I've been using these stones in my massage practice regularly for just about a year now. They are the perfect size and shape for my hands, which is key. Yes, they are machined. I actually prefer these to the naturally shaped stones I use at my other job, as I don't feel like I'm fumbling around so much for stones of the same weight, and again, there's the guarantee that each stone I pick up is going to sit nicely in my palm and have just the right amount of edge for me to grip, all allowing me to spend less time messing around with my stones and more time working on my clients.
As to the condition of the box....I really can't help but feel that those who lowered their ratings of this product based on the condition of the box have a skewed set of priorities. This is the best price by far that I've ever seen on a set of stones this size. If it's a gift and your box is destroyed, put them in a nice basket lined with towels. Or you can have mine. I've never put my stones back into the box. I bought them to be used.
Just received these last week. They are very nice stones. Bought them for just home use. The other reviewers are right though, the box kinda sucks. It is made very cheap (at least mine wasn't broke when I received it) but it did have some goo on the top of it from where a sticker had been placed on it and then removed pior to shipping. If you are looking for good stones, these are a good buy, if you are looking for a good box to store them in.. you might want to look elsewhere.
This is the first set of stones I have purchased and am using these at home. I am pleased with the stones overall, although the smallest ones are too thick to use as toe stones so I purchased those separately. (I use the smallest ones from this set for facial massage). THe storage box is cheaply made, however (if that matters to you--it really didnt matter to me).
The stones are of great quality and I love them. However, the box is a piece of crap. It's made out of cheap (thin) bamboo and it's broken upon arrival. There were multiple cracks on the box. I contacted Overstock and they had excellent customer service and shipped a new set to me immediately. When the 2nd set arrived, the box was also cracked upon arrival. The box is cheaply made and it's not made to hold the weight of the stones. It's just too much trouble to contact Overstock for a 3rd replacement set so I just let it go. I am using a rubbermaid box to hold the stones.
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Identical
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Identical
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Stones are great quality but the box is a piece of crap
Hello savageca, the stones are generally heated in a bath of hot water. Thank you for shopping with us. Vicki Hoverstockcustomercare2 on Jul 27, 2014
If it's for spa applications, you would purchase a stone warmer (it's essentially a crock pot intended exclusively for hot stones), though if these are just for home use, you could place them in a heat safe container and cover in hot water.xfactormr on Jul 31, 2014
Be the first to ask a question about this product.
Usually leaves our warehouse in 1-2 business days.
Standard Return Policy:
Items must be returned in new or unused condition and contain all original materials included with the shipment. More details
FINAL SALE EXCLUSION: Items marked as FINAL SALE are not returnable unless the problem you experience is the result of our error.
Shop Overstock.com and find the best online deals on everything for your home and your family. We work every day to bring you discounts on new products across our entire store. Whether you're looking for memorable gifts or everyday essentials, you can buy them here for less.Shop O.com®IT'S ALL ABOUT THE O - OVERSTOCK.COM