Post # 1
I posted about a friend who traded two diamond rings and $1,000 for a platinum and diamond ring. The other day I saw the marks and it said “925 China CZ”. My friend was shocked and couldn’t recall whether she had gotten an appraisal and if she had the receipt.
So, here’s the update. OH.MY.GOD. My friend, who is 63, told her 35 year old daughter about it. Her daughter was shocked and scolded her mom for not getting an appraisal. Then, her daughter called back. Crying. She had found a ring that looked just like the platinum ring. She switched them out 5 months ago and SOLD the ring! She was crying and blamed it on her depression. My friend was crying and told her it was ok and if she needed money, she should just ask. She told her not to worry about it; she had just been worried that her favorite jeweler had ripped her off. My friend THANKED her daughter for fessing up before she went storming to the jeweler and made a fool of herself claiming they gave her a fake ring. WOW.
Post # 3
I’m a bit confused… the daughter had the platinum ring?
or the daughter sold the platinum ring?
Post # 4
@bunnyharriet: Wow indeed, but at least your friend got a fair deal from that jeweler and isn’t getting ripped off. Now she just has to deal with getting ripped off by her daughter.
Post # 5
OH MY GOD! the daughter took the ring and SOLD IT??!?!?!
Post # 6
Wow… thats definitely a turn of events. I’m sad for your neighbor. I hope her and her daughter work things out.
Post # 7
Oh, ok I think i got it now.
The daughter found a silver ring that looked like the platinum ring in order to fool her mom and switch it with her mom’s platinum ring. Then she sold the platinum ring.
Then she came clean and told her mom about it just now.
Sorry, it took me a while to figure it out
Post # 8
Time to start a payment plan for the value of the ring. Wow.
Post # 9
Were the rings identical? How did your friend not notice the change?
Either way, that’s really sad that her daughter would sell her mom’s ring..
Post # 10
My friend is totally fine with it! She said her daughter is “sick” bc of her depression. Rather than making her pay her back, she told her to just ask if she needs money in the future. My mind is blown. Talk about being a doormat.
Post # 11
Holy shit that is awful. Somebody owes mama a nice ring stat! I don’t care if she has to get another job I couldn’t/wouldn’t EVER do this to my mother or anyone and if I did I would do everything in my power to make it right, even working 3 jobs!
Post # 12
I suffer from depression, it never made me steal anything. I suspect something else is at play here (perhaps a drug habit?). Either way at least your friend didn’t have to embarrass herself at the jewelers.
Post # 13
@dlbaqua: +1 …..my ex was like that and pawned a special ring of mine and also some of my kids electronics…drugs was definately the reason…thankfully I got my ring back though.
Post # 14
Come to think of it, no they weren’t identical. The ring has a chunky band with a band of pave diamonds flanking the center stone. The original had bigger diamond accents. The CZ one has smaller ones. They ere close enough for neither of us to notice. They are simple designs. In her daughter’s defense, she does have extremely bad depression and has had multiple suicide attempts, had to endure shock therapy a couple times and truly is ill. But this took planning and it was very wrong. Not to mention her mom is always willing to give her money. It makes no sense.
Post # 15
I can’t believe your friend didn’t notice the change, especially if, like you said, the rings weren’t identical. That’s insane. I can understand that someone like you wouldn’t notice, but as someone who wears the ring every day and OWNS it, your friends didn’t notice? That’s just mind blowing to me.
Post # 16
At least she came clean before her mom went to the jewelers…that would have been awfully embarrassing :-S
This sucks for your friend, I have an aunt who pulled stuff like than on my grandmother, it got to the point where my grandma was giving her “special” things to family members before she passed away, and she ws right to do so..my aunt sold/took everything after she died.