Post # 1
I’m interested in purchasing an engagement ring online from twoperidotbirds, a notable etsy vendor.
There is a previous thread in regards to this vendor which I’ve read and considered. This is the only scathingly negative thing I’ve read about this vendor (and yes it’s quite negative). I still have questions because the etsy seller has mainly super positive reviews and has been in business for awhile- and despite the threats in a previous thread, remain in business. The jewelry is featured in many places, and they continue to get good reviews.
so, has anyone purchased from this vendor and had the product for awhile? Are you happy with it? Or, is it two good to be true? Alternatively, I was looking at another sellers stuff “inourstar”, who are based in the US however one reviewer says this is misleading and they are actually overseas??
I dont want to give up before getting more feedback, so looking to hear from anyone who’s purchased from either of these vendors, negative or positive.
Post # 2
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
my ring is from etsy but not from those sellers. Can you link the ring you are thinking about?
Post # 4
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
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
My Fiance bought from a shop on Etsy, and he had amazing service and their reviews really speak for themselves. If you’re interested:
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
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
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 # 9
Yes, the vendor is from Thailand. I read her response and I wouldn’t call it arguing as much as defending her reputation, something she probably could have done more professionally, she offered the purchaser 20,000 dollars if she produce certification showing the item was fake😁, a claim made my the purchaser. It was a super interesting thread and many issues were brought up.
The illegal shipment issue is also of interest, considering she has not been shut down and is open about her location and countries she ships to on Etsy.
I’m super curious about this issue, as many people have bought her products and posted 5 star reviews and photos with captions like “even better in person”. Etc,
I don’t want to undermine the girl with the broken ring in the previous thread but just really wanting to do more research on the reliability of Etsy, it’s reviews, and it’s vendors before making a purchase decision.
Besides the Etsy reviews (which are extremely positive) and the 1 thread about the broken ring there is no other info for me to educate myself
Post # 10
- 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
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
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
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.
Post # 14
I wouldn’t buy from that seller based on 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
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.