ABC News Video: Following Lead of Celebrities, Ordinary Women Sell Break-up Bling

By Erika Winters

Breaking up is hard enough, but what to do with the jewels? If you’re Jennifer Lopez or Ellen Barkin, it’s Harry Winston or Christie’s to the rescue, but what about the rest of us? Rather than pawning or trying ebay, many folks are gravitating to websites designed to sell “break-up bling.” Watch the ABC News video on websites devoted to break-up jewelry.

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Where are people selling break-up jewelry? The sites,, and (which requires a break-up story) were mentioned in the ABC News Video.

Make sure you read the fine print before listing any item for sale. As with all secondary market sales, understand that you are selling at your own risk. Also, to get the maximum value for your jewelry piece, it is wise to seek the assistance of an independent appraiser.

Sometimes your significant other will surprise you with a jewelry gift, but if you are a part of the jewelry buying process, please read this article: Refunds, Buyback, Trade-up and Trade-in by Neil Beaty, who stresses the importance of understanding jewelry store policies before you buy. Relationships may come and go, but you don’t have to stay committed to an expensive bauble you’d rather forget.

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