Selling old jewelry….

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It is my understanding that in most cases, the gold itself is worth more than the diamonds in rings – unless of course you have a very good quality diamond.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@thumpurr:  …..unless the diamonds are certified and you have the certificates for them, the jewelery will toss you $100 – $250 for them if he thinks he can use them….my advice is to call your local insurance agent, ask them which jeweler they recommend for appraisals and repairs, make an appointment and before you go, look up the market’s current value of gold per ounce…that way you’ll know if he’s trying to shaft you on the scrap value of the gold…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@thumpurr:  I just took 2 rings to Kays and put the $ towards a new RHR. I think I got a fair price… Not great but fair.

Post # 8
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@JessMorgan777:  Can you take any rings to Kays or do they need to have been purchased from Kays?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Go to an independent jeweler that does design. They can probably use the metal and stones to create something new at a very low cost becauses it would be just labor and minimal materials. 

Post # 10
Member
776 posts
Busy bee

I love the ring on the left. PM the info and your asking price If you’re interested in selling 

Post # 11
Member
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@love108:  +1. a good local jeweler who does custom work is the best option.

Post # 12
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@TwilightBlue:  Any diamond jewelry. Has to be diamonds though. It can be from anywhere

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That left ring’s so gorgeous!

Post # 14
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298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I second @love108: – go to an independant jeweler that makes their own. I actually did this. My mom passed away halfway through our engagement and left a bunch of jewelry. Some I kept for sentiment, others I knew I would never use to I had them appraised at a mom and pop jeweler I found online that had amazing Yelp reviews. I do not regret it a bit- we got about $3200 back and used this to have our wedding rings made. There are many shady “Buy gold now” places though- do your research! The day we went in we actually found out that a news crew was coming later in the day to do a piece on the shop (Diamond Vault of Troy). Apparently the news station went undercover to dozens of shops in the Detroit Metro area to have them appraise gold for exchange and our jeweler was the only one who was honest and didn’t try to scam them, so they did a report on them. Have to say thay solidified our decision, and we have been overwhelmingly happy with the place from day one.

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