Want to know whether your family heirloom jewelry is the real Mccoy or a dud? Whether the jade bangle you purchased is genuine or a polymer-impregnated jade? How about the diamond ring that you have been wearing for years? Do you have any questions on the rough gems you purchased from an unknown dealer? Or how do you take care of your jewelry?
As a practicing gemologist for many years, I have often being sought for advice on questions relating to diamonds, jade, gemstones and jewelry. From some comments on my website, there have been several enquiries from my readers on whether the jewelry or gemstones that they have in possession are genuine or fakes, on how to differentiate between jadeite and nephrite, as well as other questions relating to jewelry and gems.
So I thought it would be a good idea if I start a column to deal with questions from my readers.
If you want to make enquiries on your jewelry or gems just follow these simple steps:
- You must be a subscriber to my website;
(just enter your email at the top right hand corner);
- Your enquiry must come through the Contact form at the top of page;
- You have to send me some pictures of your specimen to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above service does not constitute a service and payment contract. No fee is charged. However, terms and conditions apply and they are stated at the bottom of the Home Page. By sending the author an enquiry through the Contact Form, it would be taken that the enquirer understands and abides by the Terms and Conditions.
The opinion given by the author will appear as a post.
Ask A.Arthur Lau: Terms & Conditions
By sending an enquiry to Arthur (herein known as the Author) to this website, to request an opinion on a specimen item, the reader (herein known as the Enquirer) understands and abides by the following Terms & Conditions.
The Enquirer must be a subscriber;
The Enquirer must send through his/her request through the Contact Form found at the top of the page;
Pictures of the specimen must be sent to email@example.com;
This is a non-fee service rendered to the Enquirer by the Author;
The Author will not assume any liabilities nor entertain any consequential claims by the Enquirer or any third parties should the opinion of the Author differs from what the Enquirer obtains from other sources;
The opinion by the Author is only based on the written information and pictures sent by the Enquirer. There are by no means conclusive. Therefore, the Enquirer must seek the advice of a gemologist or any specialist should he/she wish to pursue the matter further;
The written enquiry by the Enquirer will be printed as a post in total. The opinion of the Author will also be printed on the same post. The post will appear in the Category of ‘Ask A.Arthur Lau’;
Any private correspondences to the enquiry by the author will be taken to be on a private and confidential basis;
If the Enquirer mentions that the specimen in question is purchased, acquired or obtained from a vendor with the vendor’s name stated in the enquiry, the vendor’s name will be replaced as XYZ company. This is to avoid any conflict of interest and any subsequent law suits should the opinion of the Author differs from what the vendor represented to the Enquirer on the specimen;
Once the Author posted his opinion the Enquirer can choose to unsubscribe to this website if he/she so wishes. There is no compulsion to remain as a subscriber;
The Enquirer cannot use the opinion of the Author on the subject specimen as material evidence for any courts of law to pursue any legal suits against the vendor of the Enquirer;
Any photos relating to the subject specimen send to the Author by the Enquirer are deemed to be the properties of the Enquirer and that there is no infringement of copyright when the Author publishes such photos;
The Author may choose not to give any opinion on the subject specimen should the Author finds that there is insufficient information to render an opinion;
Any opinions given by the Author and posted on the Author’s website are deemed to be given solely to the Enquirer. The Author will not be responsible and held liable if the post appears on other websites;
The above terms and conditions may be changed, altered or amended at anytime without any notifications to any parties.