Post # 1
Did any of you purchase your Engagement Ring or e-ring diamond stone from ebay? I was considering purchasing just the stone from ebay, and then shopping for a setting in store. Whats your take or experience?
Also, since you cant see these stones in person- what clarity is something you wouldnt want to go under? So what would the best clarity choices be? Ill be buying a real diamond and dont want it looking cheap, fakey yellowish.
Post # 3
I’ve had a horrible time with my e rings Having arthritis means my hands swell and go down again so ring sizing is a night mare! might seem super picky, but i got a new one at christmas and it’s gone and i’ve got yet ANOTHER one which at the moment hasn’t disappointed me. It was from eBay and i personally think it’s stunning.
Since you don’t see the stones in person, i’d recommend messaging the seller asking for different pictures and making sure that if you weren’t satisfied they’d give you a refund. Anyone with faith in their products will offer a money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied 🙂
hope this helps!
Post # 4
My fiance got mine from Ebay. They usually have return policies, so if you are really unhappy, you do have time to exchange it. Also, you are protected through Ebay and Paypal if there is a problem with the stone. My experience was great. My fiance bought the stone and setting separately but from the same seller. Ebay offers good deals, I think its better than going through a local jewelry store just because you can get more for the same price.
Post # 5
I would insist on at least VS2 because then it should be eyeclean. SI1-I3 have visible inclusions, and are sometimes eyeclean, but usually not. If I can’t preveiw the stone/return it I would want to know that I won’t see the inclusions. I would also make sure it was GIA certified.
Post # 6
@futureJNS: My honey had an amazing experience purchasing on ebay. The seller created a custom listing for him after answering a million questions, and the ring was designed and cast right away – I think it was received within 10 days. The company had awesome, answer panicked emails on a saturday-style customer service too.
Post # 7
I’ve been looking at ring settings on eBay, I’m so torn, I went to a high street jewellers and she basically scoffed at the price and said that obviously for it too be that cheap something isn’t right and don’t be fooled kinda thing. So now I feel a bit deflated and near close o giving up looking for my perfect ( but cheapy) ring
Post # 8
@MissSam2b: If your ring is what you want, and you love it, then buy it. Nevermind the high street jewellers. they are more expensive because they have more overhead. The places on ebay are mostly in california’s diamond district, which supplies a whole bunch of retailers with their stock. Anyway, if your ring comes with a certification (which any reputable jeweller would provide) who cares if you bought it on ebay/a pawn shop/wherever. You are the one who has to wear it, so buy what you like.