(Closed) Selling a promise ring from my ex for money…

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

don’t go to those “cash for gold” places as seen on TV, I heard they are a total scam.

the local jewelry store that is buying gold would be a better bet, but do shop around. take it in to other jewelers and see what kind of advice they have for you.

no matter where you go, you probably will not get the same amount of money that your ex paid for it.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@janie-janie: I agree.

You’re not going to get what he paid for it. My mom had a gold bracelet she never wore. My dad took it to a cash for Gold place and they offered like 40 bucks if that. He ended up taking it to a pawn shop and got $235.00. If you can remove the engraving it might actually be better to pawn it.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mrs. Fireworks: I would price it at the pawn shop and the cash for gold places. You might be surprised that you may get more at the pawn shop.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I would shop around. Also, there’s a website for selling ex-boyfriend jewelry which amy be an option althoguh I’m not sure baout the date.

ETA: I see PP and I were thinking of the same website. Also, have you thought about just melting the gold and having it made into something else?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@Mrs. Fireworks: totally! it is better than letting it lay around.

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@qwerty1: that is awesome. esp “gifts that should have been jewelry” (and then there is a blender for the icon.) LOL!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve done this as well….I sold my anniversary band that my ex husband got me but didn’t get much because I took it to a jewlery store that was buying gold. I would suggest the pawn shop pricing first. And compare.

Post # 10
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1223 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely compare pawn shop pricing first.  I sold my old engagement ring and wrap and wedding band not too long ago.  I didn’t get a lot for them, but it was better than sitting in the jewelry box pissing me off 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsPinkPeony:Ditto– the workmanship is worth something. Pawn it, don’t sell it for gold. Only sell for gold the stuff that’s worthless in the shape it’s in.

Post # 12
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657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

There is also http://diamondbistro.com/ lots of the ladies on the asha forum buy and sell there 🙂 I have bought stuff from the bistro.

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Heck, I’d get quotes from both places!  The pawn shop will probably give you a bit more.  Getting a quote from a jeweler might not hurt.  At least you’d know what kind of offer to accept. 

You may also be able to remove the engraving as another bee said.  If you do that you could possibly sell it on Craigslist.

P.S.  I had a friend (also a fellow Chicagoan) pawn a promise ring from an ex.  She didn’t get much money for it, but it’s out of site and out of mind.  She was happy to move on with a few bucks in her pocket!

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