(Closed) Has anyone bought from TheAladdinsCave from etsy?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

gabbyheath12:  hello! We purchased my engagement ring there recently and it’s beautiful. Mine is amethyst but from the reviews I’ve read I doubt that he could fake put that many people. i highly recommend him. 

Post # 5
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

strawberryposh256:  gabbyheath12:  thank you both! My Fiance was worried id be missing out on getting a diamond but I love amethyst and thealadinscove did a great job on my ring. I’m getting necklaces and earrings for each of my bridesmaids with their favorite stones (pink sapphire, garnet, and tanzanite) as gifts from his shop. I opted for lab pink sapphire and tanzanite to save money but I trust that they’ll be authentic. 

Post # 6
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a 1.5 lab diamond coming in the mail from him right now! 

notsosimplefate :  How has your setting been? What metal did you choose?

Post # 7
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

MrsBobcat :  I’ve been happy with it! I chose titanium because it’d be easy to care for. I am trying to order my wedding band from him also but his communication is a bit slow. But it’s worth it. You’ll have to post a picture when you get it!

Post # 8
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1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - City, State

This is the place i like a ring from so this is good to hear!

Post # 9
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1969 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I have a “lab diamond” ring from this shop that I occasionally wear as a stand-in. The lab diamonds aren’t actually diamonds; when I asked, the seller told me “The lab diamonds I use are not the same as a lab diamond produced with carbon (like a real natural diamond) as theys would still cost thousands of dollars. The lab diamonds I use are the same as man made moissanites. The moissanites I offer [listed as moiisanite] are priced higher due to being slightly higher grades of cuts, that is all.” This isn’t the best picture but it does look very nice in person!

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Post # 11
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262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

ellyd23 :  Great! Do you feel that this will hold up to everyday wear and tear? I can be pretty rough with my hands. Is it the same tyoe of care that you would for a diamond? Or are they more like a high grade CZ? I am worried about it clouding. 

Post # 12
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1969 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

MrsBobcat :  I don’t wear mine daily, but yes, I do think it will hold up nicely. I asked the seller basically the same question (will the stone cloud over time) and he said it would not. Again, I can’t verify that, but the quality and durability do seem nice from what I’ve experienced so far!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ellyd23 :  Your ring is lovely, but the seller is a liar if he is stating a lab diamond and it isn’t actually what he says it is. 

I have doubts that it is moissanite. If it were, why not say that is what it is?

Post # 14
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1969 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Olivepepper :  Yeah, obviously the stone isn’t a diamond, and I actually asked that question as well (direct quote, “The description is a bit misleading though – shouldn’t it technically read “lab simulated diamonds”?”). He seems nice enough but replied “Sorry about that, marketing text has never been my strength, I’ll get around to improving the descriptions asap. I can confirm they wont cloud. The moissanites I offer are priced higher due to being slightly higher grades of cuts, that is all.”

That was in May, obviously the descriptions haven’t changed. I’m no expert so I really can’t tell if the stone is some sort of moissanite or not. The pieces do look nice but based on my conversation thread and the listings, I’m not really sure that these stones are super legit.

Post # 15
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173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I have purchased multiple items from this vendor, they’ve been lovely and durable, but I have a problem with his calling the stones “lab diamonds”, and being evasive when asked what they actually are made of. They look good & wear well, & the craftsmanship is good, though not anything wildly fancy or non traditional. If I’m purchasing coated CZ, I’d like to know. It wouldn’t stop me from buying it. Recently, however, I had multiple conversations, questions about potential orders & custom work, and existing orders just flat out not answered. This happened repeatedly. I left a 3 star review, mentioning that the sizing was inconsistent with two rings in the same order and the repeated lack of communication. This prompted a response to the review that he had messaged me repeatedly (he hadn’t) and other reviews reveal this is a pattern that other customers complain about. Recently, I ordered a ring that was offered up to 1/4 size lower than what I needed, asking for the 1/4 size adjustment in the comments, paid in full. This was a half eternity band, one offered in my size and beyond in other metals & gemstones. He didn’t message me for 8 days, but on the day it was supposed to ship, I got a cancellation notice through Etsy with the excuse that he couldn’t make the ring any larger, no offer for any alternative, just a refund and request for no more “ bad reviews”. I feel this is peevish and unprofessional. I PM’d him & recommended he hire someone to help with customer service rather than cancel orders of paying customers for fear of honest, if tepid feedback. He’s just lost me as a customer

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