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Scam 3: The Goa Confidence Gem Scam

Introduction In the continuing series of our Gem Scam guides, the rest of which you can see here, we have uncovered a scam that preys on the lone traveller and single holiday maker.  So if you're...
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Scam 2: The Thai Gem Scam II

Scam 2: The Thai Gem Scam II You would expect the gemstone capital of the world to have more than one gem scam going on.  Well I'm sure there are more than the 2 I have highlighted here.  You can...
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Thai Gem Scam 1

Thai Gem Scam 1 Thailand is one of the world centers for gemstones and rubies and sapphires along with lots of other gems are manufactured there.  It is well recognised that 9 out of 10 tours will...
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World’s top ten Holiday gemstone scams

As a gemstone dealer with over 15 years of experience buying gems and diamonds around the world, I am constantly amazed when when I hear stories from friends (and in some cases family), or read in...
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A Valentine’s Proposal? Save the Ring for Later ...

Only half (51.30%) of the unmarried women in the UK would want to be proposed to with a ring chosen by their partner. 1 in 7 (13.90%) women in the UK would prefer to be proposed to without a ring so...
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Questions When Having an Engagement Ring Made

Looking for the right engagement ring for you or a customer? There are thousands of ring options to decide on; however the satisfaction of finding a ring that is as unique and packed with personal...
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Things to Think About when Buying an Engagement Ring

Ladies, there’s probably nothing more sweet than to see an engagement ring pop up from your man and be asked for a “happy ever after” with him. Who doesn’t like such a romantic act? But have you ever...
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6 Things to Think about Before Buying a Gemstone

Buying gemstones over the past years have been tough for many shoppers due to the production of simulated gem pieces in the market. The spread of these fake gemstones has hurt several certified gem...
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