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3 essential rules of buying gems
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Three essential rules of buying gems:

1. Negotiate. Donít be shy.
- Gems have no fixed price. 10% might always go.
- In this trade, liquidity often tops margin. "Cash" is king. Make an offer.
- More than two gems should get a parcel price.
- Gem dealers are humans. Respect and honesty help.

2. If in doubt, pay by card.
- Credit cards are 100% protected by the banks. The banks are on the buyers side.
- Paypal is neutral at best.
- Money orders or checks are only for the tried-and-tested.

3. Enjoy.
- Collecting gems must be fun. If you are tense and nervous you are missing the point.
- Buy only what you can afford. Donít gamble. Gems are addictive substances.
- Inform yourself, learn and explore, but donít get obsessed. Objective truth is limited here.

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Re: 3 essential rules of buying gems
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Thank you for the tips Edward, check out http://***.edited out for more gems with safe payment.

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Re: 3 essential rules of buying gems
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Jenny, since you ask for it:

It is unprofessional to write a post like that. No good. Won't help.

And once I am at it, you donít seem to bother to tell your customers that your gems are treated or not. Disclosure is a must these days. Even for jewelers.

Iíd take a bet that aquamarine will alert a Geiger counter because it is fully radiated, heated and what else.

Iíd take another bet those rubies are lead filled and heated.

These treatments reduce their value by 80%.

If you don't tell you customers that is cheating.

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Re: 3 essential rules of buying gems
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Hi edward,

Great points! Something I'll work on in the coming days. Thank you!


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