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Buy your jewels during your holidays, a good idea?

Published : 2018-07-05 17:47:18
Categories : Practical advises

Holidays are always a privileged moment where you have more time to stroll, do the seaside markets, go shopping, etc.

So many solicitations and opportunities to have fun and to crack on a fancy jewel or a more expensive golden piece of jewelery for example.

Yet the greatest caution is needed ...

Fancy jewelery

According to several studies, many pieces of fancy jewelery contain toxic metals that have nothing to do with this style of jewelry (a specific regulation exists however).

Thus in 2016 the DGCCRF controlled 758 establishments selling fancy jewelery. After studying 144 samples of pearls, crystals and metals from controlled fancy jewelery, the DGCCRF wrote 257 warnings and 29 injunctions.


30% of the jewels checked contained heavy metals or allergenic substances :

  •     22 jewels contained lead outside fixed limits
  •     16 jewels exceeded the limit of 0.01% in cadmium (one of them even contained 98%!)
  •     17 jewels exceeded the norm established for nickel by 420 times!


An American study of 99 fancy pieces of jewelry sold in the US in fashion chains revealed a presence of lead, chromium and nickel too high. 27% of the fancy jewels exceeded the maximum allowed lead level and 90% contained chromium and nickel.

Buying your quality diamond jewels in gold, silver or platinum on a reference site, in addition to the guarantee of quality, appears a fortiori as a guarantee of safety in terms of health!

Buying your quality diamond jewels in gold, silver or platinum on a reference site, in addition to the guarantee of quality, appears a fortiori as a guarantee of safety in terms of health!

Diamond and precious metal pieces of jewelery

It is not uncommon to find on the holiday site, artisans or jewelers offering jewelry of seemingly quality.Again, be careful ... here are some easily controllable points to make sure you make a purchase safely.ité.

While it is not easy for an inexperienced person to control the 8 diamond quality criteria, there are certain signs and actions that can help you control the quality of the diamond you covet during your holiday shopping.

Ask for the certificate of authenticity of the diamond, or if it is small and the seller explains that it is expensive considering the low weight of the diamond (which is true), ask for a certificate for diamonds whose weight is at minimum of 0.50 carat. If the seller is unable to provide it, beware!

Ask for a 10-fold magnifying glass that any professional has. If it is of poor quality, you will surely notice the inclusions present inside the diamond. Again, if the seller does not have a magnifying glass ... beware ... How does he control the quality of what he sells?

This magnifying glass will also allow you to control the color of the diamond as well as the quality of the claws of fixing the diamond on a ring for example; see the quality of the diamond size for the most advanced eyes!

In conclusion, enjoy your holidays to please you of course but apply the few tips above.

You can also sit comfortably on holiday and visit the Private Diamond Club of Antwrepbenefit from our guarantees and our advices to make a purchase that will give you complete satisfaction.

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