There are many reasons why you should get to know your jeweler and shop local for jewelry... One of the many reasons deals with fraud on the internet.
A local resident bought what was advertised online as 1.3 carat diamond ring. After making the purchase through eBay, the buyer decided to take the ring to Bell Jewelers for an insurance appraisal.
The staff at Bell Jewelers in Murfreesboro then told the customer that he actually bought a Cubic Zirconia ring. In other words, the 1.3 carat diamond set were not real diamonds at all, they were fake diamonds.
The man contacted eBay and was told that a police report should be filed and the appraisal from Bell Jewelers needed to be sent to them so that they can pursue a refund. As for the eBay seller, the victim told police they go by the handle of "Forevrjewels8."
MPD Incident 17-1335