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Is the jewelry real?
asked by Rachel B. on 12/26/15
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It's costume jewelry unless other wise stated
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Chances are, no. There use to be honest sellers there, but now it's just stuff from overseas purchased in bulk! Avoid Tophatter!
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You have to read the descriptions. It will tell you if it's real or plated.
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Avoid Tophatter like the plague they are evil people trying make money on people
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I don't know...I never received what I ordered from them.
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Not always, it is iffy. TOPHATTER does not support its sellers and at times, does not support buyers either, but buyers are better treated than sellers for sure. As far as real items, stay away from the so called name brand as most are fake, but ask the seller about quality and if fake or not. Most are honest.
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If you mean are the stones completely natural gemstones without any process, you need to ask before bidding. It will say natural or no process if they are natural. I have found jewelry accurate.
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If it's real it will say it's real. If not, it says plated or filled.
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overseas sellers sell plated 925 or plated gold they say 14k but thats fake too , tophatter does not monitor these sellers thats why so many refunds and cancelled orders , just do not buy from tophatter , waste of time , you tell me where to get 5000 dollar ring for 20 dollars tophatter if it sounds to good to be true then it is. all the people that say its real and everything is great are either first time online buyers or they work as a review panelist for money.
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The descriptions are confusing and mostly, lacking vital info.
It might tell you what one stone is, but not the other/s.
It will tell you the stones are real, but not if they are Natural or Created (big difference, especially in materials cost price).
A bracelet l bought was advertised as gold-filled. Gold filled is electroplated gold on base metal, and is a much thicker layer than plated gold, which is merely dipped. Gold filled will never chip, peel, or wear through - you are essentially wearing gold against your skin.
But this bracelet is showing the base metal after 2 months wear, so it is actually gold plated, not gold filled (again, big difference).
I contacted TH to be told that l had already gone over the 30-days period for returns, so they couldn't (wouldn't!) do anything about it. So l paid about $40 for a piece of Jewellery that was actually worth about $10.
Rip-off! I shall not buy there again.
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The detail in jewellery items is generally accurate, but sometimes misleading until you have read all the detail. Be very cautious with your live bidding - try to look at the product detail before the auction comes up, or click on the picture when the auction is running, and view the details. You may miss a few items , but you will avoid bidding on items that are not what you expect them to be. Keep an eye on the shipping cost also - it is often just creating a minimum bid, and does not reflect actual shipping costs. Don't forget you can cancel the purchase, if you find it is not what you thought it was.
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I haven't had much success. Avoid seller Valueforbucks as well as any seller from India. I haven't gotten anything that I purchased. Getting my money back has been a nightmare. If you do purchase from Tophatter only buy if you can use PayPal. Tophatter's customer service is HORRIBLE. I had two items that I ordered from Valueforbucks and I never received them. I opened a case and waited nearly 3 months only to have Tophatter's close the case in favor of the seller. Thank goodness I paid with PayPal and was able to get my money back within a week.
I have purchased jewelry and it's costume junk, nothing like the picture or the description.
You are better off buying stuff on Ebay. Some of the sellers on Tophatter also have stores on Ebay.
There have been so many complaints about Tophatter and the guy that started it.
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Some of the jewelry on TopHatter IS 100% real. Some are simply costume. Buyers are provided a full description of the items they are interested in. If the description does not say real, chances are? It is a costume item..in which case is usually fine, since not everyone can afford genuine diamonds, and some pieces are just as pretty :)
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Never received the ring I purchased, the whole format is flawed and I believe dangerous to consumers a haven for fraud.
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There purchase from china BEWARE!
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