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Has anyone had any experience in buying a pre-loved ring? Where did you get it?
SO and I have been talking about rings lately and let’s just say we are pretty far off in terms of what we would like to spend. I have always though $2500-$5000 was the norm and I never really knew anything about specs. Well he is pretty dead set on having a 2ct certified diamond. Which is more like $10k…..yeah i dont want to spend that on a ring! Hello, that is a wedding! Maybe i could push him to 1.5. we have been looking at blue nile and chain stores online selection. Does anyone have any reccomendations for where to look for used certified rings?
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- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
There are some gorgeous antique rings on here! http://www.marleneharriscol.com/
Post # 3
Idonowidont.com seems like a good option for pre-owned rings!
Post # 3
leisha606: Try websites like eBay (you can filter the settings for rings that come with their certificates), exboyfriendjewelry.com, pawn shops (although it’s unlikely they have their certificates), Kay.com has a Previously Owned Treasures section, and try haveyouseenthering.com which has pre-owned engagement rings and other jewelry for sale.
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club
If you’re ok with a B&M chain store (I know opinions vary on that), call up a Zales near you and ask if they’ll have a Trunk Sale (pre-owned pieces that still fall under the Zales warranty and diamond bond) soon. My FI and I had picked a setting out at Zales and were considering a smaller center stone to keep our costs down, when we went back to see it there was a Trunk Sale going on. FI was able to scoop up the same setting at less than 1/2 price, plus a center stone that was of a better quality and twice the size while still coming in under budget! Since he saved so much, he actually added some custom work to make the ring even more “ours”… With all of that done, the ring appraises for three times what he spent and twice our original budget.
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leisha606: Hi, my FI got me an estate ring (which was exactly what I wanted)! We live in NYC so most of the stores I know are here, but these also have online:
Doyle & Doyle
Erstwhile Jewelry Co.
It kind of depends on the style you want. I wanted something from the art deco era (40s). If you live in or near NYC I can give you more names, he actually went to a little hole in the wall place but they don’t have a website.
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leisha606: I would like to know where you get a decent 2 ct diamond for 10 grand?? I was looking at buying a loose one from the online retailers and a 1.5 carat with alright specs ( nothing spectacular ) was atleast that.
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leisha606: I’d check out Idonowidont.com, Rubylane, may get lucky on Etsy or Ebay. I agree with checking with B & M stores for their trunk sales.
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sway0060: LOL! They start at just under10k on blue nile
swonderful: wvlefty: lolot: Thank you for the suggestions! I will check out these sites and look out for a trunk sale! I know it is going to be a stroke of luck to find something i love, but hey you never know!
Post # 9
leisha606: I would look at the specs of a diamond that cheap when you have a larger stone it is easier to see imperfections. 2 cts I would want a pretty clean diamond.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2016 - The Centurian Palace
I would definitely suggest you checkout some pawn shops. My SO and I found my soon to be E-ring at a pawn shop. I tried on both a one carat and a 2 carat solitaire. They were both under $2000. I went with the one carat because the setting had the perfect low profile. There were even Tacori and Verragio rings WAY below their normal prices. Happy shopping, I can’t wait to see what you get!
Post # 11
We got mine at Kay, it was less than half of what it was still selling for in store new.