Post # 16
I’ve been through a few trials and errors in style, but have gone through a few etsy vendors, I had a few custom made and another I bought direct from their selection (It was still made for me, but just a stock style)
I just received this from Jacqui G who’s store is Studio 1040 on Etsy, she’s amazing!!! Does incredible work and is such a pleasure to work with – I can’t reccommend her enough.
Post # 17
did you ever get it appraised or looked at by a jeweler to make sure it was legit? I may be buying from them
Post # 18
I purchased my engagement ring from SingleBbeautiful on etsy. Great experience! I felt like a bit of a high maintenance customer with all my questions, but I had SO MANY since I wasn’t going to see it in real life before dropping money on it. Still, she was very patient and my ring is just lovely!
Post # 19
yep! I paid 350$ and the ring was appraised for 650$ and they said the quality was excellent! You don’t have to worry about legitimacy with OroSpot. They’re the real deal!
Post # 20
- Wedding: July 2017 - Eldorado Canyon State Park
I haven’t gotten to see my e-ring in person yet, unfortunately (still waiting for my boyfriend to actually give it to me), but the one I picked out was from Etsy. I am a tiny bit anxious that it won’t look as promised, but the seller has absolutely fantastic reviews, many of which that say the rings look even better in person, so I’m not too worried. Probably my biggest concern is that the sizing will be off — I’m a size 5 according to a jeweler, and I own a size 5 ring that fits well on my ring fingers, but if this one is somehow different, my boyfriend already missed the return period from dragging his feet and I’ll have to get it resized elsewhere.
I’ve always been a little dubious of Etsy rings’ quality, especially because a lot of them seem like too good of deals to be true, but I didn’t want a traditional diamond ring, and this Etsy shop had just the sort of thing I was looking for, so here’s hoping it’ll all work out!
Post # 21
My FH worked with an Etsy vendor for my ring and her craftsmanship is amazing. He said she was fantastic to work with and was very responsive to all of his custom requests throughout the process. My ring is stunning (at least to me) and it came with the C&C Moissy certificate for the center stone. I am also working with a different vendor for his ring and they have great reviews and have been great to work with so far. I think it all depends on doing your homework and reading reviews, etc and you can find great reputable vendors. My ring was made by LaMore Designs
Post # 22
I know differet Etsy stores have different quality, but I do think if you’re buing on line you should be careful and ask for the approriate GIA or other certifications.
I fell in LOVE with a sapphire ring on etsy for only $970. What! Amazing!
But this particular etsy store wouldn’t certify that they were natural sapphires. When I said I needed that, she said she could “get natural stones” but the ring being advertised already stated that all the stones were natural. Uh-oh. I smell scam!
We ended up going with a local designer to make the ring based ont he image of the one she was selling. He was a trusted family friend, all our stones are GIA certified, he sourced the stone, got an amazing cut (way better than what she had) and the ring cost us $2300 – a lot more than her $970.
I learned my lesson: if something seems too good to be true, it probbaly is!!!
However I’m sure some Etsy sellers are more trustworthy. I would just reccoemnd making sure everything has a 3rd party certification!! And they should be willing to send you that certification BEFORE you send them any money. Heck – they should post it publicly like GemsNY does.
Post # 23
I got my morganite engagement ring from GNGJewel on etsy and couldn’t be happier. Great service and didon’t have to deal with pushy jewel store middle men.
Post # 24
My lab created blue sapphire with natural diamonds from etsy jeweler Camellia! The setting is a seven petal flower and its stem goes down and wraps around the left side of the ring!
Post # 26
Great experience of buying over etsy, we got a custom gemstone through a seller called Oore. I would highly recommend this seller if your looking for a unique gem stone ring.
Tips: Read reviews carefully and purchase with PayPal as its protected. Also ensure the ring has insured tracked postage. I don’t know much about diamonds etc but it seems sensible as other bees have suggested to request accreditation! Good luck! Here’s mine 🙂
Post # 27
I had my rings made by an etsy seller named Amy from InTheIceBox. She was great to work with…her prices were the most reasonable and she was very patient with all my questions. She custom made my band and the semi-mount for my e-ring (I bought my diamond from Blue Nile and had it set in the e-ring by a local jeweler). My rings were appraised by an independent appraiser and so far so good.
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