(Closed) Ebay rings anyone?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

yes, i got my husband-to-be’s band from ebay (the seller has a 100% possitive feedback, and many styles to choose from) . It was a wonderful expierence. Great service, free engraving and came to a fraction of the cost for what we could have got in stores, even with shipping and duty fees. And he loves it too.

-it was 47weddingbands in case you get a chance to check them out

Post # 4
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Stiz: I don’t think I would order online… The ring is something very important to me. You can’t even tell if they use real or fake diamonds unless you are an expert with special tools. There might be a chance that the diamonds are fake, so you’d better be prepared for it. 

Apart from ebay, can you check other online jewelry stores? At least they are more specialized.

Post # 5
3147 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I can sell you mine 🙂

to be honest, I’d be more worried about buying from ebay, if you want to be sure about quality of craftsmanship.

if you want to order from a chain store, find out what the return policy is, esp if they charge a restocking fee. also, some places offer a warrantee as long as you take your ring in every 6 months or so to get the setting inspected. I bought mine at ben bridge, and although the ring was a bit more costly, if I lose a diamond, they will replace it for free.

and/or you could try ordering a ring from a cheaper place and then getting the ring inspected by a jeweler for quality. return it if it’s not good enough.  it could be worth the cost of getting it inspected.

always google the heck out of the jeweler you’re thinking of buying from. for example, google “zales reviews” and/ or “zales scam”. check the better busines bureau to see if they have ratings and/or complaints filed against them.

finally, do you have your heart set on diamonds? you might be able to get the ring of your dreams full of white sparkly stones for way less if you choose white sapphires, moissanite, or lab created diamonds (which are not CZ, but real diamonds that were made in a lab instead of found in a mine).

good luck!

Post # 6
3147 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

PS: why not buy a less costly ring and then upgrade later on when you can afford it? if you got moissanite, nobody has to know the truth but you! eternity rings have such small stones, I think nobody could tell the differnce with the naked eye.

when I get my moissanite band, I’m going to tell people proudly that it’s not diamonds. but to each her own!

Post # 7
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My e-ring and and wedding band are from ebay! Just choose someone with good reviews. I got mine from an actual jewelry store that also sells online. This is becoming a popular way for stores to expand business.

I love my rings and they were a GREAT deal.

Here’s the jeweler I used. They have a 0.5ct half eternity band for $499


Post # 8
8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you tried looking at other online retailers?

BlueNile.com has some in the ~$600 range:


And here’s a pave set white gold band on adiamor.com


And here are others in the under $1,000 category.


My engagment ring came from adiamor.com and was appraised for well over purchase price (and came with GIA certificate on the diamonds).

Post # 9
6013 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We have looked at ebay for settings, since we are using my Nanny’s diamond.  I think he’s going to go with a store.  I have ordered a TON of stuff of ebay, mostly dishes to match different sets and everything always turns out fine. I just couldn’t do it for the ring. 

Post # 10
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think people get over nervous with eBay. I have bought not one but two diamond rings on eBay and designer shoes/clothing! The great thing is that you are protected when you pay with PayPal and/or a credit card, so if it turns out to be a fake you can always get your moolah back.

I actually got REALLY good deals too and paid far less than I would have shopping from a retail seller. I made sure to look at the information on the seller, their feedback, whether they were an individual or store, and I sent emails asking loads of questions. I wouldn’t buy from anyone with just one post, and I stayed away from eBay stores.

If you’re open to it, you may also try Craig’s List (if you live in a majory city). That way, at least you can meet the person and have the ring checked out in person.

Post # 11
1108 posts
Bumble bee

I wanted an ebay ring, but it was a knockoff of a sunjewelry ring, and Fiance was not into the whole ebay knockoff ring business.

Here is the store:


Post # 12
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ebay is a great option if you put in the work. You can get an amazing deal on just about anything. The key is, as other posters have said, is buying from a place with a good feedback rating (and READ THEM, see what people are saying) and a good return policy, if it’s an eBay store. 

If someone sells you a fake diamond, you can get your money back. Make sure to find out all the 4Cs and take it to an appraiser or jeweler as soon as it comes. Make sure you got what you paid for.

Protect yourself, and you can snag awesome bargains. 

Post # 13
45 posts

We bought ours from ebay for an absolute steal!! My engagement ring center stone is a 1 carat, amazing clarity and color…. but here’s the kicker: $710! It was an absolute steal and I am so proud! Both of us are in school, and anything over 1,000 definitely wasn’t going to happen.  He happened to bid on a holiday so not many people were online, and sure enough we got it.  Just make sure you check the seller’s feedback, we were VERY cautious!

Post # 15
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

yes, you are always protected IF you read carefully to the items description. I have seen things advertised in the title as “diamond’ and in smaller print somewhere it says “diamond like CZ” Then if you bid, its your fault that the diamond was not real, and you get stuck. I would also get it appraised ASAP so you can prove within a safe amount of time to prove (because some actions delete the items pic and description within a month)

I am ordering Fiance and my band off Ebay. 100% positive, and a fraction of the cost of anythigs similar around here. We wouldnt mind paying a little more, but its the only one that was really close to what he wanted, and has a matching band for me. (Tungten Carbide, with carbon fiber inlay $35, and at jewlerer $135 for just a plain band and no matching)

Research research research. I am a BIG ebay buyer for my bussiness and have been shafted a few times early on for not reasding too carefully, or not documenting changes in order well enough.

Post # 16
16 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think you should be fine buying online/from ebay as long as you are cautious about it. As some of the other posters have said, check to see that the seller has 100% positive feedback. Also, like big monchhichi said, you want to be sure that you are actually getting the diamond you pay for. Ask the seller if the stone comes with a GIA grading report–that way you will know if the stone is authentic, in addition to all the qualities of the stone, like the 4 C’s. Finally, ask if they have a return policy. Good luck!

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