Poor quality and fake Bangkok sapphires flood Indian market
There is a very good investigative report by Sunday Guardian that sheds light on Poor Quality and fake gemstones getting certified by fake labs in India. A huge demand has led to mushrooming of fake labs issuing fake certificatesâ€¦
Excerpt from the article:
â€œThe next time you buy a blue sapphire (or neelam stone) as recommended by your family astrologer, “to ward off Saturn’s evil effects on your horoscope”, ensure that it is not of poor quality or worse, a fake. Several astrologers and gemstone merchants in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar claim that the blue sapphires widely available in the market are either synthetic or treated stones from Thailand, called “Bangkok sapphires” or “Bangkok Neelam”.
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