• Report: #437916

Complaint Review: Elisha Morgan Gemologist, Old European Diamonds, Kashmir-Sapphires, New England Gem Lab

  • Submitted: Thu, March 26, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, February 23, 2016

  • Reported By:McClure Pennsylvania
Elisha Morgan Gemologist, Old European Diamonds, Kashmir-Sapphires, New England Gem Lab
9300 South UH35 Suite A-500 Austin, Texas U.S.A.
  • Phone: 888-436-5223
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  • Category: Jewelers

Elisha Morgan Gemologist, Old European Diamonds, Kashmir-Sapphires, New England Gem Lab Con Man extraordinaire, steals and lies and takes your $$ NEVER EVER do business with him send him no $, send him no gems! Austin Texas

*Author of original report: Elisha Morgan now doing business as Ralph Morgan gemologistschoice.com

*Author of original report: Elisha Morgan: Better to keep your $ under your mattress and your gems in-hand

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Repeatedly attempted to locate individual filing complaint

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Elisha swindled us and another customer in 2 entirely different separate creative schemes.

us: He told us that he knew all about 'old' estate diamonds and he was wheeling and dealing and could buy and sell for handsome profits. he also convinced us that he was distantly related to us (as we were fond of geneology) and he also cozied up to us while serving together overseas. Nothing like being ripped off by a 'friend' and 'relative' We were not entirely convinced to invest in buying an old diamond from him, but then he pulled the ultimate: he promised that if he couldn't resell the diamond for us for a nice profit, he'd buy it back form us for what we paid for it. So--how could we lose?? I'll tell you how: he couldn't sell it, told us the market had suddenly dried up for those kinds of diamonds. we took possessionof the diamond and tried to slel ti as well and found no takers iint hat old style of diamond. So we, of course, asked hi to buy ti back.

First off, he's back ovreseas and his wife tells us she can't reach him. Messages go unanswered for months, e-mails not responded to. when we finally make contact, he gives us a song and dance about personal hardships that should have nothing to do with running his business (father dying and sister ill) which were causing him to be destitute--yet his website(s) continue to tout how he can wheel and deal and buy and sell stones internationally. He painted himself as a man who buys and sells gemstones all the time. Evidently that was fraudulent. Otherwise, why can't he swing one of his own gemstone investments and make the $ he needs to simply give us our $ back and get back his supposedly valuable diamond? Why would he want to stick us--pure novices in gems--with a diamond when he has such a market for them?? Certainly the great gemologist Elijah Morgan with all his 'contact' should be able to sell this stone easily for a handy profit. (you'll note the hallmark of a rip-off by the way he runs several websites, all claiming an 'us' involved in this great gem business but as far as anyone I've contacted knows, including the BBB, the only person involved in any of these businesses is Elisha Morgan! He used to be in New Hampshire, I think he's gotten a divorce and moved to Texas now.)

I'll tell you why. Because part 2 of his rip-off is what happened to a friend of ours (whom we met only by finding we'd both been ripped off by Elisha Morgan!) this fellow sent truly valuable jewelry pieces to Elisha for appraisals. Then--suddenly pieces end up missing while in Elisha's possession! Never returned. Never paid for, communication ceased!

Detective in New Hampshire, Frank Moran, mentions similar incidents reported where Elisha Morgan had also 'lost' someone's jewlery items.

Elisha Morgan, when he does respond, fails to communicate and immediately sends his lawyer after you.

this man deserves a good flogging.

B.D.O.
McClure, Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

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#1 Author of original report

Elisha Morgan now doing business as Ralph Morgan gemologistschoice.com

AUTHOR: BDO - (USA)

Elisha Morgan now doing business as Ralph Morgan gemologistschoice.com. He has re-done all of his other websites to replace his name Elisha Morgan with Ralph Morgan (I believe Ralph is his middle name). He has also removed his photograph from the websites. But if anyone needs help identifying Ralph as Elisha, I have the photo. He still refers to himself as himself and his associates, but I have no proof he is anyone but he, himself, and him.
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Elisha Morgan: Better to keep your $ under your mattress and your gems in-hand

AUTHOR: BDO - (USA)

Elisha claims not to be able to reach me, saying he's made repeated attempts and possibly I've moved. Well, go figure, it's been almost 6 years since he swindled me. People do move on.... However, typical of Elisha, this 'rebuttal' of his is steeped in fakery. He most definitely knows several people we both know in common as his other trade besides swindling in gemstones is the same work I do and it is unusual and revolves around the same core group of employers and workers nationwide. I am in the phone book (not unlisted) and gee, isn't that just absolutely gracious of Elisha to offer to buy back a stone for what we paid for it 6 years ago? (Now there's a nice profit, huh? Doesn't that just make you want to do business with Elisha? Better off your money sits under your mattress.) Where is his explanation as to his refusal to buy it back/inability to resell it at any profit whatsoever 6 years ago and his complaints that his father was dying, his sister ill, and then sicking his lawyer after us if we dare to bother him about his keeping his promise. Be sure to read the other reports on Elisha Morgan. I'm beginning to sense that perhaps the stone we have is in fact stolen and now he needs it back to settle up cases of people looking for gems they sent him to appraise?? 
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Repeatedly attempted to locate individual filing complaint

AUTHOR: Gemologist - (United States of America)

Elisha Morgan has tried numerous times to contact "B.D.O." to buy the gemstone in question from him for same amount as sold but to no avail. The man has apparantly moved residence and cannot be reached.
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