Would you buy a pre-owned engagement ring setting or wedding band from ebay?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you buy a pre-owned engagement ring setting or wedding band from ebay,?
    Yes : (44 votes)
    65 %
    No : (15 votes)
    22 %
    Maybe : (9 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Contact the seller. Ask if it has a certification and if you can get a picture of it. Also ask for picturea of ever aspect of the ring. The markings in the band, the center stone. Don’t take anything they say seriously without proof. 

    myfallkiddos:  

    Post # 3
    Member
    6496 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you’re asking me whether I’d buy it because of concerns over sentimental value, I would. I don’t put much stock into whether a ring is brand new or not — you make it tell your own story once its yours.

    If you’re asking me whether I’d buy it because of concerns over quality, I agree with mggBoyles that you should be vigilant in checking credentials and researching the seller. There are so many scam artists out there it’s scary.

    Post # 4
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I might not go eBay, not for sentimental reasons but for quality.  If cost is a concern I would hit the pawn shop or maybe overstock.com.  I don’t believe in bad juju when it comes to jewelry.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    I would not trust a “diamond” off of ebay

    Post # 6
    Member
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I have several antiques from eBay. I love all of them and think its really cool that other women in the past have worn them in love!

    Post # 8
    Member
    3531 posts
    Sugar bee

    myfallkiddos:  I wouldn’t buy something used off of Ebay only because I’m sentimental and dont’ know the history.  I always want to make my own history.  that sounds dumb I know.  But the fact thatyou got this 60% off is great!  Don’t worry about.  You’re not sentimental.  I don’t buy pre-owned rings, lap tops or electronics, however I do buy pre-owned clothing when I had my daughter because clothing is expensive when your child happens to grow like a weed.

    Post # 9
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I bought my setting off eBay! It’s antique, but it’s a solitaire, so not much to worry about with stone quality. I would just do some heavy searching and look at the ratings. Go antique maybe, as for some reason they mark it down. (The older it is the more valuable it is to me)

    Post # 10
    Member
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t buy off eBay just because I have concerns about buying things like that sight unseen, but I don’t really care about the “used” aspect.

    Considering how many jewelers offer buy back programs for upgrades and the like, there’s probably a lot of women from the bee walking around with used diamonds or settings without even knowing it.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

    Wish the bad away.  Make a wish. Done. Ring is now yours.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My ring is pre-owned.  It’s a family heirloom.  Does it have bad juju attatched to it?  No because I don’t believe in that stuff.  I have no qualms wearing something that has graced the finger of women before me – women I have never known.  They had good times and bad times, just like everyone else does/would.  Just as I’m sure we will go through good and bad times.

    With that said, I would not buy a ring off of ebay becuase I need to see it in person and be sure it meets my “standards”.  I would be afraid of getting ripped off as far as quality goes.  If I knew I could return it with no hassles, maybe I would purchase from Ebay.  I am truly a visual person and need to see it in person.  I need to see what it would look like on my hand, which makes buying off of Ebay difficult.

    Post # 14
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee

    myfallkiddos:  The setting was only 2 months old. The seller informed you that it simply didn’t work for her. No different than you walking into a jewelry store and buying something you “thought” was new, when in reality, someone probably returned for whatever reason (it happens). I don’t think you have to worry too much about it. You would still be making far more memories with a ring you owned at 80 years old, than the seller who only had it for 2 months. 

    That said, I own three pre-loved rings (2 erings and one wedding band), all three over 60 years old. I’d like to think that the original owners would be happy that I cherish them so much. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    73 posts
    Worker bee

    I think you’re being silly. You got exactly what you wanted at a killer price. If your still married at 80, I really don’t think you’re going to care that it was preloved but it’s a really funny image and I can’t stop laughing thinking about it. 🙂

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