Just want to vent… selling my old engagement ring/wedding band

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
5927 posts
Bee Keeper

also diamondbistro.com and loupetroop.com

Post # 5
712 posts
Busy bee

Check local facebook wedding buy/sell/swap grounds. I’m in a group for my city and from what i’ve seen people have success selling rings

Post # 6
154 posts
Blushing bee

Try a local jeweler. They will offer you a fairer price than a pawn shop based on gold weight.

Post # 7
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You could buy a $20 moissanite on ebay and have it set in the engagement ring. People might be more likely to buy if they see what it could look like with a center stone.

(Edited to add: obviously, you’d need to be clear in your sales listings that it is a moissanite center stone, if you go this route.)

Post # 8
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

In addition to the sites already suggested…  is there a local jeweler who might occasionally have a trade-in event where you can trade in old jewelry and put the money towards something new?  I’ve done this before, and you’ll typically get more in ‘store credit’ than you would just selling the old jewelery.  Of course, this isn’t helpful if you aren’t plannign to buy something anytime soon…

Post # 9
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Can we get pictures, specs and how much your asking? Maybe one of us would buy it from you…

Post # 10
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You took the center stone out & are wanting someone to pay a premium price? 

Post # 11
847 posts
Busy bee

Poshmark. People sell engagement rings and other jewelry all the time there. 

Post # 12
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

Local Facebook yardsale groups! There’s like 10 different ones for my city- and post in the bigger nearby city fb yardsale groups, too! So many people, I get more replies than Craigslist- and seeing people’s fb profiles makes me feel safer. But still meet these people at your local police Dept to do the transaction.

There’s also poshmark and eBay but they have fees.

I’ve bought jewelry off an app called LetGo which is like selling on Craigslist (I don’t think it has any fees). It lets people search their local area for stuff

Post # 13
4644 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

ditto to the ebay suggestion.

I sell on there regularly and have sold many preowned settings and purchased a lot of stuff on there too. A few hundred dollars isn’t a huge risk for ebay, I have sold and purchased in the thousands of dollars. Just make sure you ship with insurance and tracking! 

Let me know if you have any specific questions about ebay – happy to help!

Post # 14
1134 posts
Bumble bee

Definitely Diamondbistro it’s nothing but people looking to buy and sell jewelry. You can receive your payment through PayPal for protection and ship certified mail so there’s a signature required. Plus it’s completely free. I’ve sold a few pieces on there all for around half of what I paid. Everything went smoothly. 

Post # 15
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

jannigirl :  Consider rereading her post. She never said she removed a center stone.

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