(Closed) Fake ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2017

The eBay ring says lab created diamond but it seems incredibly inexpensive for a pure carbon lab created diamond.

It could be a cubic zirconia. They don’t give much information about the diamond so I would be wary of it.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Its a CZ. And the setting looks deadly!!!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

The ebay ads that say “simulated diamonds” or lab or created are *all* cz’s.  None of them are true carbon lab grown diamonds.  Etsy sellers do the same thing.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

the etsy is moissanite, and the ebay is CZ

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yeah, I think the Etsy one is priced that way because it comes with a C&C moissanite. The eBay is most definitely a CZ. 

However, the settings are identical, the photos are identical, and the EBay one says made in India…. So that leads me to speculate that the Etsy one isn’t handmade, even though they advertise it as such. 

Id be weary, and reach out to the Etsy seller with a few precise questions…

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Post # 9
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Helper bee

 I don’t have much input on the price but just keep in mind that this ring will snag on EVERYTHING. It’s stunning but you’re gonna end up hating it after a time. I have a ring that snags anything it touches but this would be so much worse. Just imagine puttung on a sweater, going shopping and sifting through clothes, walking by people on the street and brushing them with your hand. It’s going to get caught I promise you. Just something to keep in mind though! I definitely don’t want to talk you out of your dream ring but it’s not something I thought about before I got mine and it’s very annoying. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’ve posted about this before, but ebay sellers steal images ALL THE TIME. What’s pictured is not what you will recieve. Ebay sellers do this a ton with settings that cost $10k plus, and that are made by famous deisgners. It’s shady, unethical, and totally wrong, but they do it anyway. Good that you asked–it’s definitely a bait and switch scam. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I’d stay away from eBay unless you know what your doing when looking for quality new pieces, etsy is reputable but again read reviews and do some research for the particular vendors you’re interested in and see if you get any hits whether positive or negative. Also make sure you check the exchange/return policy no mater where you’re buying. Happy shopping! 

Ps-if you like getting a good deal, I would suggest buying pre-owned, vintage or estate pieces, you can always repurpose if need be 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

If you really want to buy from ebay despite the stone warning, ask the seller to send you a real photo of the ring you’ll be getting, not a stock image.  A good seller who isn’t trying to scam you will comply.  ETA: returns are a pain in the neck internationally, so if the ring is coming from India… please check that you want it before purchasing. 

I’ve done that a few times when I wasn’t sure, and in each case, the stone/ settings were different than the stock image.

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