Nervous about esty …but love the price

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
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146 posts
Blushing bee

You mean Etsy?

Etsy isn’t a single vendor, it’s a platform for artisans (although this is becoming less and less true) to sell their wares. Think of it like a handmade eBay. Some vendors are very reputable, others not so much.

I’ve bought gorgeous things on Etsy, including rings. Check out the reviews, ask questions. The prices tend to be better than brick and mortar stores.

Post # 3
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Newbee

I was the same way. My first instinct when the idea of getting my ring from Etsy came up was HELL NO but after researching it more I went for it and I absolutely love my ring (from Eidelprecious). Check reviews but also check forums like this one for a particular seller.

Post # 4
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733 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I understand your fears! My e-ring was from Etsy, and I was wary at first too! I did a lot of looking at reviews and researched the shop (Aardvark Jewellery) first. I ended up SO happy with my purchase 🙂

i recommend doing some more research about the seller first maybe 🙂

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Some sellers on Etsy are GREAT others not so much.  I’ve experienced both. Take your time reading reviews, researching to see if the seller has other sites such as IG, FB, an actual webpage.  Also thoroughly read the sellers shop policies regarding returns/exchanges, etc. before making a significant purchase.  Don’t be afraid to message the seller with questions.  Their attentiveness to your inquires will say a lot about their level of professionalism as a seller.

Post # 7
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Some are awesome some are horrid. At the first sign of trouble get out. I was far too understanding with delays from the Etsy seller. Zhedora and it took a year and a half to get our money back. Other bee’s have had awesome seller experiences though. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

SVandy60918 :  I got some inexpensive rings from Zhedora. They look cheap. They’re not that great. I’ve had better inexpensive rings from Amazon and other sellers. Not sure why the reviews raved for the rings. 

Post # 10
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

kdums2018 :  they started offering moissanite as well but yes they mostly do coated cz which I figured I could get the setting and have the stones replaced. It was a custom setting that was supposed to look entirely different and you know not break the first day I got it.

luckyrabbit :  she reports negative reviews and Etsy takes them down and she goes to other review sites and tells everyone you’re lying and flags your review. She’s just awful. I take every chance I get to put some truth about her out there I’m still just so mad about her behavior and product and disregard to timelines and how difficult it was to get our money back.

Post # 11
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I have a gemstone e-ring from Etsy and I love it.  It came from AyalaDiamonds and it blew everything that we had tried to design out of the water.  I asked questions and the seller was super responsive.  They have a return policy and you can pay via paypal for even more protection. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Another note on why there are so many positive reviews is there’s a time limit on when you can submit one.  If your ring takes forever to get to you,  you may not receive it until after the review period.  Also,  if the setting ends up falling apart after a few months,  you can’t update the review there either.  I’d look for seller reviews in Google for the various companies before committing to an expensive purchase from them.

My e ring is an Etsy ring,  it is a vintage item rather than being custom.  I went for a  local jeweler for my wedding band beside I wanted to be able to physically see it before buying it.  I love my set(price and look,  it cost less than $600 total),  but they are a bit different and not to everyone’s taste. I can’t wait to get to wear it all the time after Saturday.

Post # 13
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

While mine is a gem stone, I got mine custom made from etsy! I was really worried about the exact same things as you, especially because most vendors off etsy have a no return policy for custom orders. I looked through every single review of the store I was going to go with before ordering and particularly looked at reviews with customer photos! I love my ring and wouldn’t change a thing. I did want a very simple one though so if it’s somwithing quite complex I would be a little more wary. I saved myself around $700 by going through etsy!

 

 

Post # 14
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734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2000

anabolina :  omg getting married this Saturday!’ Congratulations hun!!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Waterbury,CT

My stand-in Engagement Ring is from Etsy, from TwoBirch Jeweler.It’s a 1.6 tw CZ in Sterling silver, and it’s beautiful.The shank is engraved all around,and the gallery under and around the setting is filligree.There’s a 1.25 CT center stone, and a smaller stone on either side of the center stone.There’s also a matching curved wedding band that came with it.I love this set so much that when we have the money, my FH is going to have them make another set in yellow gold and diamonds for me.They also have a man’s wedding band with similar engraving, so we’ll probably order that in yellow gold for him at the same time. Right now I bought him a plain silver wedding band.

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