(Closed) Etsy – Would you buy a ring you hadn’t seen in real life?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

I know Mrs. Sand Dollar’s first ring was from Etsy, but it ended up breaking. 🙁 She wrote about her experience here: http://www.weddingbee.com/2011/05/09/a-ring-is-a-circle…/#more-197554. Based on what happened to her, I think one of the key questions to ask the seller is whether or not the ring will hold up over time from daily wear (if that’s important to you).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would purchase a ring from Etsy but I would probably never purchase it in silver (too soft). That ring is really pretty though!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have ordered rings on etsy but only cheapies (less than $60) ..some good and some bad.. it has generally been a “I got what I paid for” type thing – but I still would buy a ring from etsy . I have never been disappointed by the look thus far 🙂 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

we got our bands from an etsy seller.  they sent us a sizing ring before we ordered, and they look great!  http://www.etsy.com/listing/66501954/titanium-wedding-band-set-custom  They are a bit thicker then we thought, but I wore mine for a couple of hours and it was comfortable.  Ours hads more coppery colours then silver, but still very unique and cool.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Have you ever tried on something similar to this setting?  Can you return it and make adjustments if need be? 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think that would be BEAUTIFUL by the way!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@VickyAurea: I feel like if it IS custom that is when you should be able to return it for adjustments .. not a refund though. Hrmmm as for ideas.. maybe costume type jewelery that would have a similar shape or give you an idea of the metal work…etc . It is hard, it is is very unique!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would read a lot of the seller’s reviews, and clarify all policies before you purchase. I really wanted a vintage ring from etsy (and I think the SO is working with the seller now with a payment plan- hopefully!), but I would think if there are a lot of good reviews, I would trust them. I have heard of a lot of problems, even with large corporate jewelers, so I would as long as you can confirm policies, I would go for it!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i’m currently waiting for my first etsy ring and so far the process and pix have been promising.  that said, i have THREE other rings from an online seller that i don’t think is on etsy that are all excellent craftsmanship.  both rings from my previous wedding set and the ering Fiance gave me are from that place, but they do have a brick-and-mortar storefront in grand island, NY, so i don’t know if that makes a difference.

i have to say that ring you posted is quite lovely and unique.  it’s got me thinking about another RHR, lol.  peridot is FI’s birthstone.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

My Fiance did! He loves his ring! 🙂 We were a little worried because it was a very expensive purchase, but it turned out perfect!

He ordered it from here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/seababejewelry

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would definitely shy away from silver for daily wear, like the one post above references with another bee’s etsy issues.

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