by milton333 » Jan 3, 2012 This is not an attempt to solicit offers to buy my current diamond ring, to be clear. I am aware of the preloved forum. Mostly, I am looking for opinions about my next upgrade. My original e-ring was purchased when DH and I were 19, it's a mall stone, nothing spectacular, but I've kept it for the sentimental value. A little more than 4 years ago, I bought myself an upgraded diamond ring that I wear with my wedding band. I bought a .82 ct H SI1 (eye clean) ACA AGS 000 RB. I'm feeling the itch, and have been looking, but diamond prices are so high. I'd have to spend almost triple what I paid for my .82 to get just a hair over 1 ct in a super-ideal RB with similar stats, which is just not worth it for me. I'm interested in more like 1.2-1.3. Also, and more pointedly - while there's a great upgrade policy available, it's dollar-for-dollar what I paid for the stone, not the current market value (which is 50% more than what I paid). I love my ACA, but have been looking at antique cuts (including cushions), which have their own personalities. I can get a larger stone with a bigger ct number (even if it's not as spready as a super-ideal RB with the same ct weight would be, and have to admit that I'd like to be able to say that it's a 1.5 ct ) for less than just going to a 1 ct. What have been others' experiences in selling diamonds (set or unset)? How much does the market tend to discount a "used" diamond? I don't think a .82 H SI1 is likely to be a dream to consign, so I'd be selling it myself. If I can't get much more for it than I would for an upgrade with the vendor, then I'll probably just wait and continue saving. Thoughts?