(Closed) Help? Opinions on etsy seller and a similar ring from eBay.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

They aren’t technically the same – the eBay one has more/smaller diamonds in the halo. Count the stones – they aren’t the same!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve heard a few good things about Lord of Gem, I for sure MrsEstep has posted about them, but I can’t remember if she actually bought from him, or was just in communication.

However, there are several Bees here who have rings from Eidel, and they absolutely love them.  They always get tons of compliments when they post pics too.  I dont think theres any way you could go wrong with this seller.

Dont forget that the Eidel ring includes the sapphire, and the LOG one does not, amd the price difference seems in line with a 1ct round natural sapphire according to the pricing on thenaturalsapphirecompany.com

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@MissNoodles:  You are correct. I posted about them before. 😛

I did not buy from them however. No reason to why I didn’t. I just found something I liked better from someone else on ebay. Check out their reviews before buying, but that goes for any seller on ebay or etsy.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

They are for sure similar. There is also an eternity anniversary/wedding band that is sold at People/Mappins/Zales that is very similar to her settings. I don’t think it means Eidel is ripping anyone off, if I understand what you are saying.

I have an Eidel Precious ring and I love it. I can’t tell you what to do, but I think if you wait for Eidel to create it, you will be very happy. They are truly beautiful.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - Rock Hill Country Club, Manorville NY

There are some threads on pricescope suggesting that she might buy her settings from LOGR. I have yet to see my setting on LOGR though, and feel that the setting is kind of common. Either way, the price I paid for my Eidel was fantastic (well what my fiance paid) so I can’t complain either way. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

That’s a very common halo setting–but they do look similar.  Doesn’t mean that they are exactly the same, though.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you look on etsy you will find a LOT of sellers use LOGR or LOPR semi mounts and pass them off. 

It is irritating, to say the least.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

WOW!  Interesting thread.  Thanks for posting this!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ediel is simply buying the mounts and possibly inserting new stones, but I doubt they are doing that much – they are simply an esty reseller and I wish they would be shut down due to it. 

It is not handmade /handcrafted jewelry it they are buying $250 rings from Chinese sources and reselling at x3 the price. 

 

Post # 13
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Newbee

I have noticed that with alot of etsy sellers. I have seen the same settings on ebay or moissanite co. always for much less and it really bothers me. It makes me hesitant to buy anything expensive on etsy.

Post # 14
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Newbee
Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

You are paying for a name and a service most of the time. Do you want to buy your Engagement Ring from a cute etsy store where the center stone is already mounted, or do you want to buy something from China, then pick out a stone, then have it set? Either way you’re getting the same ring. One is more work, less money, and less glamour, the other is an expensive one-stop shop with boatloads of etsy twee. Different strokes, I guess.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Resellers (buying discount mass manufactured stuff from China and then passing it off as handmade) is the bain of etsy. They are supposed to be thrown off when caught, but that rarely happens because they make $ for etsy.

Regresty used to regularly show all the crap off aliaba (Chinese whole sellers) that were posted on etsy as handmade – difference was cutesy photographs with old barnwood (roll eyes)

Studio jewelers are easy to spot – but if you see someone using tons of melee stones in their settings, it’s most likely mass manufactured. Doing stuff like that by hand, w/o extensive production facilities, is almost impossible and if done very very costly. 

Just ask the etsy seller about their studio and process – the real artisans are happy to provide details and photos – the resellers might try to lie at first, but when pushed for proof they block you or disappear.

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