More Jewelers Fall Victim To Gold-Selling Scams
There have been two major types of fraud, a bait and switch in which the seller shows the jeweler a gold item and then switches it with a lookalike fake, and a scenario in which the jeweler buys a piece that tests positive as gold but is instead a heavily plated item. Jewelers are advised to be aware of the proliferation of fake items and to test it as much as possible. Both buyers and sellers should be aware of the possibility that even if a piece is stamped as gold that does not mean it really is.
Gold sellers are also warned to be cautious. Check the daily prices and be aware that while any jeweler or gold dealer will also take a share of the profits it pays to shop around because the percentage may be different and different stores may offer varying prices for pieces. Depending on the value of the piece it may also be advisable to have it evaluated by an independent appraiser before shopping your jewelry around that way you know the range that it could fetch.