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 Post subject: Appraisal on a horrible abomination purchased on eBay
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:02 pm 
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A client of mine purchased a nephrite ring on eBay in May.
He brought it for an appraisal last week.
The seller claimed that the ring had a retail replacement value of $6500.
My client made an offer of $5000 which was accepted.
Long story short, the ring is frankly uninsurable.
Following is a pic of the atrocity:
Th center stone is glued in, beads are missing, many diamonds tilted so a thorough cleaning would dislodge them. Top of the ring is 18k (as represented) shank is 14k.

Would you just describe the ring as it is and value it as crap, I mean scrap.


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 Post subject: Re: Appraisal on a horrible abomination purchased on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:41 am 
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It is worth 5000 dollars if they didn't mentikn the tilted diamonds and he takes advantage of eBay's generous return policy. Hopefully he is still in the window.


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