(Closed) what to do with old ering????

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My mom sold her wedding set recently and got $65. And, trust me, we shopped around. Her wedding band was just solid 14k gold and her e-ring (also 14k gold) had a half carat diamond in it (good quality too-she says they went smaller to get a better cut/clarity/whatever diamond people look for). We were basically told that diamonds are worth like nothing and the gold was the valuable part. 

Post # 4
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Have you thought about selling the gold and stones separately? (Assuming it is gold, OP you didn’t mention). 

Post # 5
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hope someone can advise you on getting the best amount for it, but if you end up deciding it’s not worth it, perhaps you could make it into another unique piece of jewellery?

 

Post # 6
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1278 posts
Bumble bee

Craigslist?

Post # 8
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3228 posts
Sugar bee

@kannm6:  It’s a very nice ring. You will get most for it on EBay which is about 1/3 of the original cost. Unfortunately diamonds have a very low resale value 🙁

Post # 9
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We scrapped my old wedding set from my first marriage and it almost paid for my band this time. We got no where near the market value, but you never will for resale.

Post # 11
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3228 posts
Sugar bee

@kannm6:  Yes I do. I’ve been selling and buying there for many years and haven’t really had problems. It’s all about taking the right steps when selling to protect yourself when selling and buying. It can be a great source for selling and getting the most you can for your ring because they basically give you scrap money anywhere else. I would say you can get close to $300 for your Ring of not more. Feel free to PM with any questions you may have about selling. Many people are wery about EBay because of stories they’ve heard which yes things can go wrong but for me personally I don’t recall anything making me not use them again.

 

 

Post # 13
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3228 posts
Sugar bee

@kannm6:  No problem 🙂 you can also try Etsy. I think they charge less than EBay but I have no experience. You might be able to get more there because things are usually a bit more expensive on there. 

Post # 15
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3228 posts
Sugar bee

@kannm6:  Ooops I take that back. I forgot that to sell on Etsy it either has to be homemade or vintage (more than 30 years old) so that’s out lol

But you can do EBay for sure! That explains why I don’t have experience with it haha I took a nap and I’m still out of it sorry about that 🙂

Post # 16
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1389 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I have also recently heard of a site called idonowidont.com where you might be able to get more for it. Or, it might be nice for other jewelry as others have mentioned (earrings, a pendant, keeping the setting and setting it with a pink or blue or birthstone after you have your first child, etc.)Good luck with whatever you decide! It’s a very pretty ring.

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