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ACS Newsletter/June Update

Dear Friends of ACS,

I hope everyone is as pleased with the new manner in which gemstones are being introduced as I am. So far the feedback has been positive and I think that having the time to really read the item descriptions and email me with questions about them has a lot to do with that. Now that the changes are in place, I hope to have more time to cut stones.

During the month of May I bought quite a bit of facet rough. I was able to find tourmaline rough in colors ranging from hot pink to blue. I also located small spinel rough from Tunduru, Tanzania, that was mined in the late '90's and peridot from a new deposit in Pakistan. Needless to say, I can't wait to get to these stones and I'll be introducing them as I get them cut.

I will now be including a new octagonal cut that I've been working on which combines brilliance with the beauty and grace of the traditional step-cut. I've had fun during the last week experimenting with angles for these octagonal cuts and hope they will be pleasing. Again, I'd like to thank those of you who have provided feedback about the site changes and the types of stones you are searching for. I would also like to thank the young ladies who took the time to notify me about bad links on the site and hopefully those have been corrected.

Monthly Special for June----Pearls and all pearl jewelry

June Birthstones----Pearls and Alexandrite

I hope everyone has an enjoyable June and I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,

Barry

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Dear Friends of ACS,

I am sending a short newsletter at this time to announce a change in the way that new gems and jewelry will be
introduced to the ACS site. In the very near future, sold items will be removed from the "What's New at ACS"
page and will be replaced with new gems and jewelry. Thus, new items will be introduced on a continual
basis. This will allow me to present more items and to present stones as soon as I cut them. This new
approach will eliminate the monthly "drop" which has become very problematical for customers as well as
for myself and my remote server. Hopefully, shopping at ACS will become a little more enjoyable.

New items will be introduced between the hours of 9 pm Eastern Time(6 pm Pacific) and 4 am Eastern
(1 am Pacific). This will make it easier for people to shop for the new items than the 10 am MST that I
have been using. The ordering procedures, site discounts and monthly specials will remain the same as
they have been.

I will continue to send out the monthly newsletter so I can inform subscribers about the types of stones that
will be introduced in the near future. The monthly newsletter will also present any changes to the site
itself. Hopefully, this new approach to introducing new items will provide a better shopping experience for
everyone, allow me more time to get stones cut and solve some serious operational problems. I would like
to thank those of you who have taken the time to offer input into making these changes.

Warm regards,

Barry

 

www.acstones.com

barry@acstones.com

928-342-2278

 

Go to: Homepage -- what's new at ACS -- monthly specials and discounts -- Barry's Custom Gemstones/Jewelry-- gem topic of the month -- gem topic archive -- birthstones -- ask Barry -- key to all the codes used on the ACS site -- definitions of terms used on the ACS site -- how to order -- about ACS -- setting these gems -- free gemology course

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