(Closed) Ring Appraisals: Was it High or Lower than you paid???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Was the appraisal amount Higher or Lower than the actual amount you paid
    Higher - by a very good amount : (60 votes)
    80 %
    Higher - but only by a little nothing crazy : (12 votes)
    16 %
    Lower - but only by a little nothing crazy that we cant handle knowing mark-up : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Lower - By ALOT that made u kinda upset when you found out : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3830 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Higher. Thats all i know. I dont know the amount though. 

    If it was significantly lower, i would be gutted because that basically means you were ripped off. 

    Post # 4
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine was way higher! I had an heirloom stone, but even if my Fiance had paid for that, it still appraised probably $2,000-3,000 over what it would be Surprised

    Post # 6
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine was appraised at more than double what my Fiance paid.

    Post # 7
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine appraised for $10,000 over what we paid. Obviously, Fiance got a killer deal on the center stone!

    Post # 9
    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s SUPPOSED to appraise at higher than what you paid, from what I understand.  My friend’s Darling Husband said her ring was appraised for 2x what he paid and everyone else (there were 3 other girls with rings there at the time) agreed that their rings were appraised for more than what was paid.  I don’t have a ring yet, but I figured I’d tell you that 4 of my friends had their rings appraised for more than what they were worth, up to 2x the amount. 

    Post # 10
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Appraised higher, over twice the actual cost, which is normal for insurance purposes.

    Post # 12
    2351 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    yup mine appraised for almost double what he paid. which makes me really happy cuz i thought the amount he paid surely had to mean my diamond was not good quality, even though its looks, as well as the specifications, make it seem like it shouldve cost twice as much. so i think he found the best stone at the best price.

    Post # 13
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Mine was over what he paid, but almost right on with the “sticker” price.

    Post # 15
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Ours was appraised $2,000 more than what he paid.  So sorry you’re having a propblem with this but hang in there!

    Post # 16
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    You can typically sell a diamond ring for 25%-%75 of the appraisal but most often less than half.


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