Do not trust formal signs of a person's affiliation (for example, an expert gemologist) to a particular organization only based on his business card. If we talk about the transfer of jewelry for examination to unknown people, do not be lazy to check the documents or call the appropriate organization.
If an unfamiliar or unfamiliar person suddenly begins to show clearly expressed signs of attention. Listens sensitively, asks additional questions, takes an ardent part in fate, stop and ask the question: "Why would that be? What does this person need?". Then switch to interlocutor's problems. An average person will gratefully accept such a turn of conversation. A fraudster (if the time has not yet come to start the combination) will turn the conversation back to you.
It has long been knowns that a person trusts the ideas that arise in his head much more than those presented to him by other people. Therefore, experienced scammers avoid direct pressure on their victims but prefer indirect influence. They inadvertently throw certain information about the gemstone, the fashion for this or decoration, to the interlocutor. They say that this is an excellent price. All this is with only one purpose - to conclude from the information, as it were, the buyer himself. At the same time, the evidence is thrown up as if by accident, unobtrusively, indirectly, so as not to arouse suspicion.
If we are talking about a sufficiently large sum, clever scammers resort to the most sophisticated methods to lull the vigilance of a potential client. They can rent an expensive office, rent a prestigious car. Do not be a slave to the scenario that scammers are playing out. Since the whole course of their operation calculates to the smallest detail, they try to confuse their cards by taking the initiative into their own hands. Offer them the version of the deal, go to another expert, ask for a copy of the certificate for the decoration, check this document with the specialist, consult about the market price, but a day earlier.
Remember the Russian proverb "trust, but check." Do not hesitate to seem like an incredulous bore and double-check the facts reported once again. Remember how much work the money or thing costs (for example, when selling it in an antique or thrift store) that you will part with
It must remember that attention is the most critical quality to avoid deception. Strength is in concentration. However, it should not disperse into several ornaments at once. Therefore, if there is a risk of being deceived, determine the primary goal of specific jewelry (for example, diamond earrings) and do not be distracted by other products.
After selecting a suitable decoration, determine the main factors affecting the price. If these are earrings with single large stones, then special attention should be paid to the characteristics of the stones in color, defects, and processing quality. If you buy jewelry from a well-known prestigious brand, check if it is fake. The company must brand the product and make it to the highest quality standards.
If buying an antique product, it is necessary to check whether it is assemblers from several parts (for example, a modern pendant may be solderers to the original part of the jewelry.
Some of the stones may be lost, and instead of them, there are rhinestones or modern cubic zirconia).
When you have identified the main parameters, concentrate on them as much as possible (without distracting yourself by trifles). Therefore, it is better to refuse if you are offered a glass of champagne or wine in a jewelry store before buying.
The success of deception facilitates by the strength of the buyer's desire to purchase jewelry. If you want to buy some product, do not flaunt desire: thereby demonstrate weakness, and indeed, will not get any discount on this decoration.