Dear Orchidians, I have a question for you all.
Back in February 2003 a well known designer/jeweler from NY who I
think is a fairly big name asked to see some briolettes on memo from
me. Before sending the goods I asked around and received word from
business associates that she is well known and had good credit. I
sent her a $ 20,000.00 memo insured via FedEx as per her
instructions and told her she was liable for the shipping and
insurance. She agreed verbally on the telephone.
First problem occurred when she saw that the FedEx Insured Overnight
service was $57. She said she could have shipped the 20K memo for
$8.00 using FedEx and her insurance. After a lot of himming and
hawing she gave me written signed PO from her company for a pair of
briolettes and special orders on how to drill them. I did the
drilling, and was ready to send them when she then called and
canceled the order. I told her that I had a signed PO form her and
that I already drilled them as per her request and I considered the
sale final now. She denied ever sending me a signed PO. I faxed her
a copy to prove it. She then said OK send the stones. After about 3
weeks went by I called her and she said she never received the
stones. I called the Post Office and they told me they had attempted
to deliver them twice leaving pink slips since she was not in and
she had not come to pick them up. I notified her of this and finally
she went and picked them up. It was now the beginning of April. I
have since called her, billed her, called her re-billed her, and
still no payment. ( She owes me about $700 plus shipping and
She will not respond to my telephone calls, and our relationship has
been and is totally sour at this point IMO.
I have read her name on the lecture circuits at big NY jewelry
shows. She sells at many fine department stores. She touts her
reputation and knowledge and integrity.
She has had my brio pair tied up since the beginning of March 2003,
she does not honor her word, her contracts, or money she owes me. She
has the goods and will not pay. (IMO this is theft.)
She said she is a JBT member, but is not listed in print due to
security reasons. I believed her when she first told me this, but
since then I am suspicious of this story.
What do you suggest? I would love to go public and tell all who she
is, but that is probably the wrong thing to do if I want to get my
money. Can I send info like this to Credit Rating Companies like
TransUnion, Experian, or similar?
Steve Green / Rough and Ready Gems