Sunday, May 08, 2005

Buying Ellensburg Blue Agate

Ellensburg Blue is often unidentifiable by even the trained eye, so know and trust the source... Regrettably due to it’s beauty, popularity, value and scarcity, the amount of “fake” Ellensburg Blue agate being sold on auction sites has reached an epidemic proportion. (Don't get burned!)

I have recently seen blue agate worth just a few bucks, sold as E-blue for hundreds! ~ Regrettably, as they say, "there is one born every minute". Don't let this be you -

Be weary if:
· Beware of terms such as “old stock”, “estate” and “Ellensburg Style” as these terms frequently accompany fake or mislabeled E-blues.
· Tumbled and cabbed stones are particularly difficult to authenticate
· If the price is too good to be true – It’s probably not a blue!
· Money back guarantee IF you can prove it’s not real

Ways to protect yourself:
· Ask the seller for a written note of authenticity
Review the sellers “buy” history as far back as you can – Look for anything suspicious
Ask for a 150% money back guarantee ~ If the seller is sure it's genuine E-blue, they will have no problem with this.

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