It has been my experience that those nice internet testimonials supposedly written by John J Jones of Junction City or Mary M of Moosejaw are potentially suspect.
After all--how are we supposed to verify the existence of these good folks and the truth of these testimonials?
The most reliable testimonials on line are the feedbacks you see at the EBay site which are posted by actual people who have had a real shopping experience with a real vendor.
Taken together, such a list of testimonials is an excellent way to gauge the quality of service and trustworthiness of a vendor.
I have maintained for some years --and still maintain-- a shop on the Ebay system that has achieved top level feedback submitted by 700 shoppers to date and climbing--- who have taken the time to send in feedback--- out of several thousand who have shopped there.
The following feedbacks are just a sample:
the bracelet and now the pendant -- very nice -- thank you.
This piece is beautiful. I will definitely buy from this seller again. Thank you.
As described, well packed & really helpful seller. Thank you.
An excellent deal and a perfect birthday gift! I'd buy again from this seller!
Beautiful ammolite pendant, excellent communication, AAA+++
Arrived fast...the photos didn't do it justice...gorgeous!!!
Fantastic & Fabulous Ammolite pendant! A+++++ Seller - Highly recommend.
Gorgeous pendant! Thank you for the prompt delivery & professional service!
Gorgeous ring. Great quality. Shipped quickly. Highly recommend
incredibly beautiful and even prettier than the photos. wonderful transaction!
REAL feedback from REAL people after a REAL transaction with us!
Check it out yourself--visit my shop at Ammolite Gems and Jewelry at Ebay--- but do return to make your purchase here--no Ebay fees for me to pay, you see--and it costs you less!