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Old 08-22-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Would buying a diamond on eBay be sketchy or not?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4920657699

Seller has 100% feedback and seems to sell a good number of diamonds. Who the heck actually buys engagement rings off of eBay?

I wouldnt ever buy one off ebay. Was just using this as a price gauge for when I go shopping again. I was just shocked that people do this.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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Man... I think I see carbon specs in there.
Just because it has a cert, dosn't mean much. You need to read the cert.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:04 PM   #3
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People buy cars, rare collectables, and other expensive items on eBay. Sometimes they get ripped off. A diamond is no different. Maybe you should personally contact someone of his buyers to see.


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Old 08-22-2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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The short answer is no.

The long answer is hell no.

Don't buy it til you hold it and the GIA cert in your hands and look at both through a jeweler's loop.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:08 PM   #5
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My initial thoughts are "If the price is too good to be true, it probably is."
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:09 PM   #6
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"Yeah honey, I got this engagement ring for you but if you need it cleaned or resized or if the diamond falls out of the mount you're **** out of luck since it was from ebay"

don't do eet
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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"Yeah honey, I got this engagement ring for you but if you need it cleaned or resized or if the diamond falls out of the mount you're **** out of luck since it was from ebay"

don't do eet

Im not going to buy one off of eBay anyways, but I wouldnt exactly say SOL. Any jeweler could fix that.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:21 PM   #8
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The Color isnt bad, but the Clarity is ass I1 is where you can see inclusions to the naked eye. Also take into consideration if the cut is Ideal, Good, or fair. Also table percentage (The size of a diamondís table relative to the width of the stone at its girdle [the widest point] is critical for maximum fire and brilliance), also polish, symmatry, and florencense have alot of play into how good a diamond looks.

I personally wouldent buy that diamond, size doesnt matter, its the quality
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:25 PM   #9
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If you know anything about diamonds and the 4 C's of buying quality diamonds, anyone would know it's butt. It don't matter, most people only see size anyway, that's why he enhances 1.46 ct.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:27 PM   #10
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Nothing says "I love you" like going cheap and buying the ring on ebay!

Maybe you should just use Julia's employee discount



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Old 08-22-2004, 09:32 PM   #11
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Nothing says "I love you" like going cheap and buying the ring on ebay!

Maybe you should just use Julia's employee discount



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You're on thin ice buddy!

1) Atleast I can afford one that didnt come out of a .25 vending machine!
2) Atleast Ive got someone to give one to who's not a wagon-driving asian dude!
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:34 PM   #12
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IMHO, I dimond is a waste of money. Hardly an investment. Give MSFT stock instead.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:35 PM   #13
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The Color isnt bad, but the Clarity is ass I1 is where you can see inclusions to the naked eye. Also take into consideration if the cut is Ideal, Good, or fair. Also table percentage (The size of a diamondís table relative to the width of the stone at its girdle [the widest point] is critical for maximum fire and brilliance), also polish, symmatry, and florencense have alot of play into how good a diamond looks.

I personally wouldent buy that diamond, size doesnt matter, its the quality
Dont worry, I certainly have no plans of buying any ring off of eBay. I just thought it was funny that so many people actually do.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:36 PM   #14
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You're on thin ice buddy!

1) Atleast I can afford one that didnt come out of a .25 vending machine!
2) Atleast Ive got someone to give one to who's not a wagon-driving asian dude!
You cut me deep man, real deep.
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Old 08-22-2004, 09:38 PM   #15
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Well I just bought a ring 3 stones 2- .25 carats and 1- .53 carat in the center. The stones were all D in color SI1 and SI2 on the side stones and VS1 in the center all with a slight Blue fluorescence. Its a venus cut 81 facats from Kristall (largest diamond distrubitor in the world) in Russia. The diamonds all rate Excellent in Brilliance, Dispersion, and Scintillation which is right under Maximum which is the highest it can rate. All this set into Platinum. I paid 4k. I figure you only do it once so you might as well go all out. This was by far the best looking ring that I found out of approx.10-15 stores. No other ring compared not even the more expensive ones not that I was going to spend more than 4k anyways as that was my limit.

For those really interested in the specifics Depth- 61.2%, Table 57%, Girdle Slightly thick, Culet Pointed, Polish Very Good, and Symmetry Very Good.

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Old 08-22-2004, 09:42 PM   #16
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Sounds like a good opportunity to mention my good experience buying a diamond solitaire at Costco!

I bought one for my fiance in april. We immediately took it to several well-known places (not mall stores) that tout their great pricing, to get quote for re-sizing and to examine it under the scope. Basically, no one else could come within $1000 of what we paid for ring+platinum band, for just their stones alone.

If they have what size/style you want at your local costco, I suggest you check it out. They're not certified, but guaranteed to rate VS2 or higher. Ours did.

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Old 08-22-2004, 09:48 PM   #17
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Yeah BJ's, Sams, & Costco all had really nice rings. However none of them rated at all like the one I bought. But those were the first places I checked into. Especially since Sams carries the Kristall ,Smolensk line.


Be carefull of Moissonite(SP?) as its a lab created diamond and is flawless at about 1/2 the price maybe more. But even professionals cant tell the difference between it and a diamond as a diamond tester even reads it as a diamond. I think the only way you can tell is a heat test or something like that but only a lab would be able to test it from what I have heard.
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