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Moissanite rings from Starsgem on ebay (starsgem8)

Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by swaye2010, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. _dracarys_
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    by _dracarys_ » Sep 11, 2019
    Awww, I'm sad for you! You were so excited, but I get it. I still want that fat diamond too. I'm seeing what happens with the MMD market; hopefully things that my wallet likes!
     
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  2. Ra2nl
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    by Ra2nl » Sep 11, 2019
    My 8x6 ACC ring was a little bit under your quote and $ 20.- for shipping is cheap, they charged me $25,- (Europe)
     
  3. michellelynn9175
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    by michellelynn9175 » Sep 11, 2019
    I know, I’m a hot mess. I love the cut and color but the rainbows just mess with me. Even if diamonds have the same sparkle, I guess it’s that whole “mind clean” thing...blah. I always thought people were crazy when they said that, but I totally get it. It’s unfortunate but at least now I know!

    Now, for an alternate set or a RHR....all day every day I’d go for Moissanite. But this is going to be a special ring and worn day in and day out, so I think diamonds are the way to go, for me personally anyway.
     
  4. mwilliamanderson
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    by mwilliamanderson » Sep 11, 2019
    It looks pretty in the picture!
     
    


    


  5. mwilliamanderson
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    by mwilliamanderson » Sep 11, 2019
    I paid 900 dollars for my moissanite and 300 to have it recut a year later..silly me.
     
  6. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Sep 11, 2019
    That sounds about right. You might have a small VAT charge on delivery.

    I have bought several antique cushion’s and in the 9x8 size, they are very nice and do look diamond like. A few people have gotten the modern cushion’s. The picture actually looks better then previous ones I have seen.

    It really depends on your preference and personal style. They are different looks and you will probably see more double refraction with the modern one.
     
  7. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Sep 11, 2019
    It's a loose stone. And yeah, it looks like it will be the $3/3 week deal then. The so called tracking just says "in transit" or something like that. Thanks for the info. Now I know I should expect it to come in the next week or so.
     
  8. HiltonEdge
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    by HiltonEdge » Sep 12, 2019
    SG sales rep just advised me to buy directly to them using paypal to avoid 8% handling fee aliexpress.
    Any of you have experienced buying directly from them? How was it?
    My worry is only if anything happen, they will not have return policy :(2
     
  9. Ra2nl
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    by Ra2nl » Sep 12, 2019
    If you pay by Paypal you still have buyers protection.
     
  10. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Sep 12, 2019
    Only use PayPal!!!!
     
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  11. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Sep 12, 2019
    You sort of get two layers of protection with eBay/PayPal. Most people want to avoid the eBay fee so we all order directly but still use PayPal for at least that protection and that seems to work.
     
  12. KaeKae
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    by KaeKae » Sep 13, 2019
    I just checked on ebay, it should be delivered tomorrow 3 weeks, five days.
    Yeah, I had just checked that. Not terrible, I had just hoped for faster, thanks to previous experience with another vendor.

    @HiltonEdge
    I HIGHLY recommend using Paypal. They gave me a partial credit with the above mentioned vendor sent me a terrible stone and refused to consider a refund unless I returned the stone, at my expense. Refunded the cost of the stone, and the shipping, if I remember correctly.
     
  13. larabe
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    by larabe » Sep 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM
    Hi all,

    I'm looking to make some travel rings with Starsgems or Tianyu (a half eternity of 5-6 stones made with 4mm rounds, and the other would be a 7.5 or 8mm solitaire round). I'd really appreciate some advice. :pray:

    1. For a 5 or 6 stone half eternity ring, I'd be getting 4mm rounds. For stones that small, does it make much of a difference if I ask for OEC or H&A? Will it be noticeable? A lot of posters recommend G/H or even warmer color grades because otherwise DEF moissanites look to glassy and "fake." However, I might occasionally wear it with my own e-ring which is a F color. I don't want them to not match. Will DEF 4mm moissanites be a good match? Or will they just match the color but look fake or not lively? If I get G/H 4mm for the half eternity, will they be noticeably warmer than my F color e-ring?

    2. For the 7.5 or 8mm solitaire, I want it bezel set. If it was prong set, I'd have no problem wearing the 8mm, but since bezels add more continuous area to the stone --> looking larger, should I go smaller and get the 7.5 so it's not overwhelming? Since I currently wear an oval ring, I'm not sure if an 8mm round+ extra circumference of a bezel will look too big on me. For reference, my finger size is 4.5 or 4.75 so I don't want a disproportionately large solitaire. My oval is roughly 9 x 6.5 mm and I find it the goldilocks size, not big or small, just right. I've also seen many people say that beyond 1 or 1.5 carat equivalents, moissanites can look /too/ sparkly and unreal. Should I just stick to 7.5 which is supposed to be a ~1.5 carat equiv? Does .5mm really make that much of a difference?

    3. Shape - I thought I'd order a round so I can enjoy wearing another shape and also since my research so far has said that for moissanites, rounds are the most diamond like looking shape. I read that for ovals, cushions, etc the proportions/lw ratios are often a little off and they don't sparkle the same way, but that rounds are most similar to diamonds. Do people here tend to agree?

    I've tried to read through most of the two very long Tianyu & Starsgems threads but I'm confused on a few things. Hope I'm not re-asking questions that may have already been answered but that I missed while going through the threads! :whistle:

    Thanks guys :dance:
     
  14. knkn
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    by knkn » Sep 17, 2019 at 7:26 AM
    So just an update.... I have finally received my ring after saying 100 times that I didn’t want a transitional cut and sending through Michelle’s stone they still have put in the wrong stone for the ring. I have escalated to cherry and asked for a stone replacement or if not will be requesting a full refund. See the picture attached for reference of what they have sent me via email: CBA8ABDE-C343-4891-893B-B3545B32897F.jpeg
     
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    by michellelynn9175 » Sep 17, 2019 at 8:07 AM
    I’d ask for more pics and a video. Their photos are terrible quality. That doesn’t look near as bad as what they sent me the first time.
     
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  16. swaye2010
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    by swaye2010 » Sep 17, 2019 at 9:41 AM
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    I agree. My H&A cut and look like that sometimes. Just depends on when they snap the pic. Definitely needs a video.
     
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    by lovedogs » Sep 17, 2019 at 10:50 AM
    Their pics are seriously awful. I'd ask for more pics bc that actually might look nice/like their normal h&a cut.
     
  18. BoiledEgg
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    by BoiledEgg » Sep 17, 2019 at 3:58 PM
    Forgive my ignorance, but would anyone mind explaining the difference between this "transitional cut" from a standard hearts/arrows cut? I’m trying to learn and understand what to look for and my skills are obviously nil.
     
  19. larabe
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    by larabe » Sep 18, 2019 at 3:36 AM
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    knkn were you able to get better pics?

    I’m ordering several stones and asked for photos of each but only gotten one (above). Do you think the dark spots in the center are just reflection of the photographer or camera?

    These are small, 4mm. Should I ask to see every one or at that size they will be pretty similar?
     
  20. knkn
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    by knkn » Sep 18, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Yeh I’m asking for a video. The only other picture they’ve sent through just now is this one which they are saying is the stone...
     

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