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Please help decipher photos of tranny studs on ebay

737lizakg

Shiny_Rock
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Please help me decide if these are matched enough for studs. I have been wanting small studs for my second piercing and these are a good size for me.

I bought some small .25 (each) studs on ebay for pretty cheap, but still for more than 500 dollars. it was a late night impulse buy. I then looked at the photos on a pc instead of a small iphone and saw that the pair were actually just mirror images of one stone, hence why I thought ' wow they're perfectly matched!' duh.

I quickly emailed and asked to cancel. The vendor was great, siad sure but that he would fiy the issue and take other photos. He also took them to his friend who is a broker and got an opinion that yes they are a match, but my excessive questions about carbon spots, girdle chips, culets, facet patterns, table size and crown height has scared him off. He wants to refund me as the cost of a return is too much for both of us to absorb, as I live overseas and they use the dreaded GSP, where I have NEVER gotten my customs money back no matter how many hours I spend trying to contact Pitney fricking bowes ( the company that handles ebays GSP).

Can people tell me if it's worth the gamble ( as in I keep them no matter what) for the price, or point out that they in fact are not a match at all. My brain and my eyes are not working properly and these are now starting to look like MRBs... I've been staring at the screen too long. Below is the initial listing image, and some extra ones sent by the vendor. I have increased the contrast to try to see the facets better.

I hope I manage to attach the photos.

listed as I VS1, so willing to accept that they may be K SI

any input, however harsh, will be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Snowdrop13

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It's really hard to tell what they might be from those photos but the first picture of identical stones would be a red flag for me- I'd cancel the order.
 

Bron357

Ideal_Rock
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Hi, what you need is a simple photo of them sitting straight up facing the camera, alongside each other. Photos where they are on angles etc are of no help in deciding. That said, are they both for the same ear? If not, no one will be able to tell or notice even if they are slightly different. One though seems to be more yellowish than the other, but the photos aren't great. But I'll end with, if you're not sure, pass.
 
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