Post # 1
How quickly things can change. From planning a wedding to this.
Long looong story, but it ends by me no longer being engaged or getting married, due to pretty horrible circumstances.
I now have an absolutely beautiful $17,000 ring (that I obviously don’t want to wear) and an amazing custom and painstakingly made mermaid wedding dress.
I am going to try to sell the dress on here, but Im just wondering if anyone has had experience, or knows possibly a better way to sell a never worn wedding dress….?
Could I maybe call around to some small boutique stores to see if they would ike to buy it at a low price so they can resell it again??
Wondering if anyone has any experience on the best ways to sell jewellery in order to get the most $$ with the least amount of risk and/or hassle?
(In case anyone was going to say anything…I was told by my ex-fiance to sell the ring..Im not being a money grabber) 🙂
Post # 3
@NevynT: First off I am very sorry to hear you are no longer getting married.
For selling the dress, try some of the “pre-owned” wedding sites like oncewed.com or preownedweddingdresses.com.
As for the ring, I’m not sure the best way to sell it. You will get nowhere near what you paid for it (even if it appraised for well over the purchase price) because commercial jewelers will not buy back at what you paid. The best bets would be to go back to the store where it was purchased and see what they will offer and then go around to independent jewelers/estate jewelers and see if they are interested.
Again I’m really sorry to hear you are in this situation.
Post # 4
I’m so sorry! I hope you start to feel better soon.
Recycledbride.com is another place you can sell dresses. idonowidont.com is a place you can securely sell your ring. You post the ring, when someone purchases it, it goes to the companies gemologists and they verify the customer will be receiving what they paid for. The customer sends their payment to the same central hub and its kept on hold during that time. Once everything checks out, the company transfers the money to you and sends the product to the customer. So, you may want to check it out. You won’t get what was paid for it, but you could probably get more than just selling it to a jeweler.
Post # 5
No advice, but take care…
Post # 6
I am so sorry to hear your story 🙁 Please make sure that you get it in writting that your Ex does not want the ring back. If you did not get married then he still owns that ring and can come after you at a later date to get it back.
Post # 7
@GelaMac: I agree. An engagement ring is considered a conditional gift until the condition (marriage) is met so he would be the owner by law. Just want to keep you safe!
I’m sorry you have to go through this!!! ((hugs))
Post # 8
I’m so sorry for what you’re going thru … be sure to check the laws in your state before selling the ring. In many states in my area the ring is a part of an AGREEMENT. If that agreement falls thru the ring is property of the man, UNLESS he proposed on your brithday, valentines day or christmas, then its a grey area and you can fight that it was given as a gift…. very tricky stuff but I’d hate to see you sell it then him come after you for it or the cost of it. :/
Post # 9
For the ring I’d start with the jeweler that it was purchased at, they sometimes have return policies for these types of situation…
Post # 10
try the jeweler or diamondbistro.com they sell pre owned rings on there too
so sorry for your situation, and as cheesy as it sounds things happen for a reason. keep your head up!
Post # 11
Legally the ring belongs to the man until you get married and is considered by law to be a contractual gift. But if he doesn’t want it back- by all means sell it or have it made into other jewelry.
I know that pawn shops as well as “I do, now I don’t” website are good ways to sell jewelry.
Post # 12
I agree with other posters. I’d also consider talking to a jewelery store that offers consignment. You might be able to make a little more money than going the pawn shop route.
Post # 13
As far as the ring, it depends on your state laws. In CA, it belongs to the “receiver” if the “giver” backs out, but goes back to the “giver” if the “receiver” backs out, so the legal posession depends on the circumstances of the breakup (if mutual i think it defaults to going back to the giver). I’d check your state laws – not saying you can’t keep or sell it regardless since he agreed, but if that contradicts your state law you should get it in writing. See if you can find a consignment store… and idonowidont.com