(Closed) Where did your rock come from?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you know where your FI/DH bought your ring?

    Jewelery Store (Kays, Hurst, Blue Nile, etc)

    Second-Hand (Pawn Shop, eBay, Craigslist, etc)

    My ring is a family heirloom

    Other (explain)

  • Post # 93
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Jeweler’s Building, Boston.

    Post # 94
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Bailey, Banks & Biddle – so sad they closed! That was my all-time favorite jewelry store, moreso than Tiffanys.

    Post # 95
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Mine came from a local jewerly store in our town

    Post # 96
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I voted “Other.” The center stone on my ring was originally a stone in his grandmother’s 25th anniversary ring. Fiance worked with his local family jeweler (who has a family jeweler?!) to find a ring with some small pave diamonds to set the stone in. I love that it’s partly an heirloom and partly something Fiance picked for me =)

    Post # 97
    2402 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    second hand – it came from a store that deals exclusively with antique jewelry.

    Post # 98
    141 posts
    Blushing bee


    Sorry for the gigantic, poor quality picture!  I need to work on that :/


    Post # 99
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The local jeweler i like to deal with in town has a big ol sign in his window that says “we buy jewelry!”  What do you want to bet some of the those second hand stones make their way into his cases??

    Mine diamond was bought from a broker.  It was then set into a custom band.  I LOVE that my Fiance paid about 1/5th of what the appraisal says it is worth.

    Post # 100
    1884 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Miss Snowflake: I love what your Fiance said about washing off the heartbreak!  That is the only reason I would have a problem wearing a pawnshop ring…  That said I found out that jewelry stores can sell second hand rings (upgraded, returned etc) so I guess if I don’t know it’s history I don’t care.  That said, I didn’t want FI’s ex wife’s ring (or anything similar).  I wanted my own 🙂

    Post # 101
    414 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My diamond is my Fiance grandmothers and he bought the setting at a jeweler, he reset his Grandmothers original ring with a sapphire so his mom could still wear it 🙂

    Post # 102
    2593 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    A local jeweler

    Post # 103
    7321 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    The stone came from a mine in Sri Lanka. The setting was custom made.

    Post # 104
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think you need to differentiate between Chain jewelry stores and Other local jewelry stores…there is a BIG difference.

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