Buying jewelry is not only an opportunity to complete your collection of jewelry but also a promising investment. It is therefore important not to make mistakes and time to recognize negligent sellers that sell fakes. In anticipation of the International jeweler’s day, which is celebrated on 31 January, the correspondent of “RIAMA.” figured out how to distinguish the real jewels and where to complain if you have sold a fake.
Most often place of purchase of the jewelry speaks for itself. Do not buy jewelry kiosks and tents from illegal traders, better beware of pawn shops. There are chains and earrings can be cheaper, however, nobody can guarantee that they will not be fake.
It is best to choose to buy specialized jewelry stores that sell jewelry of famous brands. Jewelry in these stores are more expensive, but you will always know where to complain in case you purchase counterfeits. You can always ask the sellers at the client to check the gold: in most stores there is a special fixture. The refusal of the seller – the first sign of forgery.
It should also refrain from buying gold abroad. In many countries, a sample of the jewelry is not put at all, so to detect fake jewelry will be more difficult.
Pure gold has a bright yellow color. Not made because the metal is very soft. To make solid gold, add silver, zinc, Nickel, copper, cadmium or cobalt. If the product and Nickel silver more than gold, it is white.
The main distinguishing mark of real gold jewelry tag with all necessary data. There must be specified the name of the manufacturer, the price per gram and per product, article of jewelry, its weight, and the fineness and stamp of the technical control Department. In addition, the product should stand trial. It tells about the incidence of pure metal in jewelry. For example, 585 indicates that the product is 58.5 % gold. Do not buy decoration, if the mark with the sample unclear or missing.
The inner side of the jewelry should be polished without any irregularities. Preferably, the inner side was the logo of the company that produced decoration.
By purchasing a bracelet or earrings, you need to pay attention to the clasp: it should not be scratched. If, after the purchase to wear fake jewelry every day, then a week later the gold will darken. The darkening suggests that the gold in the product at all, and the decoration itself can cause allergies.
If there are doubts about the authenticity of the jewelry, it is not necessary to resort to home experiments – it is better to carry the product to the check to your jeweler. It is only after certain actions will be able to accurately determine the gold or not.
The inlays of precious stones also has its own characteristics. On the tag to the ornament with inlays of diamonds must contain the number of diamonds with the same characteristics, the cipher of the type of cut, total carat weight, the group color of the mineral, its purity and quality of the cut of the stone. From emeralds and sapphires are important to the transparency of the stone and its shade – it needs to be clean, without brownish or yellow color. Rubies have a bright and deep red color.Real pearls can be identified by color and texture – in the light it has a pale blue shade, and is never perfectly smooth.
When you purchase definitely need to check carefully whether there is on the insert cracking or chipping. You also need to pay attention to the quality of the lock – it should not be too easy to open, and the locks of the bracelets and brooches should have the fuses.
First and foremost, you should contact the store where the purchase was made. Please bring your decoration along with your check and request to replace the product, repair it in case of discovery of defects or take back to the store, getting the amount paid. Gold – the long lasting user. It has a warranty period during which you can request a replacement.
If the replacement was denied, you must write a complaint to store management and to demand an immediate trial. Deceived the buyer also has every right to complain to the CPS or to the police, wrote a statement about the fraud.