Post # 1
Hi everyone – am after some advice.
After reading some mixed reviews about Pompeii3 I decided to go ahead and purchase a ring that I absolutely loved. After waiting a couple of weeks for it to come (I am in Australia), I received it yesterday.
It looks perfect and I love it BUT…
I took it to a valuer yesterday who can’t figure out what the band is made from (its meant to be 14k white gold), the valuer states it’s not heavy enough to even be 9k. It was also stamped in the photo but the ring I received is not stamped.
Also the diamonds (which were stated as SI2-I1) actually are diamonds but are all mostly I3. There are 35 in total which she valued at $175 for the lot. I paid about $450 for the ring.
Does anyone have any experience with having to deal with Pompeii3 about these sort of issues.
It is quite disappointing as it the band actually was white gold it would all be ok… 🙁
Does anyone think its worth keeping it – or asking to get it exchanged for one that is definately 14k white gold?
Here’s some photos:
Post # 3
When looking for wedding bands I looked at Pompeii3 and for as much as I loved their rings I wasn’t willing to take the chance I wouldn’t like it in person. I’m not a good catalog/online shopper when it comes to clothes, shoes and jewelry. I need to touch it, feel it and try it on.
I looked at a local jewelers web site and found one I really loved. We went to the store in person and when I saw it I was disappointed. Online the gold looked thicker but in person it was so dainty and while looking around the store I fell in love with the one sitting on my left hand right now.
The ring looks pretty but you’re seeing it in person and if you’re not happy with it I’d send it back. You have to look at this ring for many many years to come and should be happy with it.
Post # 4
If you don’t care about the quality and love the look for the price, keep it.
But I’m guessing since you’re questioning it that the quality is a true concern. I’ve looked at pompeii3 a few times and every time I decided not to use them due to the quality of the stones they used. I’m ok with sacrificing a little quality for the sake of getting a specific product (hey, I don’t need a perfect stone) but they seemed to be on the extreme end. I don’t want any ‘I’s in my jewelery. But that’s just me.
Again, this is me, if I spent almost $500 on a ring that’s not even worth $200, I’d return it in a heartbeat. You spent $450. You deserve $450 worth of product.