For years I have contemplated supplementing my income by suing
unscrupulous folks who blatantly misrepresent and support the
misrepresentation of gemstones and related items. This includes,
DEALERS, SHOW PROMOTERS, big and little websites, catalogues, high
end department stores, jewelry stores, etc, etc.
All that is necessary is a little knowledge, the purchase of a
misrepresented item (the more expensive the better), an approved
evaluation/ID/certification to prove that it was not what it was
represented to be, and a lawyer. Cases could be settled for a few
grand up each. I think you could actually make a living doing this.
Misrepresented items have nearly become the norm in the gem business
lately, so the pool of mis-representors (liars, cheats & thieves) is
Of course it would be an argumentative existence and bad for one’s
tranquility and peace of mind. It would be good for the gem trade,
the public, and the jewelry trade though.
Thus far I have preferred cutting briolettes and other healthier
Steve Green - Rough and Ready Gems www.briolettes.com
Briolettes and Ultrasonic Drilling