(Closed) Etsy engagement ring- should I?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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ellebea82:  Are you referring to the thread where the ring arrived broken and we all learned that it’s illegal to mail jewelry to/from Thailand? That was pretty messed up.

 

I don’t have any experience with that particuar seller, but I love of getting your ring on Etsy! Mine is from Rosadosbox!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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ellebea82:  my ring is from etsy but not from those sellers. Can you link the ring you are thinking about?

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I personally would not order from them just because the owner came to weddingbee and fought with the OP in front of everyone. Which in my opinion is very unprofessional and not someone I’d want to give my money to shall something go wrong with the process. i also think their jewelry just looks like it’s crappy quality. We also found out that this seller is illegally shipping products to the US. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I read that post too and I don’t know what to think about it. My boyfriend bought an etsy ring from AJBFineJewelry, though, and I haven’t seen it yet but the jeweler we took it to to get it sized was literally astonished at the price for what he got. Diamond tested and passed and she said the stone was incredibly clean for an SI2 which is what it was listed as. I would completely recommend that shop, the owner was so nice and fast with replies even after he bought it. He even took videos and pictures with different bands for us! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

My Fiance bought from a shop on Etsy, and he had amazing service and their reviews really speak for themselves. If you’re interested: 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SAMnSUE

Also, I wouldn’t purchase from a shop that openly argues with its customers online. It is just bad rapport and extremely unprofessional. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

In our star speaks very little English so they are very hard to comunicate with. I got a band from them and the tiny diamonds are not very good quality. Defiantly not what they said they would be. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My ring is from Artemer on etsy. They were very responsive and even let my FH do a payment plan, sent lots of sample photos of different metals and sizes, etc. Their reviews were great and the whole experience was perfect. The craftsmanship was top notch and the diamond is stunning and came with an IGL gemological certificate and cert. of authenticity. 

They’re based in Israel. FH was a bit apprehensive about shipping, but it was very quick and tracked/insured via DHL – it only took us 3 days to get it after they shipped it. 

We’ll be getting my wedding band from them as well – their rings are so unique and I get SO many compliments on my e-ring.

 

I can’t reccommend them enough! When choosing an etsy seller, keep an eye on feedback (artemer has a 5 star average and 400+ reviews/2.5k+ sales). Also, be wary of etsy jewelers who only provide renders of their rings. Ask to see photos of the physical piece on an actual hand. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House

As I learned with a Chinese dress maker – if a seller can control the feedback, they will.  I found no negative info about them prior to ordering, and then slowly other bees started having negative experiences and they were caught deleting posts on their Facebook and Youtube channels and started posting bogus positive reviews on the Bee for themselves.   I went on a personal mission to get the negative word out their on any review site I could find, and I had to submit screenshots of all emails between the vendor and I to various review sites after they messaged and protested to the site moderators.  

That said, i dont know how Etsy feedback works.   

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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Hellish88:  You can’t delete or hide negative feedback on etsy unless you appeal to etsy itself, which is pretty much reserved for REALLY ott offensive reviews, offensive language, comments unrelated to the purchase, etc. Its a big upside to etsy, imo. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I had a negative experience with an etsy seller over a diamond wedding band. So I left them a 2 star review and they hounded me for days until I changed it. So they will bug the crap out of you if you leave anything but a positive review. Fortunately, I apparently was not the only unhappy customer and they were shut down about a month later. An etsy mod saw my original feedback and contacted me for more details, so I guess they were already on thin ice. So, I no longer read much into the etsy reviews

Post # 13
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Busy bee

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ellebea82:  the seller cancels the sale if it goes south and Etsy allows it. Yes, that was my thread. When I contacted Etsy they said canceling the sale makes it so that they can’t receive any feedback at all. You read my thread so this is the only comment I will make. Btw, I never got my $20,000 for her fake junk. I did waste almost $200 getting her the paperwork though. Also worth noting, I agreed to send the ring somewhere in the USA which is legal, and over a month later… She doesn’t want the ring back. 

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Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I wouldn’t buy from that seller based on 

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CookieLady‘s thread. I wouldn’t buy something expensive from anyone who had that bad of a review, even if it was just one. I feel like if CookieLady was a total crazy person like the seller said there’s no way she would have gone so far with this and the review problem is super sketchy. I might not have bought from etsy if I had read that thread first. 

That being said, I had a great experience with etsy. So I guess if you want my advice I would go with a shop that has good reviews on other websites too? The shop I bought from had their own website and an eBay shop with tons of reviews. And make sure the return policy is foolproof. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Some online stores are shaaaady and she uses loopholes to send her goods to the U.S. I’d rather not support someone like that. My SO bought my ring from the Etsy store Galaxy Gems. The owner Anna is super helpful and her husband owns his family’s brick and mortar store in PA. Great pieces at good prices snd she offers payment plans. I’d highly recommend looking at some of her pieces. 

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