(Closed) So disappointed…my e-ring is NOT what we thought it was!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@JenniferEver: I know some people get very attached to the original ring but you should get a refund for a ring you feel 100% good about. It sounds like you overpaid for below standard quality.

Post # 4
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3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JenniferEver: and this is your FI’s uncle who basically screwed you over? that’s insanely messed up. i’m sorry you got cheated like that – are either the uncle/place you bought it from or the new jeweler friend GIA certified? so sorry – keep us updated.

Post # 5
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328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m with elliestan…didn’t the original jeweler give you a GIA certification? I thought all diamonds over .25 CT were supposed to have something like that. What a scam! So sorry that this happened to you!

Post # 7
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5179 posts
Bee Keeper

I would say to contact a lawyer to be quite honest.. explain the situation and get compensated by the company. This is so crazy

Post # 8
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4371 posts
Honey bee

I’m pretty sure a jeweler should be able to tell a .56 from a .75 solitaire. So I can’t honestly believe #1 happened. I went from a .6 to a .75 diamond and I was able to tell the difference. I hope you are able to reach this jeweler and find out exactly what happened.

Post # 9
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3167 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@JenniferEver: if he didn’t have anything to do with the switch then i’m sure (or at least i hope) that he’ll be mortified and help you get compensated as quickly as possible. the jeweler SHOULD see the difference in the 4 C’s, but i myself didn’t pick out my diamond so i wouldn’t know the difference so don’t feel bad about not noticing! FH told me he thought it was like .6 and then it turns out after reviewing the paperwork he was mistaken and it was .86 ct. either way i had no idea, even after going ring shopping with my brother for his Fiance, i just assumed that’s how big .6 was.

Post # 10
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191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Whoa…that is so crazy. I’m so sorry that happened!! I certainly hope the jewelery store and his uncle apologize profusely and either trade out your ring/stone or give you some sort of compensation. I’d have to agree that a jeweler *should* above anyone be able to tell the difference between a .56 and a .75, especially someone (sorry, not to be rude to the uncle) who has worked with jewelry for 10 yrs. 

Post # 11
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m with you on calling your uncle. It’s not your uncles fault but he should be able to have some allowance on what he can do for you.

Post # 12
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would call your FI’s uncle AND call a lawyer if the jewelry store does not rectify their “mistake”.  What a horrible thing to do.  It may not be your FI’s uncle’s fault, but he may be able to help you guys from the inside. 

Post # 13
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, I’ve honestly never heard of this happening.  I think you should call FI’s Uncle and get some clarification on it, they do owe you some (if not all) compensation.

HUGS!!!

Post # 14
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

agreed with RR– call the uncle first.  this is terrible, I’m so sorry!

Post # 15
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Definitely call the uncle first and without anger (or blame) explain the situation.  And tell him that you intend to return the ring along with copies of the other jeweler’s appraisal and explain that you did not get what you paid for and want a refund (presuming this is what you want)

And then go get yourself a nice new ring.  But if the jewelry store is uncooperative, you could take a hard line and sue them in small claims court. And you would win, because either by accident or purposely, they did not sell you that ring in good faith. Good luck and don’t back down.

Post # 16
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11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@SoupyCat: I’m pretty sure a jeweler should be able to tell a .56 from a .75 solitaire.

THIS!

As you had asked I can tell the difference easily, I’m surprised and/or shocked that a professional couldn’t. I am wondering if this was done purposely.

Is it possible to get another appraisal from a different jeweler? I might recommend this just to absolutely sure before contacting your uncle, a lawyer or the jeweler store.

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