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Buying Jewellery Abroad...
...can be both a blessing and a curse. Being from the UK, it is well known that buying jewellery and gemstones including diamonds can be very expensive - which is why many Brits head overseas to places including India, Dubai, and Thailand to name a few to purchase jewels.
However, all may not be what meets the eye.
Picture this. You've just got engaged to the love of your life on a romantic sweeping beach. You return home to find the ring you were proposed with, which your partner thought was a bargain for a white gold solitare - is actually nothing more than a peice of metal with a glass 'diamond'. How do you feel? No-one wants a green finger!!
How Do I Know What's Genuine and What Isn't?
Here is where the Gemstone Detective Travel Guides, are going to help you out BIG TIME.
Kim Rix, owner and authour of The Gemstone Detective, is a British traveller and gemologist who wishes to spread her knowledge and expertise in the handy travel guides that she has authored. Kim kindly sent me the world-wide copy for when I recently travelled to Mexico. As I travel and like to purchase a peice of jewellery to commemorate my travels to each country I visit, this guide is absolutely perfect for me.
It includes so much information, but is written in an easy to read and enjoyable style. It also includes lots of different brightly coloured photographs taken by Kim herslf, and is not loaded with 'gem-jargon' that is going to boggle your mind. There are so many handy tips that I was not aware of before reading this, and it actually makes me question the legitimacy of some of my previous purchases...
How Can I Purchase A Travel Guide?
If purchasing jewellery overseas is your thing, like it is mine, I would highly recommend you read at least the worldwide copy of the Gemstone Dectective's travel guides.
Kim has released, and continues to release, more specific and in-depth jewellery and gemstone travel guides too. So far in her series are, Austrailia, USA, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Worldwide.
The Gemstone Detective Travel Guides are also available on amazon here.
You can follow Kim on twitter @kimrix