Show me your vintage/pawn shop/preloved ring!

posted 1 week ago in Rings
Post # 3
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

noraann :  I really like it. what a great thread!

Post # 5
7 posts

I found my rose cut diamond above at a pawn shop this past summer.  This OEC is just under 1.25 carat, had some chips on the girdle so reset it into six prongs and now I don’t even notice the chips!  Plus I only paid $600 for it.


Post # 6
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

That’s a beautiful ring and so unique! I think it’s a great price for it! I don’t have a ring but I got this 7 stone 1/2ct princess cut necklace from a pawn shop for $100. I liked that it matches my princess cut wedding ring so I bought it. I don’t know how good the diamonds are but had them tested and they are real, white and sparkly so I’m happy! Congrats on your great find!

Post # 7
14 posts

I found this looking through some old stuff today. It has an appraisal for $6500 from the 1940s. It says it has a 1.5 carat center stone.

I’d never wear it. It is totally not my style. It belonged to a long passed relative. I have no idea what to do with it, but it is definitely different…and very sparkly. 



Post # 8
16 posts
  • Wedding: July 2019

This post makes me want to visit some pawn shops!

Here are my rings — both preloved! The emerald cut band, which serves as my engagement ring, was a vintage find (and bargain). It was custom made in the 1960s — 1.75 ct (.25 ct each) of E/F VVS2 stones set in platinum. I got to talk to the family it belonged to before me, and I love carrying their story with me. The small band was purchased on our honeymoon. It was preowned, but I’m pretty sure its modern rather than vintage.


Post # 9
17 posts
  • Wedding: January 2018

 This is the best picture I have of  this ring. I don’t know the carat weight but Im guessing it’s around 4.-.5. Its an old European cut, the setting is a reproduction 

Post # 11
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I purchased a .4 (approximately) carat Transitional (OEC) cut, in a little funky yellow gold solitaire with an illusion head. I purchased it for $350 at a pawn shop. I think its in the VS range and color, I am not sure but I don’t see any yellow and I am pretty color sensitive. And then I just purchased my 1.10 carat 1/2 eternity channel set band. stones are SI quality but very clean stones. I paid $600 for it. My mom on the same day that I got the band, purchased a ring advertised as a .25 carat band, but it was actually a .50 carat and she paid $250 for it and then she purchased a GORGEOUS 4+ carat tcw diamond and 4+ carat tcw sapphire tennis bracelet. Its 18K gold. The diamonds are VS1 quality and the Sapphires are graded AAA. I wont say what she paid for it and I wont say what it appraised for, but the two numbers are on opposite sides of the spectrum and she made an incredible find. It was the find of the century. 🙂 Here are my two pawn shop finds.

Post # 12
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

kitty2k :  

l absolutely love your emerald cut eternity/engagement ring. Is the other one your wedding ring? If not, what would, I think, look wonderful with the emerald cut, would be a plain metal band the same width. 
Regardless, a beautiful ring..

Actually, all these ring are lovely

Post # 13
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I got this for $500 and I’m using it as a RHR. I’m going back to the pawn shop today to see if they have any nice diamond earrings:)

Post # 14
1940 posts
Buzzing bee

PeaceandSunshine :  Beautiful ! It’s a gorgeous heirloom set!

kitty2k :  You know I’m crazy about your set as is! Its unique and I love the difference in designs and textures and how they play iff each other

bezelbee :   melihbee :  Love your rings!

tbenjamin4884 :  You and your Mom have such a knack for finding beautiful pieces and it’s nice that you all share this hobby and passion for bling!

Post # 15
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

redearthlady :  Thank you my darling. I have no idea if we are finding deals or getting ripped off, but it sure is fun. I like to think we are getting a good deal lol. The bracelet for sure! You’re such a doll! <3

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