Each month all specimens of one or more kinds are pre-discounted by 10%.
For October the special is all the gemstones in the category "Tourmaline"
As you look through the site inventory, you'll find that all items that fit within this category have the price reductions already marked. To see these pieces click here:
When you put any of these specials in your cart, you will get the reduced price AND, you still get the regular site discount on your total order. (So, the combined discount on these pieces, could be close to 25%, taking standard site discounts into consideration.)
All month long. The prices on the previous month's special and discount gems will revert to regular levels as the new monthly specials and discounts become active on "update day".
The special/discount functions work automatically based on the categories to which I have assigned each individual piece or the description I orginally wrote for it. Occasionally, the sale price may not be listed on an item that ought to qualify -- if that happens, it was not intentional -- notify me and I will correct the omission.