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.
(See- Dangerously thin or hollowed-out rings, & Cheap faulty Gold and Platinum alloys, etc.)
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.
(See- Jewellers training to be terminated in Australia & Fake jewellers, the factory made sold as local made rip off, etc.)
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.
(See- Why are these both VS Clarity & Glass filled Rubies, Sapphires & Gems & Cheap faulty Gold and Platinum alloys, etc.)
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 – Buying Reviews hides bad reviews, gives credibility)
See below for all our articles, we hope you find them interesting and informative, so “Caveat emptor”, Let the buyer beware!
Buyer Beware- Alternative materials, must know facts.
Buyer Beware- Buying Reviews hides bad reviews, gives credibility
Buyer Beware- CAD-Cast is claimed as handmade
Buyer Beware- Cheap faulty Gold and Platinum alloys
Buyer Beware- Dangerously thin or hollowed-out rings
Buyer beware- Estate, 2nd hand dealers, pawnbrokers and antique jewellers
Buyer Beware- Fake jewellers, the factory made sold as local made rip off.
Buyer Beware- Glass filled Rubies, Sapphires & Gems
Buyer Beware- Real Jewellers so rare, training likely to be cancelled In Australia.
Buyer Beware- Under carat gold
Buyer Beware- Why are these both VS Clarity