(Closed) I think my fiance may have unknowingly bought a fake ring…..

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@swedeypie:  Hmm…never seen someone put quotes around descriptors of a ring, but I wouldn’t worry that much. Unless they said something about it being fake, I woudn’t worry about it too much.  Does your Fiance have paperwork or certifications for the ring? You could always take it to another jeweler and have it inspected.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d say you’re speculating at this point. A jeweler can inspect it under magnification and tell you whether or not it’s real. Googling says you can rub it against your tooth and see if it feels “gritty”, but it’s not a 100% reliable test. Gritty feel = real pearl. Smooth = Fake pearl.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think that if it were fake they would have listed what it actually was, not put pearl in quotation marks.  It probably happens on every receipt when the employee types in the material. 

But if it will put your mind at ease take it in somewhere and see what they say.  If they say it’s fake tell your fiance, if they say it’s real he never has to know you wondered. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@swedeypie:  Ask the jewler if it’s real or not.  I think you have a right to know whether you got gypped or not.  Did the other jewler tell you Fiance it was a real pearl?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@swedeypie:  I think you’re probably over-reacting.  If your Fiance’ worked with a reputable jeweler, I can’t imagine them trying to pass off a fake pearl as real.  If you’re worried, go back to your jeweler and just ask.  They can look at your ring and tell you for sure.

I heard once that you can tell a real pearl from a fake by rubbing it against your teeth – if it feels rough – its real.  If it feels smooth, its fake. 

Post # 9
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264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@swedeypie:  Could the jeweler that sized the ring have switched the real pearl for a fake one? That happened to my mom’s ring years ago.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@swedeypie:  Ok, if it was handwritten that makes sense.  Unless you have proof that it’s real or they are appraising it they are not going to write down diamond and pearl.  They will use words like “white stone”, etc.  The reason for that is that if it isn’t a real diamond or pearl, and they write down that it is, and something happens to it you could sue them and they would be responsible for the value of the stone they wrote down.  Or, if you take in a CZ ring and they write diamond you could claim that it was a diamond and they switched with with a CZ. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just go get it appraised. You can do so on the low – then if you find out its reaql you can just forget about it – but if you find out otherwise you can let him know and provide him with real paperwork from a professional.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@swedeypie:  Rub the pearl on your teeth, that’s how you can know if it’s real or not.

ETA I just saw you tried that.  If it was rough, more than likely, it’s real!!  Just enjoy it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Rub the pearl on your teeth…if it feels grainy, it’s real.  if its smooth, it’s fake (plastic)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

It’s exactly as BuBuBubbles said. They write things like “white stone” etc. so that if they have to replace something and it turns out it’s not real, they are not on the hook for a diamond when it’s actually a CZ, or so that that you can’t say they swapped it, etc. It’s to cover their butts. Get it appraised if you want to know if it is real or not but I am sure they just wrote that to be safe. I know people who have worked in jewelry and it is standard to write things in that manner so I wouldn’t worry 🙂

 

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