(Closed) How to tell if rings on ebay are real

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I usually read the negative reviews. I’d say that cost is about right for a silver ring from asia. I pay with paypal so if something goes wrong, I can contest the charge through several channels (ebay, paypal, bank) Found this review for you.

 

Negative feedback rating

Not Morganite, Glass SR, RI 1.53 Bubbles…FAKE Dealer

Buyer: 

loritor 1256Red star icon for feedback score in between 1,000 to 4,999) 

Mar-27-12 12:31

Feedback conversation

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

that is shady…no way a real morganite is that cheap

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sutaru +1. Seems right to me too. I think I’ve seen that seller on Etsy for too-good-to-be-true prices… it is true, btu what you’re getting may not be that sturdy or high quality, or may be ethically sketchy at the very least. As in, where did it come from and how?

 

Edit: Ha, nvm, seems to be a bunch of reviews saying the stones are fake.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

PixelMePretty What do you mean? Someone would know if it looked like poor quality and then they went and asked a jeweler.

Post # 8
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2609 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Don’t forget that’s just a starting bid price… not a “buy it now”

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@Sutaru:  +1!

Buying overseas is a bad idea!

Post # 11
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well, always be wary of what you see online. Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s fake, but I look for sellers with lots of reviews and read the negative ones. I really don’t make expensive purchases on ebay though… I go there for random cheap stuff.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

BE CAREFUL!!! That is where I bought my ring and when I got it was not sterling silver, diamond or rubies. I was so upset

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@PixelMePretty:  you really can’t. The picture of mine was beautiful and when I got it looked like hard plastic from a gumball machine. I would go by the reviews and seller credit

Post # 14
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804 posts
Busy bee

I don’t mean this in a racist, or offensive sense, but you should consider where the seller is located.

As someone who often travels to China, there are many products that are sold with fake labels (yes, fake bags). They’ll even attach labels to clothing that say “Made in Korea” or “Made in U.S.A” even though they’re actually made in China. Point of the story is that sometimes in certain parts of Asia – they’re accustomed to falsely advertising products. It’s not that they’re evil scam artists who are out to get you. It’s simply sometimes how things are sold in certain area – seller makes big claims about item, buyer tests item out to see whether or not it’s real or fake and haggles price with seller.

If the seller is located in someplace, for example Hong Kong, it might be safer because Hong Kong has pretty well known jewelers and gold is actually relatively cheaper there than it is here.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You would be better spending your $$ on Berricle jewellery. At least you get what you pay for!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m definitely no expert but I wouldn’t trust it.  Maybe if you have a friend in the jewelry business who buys and sells on ebay…they might know better.  Otherwise I’d watch out for feedback, the number of feedbacks, how long someone has been selling on ebay, and try to get an arrangement with a clear return policy and gurantee. 

 

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