(Closed) Is getting a “used diamond” realy that big of a deal?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you be unhappy with a "used diamond"

    Yes, I want the ring to be brand new

    No, all diamonds are super old anyways

  • Post # 62
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    @lionskitty:  Resize them, I did. I went from a 6 e ring and a 4 wrap to what you see above.

     

    Before resizing (after above)

    Post # 63
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I don’t mind, as long as it isn’t something intended for an ex! Your ring is gorgeous by the way, seriously! I love marquise cuts 🙂

    Post # 64
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would assume that most diamonds are used. I think it is a very smart financial decision to go this route

    Post # 65
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Fiance and I love getting deals, so I had no problem when he got my e-ring from Ebay!  I’d always wanted a Tiffany six-prong solitaire, but just couldn’t justify the mark-up, so getting the ring second-hand was the perfect compromise for us.  I got the ring I’ve always wanted (with all of the paperwork as well) and we didn’t have to take money away from our “house” savings.  

    Post # 66
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i am obsessed with looking at antique/vintage/preowned rings on ebay. it is fun and the deals are so good!!!

    Post # 67
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    Buzzing bee

    All of my diamonds are previously loved 🙂 

    My engagement ring was him mom’s diamond reset. I have another e-ring that has been in the family for 100 years and the wedding band we bought at a pawn shop for cheap because I didn’t want to pay $400 extra for the same thing from a brick and mortar store. 

     

    Post # 68
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    Sugar bee

    I don’t see anything wrong with it if you love it! You’re ring is gorgeous! It comes down to personal preference in the end. My ring is brand new and that’s only because I was never able to find a used ring I loved. 

    Post # 69
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    For me, it only depends on who it was “used” by. A friend and coworker tried to sell Fiance her wedding set after she went through a messy divorce. It was beautiful and priced low, but he didn’t feel right getting me her set – it just seemed awkward. 

    As far as getting a ring from a pawn shop or eBay or the classified ads, I have no problem with that whatsoever. 

    My ex manages a pawn shop and wholesalers come in daily looking for good deals on diamonds. They put these diamonds into e-rings and sell them to us as “new” anyway. Most of us just never know it.

    Post # 70
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    My ring is 2000$ new from peoples and I got it for $375 on ebay 😀

    I though my man was so thrifty!!! it’s still gorgeous! not a scratch!

    Post # 71
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @SuzySchmoozy:   i think we are almost ring twins! mine is in yellow gold though, its 1.4 ct…. how many carats is yours? ill post a pic later when i get on my computera!

    Post # 72
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The only issue I have with buying jewelry from pawn shops is that some (maybe a lot) of that jewelry was stolen and sold to the pawn shops unknowingly.  I had my grandmother’s engagement ring that she had recently given me stolen (it was hidden, the robber did a good job of finding it), it wasn’t anything “incredible,” small stone, simple-ish setting, but it meant a lot to me because it was hers and I wanted to use it as my engagement ring.  I know it was sold to a pawn shop and that someone else likely has the ring by now, but I personally couldn’t buy jewelry from a pawn shop because I’d always be thinking I have someone else’s beloved/family history and stolen piece of jewelry on my hand.  I don’t see an issue with a “used” diamond as long as you can prove it wasn’t stolen from someone else though, honestly I prefer them since they take away from the diamond industry.      

    Post # 72
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My husband bought my wedding set from a pawn shop and I love it. In fact they still sell it today at helzberg for $1299! He paid $150 for the set. It’s a half carat 14k white gold marquise and round diamond bypass bridal set! I absolutely adore it!

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