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Sean, Jun 7, 2022
DON’T BE THE NEXT VICTIM
My Wife & I spent ALOT of money with Sean at Sean Jewelers during the 1st few days of our stay in Aruba. We went back towards the end of our trip & spent even more money & Sean entrusted us with the last few pieces of jewelry we bought, that we were to pay him for upon our return to the states & moving some money around to pay the balance owed.
Upon arriving home, we noticed some strange things about the last few pieces we bought. They are/were as follows:
-(3) of the diamonds fell out of the $7,000 bracelet & could hear 4th diamond rattling around inside one of the beads that 1 of the 3 diamonds that had fallen out.
-The $6,500 diamond ring we purchased snapped in two do to poor craftsman ship on yet another piece of preowned jewelry that had apparently not had enough gold poured into the band which caused it to fail.
-(3) Gold/Diamond Bangle Bracelets for $4,200 that one ended up breaking before we left. Sean Jewelers did take it back & fix it before our departure, however upon returning to the states it broke yet again along with another of the bangles breaking. Also, the gold/rodium/or whatever they're using to make white gold bracelets was wearing off (See Pic).
We took all of the Jewelry we had purchased to our local jeweler for the purpose of having it appraised & fixed. Sean, the owner, had offered to fix it via sending it to a Jewelry shop in New York City addressed to a person named "Pinky". That sounded extremely suspect to my Wife & I so, we chose to go to our local jeweler for the repairs.
Upon getting the results of the appraisals & the repairs, we were told that the bracelet was preowned, the diamond ring was random bits of gold smelted together (this is why the ring snapped), & the bangles actually had dipped gold rubbing off of them. This whole process of getting the items fixed & appraised took a couple of months. We certainly DID NOT send Sean Jewelers a dime due to the suspicions of the jewelry being sold fraudulently.
Sean of Sean Jewelers contacted us repeatedly wanting his owed money. We had every intention of paying until the red flags went up. Almost simultaneously receiving the repaired jewelry & assessments from the local jeweler, Sean threatened us with legal action to which I responded with the local jewelers comments & asked how to handle shipping the jewelry back & how we was going to compensate us for the cost of jewelry repairs & insured shipping that totaled $775.26.
Sean replied that our jewelers were lying, they were his competition, etc. He did agree to refund the repair & insured shipping cost money of $775.26 & still has yet to do so. I don't expect him to send me the money. Obviously, if he's selling used, preowned, & smelted together old jewelry, he's definitely not going to do right by me. Lesson learned on our part. It was a $775.26 lesson but, I'm grate full it didn't end up being the $17,700 lesson he had charged us.
The bottom line in all of this is BUYER BEWARE!!! If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. My Parents have been doing business with this man for the past 20+ years & now they have since taken all of the jewelry purchased from Sean Jewelers in Aruba to their local jewelers to have assessments done. Very sad.
I always thought it was funny that they were constantly trying to serve me alcoholic beverages one after another. Unfortunately for them, I don't drink. Hopefully this review will help someone not to fall into the same trap we did. Cheers.
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