Regrettably the very fact of the problem is that there are jewelers and sellers out there that participate in fraudulent practices if they are doing businesses from time to time. The facts of the situation is that they're difficult to spot if you don't are self-trained to.
Most are masterful con artists who choose their targets watchfully and can look you in the eye while they reveal a glass of wine and a joke with you, even while plotting to to screw you over. Fraudulent methods including 'rock switching' are amazingly easy to pull of and once it's done, could be quickly rejected by the jeweler who will claim that it's you who could be the con artist simply looking for some easy money.
Perhaps one of the most reputable jeweler might have a member of staff with a gambling or a drug problem, so it is up to you to cover your butt. Rule number 1 is the fact that if you have expensive stones on your own jewelry have documented, then certified and protected. Never just walk into just any jewelry store and hand expensive jewelry with nice stones inside to the jeweler and think that every thing is OKAY.
Look for a skilled jeweler and then don't be afraid to go over the main topics rock switching with them and ask them what safeguards and guarantees they've in position to guarantee the you cannot be victimized at their establishment.
A professional reputable jeweler would be more then glad to talk about the subject and for those who have expensive high quality stones in your jewelry would understand your concerns. Looking to save your self several dollars by having your large end jewelry done by the jeweler at the nearby back-alley pawn store is the best way to end up becoming the victim of rock switching. See jewelry industry trends.
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