If you find the wrong person in Brazil (or anywhere else for that
matter) and they think you might fit into this category at all,
they will try their best to take you for all they can.
yes you are wright. Bad intentioned people can be found everywhere.
But here in Brasil are many professional dealers.
I chose to live in Teofilo Otoni, to be close to the action, and
this gived me the chance ( after more that 20 years here) to learn a
lot and know people.
Some years ago a guy came to me with an emerald, about 5 ct
wonderful color and very clean. After I checked out with all
equipment and filters, I discovered that was a synthetic. I asked him
if he bought it in rough or already cut ( if so he could be foolish
by the seller).He said that he bought the rough and if I want he have
more in the same quality. As the guy used to work sometimes for a
friend of mine, I said that was not interested at that time, and told
my friend what happened. Where is that guy now ? Out of business of
You can lie for some time to many people, you can lie for a long
time to one people, but you can’t lie for a long time to many people.
Like him there are many others that come and go. And even experienced
dealers can be foolish ( and I now very, very experienced dealers
that were foolish at least once).
But talking again about Brasil- is not so wild and dangerous to come
here, if you know the correct people.
From this lovely land that I chose to be my home - Brasil.
Vlad Radu Poenaru