Post # 1
A question for Bees who either got a diffrent diamond ring, switched to Mossanite or just straight up sold it- how did you do it?
I know there is a site online you can do it, but I can’t recall what the site is and i’m also not sure how it works- for example i’d be terrified to send my set to a buyer, and them not send the money back. You know what I mean?
I doubt you’d get half of what you paid for it at a pawn shop, so i’m curious to know!
Post # 3
If your diamond is substantial (maybe 1 ct or more?) you can sell it to Washington Diamond by mail. washingtondiamond.com They pay well and are very reliable.
Post # 4
There’s a site called the diamond bistro but you do have to pay to use it.
Post # 5
I Do Now I Don’t… has gotten a lot of coverage Nationally / Internationally… Good Morning America – Fox Buisness – NBC News etc. They appear to have a good reputation, and any Questions you may have are probably covered on their FAQ Page.
Generally speaking, be prepared to be shocked when it comes to re-selling your Diamond. Diamonds are sort of like cars, they depreciate highly the minute you take them “off the lot” (25% to 50% LOSS is not uncommon)
Which is why, most of my GFs who for example have gone thru Divorces, have chosen just to go to a Family Jeweller they trust, and have their rings recycled… the Diamonds placed into a new setting or some other piece (pendants, earrings etc) and the gold from the ring melted down and used / sold to the Jeweller. Most times this process still requires an outlay of cash by them, but then they get to keep the value of their diamonds (be that financial or sentimental)
Hope this helps,
Post # 6
I’m interesting in selling my set because i’ve been looking at getting a mossanite- so If i’m going to keep it i’ll keep it as my wedding set 🙂
My center stone is .5, but my whole set is about 1.3 total.
Post # 7
@Helloemi: No you don’t, it’s completely free to use.
Post # 8
Sold mine on ebay. Sold it for a fraction of the price it was worth but no shops would buy it from me.
Post # 9
@Kkaattii: I would keep the center diamond and make it a pendant, then sell the setting to a local jeweler for cash. Totally agree with the other posters that you won’t get much for it though.
Post # 12
@country chic: wouldn’t the center stone up the value of it, even at a store?
Post # 13
you have to pay a 15% fee to the site but they actually will serve as a middle man, verify the diamond, develop an appraisal and send the ring off once they receive payment from your buyer.
I have purchased three rings from there already 🙂
Post # 14
I sold my old ring (14k yellow gold, 1/3 ct. stone) to a pawn shop and they gave me $45. 🙁 We sold a very heavy gold and diamond ring from FI’s mom to a jewelry store and they only gave us $190!
Post # 15
I traded up at my jewerly store when I upgraded does that count?
Post # 16
I’ve sold to diamonds to independant jewelry stores. It is hard to find ones that will buy jewelry, but there are some.