(Closed) How much is it worth?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How much is your e-ring worth ( appraised value)?
    $100-500 : (8 votes)
    4 %
    $500-1000 : (11 votes)
    6 %
    $1001-2000 : (19 votes)
    10 %
    $2001-3000 : (17 votes)
    9 %
    $3001-4000 : (20 votes)
    10 %
    $4001-5000 : (17 votes)
    9 %
    $5001-6000 : (8 votes)
    4 %
    $6000-7000 : (16 votes)
    8 %
    $7001-8000 : (11 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    are you looking at how much he paid for it or how much it was appraised for?

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Yea thats a hard question haha. My ring is appraised for 50% more than he paid for it. But if we actually tried to sell it I’m sure we’d get like half of what he paid because that is just what happens with jewelry! I’ll vote based on how much he paid. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I have no idea what he paid or what the entire thing is appraised for, I just know that the center stone, which he bought loose, was appraised for $9,000. Total, with setting and two baguettes, I guess maybe… $11,000?

    Post # 7
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @CorgiTales: We have a similar problem- FH bought everything wholesale so appraisal was twice as much as he paid. (paid 8, appraised for 16-17)

    I clicked the in between option.

    Post # 8
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Appraisals can be EXTREMELY inflated, especially if they are not from an independent 3rd party (think about it… “here, this ring is worth $XX,XXX but WE’ll sell it to you for only $X,XXX!!). So many times I see girls talk about what a great “deal” they got on their rings without realizing that’s a sales tactic. But, even independent appraisals can be very inflated as well. You can request they make them as realistic as possible for insurance purposes so that you won’t have to overpay to insure your ring. It’s supposed to be the cost at which it would be to replicate your ring if you needed it replaced. Mine was appraised about 3k more than Fiance paid which would put it in that last category, but I’ll vote based on what it actually cost.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It hasn’t been appraised, but he paid just over $700+taxes.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @littlemissmango: There’s no way we would get the appraisal value from anyone but our insurance if it was lost or stolen. At best we would probably get 7, especially because of the terrible 2nd hand market for diamonds.

    I still hold that a nice quality hunter pony would have been more practical than a ring- but he has finally accepted the fact that a barn is in our far future, nothing so close.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Mine was appraised for 3.5k more than what he paid for it. We had it apprased by a 3rd party because he didnt want to just rely on what the jewler who sold it to him apprased it for. But both appraisals actually ended up being pretty close.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We got the appraisal from the store so it appraised for what he paid.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Knubbsy-Wubbsy: Ha! Didn’t know you were a fellow horsey gal. Yeah, I don’t know that I would have turned down an engagement pony, either! Though in his eyes, *that* wouldn’t have been practical since we already have my TB mare. Innocent And yeah, I would def agree that you shouldn’t consider what you could get on the open market to be the real “value” of any piece of jewelry. Would be too depressing! lol

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @littlemissmango: Yeah, FH is starting to realize his small plot of land and house in the city-suburbs is becoming a hobby farm with a pony for me, a sturdy pasture puff for him (though I’m trying to get him on the dressage train), another pasture puff/trail buddy for visitors, dogs, maybe cats…

    The jewelry market is so biased, it’s ridiculous.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t know why I had the impression that the average was less. I guess it relates to spread of income, too. Fascinating!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It wasn’t appraised so I clicked how much he paid which was $3,000… most expensive piece of jewelry I’ve ever had… 

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