Post # 1
So my cousin recently got engaged to his gilrfriend of 7 years. I loved her, my entire family loved her and her and I were actually VERY good friends. I was SO excited that she was going to officially be my cousin!
They got engaged in June and ever since then, she has not been very happy. She is a bit of a chronic complainer and I didn’t think too much of it. Some women just like to complain about their men. Well anyways, she got this new job a couple of weeks ago and she has been busy so I haven’t talked to her or hung out with her. Monday night I get a text from my other cousin who just got married last month and he asks me, “Hey, what happened to so and so? Are they done for good?” and I texted back “Wth are you talking about??” so I log onto facebook and there it is, they are both single. So I hurry up and text my cousins now ex-FI and asked her what the hell is going on?! She replies back that she hasn’t been happy and this was the best thing for her, You only live once. I’m so taken aback by this. Maybe all of those times se was elling me how unhappy she was, she was serious!
So now there is my poor cousin who is SO heartbroken and lost and I feel so bad for him. I don’t really know what to do. He’s asked me where to sell the ring at and I told him maybe craigslist? Or something? It’s a STUNNING ring! 1 carat round solitaire with six prongs in a 14k gold setting. I kow he spent a good amount on it and I think he is so worried about getting a decent price for it so he doesn’t have to think about how much time it took him to save up for it.
So here is my question. Do any of you bees have ANY idea where to sell a ring at to get a somewhat decent price? I’m not sure of the clarity or color of the ring but I do know it is certified which sometimes means nothing but still. I just feel so terrible for him, looking at him and talking to him about it is just breaking my heart! I would like to help him any way I could!
Post # 3
I sold my ring from my first marriage at the jewelry store it came from. They have an independent buyer located in their store-its a popular mall chain. The entire set cost $7500 and I got almost $2k. I used it to pay some of my credit card debt. Since I paid nothing it was worth it to me. Depends how badly he needs the money right now. He could also possibly trade it up in getting a new ring for someone in the future but a lot of people would say that’s bad karma and future fiance may not like that idea. Wish I could be more help! Good luck to him!!
Post # 4
I don’t have any experience but I’ve heard good things about I Do Now I Don’t. Good luck to him. 🙁
Post # 5
i think he shouldnt rush to do anything right away – put it away and take some time to heal
one day he might want to use it as a trade in, or his ex and he might work things out – you dont know what the future holds and im sending him positive thoughts to help him get through this time.
Post # 6
A friend of my BF’s returned a ring (they broke up first, but he had already bought a ring) and he was able to return it to the store he bought it from. He couldn’t get money for it but he got store credit and like a year later he went back to the same store and bought another ring for his now wife (they were married a couple months ago!).
You don’t get cash–but you get the full value of the ring to use towards a new ring so at least you don’t lose money that way.
Post # 7
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If he is truly ready to sell it, he could try exboyfriendjewelry.com
Post # 8
He should definitely have it reset or upgraded in the future when the time comes although it might be hard for him to keep around. Maybe he should leave it with Mom or someone else close to him. I have my engagement ring from a previous engagement and left it with my Mom for if/when SO wants to propose. I would hate to lose money selling it. (Former FI owed me money so I said if we ever broke up I was keeping the ring, I should have asked for the money…fml, we are still friends though)
Post # 9
Thats so sad, I’m sorry for you cousin, but it could have been for the best. I suggest he keeps the ring for a while or see if he can return it to the orginal seller.
Post # 10
I’d hate to see him lose ANY of his hard earned $$.. I think getting store credit is a great option. Even if he doesn’t necessarily propose to someone for a while, he could still get a new girlfriend a nice piece of jewelry for a birthday or Christmas… or a few holidays, depending on how much the ring is worth.
Post # 11
Thank you so much, ladies! Great ideas and I will be sure to tell him!
Post # 12
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