Buying a Preowned Engagement Ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: IF you had a say - Would you buy a preowned engagement ring to save money?
    Yes! If we could not afford the ring of my dreams, absolutely. : (30 votes)
    18 %
    No way, No how, NEVER! : (18 votes)
    11 %
    Yes! If it's a great deal, why pass it up? : (118 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2002

    I’m somewhat superstitious but I love jewelry but I would, depending on the story of the ring, if I knew it.  I had my husband’s great aunt’s ring for the first 10 years of our marriage and they had a great marriage.  I chose that ring, over his mom’s, who was divorced, b/c I didn’t want that energy.  Yes, I know it sounds dumb but just how I am.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Your ring, to me, sounds like it wasn’t meant to be for the original person but for you!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Please post pics when you can!

    Post # 4
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    A ring is a ring. Most “new” diamonds people buy at the jewelers, guess what? It has come from someone else’s used jewelry! There is no point in spending more for the illusion that someone else hasn’t worn it.

    Post # 5
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    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am allllllllllllllllll about estate jewelry!  My husband and I actually wished we knew about the rewards of estate jewelry before purchasing my ering.  You can get a great value for a smaller price….to me, TOTALLY WORTH IT!  The ring (whether new or used and for sale due to divorce, financial problems, or death) doesn’t make or break a relationship; communication, trust, and compassion is what makes up a relationship.

     

    Enjoy your ring, and post pictures whenever you get it! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 6
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    669 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @KatyElle: Very true!  My jeweler said there is no such thing as a “new diamond” really; diamonds are recycled alllllllllllllllllll the time.

    Post # 7
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m not superstitious at all but I love a bargain, so if you can find the ring of your dreams second hand then it’s SO worth it!

    Post # 8
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @FutureMrs.Wood: Yup! I think it’s funny when people are like “I would NEVER buy a used ring, what if it came from a bad relationship?!” and chances are they are wearing a used diamond from who knows what kind of relationship.

    Post # 9
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    1458 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    It’s kind of weird, if I was in your situation I would definitely buy the ring. But if it was a close friend, Id be leery of buying it, only because I personally those involved in the now broken relationship. I would have no qualms about buying one off eBay or Craigslist, by its sort of like the less I know about why the ring is being sold, he more okay I am with it. I voted yes on the poll.

    Post # 10
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it is a great thing to buy used!  I mean, most jewelry it just recycled anyway, so might as well take it at a lower price!

    Post # 11
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have no problem with owning a “preowned” ring. My set is an estate piece and I love it.

    Post # 12
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    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My wedding band is preowned. I bought it at a local jewelry shop & they buy people’s jewelry all of the time then resell it. I see no problem with it!

    Post # 13
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I kind of wish we would have explored estate jewelry before buying my ering. I love it and all but I think we could have found something really unique if we went the preowned route. I’m all about saving a few bucks, too. 

    I’m not superstitious. I don’t think a ring is cursed just because was an accessory in a failed relationship. 

    Post # 14
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    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    pics! ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Jewellery is mostly recycled anyway, sounds like you got a very good ring, like new at a much better price. Just hope the ring isn’t unlucky..

    Post # 16
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    365 posts
    Helper bee

    I actually prefer used (or as I call it, “recycled”) jewelry.  Most stones are re-used anyway, and I like mellow white gold that isn’t rhodium plated.

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