(Closed) “Used” Rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it’s a big deal, personally. I’m SURE the jewelers use the traded-in diamonds. WHy not? Diamonds don’t lose their value. As long as they aren’t scratched or chipped, essentially they are as good as new!

I don’t believe in omens or bad juju if you bought somebody’s wedding gear from a broken marriage or an engagement htat turned out bad. Take it to a jeweler, get it appraised, get the bands brushed and polished (they will look BRAND new) and don’t even worry about it.

Seriously i look at rings on craigslist sometimes and go “whoa!” at the prices. They’re a good deal sometimes!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would just be scared they were jinxed. I feel the same way about wedding dresses from a broken engagement.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@AKennedey01, are you superstitious at all? I personally don’t think “things” ever have any sort of affect on life. Things are not “good luck” or “bad luck” although I wish they did exist…i’d carry a lucky penny around in my pocket everyday =]

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t believe in jinxes. If you can get a good deal, why not? Make sure you watch out for fraud, but I love looking at the craigslist jewelry section.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes, jewelers use traded in diamonds. It’d be crazy not to since they retain their value!

My right hand ring is an estate ring, and I love that it has history!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think so! It doesn’t hurt to look–you could find a buried treasure =]

More bling for your buck =]

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m totally down with “used” rings for many reasons. I got my upgrade ring on eBay. It was large, good quality and came with the store warranty and upgrade benefits. It had an upgrade value of 3x what we paid for it.

I, in turn, sold it and made someone very happy. She had plans to remove the center stone and reset it and give the semi-mount to her SIL. It was very sweet because something that held negative sentiments for me was able to become something positive for someone else.

I also think some of the pluses of “used” rings are that recycled jewelry can help minimize the damage to the enviornment that mining for precious metals/gems causes, and helps take away money from the shady diamond industry. And you can get a great deal!

I hope that if I don’t get my gemstone halo ring, that the Boy will get a “used” ring! lol…

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh yea, just to add… you don’t really have to be more careful of Fraud when buying off Craig’s List. I’d feel better buying from CL than eBay!

You meet the seller at a jeweler and have the diamond tested, quickly cleaned, and then you can either get a formal appraisal or have the jeweler give you an estimate. This is what I did when I sold my ring. The jeweler actually told me NOT to sell it to the person and that I was charging way too little. lol…

Then, if you want the ring to be “new,” you can have it rodium dipped to look brand spaking new (if that hasn’t been done and if it’s white gold) and professionally cleaned.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I am a HUGE fan of used jewelry. I always wonder what the story is behind it. I just think there’s something really neat about it.. character, I guess? I just really liked used stuff, tho.

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