My experience at the Pawn shop today

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FauxPas2012:  i think white gold has really become the thing in the last decade or so – so it would make sense that he hasn’t seen that much – yellow gold can always be dipped though!

Maybe I should check a pawnshop for my band – i’m having a terrible time finding one, might be a good idea for other jewellery as well – i hate spending the money that comes with ‘bridal’ jewellery

Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

Couldn’t you take one of those sweet diamonds currently set in a yellow gold ring and reset it in a white gold one?  Aren’t setting relatively inexpensive?

Post # 5
3197 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@FauxPas2012:  Wow, I’m shocked that he disagreed with you.  I was shopping with my BFF at costco looking for an ering for her upgrade.  She loves yellow gold and would never consider white gold.  We could not find one ering that was yellow gold.  It was ALL white gold besides a hand full of fashion rings and a lot of earrings.  Clearly that clerk knew nothing about modern day jewelry trends.

Post # 6
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Me and my FI have experienced the opposite here. He wants a yellow gold band and we’ve looked around pawn shops and cannot find any. Plenty of white gold though. And yes, there are some really good deals!

Post # 7
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had great luck at the pawn shop here (it’s where we got my ring, since we’re broke grad students).  Lots of different styles, different kinds of gold, we scored platinum for a song, honestly.  I think we’re going to go back to look for wedding bands, too.

Post # 10
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@FauxPas2012: “Diamonds are worth very little on the second had market.”

If actual diamonds are worth little,just imagine what a simulant is(n’t) worth..Surprised

True gold colored gold is having a resurgence in popularity now although think white gold still outsells gold gold multiple to one. Of course in pawn shops it depends on what is brought in to pawn as to what stock they have…so they probably wouldn’t have a good handle on current trends.

Post # 11
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@FauxPas2012:  i am a black woman and I have no white gold pieces (Although I’ve recently started buying a little platinum). Yellow gold looks glorious with all shades of black skin although I do have black friends that prefer white gold. So no, we never seized upon the ‘white gold craze’ en masse. I’m sooooo glad they were all able to hold on to their wedding bands. Wedded bliss in the hood must be good. Wasn’t it just easier to spit it out? Lol!

Post # 12
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Maybe I am a bit dense or it is too early without coffee to be communicating, but what did he mean by the “chains” comment?

Post # 14
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Yeah…Gold is yellow and it’s gorgeous as is. I’d hate the maintenance required of white gold. I like my platinum and the look of the white metal but nothing is as rich and creamy as yellow gold IMO. Yellow gold was fine until Carrie Bradshaw got that pear shaped yellow gold ring from Aiden in ’02. After the episode both yellow gold AND pear shapes were officially out of style. Hopefully they’ll come back too!

Post # 15
2394 posts
Buzzing bee



I think pawn shops are a great place to consider if you’re looking for a good price on a decent diamond.

I haven’t found any really good pawn shops in my area but I want to find some and check them out regularly.

The pawn shop in my neighborhood that I’ve been to once or twice tended to have a lot of 1/3 (ish) carat solitaires too. And gaudy cluster rings, lots of marquise junk. 

If you go to the same store(s) regularly though, I think you will eventually find a real treasure. That’s what I plan to do. 


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