- Check the description of the stone very carefully
- You are looking for the clarity grade, color description, size and cut. Read the fine print about the stone
- Is the stone synthetic or natural
- Is it treated or not? If it is then what is the treatment
- What are the symmetry, polish and other finer features of the stone described as
- If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is ... not true
- For how long has the seller held an account on ebay
- What is the dealers feedback percentage
- What are the negative comments on the feedback? Is there a pattern of problems? Has he addressed any of the issues?
- What are the positive feedback points?
- If you ask a question does he reply satisfactorily? In a timely manner?
- What is the return policy?
- What is the exchange?
- Does the seller have a store location?
- Do you lose any amount for the restocking/ shipment for the stone?
- Is there a negative comment in the feedback regarding the return policy?
- Make sure the return policy grants you enough time to be able to get the stone examined by a gem lab or local appraiser at least
- Study very carefully the other products sold by the seller and the previous items as well
- If you feel there is a fraud then it is better to get to the bottom of it before getting into it
- Make sure the seller has enough good credits (preferably 100%) to become your source of stone hunt
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