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Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay India ?

Discussion in 'Jewelry & Accessories' started by ridgemma, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. ridgemma

    ridgemma Gold IL'ite

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    Just saw Ruby, emerald jewellery in ebay India...awesome designs..

    I am not too in for buying ruby emerald sapphire in gold set, as they cost a bomb with the prevailing gold rates...:hide:

    The jewellery in ebay in very catchy and the price is also good(6k-20K), but do they look same when you receive, as well ?Wish, I Can receive a sample to have a feel of the jewellery :bonk

    Any maintenance tips, buying tips...Anyone has bought similar jewellery from Ebay....help ladies, pls..
     
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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    I dont know about EBay how trustworthy they are when we receive... but going for gemstones... always go to shop and buy by hand...i mean not over internet... even I am also looking for emerald and they are saying 4k per carat..

    you can call justdial or some local search engine....to get the gemstones dealers and can get in touch with them... those dealers will in turn supply the stones to shops like divya diamonds/kpj diamonds... like that...

    best thing is go to Tanishq as TATAs are really reliable...
     
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  3. ridgemma

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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    Thanks Virilevisu,u r right...but since the designs are good, thought I will buy form them...nyways ny good gemstone seller can do those designs...
     
  4. an123

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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    Hi Ridgemma

    Which ebay shops were you looking at?

    I have purchased from some of the ebay shops and can vouch for some of them.

    regards
    AN123
     
  5. ridgemma

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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    An123,

    Which shop did you buy from ?

    I am looking to buy from gleam jewels, silver palace...both have good designs, but slightly expensive as well..

    Also, from surbhi collectionsand aria jewels...economical..

    Pl let me know, if you have bought any from these shops...

    And, thanks for your reply :)

     
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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    Hi Ridgemma

    At first I wanted to answer you with a few sentences, but then I felt I had a duty as a fellow Indus lady to share some experience that I collected on the way when I started a similar path like you in looking at eBay to buy jewelry. I hope this would be useful to you.

    Quality of Gem products
    1. Firstly I must tell you after I came to US and Canada from India, I realized that our Indian jewelers in India are taking us for a big ride when they sell us gem jewelery. The cut, carat, clarity of these gems are never documented or insurance certificate is given to us during the purchase of these gems studded in gold jewelry. Whereas in US and Canada, each gem is clearly documented in our purchase certificate. Which triggers us to ask the question how clear are we on the authenticity of these gems that we buy even from Indian gold jewelers in India? If you take a look at the gems jewelry from Indian Jewelers and from US/Canada, you can clearly see a clarity/color quality difference.

    2. So what I realized was if I am not getting good gem quality from an Indian Jeweler and Gems jewelry from North America are not within my financial reach, I will opt for lower grade gems set in silver and sold by Indian silver jewelers which are then gold plated or not depending on the design if I really want a gem jewelry. In this way I can ensure that I have a set which would last me a lifetime.

    Trusting which is real and which is a rip-off
    1. There are a few jewelers who are really good at setting gems in silver and gold plating them in India. Most of them are in Gujarat. You can either visit them if you stay in Gujarat or browse online for them in Alibaba.


    2. Don’t trust eBay shops which have photos which don’t show picture zoom in details.



    3. EBay shops which have full gem necklace sets in price ranges of 2K to 5K rupees are not gems at all and are most probably coloured cubic zircons.


    Differentiation
    1. At the end of the day what you want to do is to stand out in the crowd. Wearing something different and compliments you and your dressing is what counts more.


    2. I personally felt that I would only buy a piece if it is something different from what is found outside in the fashion or jewelery shops ( one of a kind) and which is of good quality to last a lifetime. Whether it is real gem or synthetic is only secondary. Many times my synthetic jewelry sets have passed off as real gems in parties when I wear them as the designs are unique.


    E-bay shops
    1. Gleam jewels, silver palace looks like the price range you would need to fork out for an “Indian gem quality” set in silver and gold plated. But the photos make me feel like they are stripped of from a gold jewelry shop catalogue. If you are purchasing from them, I would suggest that you request for more close-up pictures, to ensure you are getting what you buy. Also it looks like they are not selling one of kind pieces. So you may be one of the many people who may have the same set.


    2. For surbhi collections and aria jewels, I would suggest they are no better than what you would find in fashion jewelery shops in Pondy Bazaar in T.Nagar. It would be better for you to make a visit there and you would find much better variety in similar prices.


    3. I bought most of my gem pieces from personal sellers in eBay. Unfortunately they were just selling one or two pieces and are not listed as sellers anymore. One place where I still buy fashion and gem jewelry from is this shop. Indian Jewellery, Sarees items in Amazing Indian Treasures store on eBay! . A real honest seller with unique designs you can’t find elsewhere. I am not sure whether she ships to India. But you can always message her.


    Feel free to ask if you have any queries


    AN123
     
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  7. ridgemma

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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    Dear AN123,

    Thanks for reply, which voices your concern for a fellow ILite...:hatsoff
    Why I was in a hurry to purchase, is I have a wedding party to attend in 2 weeks and what I see here in Chennai (Narayana Pearls and so...shops) are not impressive...and I turned towards ebay and other online shops..

    YEs, we don't get certificate for the gemstone we purchase, except for Tanishq outlets, I believe, which issues one...

    The fact that the rubies we get are coloured zircons is a real shocker...though I Was not expecting 1st quality stones, thought they would be 2nd or 3rd grade...

    WIsh all ILites go through your post and be aware...

    Also, my questions on CCC of gemstones to these ebay sellers still remain unanswered...

    My DH told the same as yours, not to hurry and fall for designs...its here these sellers book their profits for fake piece of jewellery..

    As you told, at the EOD, we would want to stand out, be it real gemstone or synthetic doesn't matter...

    Going by your post, would wait, watch and purchase...will not put much in here online

    Written to your recommended seller also...



     
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    Hi Ridegemma

    Happy to know my experience in jewellery hunting in ebay did help you.

    Just a note, I didnt mean to say that the gems set in gold you are getting in India are coloured zircons, but rather very low grade gems with significant flaws. That is why you get the whole set for the price of a real quality one stone.

    I decided to stay away from it just due to the fact it is not worth the money to buy low grade quality. Plus gems have powerful energy, even if I dont get any benefit wearing a real gem, I really dont want to get any negative energy from a bad quality gem....

    AN123
     
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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    I was looking at some of the ebay shops that you had suggested and realized that Silver palace seem to have copied designs from Gleam Jewels. Also the designs of gleam jewels seem more delicate and intricate. I was wondering whether both are the same owners or whether silver palace is copying Gleam Jewels designs.

    Did you get any reply from Silver Palace and gleam jewels on their stone purity?
     
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    Re: Has anyone bought precious stones jewellery(Ruby, emerald,sapphire) from ebay Ind

    yes,an123,Gleam replied saying it is 34 carat ruby for this set

    http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130645304475&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:IN:1123

    ...Their contacts shows different places...gleam is from jaipur and silver palace hasn't mentioned which place they are from...

    yes, many items are repeated...and silver palace I would rate(for design) as slightly better when compared to Chennai shops,

    Gleam's shows good artisanship...

    But tell me An123, do you know of any such shops in Chennai, that sells these designs ????
    I checked in Narayan pearls and Jaipur gems....not impressive...
     

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