Post # 1
So, I’m not engaged yet, but I know we’re getting married sometime within the next year or so. I’m always browsing ring pics. I have a few favorites from Zales and Kay. I love this one in particular:
It pretty much encompasses everything I want in an e-ring. Halo? Check. Vintage-inspired? Check. Beautiful detailing? Check. I love that twisty band! However at $1600, I’m not crazy about the price tag. Same ring is selling on ebay for $740! The seller has over 98% positive feedback, but even at $740, that’s a lot to spend on something I can’t physically check out.
Here’s the link:
Post # 3
The ebay one looks similar, but kind of like it’s photoshopped.
Post # 4
@solidarity: Yeah, I wish they had an acutal photo, but they do for some other rings they have for sale.
Post # 5
I guess no one buys from ebay. Lol
Post # 6
@southern_sweetheart91: that seller has a lot of negatives, a few say that they didn’t get a real diamond, it was just moissanite or the ring looked nothing like the picture. Ebay can be risky but there are some good sellers, finding those is the issue. Perry’s jewelry posts on there. They sometimes have solitaires that are very good prices but don’t usually see halos.
I did a quick search online:What about something like this:http://www.walmart.com/ip/Keepsake-Sincerity-1-2-Carat-T.W.-Diamond-14kt-White-Gold-Engagement-Ring/10340700
Zales: $999 but includes diamond wedding ring too:
Post # 7
i bought my wedding band on ebay. had it appraised for 3x what i paid. there ARE good sellers.
Post # 8
FI bought my ring on ebay. Appraised for more than 4 times its value. (Its a little over 1 ct. cushion cut GIA with 1.50 ct micropaved diamonds on the halo/band) I love it and am very happy 🙂
Post # 9
@gemgirl6: Thank you for pointing that out. I didn’t really look into the individual reviews too much because I don’t really expect to purchase a ring from ebay or anywhere else for that matter relatively soon.
I like that Zales ring. I actually tried that set on, funny enough. It looked too small on my size 7 finger though.
@sara_tiara: What a great deal!
@emmyem1984: He must have really done his research! That is impressive!! Do you have a pic?
Post # 10
There are some very good jewelry estate/resellers on ebay. Check feedback, make sure they use actual pictures and make sure they have a good return policy. Ask a lot of questions!! I thik ebay is a great way to get a good deal, but also a great way to get screwed. I do not thinnk I would buy a NEW ering on ebay but an estate piece can be a great value.
Post # 11
Search “Lord of Gems” on eBay. They have good feedback, and do custom stuff, I think. They could probably do something exactly like what you want, for not as much as a chain store, and you’d probably end up with better diamonds, as well.
Post # 12
I’ve just posted on another thread about this, my ering was from ebay, just a regular seller and it was an absolute steal (used and since appraised for more than 10x what we paid).
The particular private seller agreed to accept it back and give a refund if i was unhappy with it in person, i paid with a credit card via paypal and took it to a local jewellers the day it arrived for them to check it out, so long as it was worth what we paid i would’ve been happy.
I’ve also bought my wedding ring off ebay, new as i couldn’t find what i wanted from the actual art deco period within our price range. Bought from lord of gem rings and i believe he also has a shop lord of pearls or something along these lines.
Post # 13
here’s the link http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Lord-of-Gem-Rings?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
or, don’t know what your thoughts are about moissanite but personally if i’d known about it and hadn’t found my e-ring for such a low price, i’d be after this one…
in fact, i go on both of these sites just to drool….love sparkly stuff!
Post # 14
@southern_sweetheart91: I checked the link and found a look a like ring for Price:
US $2,720.80. To me it doesn’t look as nice as the one you posted here. Be careful with E-bay!!
Post # 15
@Mrs Canuck: That’s awesome! I will look into that. Thank you!!
@Casperbride: Pretty! I prefer diamond though.
@tisposeroperche: HOLY CRAP!!!! They raised the price in one day?! It was just $740! Wow… Well, I wasn’t seriously planning on buying it, but still…
Post # 16
@southern_sweetheart91: Oh wow, you dodged a bullet! That seller is shady/low qualty. I had a bad experence with that seller.
Maybe check out pompeii3, they have good prices. They have an ebay store and their own online store. Not the best qualty, but priced well and they are legit.