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 Post subject: Re: Soldier bought rubies afghanistan
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:29 pm 
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Can you supply the GIA report #

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 Post subject: Re: Soldier bought rubies afghanistan
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:14 pm 
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Without having that report number to verify what you are saying, it would be irresponsible for anyone to speculate on an unknown that could be synthetic, glass?????
Just need the report number, not the report.


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 Post subject: Re: Soldier bought rubies afghanistan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:43 am 
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Rubytime, if you paid $2000 for a faceted ruby in Afghanistan, that is pobably what it's worth. The gem dealers in Afghanistan are very knowledgeable about their gem materials. There are few cutters in Afghsnistan, more likely it was cut in Pakistan or India which means the stone had passed through several hands before being sold to you. Also the color does not appear to be to similar to rubies found in Afghanistan and is probably an import. There is a ten year history of Afghanis selling "gems" to American soldiers, most are over priced or even fakes. In sum it's just not likely that you were smarter than your seller to the point that you got a bargain.


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