Post # 1
Relating to my other thread – im looking for a simple band and solitaire for just work – Im considering getting a yellow gold 0.5ct diamond ring (G colour, VS1 clarity) selling at $500 pre owned – the pics are blurry this is the best one the seller has (Ive asked for more but she said its the best one she has) Too good to be true? Worth it?:
Post # 3
Could you ask her to meet you at a jewellery store to verify that the ring is diamond? Is the diamond certified? Have you seen the certificate? Will she accept returns (so you can get it checked out)? Does she have a receipt for the original purchase? Are you buying it on eBay where you have some recourse if it’s not what it seems or elsewhere?
Post # 4
Absolutely meet her at a jewelry store. Otherwise you could be getting a cz/moissanite not a real diamond.
Those stats are excellent, I’d aske where she got them from, cert and from which agency. GIA is the most accurate.
Very classic look you’re choosing. Great price if it’s on the up & up.
Post # 5
@princessggg: It seems very suspicious to me that there aren’t any close ups or pics in focus. That’s not right.
Post # 6
I would say too good to be true; now granted, I’m in the UK and prices are high here, but I went on a website that does cheap rings (cheap as in, you don’t pay the mark-up you pay on the high-street), but I priced up a 0.5ct G VS1 stone in 9ct yellow gold and it costed out at £1800/$2700, so that in combination with the fact that the photos are poor, would make me suspicious.
So, I’d agree with the above: if you are interested, ask to meet her at a jewellery store, and get someone to verify it’s a diamond before parting with the cash.
Post # 7
I would meet at a jewelry store, but honestly the price is about right. For something preowned and not sold at retail.
Post # 8
I agree with meeting at a jeweler. I’d never buy a diamond offline unless it was from a certified seller.
Post # 9
Like a PP said, I think it’s sletchynthat she doesnt have any more photos… Just take a new picture, lady! I would so as others would say and meet with her at a jewelry store so you knkw you are not getting ripped off. If she refuses or comes up with an excuse, I would drop her and move on.
Post # 10
I think that price is about right for preowned. Sadly diamonds don’t hold value at all! I would still meet up with her at a store or set up some other insurance method.
Post # 11
Oops! I voted “worth it” without realisimg that it was online. Sellers who take bad photos of heir items are infuriating. Surely you’d want to show it off as well as possible, right?
If they aren’t willing to take more photos of it for you then I would move on and forget about it. Bad customer service is a red flag for me. Otherwise it sounds like a good deal, but I would definitely be wary.
Post # 12
where is it from? id keep looking
Post # 13
In saying that, i bought a bridal ring set from H Samuel for around £800 and had to sell it for £200 as noone was interested! Look for the hallmarks also.
Post # 14
just make sure it comes with a GIA or AGS cert that a jeweler of your choice can confirm is in fact the cert for the diamond in that ring (and still reflects it, no chips or anything) before you buy.
Post # 15
@AlwaysSunny: mine has a pretty good fair market value price… (not replacement value price). I had that evaluated by a very reputable appraiser.
Post # 16
@joya_aspera: That’s true, diamonds can hold value through appraisal. However, most people only end up getting 50% back when they actually try to sell them. Hold onto that beauty!