(Closed) Buying a pre-owned ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: new or pre-owned?
    New 14k white gold, I1 clarity, 0.75carats : (14 votes)
    26 %
    Pre-Owned Platinum, VS clarity, 0.5 carats for an extra $200 : (39 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d get the preowned ring, quality trumps quantity.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Go preowned. I’m getting an antique ring, and I would never be able to get a platinum ring (WITHOUT DIAMONDS EVEN!) for the same price! The new ring has I1 diamonds, that I really wouldn’t suggest, and this way you’ll get platinum that’ll go with your e-ring (I’m assuming). Sizing down shouldn’t cost much more. And personally, just looking at the two pics, if I didn’t know the second one was pre-owned, I like it more than the first, specs and cost aside.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    Agree. You don’t want platinum brushing up against a softer metal like white gold. Not good for the gold. Get something equally as durable so it holds up.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would only EVER buy preowned, it really is the best possible savings anybody could ever get in purchasing an e-ring, especially if you buy direct without the middle man markup!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    @Dell79:  Aren’t you supposed to be studying/writing a paper?!! 😉

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    can you post the stats of you e-ring? 14k or Platinum? what is the quality of your diamond cause if you get the VS and you dont have that in your e-ring the band will sparkle like mad and the diamond wont so much

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @GelaMac:  clarity doesn’t affect sparkle unless you have a pretty crappy diamond with really bad inclusions (even if the diamond was an I1, it would depend on the type of inclusion within the stone to say it will affect its sparkle)…cut is the most important factor to a stone’s sparkle.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    @Dell79:  i have seen some stones that the only diff was their clarity and the sparkle was def different…

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @GelaMac:  right, it depends on the type of inclusion- the stone you saw probably had a ton of cloud inclusions. Cut is the major determination in a stone’s fire and brilliance. Google it!

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    @Dell79:  I dont need to google it I know that the cut is the most important but the reason that I asked the OP what her other specs were is that it can be a factor. The comparisons I saw were from VS to I1 and exactly the same cut and colour and there was a noticable differences in some of the stones

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @GelaMac:  I am not looking to argue with you. You stated:

    “if you get the VS and you dont have that in your e-ring the band will sparkle like mad and the diamond wont so much”

    This is a false statement. When selecting a stone, clarity relating to sparkle is entirely incusion-specific. Enddddddd of story! or agree to disagree?

    http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/does-clarity-affect-sparkle-t152541.html

    Anyway, sorry for the threadjack OP!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d go with the first option, new.  Not because I want more carat weight, it’s because I’m not comfortable wearing pre-own ring when I don’t history and the owner of the ring.  I won’t mind pass on rings from my family or relatives.

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