(Closed) Ripped off! silver/CZ ring passed off as platinum/diamond from a jeweler!

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

@bunnyharriet:  I hope she has the receipt!! I would call the police and have them meet me at the store 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@bunnyharriet:  I second @Birdi:  I’d have her talk to the police!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Trust but verify. Hence the need for an outside appraisal.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well, crap!  I don’t know that she’ll have any recourse.  The jeweler could very well say that she swapped out the ring he sold her for a fake and is trying to screw him over.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bunnyharriet:  I can’t figure out how this girl didn’t know the ring she was wearing was silver, I have a platinum ring and its super heavy. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Yikes! That is scary!

 

I know this is way out in left field — but — is it possible that during the course of the transaction, the jeweler accidentally gave your friend a dummy ring instead of the real thing? A simple oversight that could be corrected if she takes the ring back and explains what happened?

I know that sounds whacko, but I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the idea of a jeweler running a legitimate storefront business with employees and insurance and inventory and everything, who would risk it all to pull a stunt like this with a ring that is clearly marked CZ and silver. I mean, if he really did try to scam your friend, he would have to be profoundly stupid to think he would get away with it. Anyone with half a brain would at least pick a fake ring that isn’t engraved as a fake, LOL.

I don’t think this is adding up, and there may be more to this story than your friend is letting on. It’s as if she went to the Mercedes dealership and paid beaucoup bucks, drove out with a car that has a Honda logo on the trunk, and then is shocked to find out six months later that she has a Honda.

How long has the jeweler been in business? Can you Google the business name and see if there is a history of complaints with the Better Business Bureau?

If the jeweler has been around for any reasonable length of time, to be honest, I would be inclined to think that your friend is telling a tall tale about the $1,000 and two diamond rings.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bunnyharriet:  she needs to get the police involved right away!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh no!! I hope she can get her money and original rings back! Fraud is so terrible and seems to be so common with jewelry. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bunnyharriet:  The problem with this situation is that there is no evidence that the ring on her finger is the ring the jeweler sold to her. The jeweler will most likely agree with her claim that the ring she is disputing is not a diamond and is in fact a cz but will claim that this is not the ring he sold her and likely if it has been awhile she may not have a strong case…from an outsider looking in, one might claim she switched stones/settings or whatever.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just can’t imagine making a purchase of that magnitude without checking the stamp on the inside of the ring.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@soy:  

 

I agree with this.

 

Another possible scenario — did the jewelry store OWNER help her with the transaction, or was it a clerk who was trying to pull a fast one when the manager wasn’t watching?

I would be more likely to think that a clerk would switch out a real ring with an identical fake and then after the transaction, run home with the real thing and sell it. Who knows, if that’s the case then maybe the person who did the scam doesn’t even work there anymore?

If your friend really did pay that money and trade the rings like she said she did — then this is just AWFUL. I agree with PPs that this will be very difficult to prove six months later. Ouch….

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