(Closed) Laurie Sarah~anyone??

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

She buys cheap settings made from china, that can easily be found on ebay by sellers like lan.bo, jewelryhoo, and lordofgemrings, sets stones in them (usually fairly cheap ones), and jacks the price up 300%. The quality is acceptable for a RHR imo but not an engagement ring, as the melee stones are more prone to coming loose than if you get a ring built more sturdily. I’d just but directly from the ebay sellers if you find that quality acceptable for an engagement ring.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@distracts:  That’s pretty much the exact review I’d give.  There are a few reviews (well, more than few I guess) on Pricescope that indicate all of what you’ve said.  Her stuff is pretty, no doubt.  

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Honestly, her prices are beyond ridiculous and her settings look flimsy. The bands are just obscenely thin. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Okay, as a RHR I wouldn’t be too concerned with the quality – most pricescopers have rings from her and the ebay sellers for RHRs. I’d just buy online from one of the ebay sellers.

Compare these two (not exactly the same ring but similar enough):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-5mm-Solid-18K-GOLD-Natural-Full-Cut-Diamond-Semi-Mount-Setting-Engagement-Ring-/281082140464?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_Rings&hash=item4171cd1730

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95641596/diamond-semi-mount-engagement-ring-holds?ref=shop_home_active&ga_search_query=round%2Bcushion%2Bhalo

However if your price range covers LS’s inflated prices, might as well look into pricing from your local jeweler or other Etsy jewelers.

eta: I will also add the disclaimer that I do not know FOR SURE that LS uses china-made settings from manufacturers such as the above-mentioned, but it sure does look like it to me. Otherwise she has an extremely similar aesthetic and produces far more settings in a short amount of time than any independent two-person jewelry company I’ve ever encountered before.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

 

I will also add the disclaimer that I do not know FOR SURE that LS uses china-made settings from manufacturers such as the above-mentioned, but it sure does look like it to me. Otherwise she has an extremely similar aesthetic and produces far more settings in a short amount of time than any independent two-person jewelry company I’ve ever encountered before.

Hahaha…well said @distracts:!!

She doesn’t have enough hours in the day to make all the rings she claims to make!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@distracts:  you seem to know a lot about jewelry! thanks for this info. 

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Hi guys, this is Laurie Sarah 🙂  I thought I’d briefly leave a few tidbits here…  I certainly respect everyone’s right to speak their mind but just wanted to clarify some things being said.  Thanks in advance for your ear.  It seems from the comments that they are being mainly based off some Pricescope comments left quite awhile back regarding a line of jewelry that we discontinued about 2 years ago.  Many of these Pricescope comments hold items of mis-information or out right untruths, but unfortunately Pricescope does not allow vendors any outlet to defend themselves when this happens.  Although it was a very popular line, it was just too dainty, and it just wasn’t representing the kind of jewelry our customers were expecting from us.  We have since branched out to incorporate almost exclusively my husband’s amazing talent for designing rings completely from scratch.  His 35 years of experience in the business combined with my 25 years of design and business experience was the perfect match, and we have grown tremendously since our marriage almost 5 years ago.  We are so greatful for all the wonderful clients who have entrusted their high quality, custom designs to us.  For those of you in this thread who are interested, you can see how most of our jewelry is produced today, as well as the wonderful faces of the employees that help us make it happen here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurieSarahDesigns/about/  You can also see our feedback section here which we are very proud of:  https://www.etsy.com/people/LaurieSarahDesigns/feedback?ref=owner_feedback_leftnav  This is a wonderful way to get an accurate portrayal of our quality and see reviews from over 1200 satisfied customers.  Thanks for letting me be a part of your thread, and if anyone has any more questions or would like more information about us, I’m always happy to help.  You can contact us at [email protected] . I wish all of you all the best.  Laurie Sarah

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