Girne (Kyrenia)

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1/5

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June, 2019

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Wondered if any other person has been duped by a certain jeweller in Kyrenia. Bought what we thought, and were led to believe to be a genuine emerald. On return to UK had it valued for insurance cover only to find it was a synthetic stone.

The important question that I should have asked ask is “is this a natural or a created Emerald?” Most dealers will concede at that point that the Emerald is created; it would not be ethical to present a created Emerald as a natural Emerald. Actually, though technically correct, it is misleading to present a created Emerald as a “real” Emerald, and sellers who do are misleading the public.” Ethical being the operative word.

I have tried to make contact with shop/company who trade under the name of ” BILLY’S Shop” situated in Ziya Rizki Caddesi, No:128 Girne, but no reply. On the Guarantee given to us it states “In the event of a disagreement concerning jewellery between the establishment and customer, the Kusadasi Chamber Commerce is an authorised body can provide expert advice”. Have also tried this organisation and again no reply.

So be aware of this shop and the underhand tactics used to secure a sale. Wondered if any other person has been duped by a certain jeweller in Kyrenia. Bought what we thought, and were led to believe to be a genuine emerald. On return to UK had it valued for insurance cover only to find it was a synthetic stone.

So be aware of this shop and the underhand tactics used to secure a sale.

Caveat emptor

Sailorboy

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