(Closed) Etsy ring issues a few years later??

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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jennv :  since they are only 1.5 hours away maybe it would be better to make the drive and see thier work in person if that’s an option

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Perhaps the timing isn’t long enough for your purposes…but I have had my upgraded rings from an Etsy seller for 5 months and am THRILLED with it! No complaints at all. I spent hours researching and reading reviews before I ordered. Some from years ago. 

Best of luck to you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

It totally depends on the seller. There are amazing deals to be had and total rip offs. Who is the seller? I whole heatedly DON’T recommend zhedora on etsy.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I think it is a matter of what you want in terms of long-term service.

Being a regular on etsy since almost the beginning and friends with many people with shops on etsy, I have seen shops come and go, sometimes with little warning.  Or a shop may close temporarily to deal with a health or personal issue (themselves or family) and it is a waiting game (and some never open back up even though it was their intent).  These are usually very small independent operations with no other employees or maybe a partner or couple employees.  For some etsy is a side gig and at the whim if their personal life.

So if you are worried about the service bells and whistles guaranteeing things (cleanings, resizing, warranty, etc.) like you might get from an established brick and mortar store and want a long-term jeweler relationship, then etsy may not be the place for you.  If you are okay knowing that this online store may pack up and end a couple years down the road, then go for it.  You can always bring your ring to a brick and mortar store for subsequent services – you will just pay for it separately instead of it being built into the cost of your ring from the start.

As for quality – that is just meticulously reading reviews and having good judgment.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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jennv :  yes and no. We got our money back but it took about a year and a half and a battle with the credit card company. We figured David klass was a safe bet given all his rave reviews on here. We’re only 2 months out from our wedding and no ring because it took so long to get our money back from zhedora so that’s kind of nerve wracking. He has an Etsy shop and his communication has been great so far. He’s got my design looking perfect on the cad (took 6 days and really that was me tweaking) and had shipped a plastic model so I can be sure it’s perfect IRL. 

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Bumble bee

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jennv :  I’ve used Etsy for things like invitations and decorations and small gifts, things I don’t consider long term investments. I have friends that have had problems with rings from Etsy, and I usually feel that you get what you pay for.  I wouldn’t trust my engagement ring from them, but that’s just how I personally feel.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

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jennv :  I bought my rings from Sapheena. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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jennv :  geez! I just saw that yhe ring you were looking at was from Sapheena! 

Truly you can put your fears to rest. She has been amazing!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’ve heard good things about Sapheena and there are actual pictures of rings she’s made on her reviews. Be aware though simulated diamonds is CZ and they won’t last forever. It would probably be worth it to get actual diamond, white saphire or moissanite side stones even if a more expensive option for a center stone isn’t an option right now. I think she’s accomodating to that. It’s not too hard to replace a center stone down the road but it really adds up replacing all the tiny side stones. Even though they’re not expensive themselves you’re looking at 20-40 per stone to have a jeweler reset them. Having had a few CZ stand ins I can attest to them looking dull after a few months of wear (thus the multiple). 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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jennv :  I’ve heard that morganite is also really soft. There’s a thread right now about another bee’s really gorgeous morganite wearing down and she’s looking for a replacement. I think it took her about a year for it to start looking dull.Theyre sooo pretty though… I’ve seen sapphires in really light peachy pink that look similar but are more durable. Also champagne moissanite might get the look you want

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