(Closed) Ebay rings? Help please!!!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i would not go with the second one becase the stone has fillings

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Pretty designs but I would not buy eaither of them…they are both clarity enhanced

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

  The flag I see on the first listing it:

 

“Clarity enhanced”  — I don’t know what that means, but I am suspicious of it

Clarity rating is S1–that’s not  a real high rating

It’s a lovely design.

Do you have any Baily Banks and Biddle chain jewelry stsores near you? They’ve got what I think is a great alternative to online shopping–you can go into their stores and try on mock-up rings, ones that have fake jewels, but ones that you can see the actual size and scale on your hand. I think tha’ts brilliant marketing.

I am not a fan of buying a large center stone online. When we went shopping years ago for a solitaire I noticed the difference between stones of the same cut and similar GIA ratings. I chose my favorite of the lot, and that becamse a treasured memory of ring shopping.

 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

While I love eBay and did in fact use it to get a lot of my wedding stuff (including the jewelry I wore for my wedding), I wouldn’t trust it enough to buy an engagement ring from there.  If you do decide to buy from either of these sellers, please make sure that you pay with PayPal because going through PayPal is pretty much the only way to get your money back if the deal goes awry.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I would never, ever buy a clarity enhanced diamond, especially not in something that gets hard use such as an e-ring!!!  CE treatments are not always permanent, they need to be re-done depending on the treatment, the diamond will cloud over time, and many times the durability of the diamond is compromised from the treatment.  You can get a beautiful ring in the $3-4,000 range if that is your budget.  I would strongly recommend against this.  You have agreat budget to work with, a little research will go a long way, you have lots of options!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@capitalbee:  I think clarity enhancement is great and I’m surprised so many are so squeamish about it with the growing popularity of diamond alternatives and everything.

Laser drilling is 100% permanent and filling can only melt at temperatures much hotter than a ring on your finger will ever find itself while on your hand :). Besides, if a pretty girl gets a nose job is she any less human, or herself? Why should diamonds be any different? :p… I know this is an older thread, but I’m curious if you went with one of your possibilities? They both looked stunning.

I got a clarity enhanced vs1 diamond ring from ebay that was appraised for three times what it was paid for by a jewelers. It’s spectacular.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would not suggest n buying an engagement ring on ebay go to an estate sale if you want something unique or have it designed for you

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

eBay is amazing, and I have purchased jewelry on there in the past. However, my specific items went for much less than $3000 and up, and they weren’t diamonds. I wouldn’t have a problem with you going for them ordinarily, but if you’re counting on a good return policy in order to get a good item, go elsewhere. (And yes, those are good return policies, but that’s not the point).

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a jeweler and I strongly recommend steering clear of clarity enhanced diamonds. These diamonds are fracture filled, so inclusions are not obvious. Sounds like a great deal, but these diamonds are much more likely to chip or get damaged during setting or other work (i.e. resizing, retipping worn prongs in 5-10 years). Also most jewelers won’t work on clarity enhanced diamonds as its much more risky. And you have to be upfront and tell the jeweler, if you withhold that info and something happens you won’t be covered. You might want to check into insurance options with clarity enhanced diamonds, it might be harder to get. Sorry for raining on your parade, I just want you to be aware of potential issues.

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