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  1. whitewave
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  2. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 20, 2019
    I always get nervous that on eBay I’m going to buy someone’s old mall stuff or Wilson’s or Effy :lol::wall:or Ross Simons
     
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    by distracts » Aug 20, 2019
    Maybe I should do another thread for this but if someone is searching for antique or Victorian or rose cut jewelry, HOW do you filter out that mass-produced low-quality stuff that is mostly from India and the listings that steal pictures and descriptions but are theoretically sending you replicas in silver with CZ (lord knows what they look like) that are all over the results? This is my current issue with eBay searches, because the item names usually don’t include any keywords I can use without filtering out things I actually want to see. Maybe someone has a way to do it I don’t know about?
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 20, 2019
    @distracts try "antique rose cut diamond ring" or if not looking for a ring replace that with whatever form you are looking for. I've tried that search and gotten good results!
     
    


    


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    by Starfacet » Aug 20, 2019
    Oh, just a couple of small rings. :whistle:
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    by whitewave » Aug 20, 2019
    :lol::lol: Gorgeous!!!

    @distracts I Click USA only on the left side bar and also you can use a minus sign for things you don’t want (I think) like

    old European cut -cz as your search
     
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    by OdetteOdile » Aug 20, 2019
    I love looking on ebay for orange blossom rings! I'm not in the market right now, but I love it when I see a good one. I get tempted when it is in my size...
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 20, 2019
    I saw one the other day, can’t remember the seller :confused:
     
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    That’s exactly the kind of search that is bringing up either fakes or the Indian stuff that I want to exclude. I posted examples. In this one, I COULD exclude the first one easily by excluding terms relating to silver but since silver was used in some antique pieces I try to exclude only .925 and sterling - which would have caught this one but doesn’t get them all. The second appears to just straight up be ripped off of some other listing except they’re sending you a fake, and the only way I can figure out how to exclude those is either to change the category - in which case I may miss things listed in the wrong category - or to up the price floor, which means I miss lower-priced items and auctions that don’t have many bids yet.
     
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    by distracts » Aug 21, 2019
    I get real results too, and for that particular search the real results outweigh the results I'm not interested in. But I find the most effective way of finding "deals" is by searching for super vague terms like "antique diamond" and then excluding a bunch of terms that reliably bring up results I don't want. If it's got an actual name like "rose cut" it's usually a sign it's being sold by someone who actually knows stuff about jewelry, and that stuff usually isn't priced in the "screamingly good deal" range. Lol. And you can see that the fake things have normal descriptions so whenever searching for Art Deco pieces or oecs they are brought up. Several years ago when I was searching on eBay a lot I didn’t have these problems but now that I’m back to it they’re all over the place.
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 21, 2019
    Ah I see @distracts, I do not have great luck finding deals on Ebay unfortunately, for me the pawn shops are where it's at but that requires a good bit of time and patience. However I did recently find a rose cut diamond at a pawn shop for $375 so they are out there!
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 21, 2019
    So you know I just had the brilliant idea to search for rose cut stick pins on Ebay thinking that would be a great way to get a great deal on a rosie that could be converted and don't you know they are making them over in India! Enraging!
     
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    by distracts » Aug 22, 2019
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    Umm everything about the cut of this center stone has me like
     
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    by Nikki1415 » Aug 22, 2019
    I was interested in this ring (and another that they are selling) too but the seller doesn't respond.
     
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    by StephanieLynn » Aug 22, 2019
    Gorgeous ring @distracts

    Just wanted to say that if anyone wants to buy the ring I shared above, feel free I won't be coming into that kind of money anytime soon!
     
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    by distracts » Aug 22, 2019
    I'm so leery of buying from sellers that don't reply if I message them. I am worried they won't ship it!
     
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    by Nikki1415 » Aug 23, 2019
    Not only that, there's no returns so if something is wrong with the ring it will be a hassle to go through eBay/paypal, the seller barely has any feedback (just as a buyer), and no measurements of diamonds/ring itself/ring size. The ring is nice but I don't trust the seller because they barely have any information and they aren't answering.
     
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    by Starfacet » Aug 25, 2019
    I know, it's amazing! I recently found this lady. She's on Etsy too. Has some gorgeous stuff
     
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    by chroman » Aug 26, 2019
    On the less blingy front, somedays you’re just minding your business and all of a sudden find yourself deep down a Soviet watch rabbithole...
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    by whitewave » Aug 26, 2019
    Funny how that happens, isn’t it :whistle:
     
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    by Starfacet » Aug 28, 2019
    So sweet!
     
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    by whitewave » Aug 28, 2019
    My sister said she thought it was weird.
     
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