by EvaEvans » Mar 18, 2019 I do not accuse the seller of hiding ring defects, but yes, I believe that the ring was damage while still in the seller possession. Many times in my jewelry practice I have had cases when the owner of some jewelry wasn't aware of some damage - either on the setting, either on the diamond. I had owners believing that their jewelry is made by some brand name or that the stones are diamonds, just because their husband or fiance told them so. "Believing" is not a proof that count. My advise for sellers: Make an appraisal of the jewelry on your name, and after that put it in a box and lock it in the safe without wearing it any more, and be sure that only you have an access to it. Make a final inspection of the jewelry prior to ship it.