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What To Look For When Buying Gemstones, And Not Get Taken

It is hard to know whether you are getting good value for your money when you purchase gemstones, even for experts. There are a lot of good fakes and jargon terminology out there to confuse and trick buyers. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make sound decisions regarding gemstone jewelry. Start by buying from a trusted source. It is hard to know who to trust but look for credentials, like membership in the International Gem Society or guilds. Big jewelry companies do not necessarily mean they are to be trusted because they are beholden to shareholders and Executives so they don’t necessarily buy from ethical sources and many of their pieces are mass...

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