Post # 1
Has anyone sold jewelry from old boyfriends or know where the best place would be to do that? I have several pieces (probably ten) ranging from plain sterling silver pendant necklaces to promise rings with a small amount of diamonds (anywhere from .10 carat to .25, probably no more than that, really small stuff) set in white or yellow gold.
I don’t want to take them to those gold-melting-down places, because some of them do contain diamonds. Are pawn shops my best option? Anyone have any experience with this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
@TwoStatesBride: I think pawn shops might be the best idea, I mean anywhere you take it they will always want to make a profit.
Post # 4
@Jennifferq: i’m just wondering if pawn shops will all try to scam me or if i might get more out of them on a site like ebay.
the only downside of trying to sell them online is that i know know the exact carat weight of anything – it was all given to me in high school or earlier so of course i didn’t keep or receive any paperwork or anything.
i have no emotional attachment to any of it, i just want to get the most bang for my buck. 😉
Post # 5
i went with a pawn shop and honestly wasn’t too concerned about what they gave me for it… i just wanted them gone!
Post # 6
@TwoStatesBride: I still think a gold melting place would be your best bet. The gold has the value anyway, not the tiny stones. If you use a local independent jeweler ask there first — my place bought my old stuff even though there was no sign indicating they do that. 🙂
Post # 8
@wrkbrk: we don’t use a local jeweler, actually. the place where my rings are from is a very upscale snooty place that would probably laugh their tooshies off if i brought this stuff in to them. :p
i may see the difference between what i would get at a gold melting place or at a pawn shop and then decide, but i’m not convinced i want to make that much effort. haha.
Post # 9
@TwoStatesBride: you can sell them to an independent jewelry store
Post # 10
@TwoStatesBride: exboyfriendjewelery.com is GREAT, as is Craigslist!
I sold the crappy e-ring my ex got me on CL for $50, and I believe he only spent $120 on it!
Post # 11
I sold all my stuff to the local pawn shop where we bought my engagement ring. They gave me the market price for the gold, since that was the valuable part. It was easy, I watched her weigh everything, and I walked out with cash in my pocket for a weekend trip. No fuss, no muss. I’d go that route rather than waiting for a buyer on Craigslist or something.