Finally, Someone has Caught on you can't buy a $25,000 Sapphire for $0.99 on ebay!
This entry follows our blog of the other day on more fraudulent sellers on line, specifically "Natural" Sapphire on ebay. See blog entry directly below entitled - "and when you think that fraud can't get worse on line...".
Yes, as we predicted, eventually someone would have the "Natural" Sapphire tested that they had paid a few dollars for, and find out that it was Synthetic.... What is surprising is that they seem shocked! This was one of the most blatant scams on ebay that we have found recently, but then again, we can find numerous ones and it only takes us a few seconds. Below is the feedback that has just started to show up with this seler on ebay; currently the feedback hasn't affected the seller, as they are still at 100% satisfaction. We can bet that the buyers of these fraulent items will not even return them. Why? Because the cost of their purchase (including shipping) is less than the cost to send the item back! Keeping their Synthetic Sapphire will actually save them money.
Recent ebay feedback for seller of "Natural" Sapphire:
LAB-CREATED stones. Seller promised me before payment that they were earth mined
Tested As Synthetic NOT Natural, but beautiful. Obvious by price.
I wish that the material was natural, we would purchase ALL of it - after all, we can't facet those gems at $0.99 nor can we even ship/insure for $10, and the value if natural would run into very large numbers. Actually, faceting the sizes of the material shown would run us literally hundreds of dollars.
Again, if people use some common sense, do some research, etc. one will not get taken. With All That Glitters, we have a proven track record and history going back 30 years in the gemstone trade, 90% of our sales is to the trade itself, our gemstones have appeared in Magazines, Newspapers, Gemstone Books, listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade and have been on line since 1999. All of this is easily verified. We travel the world seeking out fine quality colored gemstones and purchase rough if possible to have our cutters facet. We are your closest link to the miners and gemstone producing countries. It is said that our prices at times are at wholesale, below wholesale and most of the cases, grey sheet - between wholesale and retail. If our prices seem low, this can be explained due to our business, low overhead and the original concept of the business - be honest, purchase right and sell at the best price possible, whether to the trade or to those that see us in shows or find us on-line! Some may feel that some items are high, but this would include those items that are exceptional for some reason, photographed in books, a one-of-a-kind, etc. However, we feel that even these items are far undervalued and might only be approaching the retail price for a similar gemstone of just commerial quality or fine quality. One must compare like to like. Our inventory consists of gemstones and related items that you will not see even in some of the finest high end custom stores. With All That Glitters, you have our 100% Customer Satifaction Guarantee as well as our Lifetime Guarantee:
Whether you buy from All That Glitters or another reputable business, do your homework and use common sense. Don't join the ranks and be included in one of P.T.Barnum's most famous quotes....