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 Post subject: Scammer in New York - Leon Diamond
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:40 pm 
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I am appealing for the this forum for your help.

My parents bought a sapphire with certificate saying its a natural stone , gave it to GRS ( Swiss appraisal firm) and turned out to be synthetic ( man-made). 36K down the drain.Tried to contact them on multiple channels and so far I have been ignored. Why else can I do ?

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Leon Diamond
74 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, USA


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 Post subject: Re: Scammer in New York - Leon Diamond
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:53 pm 
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That is so unfortunate. I wish we could help. But, this is a gemology forum, we can answer gemology question. You have all the answers you need regarding the stone. What you now have is a legal problem. Unfortunately this is probably not the right place for those questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Scammer in New York - Leon Diamond
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i work in the 47th street, but we are not retail business, i don't know Leon Diamond their store is closed right now and they are doing construction work there, i am not sure if it will be same company after renovations or not.
i am sorry to hear this happened to you, i have some questions, do you have the original invoice from them that you have purchased the sapphire? if so you don't have to be worried, i try to help you as much as i can.

your GRS report says synthetic/man made diffused treated sapphires, i have warned about these in 2012 also gave some tips to detect them, please refer to this post:
viewtopic.php?p=171968#p171968

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Just passed by them, here is the info they have listed


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:58 am 
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This is not something we can help you with.
Contact the district attorney in New York.


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Length measurement on reports don't match.


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Thr photos don't show the same stone. One is a square, one is a cushion.
Very weird.

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As Stephen said...I too smell fish....left by a drive by.


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 Post subject: Re: Scammer in New York - Leon Diamond
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The two photographs do not appear to show the same stone. Was the stone purchased unset and then given to a setter to put in a ring? Might be worth checking if the original stone was switched for the man-made one.


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