Beware of buying overseas where some sellers back up their jewellery with an official looking but totally fraudulent Gem ID card, to convince the buyer they are getting a ‘bargain’. An example of such a certificate is this ruby bracelet. Notice that in an actual photo of the item it shows the gems are of low, promotional quality. These ‘rubies’ are more purple sapphire color, and the clarity of the stones is so bad that they are opaque, not gem quality at all. This USGL certificate appraises this item at a huge $9,672.00 dollars, when in reality it should be around $1500.00. Which would be the normal value for an item of this quality. If the customer had purchased it thinking they had a bargain, they would be wrong as in truth it wasn’t. in spite of having low promotional quality stones, the listed quality for the color and clarity are simply ‘Good’ and ‘Good’. This is another example of an appraisal company issuing this document on behalf of the seller. It was done at the request of the seller, paid for by the seller, and used during the sales pitch to supposedly prove the real ‘value’ of the item to the buyer.