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Anyone buy from Jharna Gems? (ebay?)

rimshotsnap

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I am looking for Alexandrite for an engagement ring, and came across some nice looking stones at JharnaGems on Ebay based in Thailand. Has anyone bought from them before? Any opinions? Unfortunately, shipping is not super cheap, and if I decide to return a stone, I'd have to eat that cost, plus pay for return shipping within 7 days.

Would love any input!
 

chrono

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Too risky.

1. Cuts are quite lacking on most of their alexandrite
2. Colour change is quite lacking on most of their alexandrite
3. Strong light source used so I suspect the stones will be darker in person
4. I would want either an AGL or GIA lab report to make sure they are not synthetic or simulant
 

rimshotsnap

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Thanks, Chrono! Wish I'd seen your response a little earlier, since I already pulled the trigger! This stone includes a GIA certification, but I am a bit worried about the other things you mention. They have a 14-day money back return policy, so I suppose the most I'll be out is $50 or so. Still, I hope it pans out. I will share my experience either way!
 

minousbijoux

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Chrono|1437393630|3905125 said:
Too risky.

1. Cuts are quite lacking on most of their alexandrite
2. Colour change is quite lacking on most of their alexandrite
3. Strong light source used so I suspect the stones will be darker in person
4. I would want either an AGL or GIA lab report to make sure they are not synthetic or simulant

So nice of you to actually go check out their stones, Chrono. Sign me way too lazy, but glad someone helped the OP! :bigsmile:
 

jray1806

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Any update on this? I'm in the same situation as you. Looking at buying Alexandrite for an engagement setting and I found my way to some gems from this vendor.
 

Luca_diamonds

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I have purchased 3 Alexandrite's from Jharna gems . The seller is trustable and makes no problem on returns . The one I purchased are Indian alexandrite's , all of them are of good quality and have a beautiful bluish green colour .Indian alexandrites exhibit most attractive blue-green colors in daylight, although their color change is rarely strong as alexandrites from Brazil and Africa . I'm new to this forum and hope to give advice on any other stone .
 

bpaul

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I am looking for Alexandrite for an engagement ring, and came across some nice looking stones at JharnaGems on Ebay based in Thailand. Has anyone bought from them before? Any opinions? Unfortunately, shipping is not super cheap, and if I decide to return a stone, I'd have to eat that cost, plus pay for return shipping within 7 days.

Would love any input!

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