AAA quality or better, I hand pick all specimen pieces from the best of the best. I have long term relationships with trusted vendors so 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! If they call to me that is step one. They come home and then it becomes apparent if they are moving along on their journey or not. These lovelies are ready to get out in the world!