Post # 1
has been SUCH a pain!
I’m trying to sell a 14k white gold enagement ring setting with pave diamonds from James Allen and a 14k white gold wedding band from an independent jeweler. I paid $1400 for them originally. I’m not trying to make any money off them… I’m not even trying to get a fifth of what I paid… I just want them out of my house, but it’s like they’re cursed or something because NO ONE wants them!
They’ve been on Craigslist for a month with absolutely no bites (I live in a very small city), the pawn shops in town only offered me $65 for both, Worthy won’t accept them because there’s not enough carat weight, and IDoNowIDon’t won’t list the engagement ring without a center stone, either!
Sigh. Thanks for listening to me vent, bees! I swear I’m about to just chuck them into the ocean. I’m open to ANY suggestions or comisserations!
Post # 3
bluecutie00 : Thanks for the suggestion! I did look into it… but I’ve never sold on eBay before, and read a ton of articles recommending that new sellers don’t sell high-ticket items on eBay because they’re more likely to attract scammers and not legitimate buyers. It’s worth a shot though, I guess!
Post # 4
also diamondbistro.com and loupetroop.com
Post # 5
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
Try a local jeweler. They will offer you a fairer price than a pawn shop based on gold weight.
Post # 7
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
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
Can we get pictures, specs and how much your asking? Maybe one of us would buy it from you…
Post # 10
You took the center stone out & are wanting someone to pay a premium price?
Post # 11
Poshmark. People sell engagement rings and other jewelry all the time there.
Post # 12
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
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
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
jannigirl : Consider rereading her post. She never said she removed a center stone.