Jewelry Buying Rule: Always Ask for 3 Documents

When you acquire fine jewelry, always request three documents:

  1. Statement (or invoice) that describes in detail your jewelry. This should include: number, size and weight of all gemstones and the type of gold or precious metals used and of course the value paid.
  2. Guarantee: A written document that explains, that what you acquired is genuine. (In other words, that whatever the jeweler told you, was the truth and that he's backing-up his statements in writing.)
  3. Warranty that explains what happens if the piece breaks or requires a repair. If your jeweler doesn't offer these documents to you, ask for them. If he refuses, consider finding a new jeweler.

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