Don't buy more than you will use...:)First, I bought gemstones for specific projects I had in my mind, so I had a plan for them...but then, when browsing gems stores on the Net and seeing so many beautiful amethyst, peridot, garnet, moonstone, turquoise, labradorite etc etc rondelles, nuggets, briolettes etc etc etc I simply HAD to keep on buying! I tried to tell myself I should stop, but then I heard "voices" in the back of my head.:)After all, many people confess the same in their jewelry blogs, that they have stashed more than they could work in a lifetime!So, I'm just happy with the new AAA amethyst oval cut briolettes that arrived today! Excellent clarity and gorgeous color, how can one get bored with this? All you experienced jewelers there, what do you think?