Sad getting rid of Engagement ring in the DC metro area

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fuentesbee:  there’s a jeweler on the corner of connecticut and L that has a sign in the window that says ‘we buy diamonds’. i dont know about platinum, but you could always ask.

Post # 4
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Dominion Jewelers buys estate pieces, so they might buy them.  You might also check Quinn’s Goldsmith in Woodbridge or Occoquan to see if they would buy the stones.

Post # 5
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@fuentesbee:  Sorry, I don’t have selling advice. Just want to say that I am so sorry about your divorce. I hope things get better.

Post # 7
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m sorry that it didn’t work out between you two. There’s a website called IdonowIdont or something like that. People can choose their own prices for the rings so you can make sure you’re letting go at a price that you feel comfortable with. Might be a good option. 

Post # 8
1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@fuentesbee:  I’m from Canada, so I can’t give suggestions, but just wanted to say I’m sorry about the divorce. I hope things go smoothly for you. Lots of good things come out of bad situations, so I’m sending good wishes your way!

Post # 9
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You should also consider or the’s pre-loved section.

I am sorry about your divorce.

Post # 12
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What about using the metal and stones and making it into something else ?? A RHR, necklace, earrings ??  Just hold onto them when it is a little easier to think about and deal with.  If you still want to sell then, ok, if not make them into something new.

Post # 13
60 posts
Worker bee

Sorry to hear about your divorce. I’ve been there and it’s not easy. 

In answer to your question, there’s a lot of people selling used jewelry on ebay. You can set a reserve price so any bidding below where you’d want to part with it for wouldn’t be a promise to sell. 

Hope that helps. 

Post # 14
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I am also sorry to hear about your divorce. I remember a bee buying a beautiful ring on idonowidon’ Sending hugs your way!

Post # 15
288 posts
Helper bee

I’m sorry to hear about your divorce. I can’t begin to imagine.

You mentioned that you’ve been married for a year and a half, but in one of your posts several months ago you still had a few weeks prior to the wedding. Did you get married earlier, and just have the wedding afterwards?

Post # 16
8 posts
  • Wedding: December 1993

I am very, very sorry about your divorce. 

I have used Tysons Watch and Jewelry Exchange across from Tysons Corner.  They are honest and you leave with cash. 

But, you will not get a good price at any place that I am aware of even at Tysons, although they will probably offer you a better price than most other places.  

I have purchased 3 rings off EBay and with it being the holiday season this might be a good time to try and sell on EBay …

On EBay, you stand a chance of getting a better price. 

You will be extremely lucky to get 1/2 of appraised value.  


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