I have flagged this store a few times and it’s still around. She’s selling “Cookie Lee” jewelry and has written in the item description “new with tags”.
There are many listings…….
This is an account of a person on another forum who posted this info about the fake sterling she got from an Etsy seller. As it turns out the seller is now putting a comment in her listings that the chains *may* be plated, but they’re still tagged .925 on the chain itself and also the listing title does not say “plated”, it says “sterling silver”. I have also attached a photo that this person included showing the results found by the silversmith, chains with the silver removed and the base metal showing through. Here is the person’s post in its entirety:
So I met someone at a bead show wearing a chain she got from this seller on Etsy. She mentioned how the price was crazy low for sterling. I ordered a few chains from the shop, just to see for myself. I had a silversmith test the chains, and they are in fact plated. I sent the chains back to the seller, and asked her to please change her listings to plated (and sent photos of the chain, compared to what actual sterling looks like). She said she was so sorry, and that she would change the listings and the titles, which she did, until the next day! The titles now say sterling, but in the description she put a tiny blurb about how they’re probably not real sterling…
I sent Etsy all of this information, and mentioned how many people have bought from this seller, thinking they were getting sterling chains (even if the price was way too low). and they said “I’m sorry to hear this. I have made a note of your complaint on the seller’s account. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you in the meantime.”
I’ve reported several listings, but maybe it would help if some more people did. Here’s the pic, (my silversmith also did an acid test on the clasp and its plated too)
there is a thread about fake sterling on Etsy right now:
UPDATE: Due to pressure from a number of people on the forum this came up on, she has changed the names in the titles to simply say “Silver”.
Might be worth watching this though, as apparently she has done this before then changed it back when she thought the heat was off.
If you look at the watermark in the listing above, it kindly informs you that “toprunway” will custom made this for you. (sic)
So I looked up “toprunway” and I found stores.ebay.com/TopRunway
If you click on an item, the seller’s name is actually “oriental_treasure” who sells from “fast ship, China.”
“Sexy Hair was founded in 1998 by…”
“In 1992, it created a short-lived chain of apparel specialty stores called Everyday Hero with two stores in Minneapolis. They attempted to compete against other apparel specialty stores such as GAP by offering private label apparel such as its Merona brand”
“New York based Dollhouse has been regarded by industry leaders and consumers alike as a leading fashion brand in the juniors market since its first denim jeans hit retail in 1995.”
this is just the easy stuff. I’m tired of flagging to no avail.
was the callout of sockpuppet pingi44 featuring FriedasophieVintage and Friedasophie guess who’s treasury made the FP this morning and who was included??