One of the common questions all Jewelers get is, "is this real?"
Unfortunately, in the past month we have seen two cases where the answer is "No".
A young lady had been on vacation in the Caribbean, and bought a very pretty ring. However, when we took a look at it, the main stone was titanium coated glass. AKA, Mystic Topaz. Tragically, worth much less than what she had paid for.
The next case was a ring bought on Ebay. Listed as a REAL diamond, when we examined it, it tested out as a cubic zirconia in a base metal ring. Attempting to get a refund may be impossible.
Our best advice for everyone out there; shop local with a Jeweler you can trust! Paul's Jewelers has been serving the Milwaukee area since 1967. Our Goldsmiths and Gemologists can guarantee the finest quality!