(Closed) Realizing My FH was Faked Out

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes get it checked. And definitely get the stone checked for authenticity as well.

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah, I think you should tell him it’s SS and let him handle it. If he wants to make a fuss and get his money back, then he has the option to do that. What a horrible thing, how dishonest! 🙁

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

925 is almost certainly sterling silver. I think he might have gone to a dishonest jeweler. I would tell him your concerns immediately. Do you have a silver ring you could compare your e-ring to? If the e-ring is actually platinum it would be noticably heavier than a silver ring, so if they are comparable that might be a way to give evidence to you concern. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

definitely tell him non-threateninly.  YOu can alwasy upgrade later but make sure he didnt pay for something he didn’t get!

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

925 is silver.

I would take it to a jeweler first and have them tell you for sure. If it turns out that it really is silver, I would bring it up to him, just in case he did get ripped off. Not sure how you should handle it if he lied, though. Right now I’d be more worried that he was ripped off.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

This is horrible news.  I would like to think your Fiance didn’t lie, so speak to him about it.  It’s something you need to get to the bottom of.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

after doing a search online, it seems that .925 would only mean silver (never plat), and .950 would only mean platinum (never silver). I can’t find any sources that say otherwise. 

here is a guide to all the different stamps: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/jewelry/?ie=utf8&popup=common%2Cmetal_stamp

I would definitely break this gently to your SO. go easy on him. it’s possible that he does not know. 

sorry!  🙁

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh how AWFUL!!  If he had lied about it (due to finances or anything else) he wouldn’t have offered to trade it in for another ring.  I find it completely shady that the store wouldn’t take it back (unless it was custom), and it sounds very much like he was duped into paying platinum price for sterling silver.  I agree with everyone who said to get it appraised, and have them check your stones also.  It is VERY hard to tell diamonds from CZ with the naked untrained eye, but bringing it to a reputable jeweler and explaining the situation should help you.  If he was duped, he needs to know ASAP because he overpaid even if it is a diamond.  Sterling Silver is NOT ideal for prongs, so if you leave it as is you may have an even bigger problem on your hands.  If the jeweler says nothing helpful, threaten to call the better business bureau, the local newspapers and news stations, post it all over Facebook and Craigslist, the attorney general and a lawyer. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not 100% sure, but I would think you DEFINITELY need to do something about this.  I wouldn’t think a diamond would be safe in a sterling setting.  If he didn’t go to a reputable jeweler, there’s no telling what you have.  You two need to protect your investments, and for goodness sake get that thing appraised and on your insurance!!!!!!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@dragonlover: A jeweler will appraise it.  If they didn’t sell it to you, I think they may charge you.  I would suggest only using jewelers from now on.  I’m a jewelery lover and they are wonderful investments if aquired and cared for correctly!

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have a feeling your SO might have gotten duped. I mean, I know my guy wouldn’t know the first thing about those marks (or even look for them!)

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m so sorry this is happening. If he paid for platinum (the most expensive kind of metal), he was absolutely robbed. Verify this ASAP, a sterling silver ring will not last you as a wedding ring.

Post # 29
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@KatyElle: 100% AGREED!

Platinum is the most expensive while SS is one of the least expensive. :/ So if he got duped you NEED to get your money back ASAP!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You do need to do something ASAP because not only is sterling silver not strong enough to securely hold a prong-set stone, but also if your Fiance was ripped off on the setting I’m not entirely convinced the diamond will turn out to be real either. Not to alarm you, but if it really was some super shady scam I can’t see them setting a real diamond in a costume ring. 

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