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dneese August 8th, 2012 11:16 PM

Tanzanite international
I am trying to return a loose stone to above vendor. They are telling me that I cannot return purchase for refund unless independent appraiser states stone is lower quality than advertised. Any help or information would be appreciated. Carnival Cruise Lines recommended this vendor to passengers on the ship. I was also told that I had 30 days to return item. This was a complete lie!

green_rd August 9th, 2012 10:03 AM

TI is a part of Diamonds International. Their customer service is located in NYC.

That is their policy. You have 30 days to return the jewelry if an independent appraiser states the stone is of lower quality than they sold it. There is no room for buyer's remorse. Check your receipt. The Carnival buyer's protection program is really no better.

You might be able to work with your credit card company. If you send it back use some trackable method.

dneese August 9th, 2012 09:40 PM

Tanzanite international is a sham
So Bob, if I mail it back via Fed-Ex and they accept package, would that help my chances of getting credit back from American Express?

green_rd August 10th, 2012 09:18 AM

I would call AmEx customer service and discuss the situation with them.

Our situation was a little different. My wife had purchased a ring that needed to be sized and didn't get delivered to the ship as promised. We never had possession of the item.

lhp August 10th, 2012 04:03 PM


Originally Posted by dneese (Post 1441748)
So Bob, if I mail it back via Fed-Ex and they accept package, would that help my chances of getting credit back from American Express?

Talk to American Express about contesting the charge......however, I would NOT just ship the stone back to them.

American Express is probably going to tell you that unless the AIG certification was false...there is nothing you can do.

The "guarantee" is only that the stone is the quality the AIG states that it is..... not that you can find it at a cheaper price some where else or just do not want it anymore.

NancySimons November 7th, 2012 12:48 PM

Tanzanite International
Unfortunately Diamonds International are known for their strict policies. Morris Gad, the CEO didn't make his fortune so quickly without some serious smallprint.

Have you tried getting the stone appraised? You may find that it is indeed lower quality and this will be your ticket to return it. It seems the only loophole in the contract receipt. There are many registered appraisors around - try to locate one in your area, they have a register of GIA qualified appraisors. Or maybe - they have an "Ask a Gemologist" feature which may of some use before paying for an appraisal.

Good luck!

lmk October 21st, 2013 12:17 AM

Hi - I'm a gemmologist myself and was pretty shocked to see the prices of tanzanite on a cruise we recently took. Its certainly not the bargain they make it out to be ! Interestingly, the mining company which mines most of the worlds tanzanite just opened up an online store, and they really have good deals. You do have to pay your countries import tax ( USA = 5% ) but the quality is excellent and they have a good return's policy and free shipping.

green_rd October 21st, 2013 08:48 AM

Interesting that this is LMK's first post, a thread that sat idle for almost a year? Methinks it may not be legit.

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