Major and/or repeated problems with jewellery has sadly become common for many people.
We hope our Buyer Beware series will educate and save some people, and help others from throwing good money after bad. This is a very short list as there is so many issues and new problem, scams, cons, etc. emerge almost weekly.
The “Churn & Burn” business model has rendered the majority of real ethical jewellers with qualified staff uncompetitive, mimicked by and replaced by fake jewellers and resellers.
The numerous unethical ways to cut corners, has created disposable jewellery, these practices have spread from company owned buying groups/chain stores to high end and designers.
Many problems can’t be repaired, but are repeatedly “patched” by fake jewellers, we meet many people who’ve had 5-6 repairs in the 1st 2 years and $2000 wasted on disposable jewellery. Often a remake by a real jeweller is the only way to fix this jewellery properly.
See below for all our articles, we hope you find them interesting and informative, so “Caveat emptor”, Let the buyer beware!