(Closed) Best way to sell a ring? (pics)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Ebay maybe? My friend sold her engagement ring (from a failed engagement) on Ebay and got a fair price for it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You should try diamond bistro as well. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I second diamond bistro. Or loupetroop.com. A lot of pricescope members hunt on both boards. To be honest, as a 2nd hand piece of jewelry you’re probably looking at making back 75-80% of your purchase price max (EDIT: There’s a good chance it could end up being closer to 50% of the retail price). Which is still a good chunk of change but anything more could drive away potential buyers. 

Good luck! It’s a very pretty piece!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I would use diamond bistro. Secondhand usually gets 50-70% and since your center is a .50 carat I1-I2, I think youre going to have a hard time getting that. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I sold a ring and didn’t get any interest in it until I slashed the price to 1/4th the appraisal value. I sold mine via a local consignment shop. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I know alot of places/jewelry stores won’t buy diamonds that are less than 1ct and at least an SI1. So I think internet is your best option here. Ebay, IDONOWIDONT.com, exboyfriendjewelry.com, WB classifieds, etc.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@BlondeMissMolly:  +1 

I’d use Diamond Bistro, but it won’t sell for anywhere near what you paid for it unfortunately.

For example, when I was shopping for a pendant I looked at a cute 1/8th carat diamond in kind of a teardrop shape at Kay’s that retailed $400. A week or two later I saw the exact same pendant on DB going for $80 and last I checked it was still listed.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@ms.melli:  I don’t want to be rude at all, but I think you will have trouble getting more than $1000 honestly. I’m sorry :/ I just want to give you accurate information and not sugar coat it. I hope things get better for you!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@ms.melli:  I sold my old wedding band on eBay for probably a little over a third of its value. Which was fine with me because I certainly wasn’t going to wear it and it was just sitting in its box. Also i was offered next to nothing for it at pawn shops and used jewelry stores.

I’d recommend eBay and setting a reasonable starting bid maybe $1200-1500. Again the cost of you ring may make it more difficult to move. 

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