|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
Is it okay to buy an engagement ring from a garage sale website?
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.
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.
As long as you don't tell your husband where you got it :-)
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.
In what planet does that work? I don't mean to sound rude but about 100% of women being proposed to are expecting ring.
Hector, then she doesn't deserve my ring. There are more important things than a ring.
Yes, she might love you. But there are important factors such as showing you aren't cheap by having a ring.
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.
Exactly how old are you and how many girls have you proposed to?
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.
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.
lburmaster, time will tell. I plan on writing a hub looking at marriage and love from an anthropological perspective.
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.
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.
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.
by jon smith5 years ago
Should an engagement ring be a diamond ring?
by ProCW5 years ago
Tips for buying the perfect engagement ring
by EpicNoob8 years ago
From around the 15th century, the diamond ring has been the symbol of engagement between two lovers - as a precursor to marriage. But this raises a moral dilemma as to the ethics behind where they actually come from...
by NikiDiva4 years ago
Ladies how important is the engagement ring?Would you be upset if you found out your ring wasn't a real diamond?
by candycox7 years ago
Diamond are forever, so is our engagement ring - what do you guys think about its shape.Which are the diamond shape would you considered for your engagement ring?Here are some: have your one, -...
by tysanders6 years ago
Is the engagement ring worn on the right hand or the left?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.