Ladies thank you for your feedback! I have been looking at jewellery auctione
ers that have an ebay account to sell nationally. The one I have been really looking at is SFL Maven. They are an auction house based in FL and they use ebay as their online auction site. They have a GREAT user/buyer rating and seem very established. I am thinking of calling the actual store in FL and having a quick chat with them first. But they have amazing pieces. The prices still seem way too good to be true!!
One I have fallen in love with is:
But this ring is gorgeous and bidding starts at $255 which is a steal for platinum and .75 carats (the 4cs aren’t bad). I know the bidding will drive it up, but I have been watching other items and they often only go for about $300 more in the bidding war.
So, I am going to talk to FH and see what he thinks. He is a healthy cynic, so he will probably have some objections!
It just seems that though they offer security, my local jewellery stores have crazy mark-ups!
@janie-janie: I am pretty set on diamonds. Its not just a wedding/engagement stone thing, they really are my favourite stone! Expensive taste I know lol. I also don’t think I want to get an upgrade ring later on as I really would like to always have my original e-ring that my FH proposed with and my original wedding band that we exchanged vows with. Also, I am hoping that because my budget and dream ring cost are only a couple hundred dollars apart, that we can make it work somehow!
@CurlyDreamer: If you use paypal, or a cc, are you always protected if you get something different from what was advertised? Because that would make me feel much better!
@megobobego: You got such a steal!! That is why I am looking at ebay! We already bought my e-ring in a boutique jewellery store abroad, so I am not ready to part with that much cash again! And my e-ring is a modest 0.52 carats, and very beautiful, but I can’t bear to spend that much again!
Again thank you ladies! Your comments and recommendations are super helpful! I am going to check out your links!
And please if you have time, check out the dealer I listed above and tell me what you think about how they seem: