AAA quality or better, I hand pick all specimen pieces from the best of the best. I have long term relationships (actually more like friendships) with trusted vendors so if I do not personally know the particulars of any given piece I can get the truth right from the source. No fakes, no treatments. Just really cool and many times rare and unusual.
I only buy them if I love them enough to keep them, and sometimes I do! As with all my rock buying adventures, if they call to me that is step one. I trust that and then trust the process.They come home and then it becomes apparent if they are moving along on their journey or not. These are ready to get out in the world and share the love!