genuine sapphire

How to Identify a Real Blue Sapphire – Easy Tests for Determination

Sapphires are normally thought of as blue, however, can likewise be red, yellow, orange, green or different hues in the middle. The price of natural sapphires varies depending on their color, clarity, size, cut, and overall quality. For Sapphires of exceptional quality, an independent determination from a respected laboratory such as the GIA, AGL etc. often adds to value. Continue reading “How to Identify a Real Blue Sapphire – Easy Tests for Determination”

Holostik Times Contest

The Holostik Times Contest. And the Winners are…..

The Holostik Times is a quarterly newsletter of Holostik which talks about different aspects of counterfeiting.

Recently, a contest was organised for all the Holostikons wherein several questions were asked from the newsletter.

We received an overwhelming response and the best part was that majority of people answered correctly. This comes as a positive sign as more and more people are getting aware of counterfeiting and its various negative effects.

The correct answers are as follows:

  1. What percentage of counterfeit products are made in China?

Answer – 75%

  1. What is the full form of SME?

Answer – Small and Medium Enterprise

  1. Name two other ingredients of a cigarette other than the ones mentioned in the newsletter.

Answer: There are more than 4,000 ingredients in a cigarette other than tobacco. Common additives include yeast, wine, caffeine, beeswax and chocolate. Here are some other ingredients: Ammonia, Angelica root extract, Arsenic, Benzene, Butane, Carbon monoxide, Cadmium, Cyanide, DDT, Ethyl Furoate, Lead, Formaldehyde, Methoprene, Megastigmatrienone, Maltitol, Naphthalene and many more.

  1. Which part of the Chicory is used and brewed with coffee?

Answer – Roots

  1. What is the full form of FICCI-MASCRADE

Answer: Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry – Movement Against Smuggling and Counterfeit Trade

There were 26 correct entries and two winners were chosen through a lucky draw.

The lucky winners are: Naveen Ahuja, Delhi and Kishan Singh, Noida.

Congratulations to both the winners!!!

pirated textbooks

Say No to Pirated Textbooks- Know How to Identify Counterfeits!

Fake textbooks are the poor reproductions of unique reading material. Unlike the latter, they are created by unfair means, lack quality and students sometimes tend to get them on different commercial centres from outsider vendors in view of lower costs (such books are frequently sent from China, India, and so on). Continue reading “Say No to Pirated Textbooks- Know How to Identify Counterfeits!”