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I need advice on selling a diamond engagement ring.

I've been divorced for 4 years now, and I think it's about time I get rid of my engagement ring. It's a 1.5 carat solitaire in a big hunk of white gold, so rather than chunk it down the sewer, I'd like to see about getting some cash out of it. I've done a lot of reading about different ways to do this (pawn shop, consignment, diamond broker, online site), but I'd like some advice from anyone that has successfully sold fine jewelry. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on May 24, 2016 - 5 answers

Anniversary ring advice

My spouse and I will soon be celebrating a milestone in our marriage. I would like to get her an anniversary ring. But I’m uncertain about the options. If you know anything about jewelry I would appreciate your advice. [more inside]
posted by quadog on May 15, 2016 - 7 answers

How do I know if this engagement ring is good enough?

On the weekend my mother gave me her engagement ring to propose to my Girlfriend with. What worries me is that the diamond isn't large enough. [more inside]
posted by 8LeggedFriend on Oct 8, 2015 - 67 answers

Where to buy a new engagement ring setting in the SF Bay Area?

This diamond engagement ring turned out to be very uncomfortable to wear. I'd like to keep the diamond, and replace the engagement ring. Any recommendations for a shop in the SF Bay Area? Or generic advice on how to find such a shop? (More details...) [more inside]
posted by dogcow2015 on Feb 22, 2015 - 7 answers

What is the deal with this blue diamond? Synthetic, natural, treated?

I've recently acquired a beautiful ring with a 2 carat blue diamond in the middle and two smaller white diamonds on either side, in white gold. Nothing special about the setting, and I will have to get it reset sooner than later, since the band's wearing thin. But I'm curious what's up with this big blue shiny rock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2015 - 9 answers

What would you pay for this engagement ring?

I'm considering buying this engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by eggman on Jan 22, 2015 - 13 answers

Clueless about jewelry. How do I take care of this diamond ring?

I am a woman who has never, ever been into jewelry. I lose earrings, I tangle necklaces, I hate the way anything feels on my wrists. The only pieces of jewelry I treasure are a relatively inexpensive pair of earrings I wore at my wedding, and my wedding band and diamond engagement ring. I've been married for nearly two years now, and need some advice on the logistics of caring for my engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on May 30, 2014 - 16 answers

What are the lyrics to Lorn's Diamond

The lyrics in Lorn's Diamond go from :15 to 1:10. What are they? I can kind of make out a few phrases. "So I stay in this...", "But the space I keep...just won't be there long" and "but the best advice", "to pave the road that's of stone". Can anybody tell what all the full lyrics are? I even took the song and sped it up in audacity and that is still all I could make out.
posted by cashman on Mar 2, 2014 - 0 answers

Cost of diamond repair?

YANMJ(eweler), but maybe you've had to have a similar ring repair made? If so, how much did it run you? Looking for ballpark figures. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Jun 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Do diamonds erode?

My girlfriend says if water is constantly flowing over a diamond eventually it will break down and apart. I say that because diamonds are harder than anything that might be in water, they are immune to such erosion and weathering. She says that's idiotic, and BOY does that grind my gears! What do you think, green?
posted by lain on Mar 4, 2013 - 25 answers

Real diamond or fake diamond?

I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jan 20, 2013 - 48 answers

Sapphires are a girl's best friend

Diamond vs. gemstone engagement rings. What are we not considering? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 25, 2012 - 77 answers

Should I go coocoo for Coocan?

I have an opportunity to buy Coocan Korean cookware. Should I give them a go? [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Aug 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Engagement ring styles for large fingers that may shrink?

What style(s) engagement ring should I get if I intend to size it down (potentially significantly) in the future? Any tips on where to buy larger than standard size rings? Bonus points if they sell non-conflict diamonds or similarly pretty stones at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by ilikemethisway on Jun 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Diamonds are a girl's best friend?

What to do with a loose diamond? A very kind family friend has given me a very lovely quarter caret marquise-cut stone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2012 - 7 answers

What diamond ring will make the cut?

I am buying a diamond ring for my wife and need input--size versus quantity and quality? Cut of diamond? Etc. Budget is about $25,000 and the goal is to knock my wife off her feet with something impressive, not too understated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm fine with the fake diamond stone, but the junky band is just too much.

The band on my ebay-purchased $15 CZ ring is looking icky. Is it possible to find a similar ring with a better band? [more inside]
posted by TranSubstantial on Jan 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Hardly rough, but a diamond?

My husband found what appears to be a diamond, fallen out of a jewelry setting, in our box at the opera. If no one claims it, what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2011 - 20 answers

Is this jeweler ripping us off?

Jeweler quoted us a price for a diamond; ones that seem equivalent are far, far cheaper online. Are we being ripped off? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The on Nov 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Impact of the groundnut

Sources about social and economic impact of groundnut growing in Africa. Groundnut=Peanut [more inside]
posted by andykapahala on Nov 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Moissanite or other pretty rocks

Thoughts on moissanite engagement rings? Do you know someone who has gotten one and loved it or been disappointed? Other suggestion for non-diamond rings? Where to buy one in the DC/Richmond area? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Oct 24, 2010 - 30 answers

need faux diamond plate material

looking for flexible black plastic diamond tread plate material... [more inside]
posted by g.i.r. on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band?

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

seeking diamond ads

I am looking for diamond ads that use slogans along the lines of "who says money can't buy love" or other similarly themed taglines. I googled many times, but could not find these particular themed ads, though I recall seeing them in the past. Anyone who can point me in this direction, thank you.
posted by saturn~jupiter on Feb 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Can I unset this rock?

Can a gemologist tell if a diamond has been set? [more inside]
posted by griseus on Jan 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Best way to sell diamond wedding ring?

What is the best, most profitable way to sell my wedding/engagement ring? I'm a little leery of eBay or Craigslist. [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Dec 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Looking for a Diamond (not Justin)

It's Diamond time people. Where in the Americas could you find the best deal on a certified Diamond? South America? Central America? Blue Nile? It's probably worth a flight to buy a diamond if it's thousands cheaper, no? Or do I just need to take matters into my own hands? [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d on Dec 13, 2009 - 29 answers

Diamond vs. CZ

Can you tell the difference between a diamond and a cubic zirconia? [more inside]
posted by comatose on Oct 20, 2009 - 25 answers

What is the hierarchy of high-end jewelry brands in New York?

What are the most impressive/exclusive quality diamond jewelry brands with a retail presence in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by L'homme armé on Sep 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Social Stigma of Buying Used Ring Solely for Diamond?

Used Engagement Ring: I am ready to ask the most wonderful person I have ever met to marry me. However, before I can do that I need a ring. Buying a used ring seems to carry a negative reputation among some people and I can understand some of their arguments. My question is whether buying a used ring for the diamond itself and having a new setting made carries that same negative reputation. And, if I do buy a ring for the stone, will my jeweler have a hard time using it once it has already been in another setting? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Jul 26, 2009 - 44 answers

How reputable is D.NEA?

How reputable is D.NEA Diamonds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Non-DeBeers Engagement Ring Options

Can anyone help with non-DeBeers engagement ring options? (Specifically lab-created diamonds, non-DeBeers mined diamonds, and purple sapphires) [more inside]
posted by NHlove on Dec 8, 2008 - 24 answers

Hi, I'm on the phone. I'm just not telling you where...

When my WinMob6 HTC Diamond phone receives MMS messages with photo or video content, where does it save the files? I've got a load of MMS embedded files I want to save to my PC before I accidentally delete them all...
posted by twine42 on Nov 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Like the one ring, but with less evil.

EngagementRingFilter: I'm coming upon that time in my life - I'm going to buy a ring and propose to my wonderful girlfriend. My problem is, though, that no matter how much I look up, and what I read, I still can't wrap my head around buying an actual ring. She wants something like this, but I can't see to find anything. Help! [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 3, 2008 - 32 answers

DeBeers Settlement

Did someone pocket all the DeBeers settlement money or am I being impatient? [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Aug 6, 2008 - 9 answers

A diamond ring that takes a licking and keeps on, um, ticking

Help me find a diamond ring setting that my wife can't break. [more inside]
posted by range on Jul 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Where to buy blue diamonds?

I'm in the market for a blue diamond engagement ring...anyone have any experience with any blue diamond jewelers in the NYC area?
posted by pooya on May 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Engagement Ethics Optimization: Estate Jewelry / MYOR

Buying an engagement ring. Advice wanted on a) Estate Jewelry: recommendations on how to buy & not get ripped off. b) Make-your-own-ring workshops: how to get a good used diamond. c) recommendations for both of the above in the LA / SoCal area. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Diamond found on ground... now what?

Diamond found on ground... now what? Q1: How long should I wait for someone to claim? Q2: What steps should one go through when selling a gemstone? Any advice? [more inside]
posted by djpyk on Mar 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Island Diamonds?

Hello: My wife and I are going on a 12 day cruise in March in The Southern Caribbean. We will be visiting St. Martin, St. Thomas, Antiqua,Barbados, St. Kitts and Puerto Rico. She has expressed an interest in acquiring a canary diamond of 1/2 to 1 carat in size. Can anyone tell me where to shop and what I can expect to pay for such a purchase. Thank You.
posted by malhaley on Feb 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Anybody drink Dimebag's beer?

Years ago I read a Guitar World column written by Diamond (later Dimebag) Darrell. If memory serves, in one column he offered to mail a six pack of beer to anyone who learned some riff he notated. Does anyone know of a recipient of Dimebag's beer? [more inside]
posted by mragreeable on Feb 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Big Onyx Man Ring: Secret Meaning? Where to get one?

Big Onyx Man Ring: Secret Meaning? Where to get one? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Oct 23, 2007 - 24 answers

If you found a diamond on the street, would you have to pay taxes on it?

If you found a diamond on the street, would you have to pay taxes on it?
posted by paulinsanjuan on Aug 22, 2007 - 17 answers

Diamond in the rough?

Unique Engagement Rings in NYC or SF? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Jul 31, 2007 - 11 answers

Books on the 19th century South African diamond industry

What are the best books about the South African diamond industry during the mid-to-late 19th century? [more inside]
posted by stammer on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Where to get an old ring?

Where can I find estate/antique jewelry in the Triangle area? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Resetting a diamond into a non-engagement ring

I have a 1 carat platinum diamond engagement ring and am now divorced. It’s a gorgeous stone and I want to do something with it. I’d really like to reset it as a ring (I have a pendant and can’t afford a match to convert it into earrings). Any suggestions on how I can design this without it looking like an engagement ring?
posted by anondonna on Feb 2, 2007 - 6 answers

How much for the blood diamond?

I just watched the film Blood Diamond and am currently wondering just how much would that very sought after diamond actually be sold for? [more inside]
posted by dobie on Jan 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Engagement ring insurance

Help me insure my future fiancée's (I hope) engagement ring! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Diamonds in the rough...

Does anyone know anything about the conditions for the workers in diamond mines, especially in Africa? [more inside]
posted by melangell on Nov 29, 2006 - 14 answers

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