(Closed) Did you buy your ring from eBay or online?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
3054 posts
Sugar bee

I have brought all but one ring off eBay.  make sure the seller not under 98.8% feedback,  look at the pictures.  Going with use saves a lot of money. The emerald shape one is the one im buying niw . I’m buying and paying off,  got on eBay.

Post # 3
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Fiance surprised me totally with my ring.  We live in a rural area, and trips to the nearest town are not common, especially him on his own wihtout me.  He had been shopping online for about a year, and he decided on Gemvara.com.  I love my ring, as I wanted an aquamarine (my birthstone) instead of a diamond, and he was able to customize it a bit, and they allowed for free resizing and were overall really good to work with.  I am planning on getting our wedding rings from there, a 7 stone aquamarine band for me, and whatever he finally decides for him 🙂

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  Isilme.
Post # 4
1609 posts
Bumble bee

robineliza:  Personally I find pawn shops and online the best to get bang for your buck and sometimes get the most beautiful pieces. 

I did buy mine from a mostly online merchant called Samara james, has only one store in the south of the UK and also hence why they kept cost down. Got my 0.51 heart brilliant, vs2, j colour and custom band made for £2000. Where as if I went to a high street shop it was £6000-£7000. It’s worth shopping around. 

My baby:

For the US there’s quite a few cheaper options to get a diamond other than stores and eBay. Have you tried Etsy? They have some gorgeous stuff, a lot cheaper than most places and find some pretty unique pieces on there. Another good second hand place would be Diamond Bistro, some lovely rings looking for a forever home on there. If you want to try and buy brand new I would highly recommend James Allen. James Allen has loads of settings to choose from and you can see a full 360 of each diamond for sale, all varying sizes and quality but much cheaper than in stores. I have also heard that Blue Nile is also good for getting it a bit cheaper but less settings to choose from and don’t get the images that you get on James Allen.

Post # 5
1011 posts
Bumble bee

For my engagement ring we bought an estate piece online from a jeweller in another part of the country.  It’s a sapphire, which we got valued at $2300, but because it’s estate we only paid $800.  Not sure what price you can get estate diamonds for, but probably worth having a look!

Post # 6
5547 posts
Bee Keeper

I was engaged many moons ago, and my Fiance at the time purchased a 2.5 ct enhanced princess cut from ebay with side stones.  It was gorgeous.  [non certified as well].  Until I got a very good look at the side of the stone.  You could literally see the cracks/fissures/fillins from where the enhancement happened.  They did not set the stone correctly, and they refused to take it back because it was 2 days beyond the return point when I saw the cracks.  I had to take photos, document the entire process through ebay disputes to get our money back.  But we swiftly turned right back around and purchased a different set from a different vendor and were perfectly happy with it.

Now having said that-let me also say I’ve purchased many diamond rings from Ebay.  Just make sure there is a return policy in place, and they have good feedback.  I think there are phenomenal diamond ering deals there to be had, you just have to find them 😉

Post # 9
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I bought my center stone, a yellow diamond, online from James Allen. They literally have THOUSANDS of diamonds in every price range and their customer service, quality, and reputation are all top notch. Plus, you can see the ring you purchase up close and personal with their gazillion times magnified photographs.

I had the setting for my diamond custom designed by a local jeweler but only because JA didn’t have a setting like the one I wanted. Honestly, I’d be too worried about the actual quality of my ring if I bought it on eBay. And what if it wasn’t what I thought? Or I hated it? Theres’s too much room for error for me with eBay. James Allen has a lifetime warranty and free returns for like 60 days on your loose diamond or the whole ring. I’d highly recommend checking their website out…it’s super fun to shop on it. I probably sound like a drone but I was so happy with my experience them them I tell every soon-to-be engaged girl about them!

Post # 10
720 posts
Busy bee

I didn’t get my e ring online but I have bought wedding bands online for me and my SO. They are so much cheaper then in some of the stores. Pompeii3 is online and they are very easy to contact and can help you with the rings. I love them and they are a lot cheaper. You just have to watch out with them because they do sell some really cheap rings that aren’t that great of Quality but if you like the setting you can call and talk about changing them out. Really good prices though. 

Post # 11
311 posts
Helper bee

eBay has seller protection. If the item is not as described you’ll get your money back. Also, ordering from the US (if you’re in the US) will lessen the problems if you need to return. 

Post # 12
2166 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought my ring on eBay from a jeweler’s store. We paid $750 for it. My ring doesn’t have the best quailty center stone in the clarity department, but the cut and color are decent so in my opinion it overrides the clarity’s lower grade.

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Post # 13
2757 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

There are good and bad ebay sellers, I’ve made some great jewelry purchases and some brutally bad ones! 

This is a seller I love! http://stores.ebay.ca/MyDiamondZone 


Post # 14
5 posts

My Fiance bought my ring and band through ebay from US Jewelry. GORGEOUS. Appraised for 8000 more than he paid. 20151017 Josh and Kate-107

Post # 15
3054 posts
Sugar bee

Im sorry this was the only one and only thing she was selling , you have to look around . These are all random seller .

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