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Is it okay to buy an engagement ring from a garage sale website?

  1. ICarrie profile image84
    ICarrieposted 5 years ago

    Is it okay to buy an engagement ring from a garage sale website?

  2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    Why would you buy an engagement ring from a garage sale website when you can buy one from me?

    Seriously, I was cutting the grass yesterday out front by the sidewalk and I saw something sparkle and I reached down and picked it up. Right, an engagement ring. The diamond looks real, but what do I know. It fits me too, on my little finger.

    The "diamond" looks rather small to me, so I think it might be real. If somebody is going to wear a fake diamond ring, I would think the stone would be bigger rather than smaller.

    I live next door to a lady who has a beauty parlor at her home, and there are lots of women coming to and fro, so I'm thinking that's where it came from. I suppose I'll take it to a jeweler and see if it's real, and if it is, try to find the owner. Unless you want to make me an offer.

  3. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Sure. Just make sure that the ring and gems are all real. I found a fake engagement ring once and another real wedding band that was missing one stone.

  4. profile image0
    danielabramposted 5 years ago

    As long as you don't tell your husband where you got it :-)

  5. hockey8mn profile image76
    hockey8mnposted 5 years ago

    I think the best way to find out if someone truly loves you is propose to them and not give them a ring.  If they accept the fact that marriage itself is a gift enough, they are a keeper.  Then, you can get them a ring.

    1. Hector Rosales profile image60
      Hector Rosalesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In what planet does that work? I don't mean to sound rude but about 100% of women being proposed to are expecting ring.

    2. hockey8mn profile image76
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hector, then she doesn't deserve my ring.  There are more important things than a ring.

    3. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, she might love you. But there are important factors such as showing you aren't cheap by having a ring.

    4. hockey8mn profile image76
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lburmaster, every woman in my life tells me it won't work and that I am cheap for it.  They all say I will end up a lonesome man lol.  Getting married and proving to someone I am not "cheap" are not my goals in life.  Just a difference of opinion.

    5. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly how old are you and how many girls have you proposed to?

    6. hockey8mn profile image76
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lburmaster, I am 24 and have proposed to 0 girls.  I guess I haven't met the "one" yet.  Maybe if I do I will change my mind.  I travel a lot and no girls I know are into long-distance relationships.

    7. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You sounded as if you don't value romantic relationships at this point in your life. And now I know why. Thank you for explaining it. When you finally find a girl you want, you will do anything to keep her.

    8. hockey8mn profile image76
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lburmaster, time will tell.  I plan on writing a hub looking at marriage and love from an anthropological perspective.

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I am a licensed jewelry dealer and can tell you that you should be very careful trying to do this.

    There is no way to tell if a stone is a diamond or not, or even to tell whether the metal is gold or silver without testing materials and knowledge.

    Personally, I would not do this.  You could be throwing your money away on something that looks great but is basically nothing more than a piece of cheap costume jewelry.

  7. Rosana Modugno profile image83
    Rosana Modugnoposted 5 years ago

    Unless you know gems, I would stay clear simply because you will get ripped off otherwise.  An engagement ring is an investment and if you're going to spend a lot of money, then make sure you know the stone and the metal you're purchasing.

  8. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    I would be hesitant--so hesitant that I would not do it. I cannot imagine anyone selling an engagement ring at a garage sale. I find it harder to believe that anyone would buy one at a garage sale.

    If you want to sell, get an valid appraisal and run an ad. If you want to buy, go to a jewelry store and do not spend more than you can afford. When my wife and I got married, the diamond in her ring was 1/5 caret. When money got better, I purchased another from a respected jewelry store that was going out of business because the owner was retiring and did not want to sell the rights to his name so the store could remain open. There was a sale for the public and I am sure the rest of the inventory was sold to a broker or other jewelry stores.