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Bennett-jewelers on eBay is a total scam and fraud

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So to make a long story short I made a purchase on eBay, I dealt with a man named Ben, he sold us what was supposed to be a 3.50 CT ROUND CUT D/SI1 CUSHION HALO DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING 14K WHITE GOLD, the listing claimed this was a EGI graded diamond which to me seemed like they were trying to confused buyers into thinking it was EGL, seems this EGI grading certification was nothing but a fraudulent scam that was made in house, I brought this over to a GIA graduate gemologist at Kays and the stone I got was re-graded by them and their findings were just scary, the stone re-certified as a I2 clarity (enhanced) and H color, Good Cut, Poor Polish, 2.16ct (was supposed to be 2.25ct SI1 clarity, D color, Very Good Color according to EGI) and i must tell you this stone was so cloudy and had so many inclusions that i was even embarrassed to tell anyone what i paid for it. Their listing claimed to have the video of the actual ring which was also a total lie!

The company claimed to be from the USA but shipped from Israel, the Jewelry also claimed to be manufactured in the USA but the shipping documents said it was from Israel. This company is nothing more than a scam to get gullible customers to purchase from them.

BUYER BEWARE of these stores and Ben!

If you have bought anything from these people I would strongly advise having it checked via a third party to insure you got what you paid for, after two orders with them both of the rings we got were nothing like what was described. 
 

 

Edited by John Stewart

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Um... as scams go, this one is relatively mild, especially if they refunded your money except for reasonable shipping charges (as they keep writing on their site/ads...)

The eBay description (and their advertorial that they call "education")  is quite clear that the stone is enhanced (and thus the SI1 clarity is bogus to start from: there is no way a clarity enhanced stone is an "SI1" in the way GIA or others apply the term to an non-enhanced stone), and the price itself should be a tell-tale: nobody sells things for a 1/3 (or less) of the price they should be.

FWIW, I cannot find any claim on eBay that they are US-based or that their jewellery is manufactured in the US.

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A true 2.25CT D/SI1 raps at $34,875.00 USD (loose)

There is no such thing as clarity enhanced SI1, if it was truly an SI1 it wouldn't be clarity enhanced.  The goal of CE diamonds is take a imperfect stones (I1-I3), and make it look Slightly imperfect. (SI1-SI2) *** The Key word is LOOK

MORE CLUES: 

1. There willing to take 3600.00

2. There willing to accept less then 3600.00 (Make an offer)

3. They have more then one available (really, now selling multiples) LOL

4. They write NY, NY (as location) but the REG: Says Israel.

5. Plus many many more "tells" not willing to disclose. 

 

OP: FWIW: Caveat emptor 

 

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Hey John! I Presume they refunded you accordingly? Hence their 100% feedback. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, ronk15a said:

Hey John! I Presume they refunded you accordingly? Hence their 100% feedback. 

Based on forum info, he never logged in again after posting the complaint, nor does he follow his own thread. Which makes me think...


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
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On 7/11/2017 at 12:05 AM, davidelevi said:

Based on forum info, he never logged in again after posting the complaint, nor does he follow his own thread. Which makes me think...

 

12 hours ago, ameliaharry654 said:

Really?

Yes, really. Even a year later.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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