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What diamond upgrade/sell do you regret the most?

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  1. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 5, 2019
    This haunts me constantly, I had a old cut round that I bought from a jewelry store in Grainesville..it was sparkly and white,
    I do remember it had a med. sized culet- year 1999. I’m a nurse and I recall older women patients calling my ring a
    “Headlight” (1.5 carats or thereabouts).

    I was in another jewelry store in Alpharetta a few months later....I was looking at a few things in the store, the owner said to
    me, “I will give you $4900.00 for your ring”..... it was still on my finger!!!! I took it like a dumb—-!! In those days
    everybody was into fancy cuts. I took the money and went shopping at the famous “Service Merchandise” - I bought what
    I thought was a beautiful radiant cut, what can I say- I was young and stupid, knew nothing about diamonds, it was all
    about fancy cuts.

    What the hell did I sell for someone to buy it off my finger without louping it ? I think about it all the time!!!!! If only I knew then, what I know now.:angryfire:
     
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  2. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Apr 5, 2019
    A 1.87 carat marquise. Less than a month after it sold a Pricescoper posted a photo of a setting the diamond would have looked beautiful in. I’m still kicking myself about it and it happened over two years ago.
     
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  3. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 5, 2019
    It’s heartbreaking!!! I made a little profit when I sold my old cut- back then
    some jewelers didn’t respect old cuts like they do now. Can you imagine-
    they bought them to recut into MRB!!!!:confused:
     
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  4. missy
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    by missy » Apr 5, 2019
    At this point in time I have no jewelry regrets. I might have had some in the past but with time they no longer were regrets for me. I wish I could buy everything I love. That is my main bling regret these days.
    :lol:
     
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  5. missy
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    by missy » Apr 5, 2019
    Oh I hope not. :(
     
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  6. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Apr 5, 2019
    My jeweller friend’s diamond dealer sends the old cuts to be recut if my friend can’t find a buyer. Over the years he has tried to seduce me into rescuing a couple, but Mr T says no. Last summer whilst we were away, he was trying to get me to save this 1.7 ct OEC with the most beautiful flower pattern I have ever seen. I was very, very tempted & even named her (too much hot sunshine & wine, I expect), but again I got a resounding no from The Wallet.
     
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  7. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Apr 5, 2019
    I have sold a couple of pieces I have gone on to regret. I had a platinum bypass diamond ring with end to end baguettes along the arms & a trillion cut at each end, which I traded in for a ring I never wore & went on to sell. Plus one of the rings my ex gifted me, an 8mm wide, heavy 18ct yellow gold band with graduated diamonds set in a channel across the top, from an exclusive NZ jeweller. That went towards my house deposit, I bloody loved that ring, it was so heavy, so yellow, so sparkly & as smooth a butter on my finger. I still day dream about it. Urgh!
     
  8. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 5, 2019
    I know how you feel.:cry2:
     
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  9. diamondringlover
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    by diamondringlover » Apr 5, 2019
    this question is a easy one for me...I seriously regret dismantling my first engagement ring it was a tiny band of crappy rubies and diamonds..it was bought at Service Merchandise back in 1983, I used it in another ring but still for some reason it bugs me that I did that....
     
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  10. marymm
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    by marymm » Apr 5, 2019
    I regret selling my 0.858ct G-SI1 ACA set in WF heavy half-bezel ring ... but the PSer who purchased it from me has promised I get first dibs should they part with it in the future. I've sold many many gemstones and jewelry pieces over the last 10 years and that is the only item I truly regret parting with; DH also periodically reminds me he misses seeing it on my finger. Still, it is nice to know it is with someone who appreciates it.
     
    


    


  11. lyra
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    by lyra » Apr 5, 2019
    I wish I would have had the nerve to buy an OEC instead of my 1.77 RB. Either way, I wouldn't wear it. I have this habit of never wearing anything I'm afraid of damaging. I imagine a 2-ish carat OEC would have died by my clumsiness by now, even if it was seldom worn. The RB is easily replaceable, an OEC is a special case.
     
  12. jaysonsmom
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    by jaysonsmom » Apr 6, 2019
    My husband proposed with a .81 F/Si1 RB with tapered baguettes which I traded in for a 1.21 princess cut before we got married! I fully regret trading the RB because years later I realized a) I don’t have a picture of my original engagement ring,b) I ended up with a princess cut that was completely flat (cut and light return) and c) I ended up going back to a RB because I’m just a traditional girl who likes they traditional shape of a RB!
     
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  13. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Apr 6, 2019
    Mary
    The reason I bought the ring from you b/c I was gonna remove the stone from the setting to do a 3 stone gent's ring, but after I showed my wife the ring she kept it for herself. :o I try to talk my wife into selling the ring back to you but she fell on deaf ears.

    Rule #1 :read: ...never show your wife a diamond ring that was not intended for her. :bigsmile:
     
  14. Asscherhalo_lover
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    by Asscherhalo_lover » Apr 6, 2019
    To this day the only thing I wish I kept was a Tiffany Etoile engagement ring. It was a .47 G VS2 center and had the most beautiful diamond pave. It was comfortable and GORGEOUS. I also loved the heft of the platinum. I would have had to of had it resized at this point but I would have paid Tiffany to do it and it would have been fine.
     
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  15. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Apr 6, 2019
    I had a gorgeous 1.79 N OEC set in a vintage platinum setting. Because I thought I knew better, I had the stone reset into a new white gold split shank halo ring with a yellow gold basket. Initially, the setter set the diamond crooked, so I had them correct it. I never really liked what the yellow basket did to the stone. I had the basket dipped in white gold. Still didn't like it. I stupidly decided that I wanted to sell the whole kit and caboodle so I sent it to GOG to consign.
    When they posted the stone online, it had a huge chip in it. The previous jeweler had chipped it when correcting his mistake. So I ended up taking a bath on the whole process because I sold at a loss just to be done. I still have the original platinum setting set with a peach spinel I bought on eBay.
    I still feel like an idiot when I see that ring. I keep remembering the gorgeous diamond that was in there and asking myself Why couldn't you just be happy with the original ring?!? I should have never touched it. Ah, regrets .....
     
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  16. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 6, 2019
    Things like this make you nauseous.
     
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  17. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Apr 6, 2019
    The Etoile solitaire with pave is on my dream list & has been for many, many years. They occasionally pop up second hand, but not very often. I think they are so adored that nobody wants to part with them!
     
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  18. TheGarnetGirl
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    by TheGarnetGirl » Apr 6, 2019
    This thread is so sad but is also simultaneously informative. Thank you everyone for sharing!
    I hope all of you have found at least one more stunning piece since then that has helped in dealing with the past regret. New jewels never hurt anyone :kiss2:
     
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  19. redwood66
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    by redwood66 » Apr 6, 2019
    It's not a single diamond but I have a regret that will last forever. Selling the beautiful ruby and old cut platinum ring of San Diego Lady's that has passed through a few hands here on PS. :cry2::cry2::cry2:



     
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  20. Luvallgems
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    by Luvallgems » Apr 6, 2019
    That ring is what started my addiction to PS. I feel your pain on this.:cry2:
     
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  21. Starfacet
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    by Starfacet » Apr 6, 2019
    Yes, @TheGarnetGirl, this thread is informative but also therapeutic for me. It makes me feel better knowing that others have made jewelry mistakes that they regret. I did finally get my hands on the beautiful 1.72 J AVR in my avatar, so I do feel a little better. =)2
     
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  22. leukolenos
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    by leukolenos » Apr 6, 2019
    No regrets about selling (yet!)....but definite regrets about missing out on purchases. I still think about “the one that got away” daily. :cry2:
     
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  23. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Apr 7, 2019
    I thought I wanted a pink diamond some 20 years ago now. I had a look at an Arygle certified pink, .48 carats . A 3P and VS. However it looked miniscule on my size 7 fingers and at around $50,000 I thought - wayyyy overpriced.
    Ha :wall::wall::wall:
     
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  24. Mayk
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    by Mayk » Apr 7, 2019
    My 1.71 ct Solasfera Five Stone. 3F736438-6F75-4844-9E94-E43A2920D956.jpeg
    This one I should have kept!
     
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  25. Madam Bijoux
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    by Madam Bijoux » Apr 7, 2019
    8AC4AC64-E1DC-4EF6-8A63-5B65FE89E04F.jpeg 403A5B12-BA19-49E0-A474-9299B943B882.jpeg I traded a 1.84 carat heart for my 3.54 pear. The heart was not a very good stone, but I still miss it and wonder where it is now. Here are the heart I have now (bad picture) and the pear:
     
  26. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Apr 7, 2019
    I let this go. I must have been out of my tiny little mind.

    This was never meant to be it's final setting - just a place holder. But...look at that color! And the facets! And - see the lime green side tint??? I can't recall its exact specs, but roughly 5.2ct, and definitely S-T color.

    What on earth was I thinking?

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  27. AV_
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    by AV_ » Apr 8, 2019
    The latest AVC halo is more.
     
  28. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Apr 8, 2019
    I read that’s what they did to the old cuts. The colorless ones were cut into MRB which is a horror..I’m not sure if it’s true....but I hope not.
     
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  29. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Apr 8, 2019
    I sold a ceylon sapphire and diamond three stone ring for WAY less than it was worth:( The side stones were amazing. But I was liquidating to buy my OEC:(

    IF it was a PS'er who bought it, please let me know. I hope it went to a good home!!! I don't remember who I sold it to:(
     
  30. missy
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    by missy » Apr 8, 2019
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