Pre-owned

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a few antique rings (so by definition pre owned) wouldn’t bother me. It is new to me and you can find some amazing rings that way (especially if the owner doesn’t know what a gem they have)

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I think it’s an incredibly smart way to save money, as well as ecologically/environmentally friendly.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

In my first marriage we bought preowned. I got a great diamond at a great price,  then had the diamond put into a new setting. It never felt used. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

my first engagement my ring was preowned. saved loads of money. highly recommend.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’d be fine with it. 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

My husband got me a pre-owned/antique ring and I love it. I guess it’s a personal decision, but I was/am delighted with my ring and didn’t care at all that it was second hand. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

As long as it wasn’t pre-owned by his ex(!) then I’d be more than fine with it. I’d like the fact that the ring had a history, and if it came from a broken engagement I’d actually like that the ring had found a happy ending. One of my history-loving friends actively wanted an antique ring, and it had nothing to do with saving money.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I love preowned jewelry! It’s given me a chance to get some beautiful, designer pieces that would have probably been out of my budget. It’s just a smart way to make your jewelery buying power go much much further. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Unless you believe in inheriting bad luck or bad juju, there’s nothing wrong with it. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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MrsGirlyGirl :  I don’t believe in bad juju, or, rather, I don’t believe it can’t be cleansed if it did exist, if that makes sense? Regardless of whether or not that makes any sense, bottom line, I’m all for it! But then again I adore antiques so I have no problem with preowned in general. An antique ring seems like a middle-point because you won’t know (per se) if the history attached to it is a bad one (i.e. ended in divorce or whatever). I guess it’s just personal preference, but I’m not really fussed. Though I’d rather go with second hand loose stone and do my own setting if it were a contemporary stone/ring. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I think it’s a great idea and tried to do this for mine, however it was hard to find what I wanted that was properly certified and came accross a few other hassles. I was shopping for a diamond though, not really a ring. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I fully support it.  Personally, I would NEVER buy a precious gemstone ring (diamond or otherwise) brand new.  They are so much more expensive than the equivalent pre-owned, not to mention the environmental and social impact of the diamond/gold/etc trade.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’d be fine with a pre-owned diamond, but it’d have to be in a new setting.

Post # 15
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1707 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My ring is vintage, Art Deco from the 1930s. It was pre-owned. I love it.

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