Post # 1
Long story short, my boyfriend and I were supposed to have gotten engaged in June of last year but will be getting engaged in May of this year. Last year we purchased a setting and a loose moissanite stone but when we went to have the stone set, we were told by the jeweler that the setting was defective so it gave us second thoughts. The setting went back but we were told we couldn’t return the moissanite stone. Now, my boyfriend has been talked out of a moissanite stone by a jeweler who does custom work closer to him and I can’t seem to convince him back. Now I have a .40 loose moissanite stone that I have no use for. Should I try to sell it, put it in a new piece of jewelry at some point (probably years down the road), or what? I hate to think of it just sitting in the back of a dark drawer for years.
Post # 3
How much does the stone mean to you? If you’re not sentimental about it then sell it. Otherwise keep it for a future piece.
Post # 4
That’s what I would do…sell it and use the money toward your wedding, unless you really like it and want to set it in something else.
Post # 5
Agreed. Sell it if it’s not a sentimental piece. Otherwise, reset it. It could be the necklace you wear on the big day…or just an everyday piece that you wear with fond memories.
Post # 6
I think I’ll try to sell it in my garage sale this weekend. If it’s still around when it’s time to move then maybe it’s destined to be a necklace!
Post # 7
I’d try to sell it here on Weddingbee Classifides before a garage sale. I bet you’d get a better profit here, and be giving it to someone who really wants it….
Post # 9
@thenextmrsi: —> THIS
Gosh yes, Garage Sales are awful things when it comes to reaping money back on anything of value.
Hit the WBee Classifieds for sure… at least then you are “showcasing” your stone to people who actually might be in the market for a Moissanite… at a Garage Sale, you’ll be getting whoever walks in off the street, and offering you up a pittance of what it is worth (because they just don’t know if they could use it etc)
Hope this helps,
Post # 10
@thenextmrsi: I actually had never thought of that! Thank you, Bees!