Are pompeii 3 engagement rings legit??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Newbee

Bought my wedding ring from them and it’s my dream ring! Then I went and had it appraised just for peace of mind and was told it was worth about 4 times what I paid for it!! 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee

I’m glad to see a thread that isn’t slamming pompeii3 rings to death. I realize some people have not been happy with their purchases from them, but I have 2 rings from pompeii3 and I really love both of them.  There was a thread about a week ago where some bees were calling all rings from them junk that belongs in the trash. In my opinion that’s like saying that all rings from zales or kay are trash or ugly. I’d probably be told a thing or two by bees whose rings came from those places, and is deserve it!  Of course, I don’t really think that just to be clear, only using that as an example.   I personally found it insulting and a bit hurtful.  it’s a matter of undestanding what you’re buying.  No my diamonds aren’t perfect stones, but they are pretty and they do have tons of sparkle.  That’s good enough for me 🙂 

Pics of my pompeii3 rings:

1ctw 1/2 carat center stone.  800.00.  

1.75ctw three stone diamond ring 14k white gold.  1300.00. 

Both appraised for way above what was paid for them:) yay! 

 

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I know this thread is old, but I love my Pomepii ring. The first e-ring I got from there I had many issues with, but i contacted the owner and he was very helpful and let us exchange it for this beauty. I get compliments all the time and it always sparkles.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

misssouthernheart:  gorgeous ring my dear!  I also found Chris to be a joy to work with. I asked him via email to personally visually inspect the center stone of my rings for obvious inclusions, and he was happy to oblige, and made sure my stones were sparkly. I think this company has great super competitive prices, and is a great option for someone who really wants to have a diamond engagement ring,  but shudders at retail prices in b and m or chain stores. 

Post # 20
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Worker bee

luckyladylaterinlife35:  your ring is gorgeous! Mind giving the specs on it? Clarity color ect. I’m interested in a pompeii3 ring and not so worried about inclusions and your ring gives me hope lol 

 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

kaylaayon:  glad to, and thanks so much for the compliment .  The top ring according to the accompanying paperwork says it’s an i/jewelry color, and I2 clarity,  hence my emails to Chris to visually inspect the center stone for obvious inclusions or flaws. I found him really easy and pleasant to work with.  

The lower picture has the same stats for the diamonds.  In my opinion, and the jewelers who inspected and appraised them,  the  color is more of a J,  which is still considered nearly colorless, and it doesn’t appear yellow at all to my eye. And most people are surprised to hear the clarity of the cushion halo is an i2. 

Just be aware that you are buying uncertified diamonds, so the stats are more or less just the opinions of the makers of the ring and the appraisers. Fwiw, if certification of the stone is important to you, Pompeii 3 also sells diamonds that are certified,  although they’re not nearly as competitively priced as their other rings. 

Good luck with your ring search bee! 

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Yes they are legit and good quality as far as I could tell.  We got Darling Husband wedding band from them.  He just wanted a pain rose gold band,  and it was received very fast, packed nicely in a pretty  box. DH’s band is the one on the bottom:

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I honestly think anyone who buys from a brand name jewler like Zales or kay is never getting a good deal there prices are always marked up to high, I personally prefer to get a ring online from etsy or tradesy or ebay but never buy from the name brand chains on ebay but from regular people just trying to get rid of their jewlery and always try to narrow down my lists when I look on ebay like clarity and cut and color especially if your looking for a used diamond always make sure to do your research and ask to see appraisals or certifications and if they have a return policy plus they are also willing to negotiate with you!

Post # 25
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Worker bee

luckyladylaterinlife35:  thanks so much! I will definitely follow in suit and reach out to chris! I was browsing the site for an email for him and couldn’t find it off the bat, any suggestions?

Post # 26
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Wannabee

Pompeii 3 is a rip off!!! Jewelry is very poor quality!!! I would NOT recommend this website to anyone!!! DO NOT BUY FROM POMPEII!!!!!!!!

Post # 27
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Worker bee

I know this is an old thread but Id also like to mention that not only are alot of their diamonds i2s and below, but alot are clarity enhanced i2s. I diamonds and CE diamonds on their own are one thing but together, just doesn’t suggest it’s a good sale. Just my opinion though folks. 

Post # 28
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Wannabee

What about plain wedding bands? Any taughts on that?

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ludmila Kawakami :  I got my husbands 6mm 10k plain white gold wedding band from them almost five years ago. The ring cost around 200 Australian dollars. It is still perfect and have had no issues with it and my husband wears it everyday and works a lot with his hands so ir gets bashed about a bit. We get it replated in rhodium every few years.

I recommend them for plain bands. I can’t comment on their quality as far as diamond rings go but for the price the plain bands are great!!

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