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Razz

Rough_Rock
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Oct 10, 2016
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Would you suggest buying 'pre-loved' jewelry if it's not for a wedding? I am looking for a special ring for everyday wear, and I'm wondering if I should look for a second hand stone. What are your suggestions?
 

Luxxy

Rough_Rock
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Oct 8, 2016
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I'm not an expert, but judging from all the great advice that I have gotten on this forum over the past couple of months, I'd say go with what you love, whether it's new or pre-loved. If it looks and feels good to you, then you can't go wrong.
 

dtnyc

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jul 27, 2005
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My wedding band is a vintage estate piece so obviously I don't have an issue with it for any case really. My engagement main stone belonged to my husband's grandmother... I am all about 2nd hand


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Bron357

Ideal_Rock
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Jan 22, 2014
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Most of my jewellery is second hand! I'm much happier getting value for my money ie no extra retail markup, no taxes and buying pre loved. Nothing wrong with it. I can get two pieces pre loved for the price of 1 brand new. I don't need a fancy box or a carry bag to make me happy! And then if I decide to sell it because I want a different style, I don't lose an extra heap of money. The person who bought it new took that hit!
 

autumngems

Brilliant_Rock
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Jul 24, 2003
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Of course, some of my favorite piece are second-hand pieces I found!
 

Austina

Ideal_Rock
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Feb 24, 2017
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I don't have a problem buying preloved. I got my friend her new engagement ring at an auction. Got it for a great price, she got an excellent appraisal on it so was very happy with it.
 

jadesilver

Shiny_Rock
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Nov 5, 2017
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Second hand is of really good value, I’d definitely buy secondhand if it’s a piece/stone you love. I have some vintage rings and they are really cheap on Etsy, I search “vintage estate ring” or “Estate ruby ring” and driftwoodstorm is one of my favorite sellers!
 
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