(Closed) Second hand diamonds?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

this is an interesting idea. I’ve heard that it’s hard to sell diamonds that are used so you might be able to find a good deal.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My engagement ring was created from a diamond that was a part of FMIL’s necklace (that she never wore anyways).  I picked out the setting and the jewelery company created my ring for me.  It’s a simple soltaire (what I wanted) but the rock shines Laughing.  My fiance’s brother actually did the same thing and his wife’s ring also came out gorgeous.

The rings came out beautifully, we have a token from our Future Mother-In-Law, and were able to get rings that we probably wouldn’t have been able to afford.  I love my ring and am happy with the decision we made.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Sure, why not? Many of the “new” diamonds out there are actually second hand diamonds anyway. Just make sure you know what you are buying!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love my used diamond 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@DeathByDesign:  Not that I’m disputing it, and I’m not sure about the situation in the USA with tax, but in the UK if they were selling used diamonds as new then they’d be ripping you off (as second-hand jewellery is VAT exempt).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My ex manages a pawn shop and more than a few jewelers in our area shop there to find diamonds to resell at their stores. They aren’t after the settings, just the stones.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

And mine is used as it was my Grandma’s. It’s somewhat chipped but still pretty.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ SuzySchmoozy where did you purchase your diamond? or is it a heirloom? it’s so pretty btw!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just make sure that anything you buy is certified by AGS or GIA (if it’s a modern stone) or appraised by an independent appraiser.

If you don’t have a reliable certificate or appraisal then you have no idea what a good price is. It’s like buying a car without knowing how many miles are on it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jpalm13:  Actually I just called him to ask. He said if the seller provided an appraisal with the diamond he includes it, but they don’t normally have one done as it adds extra costs to the price. All diamonds are guaranteed where he works, and if you are unsatisfied with it for any reason you can get a full refund. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have an estate diamond and it is gorgeous! Plus it was cheaper, and it’s GIA certified. Honestly where I live the only stones that are GIA certified are used because we don’t have anyone in town who does it, and that was VERY important to Darling Husband that it be GIA.

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