I have recently been looking at a site called diamondtalk.com and I was shocked by something someone said to me. I had posted a reply to a thread about a loose pink sapphire for sale. There was no picture in the thread and there was no price listed. I do not know much about pearl pricing so I e-mailed the pearl seller and just to be curious asked how much the pearl was. Later the seller e-mailed me back and asked what company I worked for and if I had a degree in gemology. I e-mailed him back and told him that I was 16 and did not have a degree. He e-mailed me back and told me to stop bothering him and wasting his time and that I should not even be on the site. To say the least I was very disappointed and upset for several reasons. One, I thought the site had some good information and the people on the site would be willing to answer questions. Also, there are several people on the site who are in the jewelry business and had very nice pieces that I was considering buying. Now I am totally against buying from any people on the site because I feel that I can't ask questions. Am I over reacting?
Also, I know this forum is about pearls but I would just like some opinions and I know that nobody here will get angry with me.