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01-20-2015 01:12 AM
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
I think there are a few aspects to this problem. One, the compaies can pop up again under another name very quickly. Another, i'm sure many people are willig to buy knowing the items are fake. Some of the jewelry items can be purchased for under a dollar.
12-17-2014 08:11 AM
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.
12-16-2014 01:21 PM
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12-12-2014 07:37 PM
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.
10-11-2014 05:31 AM
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.
10-11-2014 04:24 AM
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.
10-10-2014 04:49 PM
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.
09-26-2014 08:44 PM
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.
09-25-2014 09:15 AM
Then your seller is one in a million, and not the norm on Ebay.
09-23-2014 01:20 PM
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.
09-06-2014 11:35 AM
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.
08-25-2014 12:59 PM
You are not a nurse, are you?