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Buying Diamond in Afghanistan

Good afternoon Fred,

I am deployed to Afghanistan and there is a jewler here that sells diamond rings/diamonds that are from India. He has certification cards for all his rings/diamonds but i am still sceptic. There is no way for me to get it appraised, no way for me to conduct any type of professional test and I don’t want to waste my money on something that may be a fake.

They look VERY real, and some of them even have some yellow color to them. As well, I preformed the “fog” test and the fog went away almost instantaneously. There were also some inclusions visable through a spectical. Lastly, on the loose diamonds he had, I tried to read through it, and could not see any words at all. However, there would be no recourse if I get it back to the states and it turns out to be a fake so that makes me even more leary. I really want to get my wife a new ring, but don’t want to get ripped off.

There are loops there, and I have used them but still can’t tell if they are real or fake. I do know they can creat ‘lab’ diamonds that look like the real thing.

Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Aaron,

They are so many ways to pass off a fake as the real thing that could even fool a gemologist at first glance. I wouldn’t risk it. Buy your diamond in the States where the jeweler can be accountable.

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