guarantees and customer service you should shell out the extra bucks at an established jeweler in your country of residence.
Delivery was a little slow, though I opted for the cheapest shipping option. Since I haven't needed to send the earings or pendant back for repair (I've worn my jewlery countless times with no problems), I haven't interacted with their customer service.