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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:33 pm 
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I 've heard that it's the same in Canada . :smt112

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I would really love to know how that works in other country.....anyone??.?
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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Yes....one must trust the seller in the US.

Of course, any established jewelry retailer's most precious commodity is their reputation....and their word.

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Yes we just had a little chat about this with Alberto, honest business is the most important in our trade!


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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:32 am 
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I've just been listening to a news item here in Aussi, about a "fake gold" scam that has just been busted on the Gold Coast(no pun intended)
It seems that backpackers were recruited to take gold items to gold buyers, all over Brisbane, Gold coast, Sunshine Coast, claiming it was personal property, and they were short of money.
Of course, greed can be counted on, when people sense a "desperate seller?".
The police busted a house somewhere on the Gold coast, finding stamping tools, heaps of cash and weapons, ( read, handguns) and large amounts of fake jewellery.
Organised Asian gangs were mentioned as being involved.


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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:23 am 
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Yes....one must trust the seller in the US.

Of course, any established jewelry retailer's most precious commodity is their reputation....and their word.

The most exhaustive work on international hallmark protocol is:
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purchased the book, it's really very WELL made, worth every single penny, IMHO, definitely a must-have. :D

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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:45 am 
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When you see a stamp on jewelry that says 14K, 18K or anything else for that matter, it MOST LIKELY means that the person that hallmarked that piece had access to a stamp that said EXACTLY that. I hope this helps. :wink: Lee

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Stamps anyone?

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/14k-stamp

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 Post subject: Re: fake gold stamped 14KT
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Yes, readily available to anyone from ebay, also ANY custom stamp (including official and copyrighted, of course) that already exist, plus many that do not yet, can be ordered easily in Bangkok.
Never take a stamp too seriously. Best regards, Lee

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