World’s Top 10 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 the press about people being ripped off when attempting to buy...

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 read about the first here. The second scam, really does prey on the...

Scam 1: Thai Gem Scam

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 end up at a “jewellery wholesaler” of some description.  In...