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where to sell engagement ring/loose diamond?

anyone have any advice on this? I know I'm going to lose my ass compared to what I payed. So far my best guess is craigslist. I also figure I should probably have the diamond removed from the setting, as the setting is a size 4.5 solitaire and was cheap relative to the diamond itself. I have all the certification papers and what not and plan on getting it appraised ASAP, beyond that I don't know of a good place/method of liquidating this sparkly little bastard. Thanks all

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In case some day I loose my head and decide to get engaged, is buying a rock or ring off craigslist or ebay or somewhere like that a decent option these days? Assuming you get it appraised.

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they say ebay is a really bad way to buy expensive jewelry, way too easy to get scammed. I say Craigslist because it is more local and I can meet the buyer at a local jeweler to verify that it is legit. I should mention that I don't NEED to sell it right away although sooner than later is preferred. And no I'm not going to hold onto it to give to the next wife to be. I'm going to enjoy being single for a long while me thinks...

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There are places that hold auctions, so that might be an option.

But you're right. You're going to lose your ass, so why not just hang on to it? It would make a great gift to a family member or even a future inamorata.

But, if you must, then yes, craigslist is not a bad way to go.
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they say ebay is a really bad way to buy expensive jewelry, way too easy to get scammed. I say Craigslist because it is more local and I can meet the buyer at a local jeweler to verify that it is legit. I should mention that I don't NEED to sell it right away although sooner than later is preferred. And no I'm not going to hold onto it to give to the next wife to be. I'm going to enjoy being single for a long while me thinks...
You don't have to hold it to give to the next wife, but holding on to it could help you while you are single

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ebay. Make up some stupid ass story to go with it. Call the newspaper about it, get 5 times its worth due to the fame factor.
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What did you get it for ..and what do you want for it?
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I paid about 5k for it from blue nile. its small (.83 carat) but damn near perfect and sparkles like a sonuvabitch. I told myself I'd be happy with 3k, but have no idea how realistic that is

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No way I have always been leary about Blue Nile! So they are reputable?

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It seems to me that there should be a consignment market somewhere. There seems to be a lot of room for you and a "seller" to make a couple bucks?
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No way I have always been leary about Blue Nile! So they are reputable?
Blue Nile does crazy amounts of sales.
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consignment is a good idea, I'll look into that

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my blue nile experience had zero complaints. I felt their prices were fair and had thousands to choose from. I would buy from them again. This diamond I was complimented daily by strangers when she was still wearing it, lol

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Hoenestly you are only going to get $1500 to $2000. Post up the three c's please and I will give you a better idea of what you will get for it.
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I'm having this similar problem...trying to get ride of a wedding band and engagement ring...it's appraised at almost $10,000 and I'd like to get as much as I can outta it....yet I am realistic that I am not going to get nearly what it's appraised at.

I though about consignment but was told the ring could sit there for who knows how long and if anyone will even want to buy it.

Checkout this site: sellmywedding.com
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Aren't these rings insured??? Sure seems easy enough for a could rings to get lost.

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Aren't these rings insured??? Sure seems easy enough for a could rings to get lost.

Ok, that's fraud unless you actually lose them.

I think you should trade them in on some really nice jewlery for yourself. Some things you might not otherwise have right now. Like a killer necklace and ear ring set, etc.

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I agree fraud is bad, so actually loose them. I loose things way bigger than rings all the time.

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I agree fraud is bad, so actually loose them. I loose things way bigger than rings all the time.


LOL Dude i was thinking the same way you are when i was loosing out on alot of money selling mine pennies out of the dollar. I should have done what Jrock suggested. Bought myself a nice watch or something
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Ok, that's fraud unless you actually lose them.

I think you should trade them in on some really nice jewlery for yourself. Some things you might not otherwise have right now. Like a killer necklace and ear ring set, etc.
Or.. go get yourself a pendant or ring made out of it...and have them melt down the ring setting too to offset your cost.

I mentioned earlier.. USE the thing...

What shape and dimensions? Possibilities include: make it a center stone on a cross. or make a nice pinky ring out of it, etc..

Bling yourself with it. You'll have another future ex fiance in no time.

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I would like to try and trade mine in maybe for some other jewelery for me....can you only do that at independant jewelery stores? I dont think places like Jared, Kay, Zales and JBR would do that....anyone know?

Is it kinda like trading in a car for a new?
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Most jewelery stores will trade UP on jewelry. But you would have to have bought it at there store not a competitors
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I would like to try and trade mine in maybe for some other jewelery for me....can you only do that at independant jewelery stores? I dont think places like Jared, Kay, Zales and JBR would do that....anyone know?

Is it kinda like trading in a car for a new?
For that, yes, you are far better off going to an independently owned place where you can actually meet and talk to the owner; even better if the owner is the head craftsman himself

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Ok so why the hell are diamonds so "precious" and expensive if they are not worth shit to sell once they are out of the store? Jewelry is such a scam




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Ok so why the hell are diamonds so "precious" and expensive if they are not worth shit to sell once they are out of the store? Jewelry is such a scam
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what cut/shape is the rock?? i was looking for a princess cut Tacori rings

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Ok so why the hell are diamonds so "precious" and expensive if they are not worth shit to sell once they are out of the store? Jewelry is such a scam
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I'm having this similar problem...trying to get ride of a wedding band and engagement ring...it's appraised at almost $10,000 and I'd like to get as much as I can outta it....yet I am realistic that I am not going to get nearly what it's appraised at.

I though about consignment but was told the ring could sit there for who knows how long and if anyone will even want to buy it.

Checkout this site: sellmywedding.com

Ever wonder why they appraise so high yet you can get them for half the appraisal value at the shop. Jewlery is such a scam.

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