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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-17-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
I share your experience I've purchased numerous items all marked sterling 925 s. At at cetera etcetera and they have all prove to be fake
volemus
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Posts: 602
Registered: ‎11-15-2004

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to rcheeseman-uk

This thread was started over 2 years ago, when the original Fine Jewelry Board still existed. The problem started even before then and eBay has not sanctioned these sellers. About all you can do is follow the advice, knowing in the end they will still probably win, take your new knowledge and move on.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-16-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to roefm
Now I'm really concerned. I just found out that S80 is a fake silver (metal) and I hope that eBay is going to do something about these sellers of fake jewlery and sellers who mislead customers by giving wrong information. I hope eBay is not all about making a buck. I would like to have a response from eBay about this post at ruthc66@hotmail.com. Kind regards, Ruth
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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎06-11-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
I have checked out dozens of stores online, and "jewelesco" is simply amazing. Sterling silver .925 only, great gemstone
selection and lapidary/cutting/facetting and excellent soldering and finish work. I think they also do free shipping.
Pricing is fantastic...I buy
a lot of pendants and can get natural
gems,.... From $8.99 to $12,up to $14 to $20...if you prefer a masterpiece!
No lab-created or coloring.
I got my wife an exquisite blue Topaz and Lapis lazuli pendant, added a solid .925 chain and she loved it, but got upset because she a similar piece in a fancy shop... For $800!...okay... $650 for you. My whole costs were less than $19. Unreal!






roefm
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-19-2012

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to lcbohmy3760

A big part of the problem of ebay not going after these sellers that are selling fake jewelry is that the last time I called ebay about a problem I asked the Rep where he was and guess what? he was in Asia working at ebay.

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-17-2013

Re: Seller with beautiful silver

in reply to connie53053
Can you name the seller you mentioned who sells beautiful silver jewelry on eBay?
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-03-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to connie53053

who is the seller on ibay that sells beautiful silver jewelry.  i usually only wer silver.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-22-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to connie53053

hi would like to know if you could tell me the person you buy from? i would like to order some

honorwall1
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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-28-2009

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to llytle45853

YOU ONLY HAVE 250 FEEDBACKC

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Posts: 661
Registered: ‎01-11-2009

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278

Okay i will bite. Not using HTML though.

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Posts: 5,157
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to harekrishnakabita

Ebay is like anywhere else, you get what you pay for. Why would a seller take less than scrap for a jewelry item? Think about it, and avoid Chinese sellers.



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Registered: ‎10-11-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to lcbohmy3760

I bought 230 items of jewelry at 12 Chinese sellers, all named Sterling Silver, 925 Sterling Silver, 925 Sterling Silver Filled and even 14K White gold filled. I also bought one S80 silver item. I bought them all with the purpose to investigate what kind of jewelry they are selling. Big business I think.

 

I gave 12 items to a certified laboratory for full metal analysis. None of the objects contains any silver or gold. All counterfeit, even the stones are made of plastic.

lcbohmy3760
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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-25-2008

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to connie53053

Just a quick note..as a jewelry store owner...buyer beware..if they are selling an item at less than the scrap rate for precious metal...it is not real. NO one can afford to stay in business selling at a loss! This fact, along with alot of fraud , has prompted me to send video to ebay headquarters of acid testing for several pieces of "stamped" .925 sterling silver that is advertised as sterling...it is plastic...some were a mix of more than 7 alloyes. Hermosa ..who I believe you have purchased from....sold me fake as sterling.I will attach the video for you to see. Most of us use acid because a metalurgist gun runs about $45,000 to purchase, although I have requested and had several pieces shot to find out just how many alloys were mixed in one "sterling silver" piece from China. I tried to attach the video of the acid test, but this site would not allow it , so I am posting the photo of the "green " acid reaction. When it turns green the item tested is not precious metal at all. 

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Registered: ‎09-22-2010

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
I have purchased hundreds of items off of eBay and have been very happy with all except 1.
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Posts: 661
Registered: ‎01-11-2009

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to connie53053

I think the "China issue" here is mainly sellers from China. I would guess that about 80% of all karat gold jewelry with Dias. and colored gemstones are made in either, China or India. Some junk,,,,,, some nice. The sellers from China seem to have found an easy venue to scam with all the loopholes. Not to mention a huge amount of uneducated buyers.

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Posts: 5,157
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to connie53053

Then your seller is one in a million, and not the norm on Ebay.



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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-30-2010

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to five*sisters

Just replying as to your comment that all jewelry from China is fake.

 

I know experts here in California that have told me that China is buying up our silver here.

 

I have found a very reputable seller on e-bay that sells absolutely beautiful sterling silver jewelry at incredible prices.  In fact, I have placed some of it in shops here for sale.  Do not always put a label on China.  Yes, most of what we buy here is junk.  However, in the gem industry there, there are breath-taking pieces of jewelry.  They love beautiful, expensive things too.

 

 

Community Member
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-06-2014

Re: S80 Silver? [vs. real .925 SterlingSilver]

in reply to gk681948

I learned a lot here, and thanks for all the info and tips here..I see no reason to allow the type of silver to stop a person from enjoying a piece of Jewelry they really love..  the Nail Polish remedy is an awesome idea, I WILL try.

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Posts: 5,157
Registered: ‎11-08-2005

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to barbdwyer

You are not a nurse, are you?



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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2014

Re: S80 Silver?

in reply to jplu4278
To beany120475:
Even if it's not 925 sterling silver, some of the jewelry from China is still very beautiful. If you didn't pay much for if and do not feel you were ripped off for what you received, I don't see why your daughter can't wear the jewelry over a turtleneck or you can coat the earring posts with clear nail polish (the part that goes through her ear). I too, have sensitive skin. I react to nickel, especially when I sweat. I wear fashion jewelry in this way & I don't have any problems with it. I wish you the best. I hope it worked out for you!