Post # 1
So to all who read my previous ring drama, we’ve decided to get a new ring. We originally exchanged the ring, but the filigree broke. I understand that filigree is delicate, but seriously, if the thing can’t withstand sitting on my finger as I go about my normal, incredibly low-impact life, which includes taking it off for showering, washing hands, lotioning, and sleeping, then it’s not going to last very much longer. So we’re returning the thing tomorrow. I’m very sad (and very pissed at the jeweler), but that’s life. So now I’m looking into new rings. I wanted a sapphire to begin with, so I started looking at natural sapphire co and found a few settings/stones on there I like. I’m mostly wondering what the quality of the rings are, and how the customer service is (especially because they’re online and I can’t get to their showroom in New York). Good? Bad? Someone I should stay away from? Any insight would be appreciated. Also, if anyone knows where else I can find quality antique looking settings/rings under $800, that would be fantastic 🙂
Post # 3
@kissme_cait: I actually messaged the Natural Sapphire Company when looking for my e-ring with my fiance. They were super nice and awesome! They were polite and answered any question I had! 🙂 For me personally, I did not mind lab stones and went with zales instead (all of my side stones are white sapp as well!) =] Zales lab sapphire rings are very decently priced! (Well under 800$) They have tons of sapphire rings (some fashion) but beautiful! I ended up with a white sapphire e-ring! I have a pic of my white sapphire e-ring below for reference for zales! It will depend on your likes/dislikes in regards to natural and lab stones of course! Sapphires are much more meaninful and beautiful to me then a diamond (September baby + engaged in September!)
(sorry the pic won’t resize! =/)
Post # 5
SapphireExpert: I notice that your account is brand new.. and the first post you make is derogatory against a company.
But then I notice a similar trend, where you have posted the same thing on dozens of other boards and blogs.. Here is just a small sample
So, then I looked at the “complaints and reviews” you mention, and they all seem to have been created in the last few months… All with poorly written English.. Then I also read about how a Indian developer is trying to extort this company.. and after seeing your twitter feed, I see that it is you.
Post # 7
@IHateLiars: Love this. Good job.
Post # 8
@sapphireexpert: Yes, shocking. And then you post a link to your own company.
You’re really bad at shilling. And if you are going to post fake reviews across the web, you may want to find a way not to make it so obvious. Enjoy the green screen Dude.
Post # 9
@IHateLiars: You are the best internet sleuth I’ve ever seen in.my.life.
Did you try calling them? A lot of times you can tell if someone will stand by their product/services by how they treat you on the phone. If you are not getting calls back, etc, then you can be sure to shy away…or send them an email, maybe they have people who ordered from them that can talk to you about how they liked their rings?
Post # 10
@kissme cait My finance got my ring from the NSC and I can tell you that they did an amazing job! My finance lives overseas in Holland and everything was done via email. He was involved in the design of the ring from start to finish and I can tell you their communication and customer service was A+++ Here are a couple of pictures of the ring and I have received so many compliments from strangers! I was workin in a bridal shop one busy afternoon and one of the brides complimented me on my ring. I said thank you and continued working. A few minutes later she bumped into me again and asked me to show my ring to a friend of hers! Mind you this is a bride to be dress shopping and she just needed me to show my ring to someone else cause she thought it was that pretty. It made me feel good, but I give credit to the company who actually made my ring for doing such an amazing job. My fiance worked with Livia Brode. Maybe you can ask for her. Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 11
@IHateLiars–Thanks for outing fraud-dude. Internet sleuths are cool 🙂
@lavender333–I actually wouldn’t mind a lab-created stone, I’m just interested in natural sapphire co because they have the types of settings I want (antique inspired). Since they already specialize in sapphires, I figured it was a winwin 🙂
@soyjoy222–that’s a good suggestion! I will definitely look into contacting them first to get a feel for their customer service. I’m a little hesitant online, but since the people i dealt with in person turned out to be complete crooks why the heck not?
@Dutchbride21–your ring is beautiful! I love that shade of pink. I’ve seen a lot of sapphires that are a really bright pink, and while they are beautiful, I think I’d like one that is more subdued. Thanks for showing me your beautiful ring–that makes me feel more comfortable with the natural sapphire co.
Thanks for everyones responses!
Post # 12
DH had my ring designed by NSC and was VERY pleased with the experience. It appraised for very close to what he paid for it.
Post # 13
@DutchBride21: WOW…I collect mostly pink sapphires and this is so beautiful! My ering is an asscher cut white sapphire in a halo setting.
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
My second engagement ring (from husband #1) was from the NSC. It was beautiful and well done. It was a .5 Ceylon sapphire flanked by small diamonds set in white gold and it looked like this one:
I am sad because I loved it but I haven’t worn it since my divorce so I want to sell it . But every time I pull it out to take it to a jeweler, I make up a reason to keep it. Right now I have myself convinced that I will get more money for it if I hold onto it because the price of gold keeps going up.