Post # 1
Bees! I’m in need of some advice. I have been seraching for an antique wedding band and believe I have found a strong contender. The only problem is the ring is states away from me and I won’t be able to see it in person before I purchase.
The company has a 2 week return date from the date of delivery. I have asked them a string of questions, but I wanted to know if any bees know what I should be asking them about the ring before I take the plunge to buy.
I have asked them to verify the metal on the ring, how they acquired the ring, the colour of the diamonds (the store does not provide information on clarity, and in a wedding band im not too concerned about that), and for additional pictures.
Should I be asking them for an appraisal, or should I just purchase the ring, have it appraised, and return to them if anything unfavorable is discovered?
Post # 3
@memmielee: My fiance purchased my antique e-ring from a private seller on ebay. The seller was located in New York, and we’re located in Michigan. He purchased the ring and had it shipped to his work. After he proposed, we had it appraised and sized. The appraised value came back more than double what he paid for it (!!!!). The stones in the ring arent the clearest, some of them have a yellow tin to them, some of them look darker in certain lighting (they’re old mine cut diamonds), but I love it! The ring also doesnt have perfect proportions, either, and I am also okay with that since it’s an antique and I know it was hand crafted by someone in the 1920s.
If I were you: purchase the ring, have it appraised, and then decide what you want to do (send it back, ask for some money back if it appraises way lower than what you/FI paid, etc.)
Picture of my ring:
Post # 4
@MichiganGirl24: that is absolutely gorgeous. I’m so apprehensive that I’m going to get ripped off. Ive been asking the sales lady a million questiosn via email, but so far I am still in love with the ring. I dont want to make a purchase like this simply off of impulsive notions!