Industry News: Synthetic Colombian Emeralds and the Ukrainian Cartel
Rough Polished reports: Several years ago, the agents of the Ukrainian Security Service intercepted a large parcel of smuggled Colombian emeralds at the Borispol Airport in Kiev. The case promised to set off much drumbeat, but it quickly fell apart. There were two reasons for this: the affair involved a senior official of one of the law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, while the emeralds turned out to be … synthetic. Full Story can be found here
Moral of the Story: Check your certificate and vendor credentials
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