Ditto. There are bad synths, and some scary good ones, I am sure.Date: 3/2/2009 9:09:08 PM
I think unless you know what to look for and have the right tools, it will be difficult to tell the difference between a real sapphire and a synthetic. We''ve already experienced one such case here on PS where the synth was so well done that an experienced vendor and gemologist were even fooled. I would only buy from trusted vendors who stand behind their products.