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lenkie

I need some help please.

I won

Stone: TANZANITE (NATURAL)

Cut/Shape: OVAL CUT

Origin: TANZANIA

Carat: 4.88CT

Diameter: 8.9mm (length) x 11.4mm (width)

Treatment: Heat Treated

 

Color: AAA Violet Blue

 

Clarity: Slight Inclusions (SI) (There is an inclusion on bottom left of the stone, however when set on jewellery, the inclusion is not visible to the naked eye). We tried to show it as best as possible on the picture.

 

 

Certificate of Authenticity is included

 

We do not enhance the picture on its color or clarity of the Tanzanite. Color is exactly as shown in picture. It also has fine polish on corners to easily set on jewellery.

 

 

On auction 11 march 2009.

I got it for R10,000 and as a gem knower, i know this is a good deal.

It is also alot of money which i dont want to lose.

The seller is finejewellery, from outside sa.

Is he a recommended seller?

Could someone please help me through this big buy?

Lenki

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alloway65

I would be very careful about this deal also SI I dont like.

I am sure you will get some more helpful replies from our Expert Gemstone Bobbers!

I wold not transfer funds untill you find out more about this srone.

Good luck

D

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lenkie

Thank you,

The picture shows the (si) Which is fairly small.

Seller is also outside sa.

Does anyone know anything from this seller?

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Lukeness

Hi lenkie,

 

I have not dealt with the seller so I cannot comment on that.

 

Here is a link to the auction for anyone who want a look

 

4.88CT Tanzanite

 

If the stone looks like what is listed then it's not bad.

 

But being a type1 gem, the inclusion should not be "eye-visible". Having said that, it does look like it would be well-hidden under a prong when set. It worries me a little as it looks a bit like a crack, which could be a problem , if not now then later. But that might also just be the picture...

 

The ratings so far don't give an indication of any foul play though.

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alloway65

Certificate of Authenticity.....by whom!

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lenkie

The seller just send me a Certificate of Authenticity by golden star creations in hong kong?

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alloway65

In my humble opinion I dont think this C of A has much credibility.......check them on the internet.

Good luck

D

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lenkie

I just checked them, they are listed in alot of places?

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Cali Craft and Gems

Golden Star Creations - owner Edmund Chen:

 

Edmund Chen’s Experience

Owner

Golden Star Creations Limited

(Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Wholesale industry)

June 1999 — Present (9 years 10 months)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Edmund Chen’s Education

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master Of Science, Tourism, 1996 — 1998

University of Hawaii at Manoa

1991 — 1995

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Edmund Chen’s Contact Settings

Interested In:

job inquiries

expertise requests

business deals

 

*********

 

No mention of qualified Gemologist, etc. Certificate of Authenticity therefore doubtfully "valid".

 

PS. And if you're looking for a job at Golden Star Creations, don't worry, only 0-5 years experience needed... (diploma not even necessary)!

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lenkie

Oh... ok. Damn, the seller is actually Edmund Chen?

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Rubilac

All of this should have been done before you bid.

You bid.

Its a contract.

Finish and klaar.

 

If 39 positive ratings will not let you fork over the money, nothing will.

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alloway65

You know Edmund Chen?????

 

Note the majority of stones sold are in a setting.

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lenkie

Hey, dont get lelik.

I am wiling to pay, no problem.

I just want to make sure. u guys discuss fraud alot on the forum and excuse me for getting worried.

I wouldnt have bid on it if i couldnt pay it.

Just wanted some help from u guys...

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qball

Guys, please go easy on the tone... the forum is here to be informative and helpful.

 

Thanks

Cuan

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lenkie

Yes, thank you :(

I just wanted to know about the purchase and seller.

It is a gorgeous gem

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Rubilac

I agree it does not follow.

I have send the seller an invite to defend themselves here.

There is a topic about you on the forum. Care to defend yourself? http://forum.bidorbuy.co.za/viewtopic.php?t=10039&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

 

Posted as a question here: http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/jsp/item/Item.jsp?Trade_TradeId=11910950

 

Let's see what happens.

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Cali Craft and Gems

* Two auctions

* Two different size / weight Tanzanites

* Two identical images of "gem on auction"

* Two identical explanations of inclusions on said gem

* One very dubious seller....

 

Explanation for 4.88ct Tanzanite:

Clarity: Slight Inclusions (SI) (There is an inclusion on bottom left of the stone, however when set on jewellery, the inclusion is not visible to the naked eye). We tried to show it as best as possible on the picture.

 

Explanation for 1.30ct Tanzanite:

Clarity: Slight Inclusions (SI) (There is an inclusion on bottom left of the stone, however when set on jewellery, the inclusion is not visible to the naked eye). We tried to show it as best as possible on the picture.

 

Something fishy here... Sushi perhaps???

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lenkie

Thanks you guys, this is really helping. He has already e-mailed me his details

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lenkie

O.k, so what does this mean? do i still have to pay the guy? This sounds like fraud to me?

:shock:

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Cali Craft and Gems

Let's wait and see what management has to say about this first. Perhaps send an email to the community watch asking their opinion.

 

communitywatch@bidorbuy.co.za

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