by imagardener2 » Jan 7, 2013 Today was the first time I ever visited a pawn shop but I thought I'd see what older rings they might have since where I live has boocoo older folks. Have to say it was not a wonderful experience but glad I did it so I know I'm not missing anything. First shop I walked into I got ignored by person behind the jewelry case. She finally asked if I was looking for anything in particular and I said older diamond rings. She said "Old Mine?" and I said maybe not quite that old, maybe Art Deco. She then continued to ignore me until I left (no older rings in case at all). The jewelry showcase had nothing much of interest. Depressing shop overall. Second shop a little better with friendlier customer service. The jewelry case had two rings with fishtail prong settings but they were uninteresting designs from the 1940's. And I was intimidated by knowing very little about what sort of diamonds were in them, modern brilliant I'm sure but I am a non-expert about diamonds. Seeing rings enlarged on the internet sure makes them look more impressive and being able to see details. Prices:$1999 for one of the fishtail prong '40's rings that was under a carat, guessing .60 to .75. The other ring was more $$ and similar ct. Again I have no idea about what diamond quality was, the lighting in both stores once a ring was taken out of the lighted case was dreadful and dark. It is an overcast day so no window light for help. Anyway, that's my day at the pawnshops. Not to be repeated.