GEM of Doll Product Review

Aug 27, 2017

    1. www.gemofdoll.com/en

      Please copy and paste this template, then give your responses.

      * What did you order?
      * When did you order?
      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?
      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?
      * Were you satisfied with the product?
      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product (optional)
      * Would you buy more from this company?

      Feel free to include one or two photos of your purchase.
       
    2. * What did you order?
      Rae Fullset

      * When did you order?
      March

      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?
      For the doll? Yes. For the clothes, wig, accessories, eyes...NO. The dress itself had NO closures. NO button, no zipper, no ribbon, no velcro..nothing. And it's this large open back but it's clearly not fitted to be an open back design. It doesn't go over the shoulder since it's an off-shoulder dress so there's NOTHing to hold this dress up at all. It's as if they just forgot. It's just completely open in the back and it does not fit the doll because of this. It was made for this doll's fullset and it doesn't fit the doll it comes with. It doesn't wrap around her bust properly so it's way way too off in the front, the dress's back is so open the sides of the back of the dress are under her armpits. It's that poorly fitted. I don't even get how you do that. Her shoes are high heeled foot shoes but she has flat feet and they don't fit properly. Her sleeves arrived torn. They are gathered to create some cute poof but mine had one secured and one completely loose with just loose thread ungathered. It probably broke at some point before it even made it to me.The accessories were not like the ones in the pictures at all.. Gem of Doll does substitute when they run out of things but this was a pretty big difference. She also came with underwear that did not fit. They look like they were made for a 1/6 doll, not a 1/4 doll. I couldn't get them on her. The little findings were not properly attached to the item either. For example, I have to put her choker on her upside down because the silver fixing was sewn on wrong and isn't even remotely similar to their pictures. The eyes she came with were horrid quality. Handblown glass will have some imperfections, but one of her irises was this wiggly oval that didn't look even remotely like the other eye which was perfectly round (the iris itself, not the sclera). They look more like rejected eyes than ones they'd usually make for sale. Luckily, I had some Enchanted Doll Eyes I had ordered for her anyway that I wanted for her but I can't even turn around and sell the eyes I was sent or use them in another doll because they are such poor quality.
      Edit: An update on the underwear. I purchased two 1/6 dolls from GoD and they came with underwear. They are the EXACT same size as the ones sent with the 1/4 doll despite having drastically different doll measurements. If this doesn't explain how little this company cares, what will?

      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?
      The doll? Yes. The clothes and accessories? No.

      * Were you satisfied with the product?

      Doll? Yes. The makeup? No. Clothes and accessories? No.

      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product (optional)
      The doll is adorable. But everything they supplied her to come with was atrocious. And I sincerely don't think they sealed her faceup. She arrived to me chipped despite being well packaged and with a face protector.

      * Would you buy more from this company?
      Only because I had already placed the second order before this one even shipped. But now that I have seen the quality they offer and the service they offer (see my service review for them in the service forum) I won't be back.
       
      #2 akaisha0, Aug 27, 2017
      Last edited: Oct 16, 2017
    3. * What did you order?
      i ordered a colour-matched 1/3 body with additional zombie hands.

      * When did you order?

      april of 2017

      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?

      absolutely!

      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?

      yes

      * Were you satisfied with the product?

      yes

      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product (optional)

      positives: it's an absolutely beautiful body and poses WONDERFULLY, and the colour matching is perfect, i am very very happy. negatives would be that the box is actually too small for him to stand in, like, i have to bend his knees to fit him back in, and then the cover doesn't go all the way on. the box itself is lovely; it's just too small.

      * Would you buy more from this company?

      based on product quality and nothing else.... yes, but if i had to include the service in it, i would be hesitant to unless i heard that they had stepped up their service. i would really like to say a firm yes as it's a beautiful doll, but the service left something to be desired. i would check the service review @akaisha0 left, as that was basically my experience. i'm very mellow (perhaps dangerously mellow) when it comes to things though, so i was less forward than they were. as long as i get my doll i'm happy, however this was a bit difficult. absolutely lovely doll though
       
    4. * What did you order?
      Dido and Dedo fullset including wig, shoes, clothes, faceup, body blush + fisted hands. NP resin.
      * When did you order?
      May 1 2017, received October 2017
      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?
      Somewhat. The dolls themselves and the clothes are better quality than I've gotten in past orders. However, the body blush was sloppy at best. The finger nails were completely blushed and glossed off of where the nail bed was. It looks like it was hastily airbrushed over without any real care which almost defeats the purpose of having purchased this service since I'll now have to go back and pay someone else to redo this. The wigs are fur wigs, and no where near the cost for the lack of quality. As with all GoD wigs, they also don't fit the heads of the dolls they were made for. They are entirely too small. In an update to my order of Rae I mentioned how the panties she came with were too small for a 1/4 doll? Well Dido and Dedo are 1/6 and also came with panties, I measured them compared to the panties that came with the 1/4 doll and sure enough they WERE the same. Not relevant to this order, but worth noting in regards to my previous order.
      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?
      Yes. These dolls also come with the eyes they are pictured on site with. I have not taken the eyes out yet so I'm not sure if they are the same poor quality I got before or if they are better.
      * Were you satisfied with the product?
      Again, kind of. Please see the above comments.
      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product (optional)
      Save yourself some money. The faceup is lovely, the clothes are lovely, the doll is lovely. Don't the wigs, don't buy the shoes, and for the love of all do not buy their body blushing.
      * Would you buy more from this company?
      No. More about it in my service review, but please see my previous review for both service and product on the Rae doll for more details.

      Edit: I only realized after taking the eyes out of the Dido and Dedo dolls, that their website is wrong about the size of eyes they need. They come with eyes in their fullset and the eyes between them are at least two sizes apart from each other and yet their website still claims they both wear 14 mm. Heads up, they don't. Dedo wears 14 mm, Dido can't wear anything that big. Just cherry on the sundae at this point. I'm so done with this company.
       
      #4 akaisha0, Oct 16, 2017
      Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
    5. * What did you order?
      I ordered Hallea, blank, in tan resin

      * When did you order?
      August 21, 2017. I received her December 27, 2017

      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?
      Absolutely! I got her during a sale (20% off), though even without the discount, I would still say she is worth it.

      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?

      Yes, for the most part. Hallea's face is just as advertised, and the body looks lovely.

      However, the body cannot naturally achieve a particular pose from the company photos. For context, she was released on the new 1/3 girl body 002, which does not have a mobility joint under the hip socket like the original 1/3 girl body 001. However, both Hallea and Ares, who come on the 002 body by default, are featured crossing their legs. In reality, there is no "natural" way to achieve that on the 002 body without pulling the knee out from its place. It's a minor thing, but I imagine customers that haven't viewed the nude body photos might be surprised from the lack of leg possibility.

      I'd also say that the tan resin looks a little warmer in person than what's pictured in their resin color chart. That's to be expected, though.

      * Were you satisfied with the product?
      Oh, absolutely!

      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product
      She was wrapped and packaged very securely by GEM of Doll. Her resin feels nice and thick. She's poses solidly. I can stick her arm and leg out, and they will stay out. Her double joints word great. She also looks downwards very nicely, though I wish her head could swivel upwards a bit more. Head cap feels secure, though it's positioned in a way where taking her head off and on the body is surprisingly difficult. I was, admittedly, a tad disappointed that she cannot stand out of the box, but this was only because the rest of her is so solid. Her ankles lack the friction to support her, though I'm sure that can be remedies with hot glue sueding.

      * Would you buy more from this company?

      Yes! I already have plans to, actually.

      More on my GEM of Doll order: Customer Service feedback
       
      #5 Anglerfishee, Jan 14, 2018
      Last edited: Jan 20, 2018
    6. * What did you order?
      1/3 boy body 001

      * When did you order?
      1/06/18

      * Was the quality appropriate for the price, in your opinion?
      Yes! I did get it 20% off from Alice Collections, see below, but even if it wasn't 20% it's a nice body

      * Did the item look like the sales pictures?
      Yes. It takes a little bit of maneuvering to get him into some of the poses in the ad but all the ones I've tried he will do. His pants don't like it though.

      * Were you satisfied with the product?
      Very. He's also a perfect fit for my Dollzone head

      * Tell us some of the positives and negatives about this product (optional)
      Negatives: I asked Gem of Doll and they said that their normal yellow would match DollZone. It's not too far off but I wouldn't call it a "match". The dark wig I have him in masks it and unless his hand is by his face you can't tell. But there is a distinct difference. Also, as I mentioned above, some of the poses in the ad are a little difficult to replicate. Possible but hard.
      Positives: His body does, however, hold poses super well. his arms are strung a little tight but that's completely fixable. Also his hands, I really like the default hands, they look very nice. Small edit, he can also stand by himself really well. Both with and without shoes.

      * Would you buy more from this company?
      So. I've heard many a horror story about working with Gem of Doll. I opted to avoid this and order from Alice Collections. As I said in a review for them, I would order from AC any day. And I would order more products from GoD just not through them, through some sort of 3rd party.
       
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