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    Ok, I'm starting to do some research on rings. I plan on proposing within the next 6 months. I was trolling around the net checking things out. I have been buying a bunch of fitness equipment off craigslist lately and I thought, well lets see what kind of jewelry they have here. Sure enough they have pages upon pages of engagement rings. You can get huge stones for a 1/4 of the price. My question is, do you think it is wrong or not right to buy a second hand ring? Would you women here be ok if your man bought a ring off someone instead of going to a jewelry store and buying one? If I did buy one off craigslist I would meet the person at an appraiser and do the transaction there. IMO a stone is a stone. It was in the ground, who gives a shit where you bought it from. I can save a hell of a lot of money this way. Opinions please. Thanks.

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    I checked with my parents and my Mom says she personally wouldn't care where the man bought it from. I'm going to call her Mom and see what she thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublebase View Post
    My question is, do you think it is wrong or not right to buy a second hand ring?
    wrong, that is tacky.



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    dont call her mom dude wtf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    wrong, that is tacky.
    Exactly..... However..... if they don't know....... then no harm no foul.

    And don't call her mom.
    NEVER write a check with your mouth that you can't cash with your ASS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squanto View Post
    dont call her mom dude wtf
    ? What do you mean. Her Mom has already looked with me. wtf?

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    i'd rather have a small clean diamond than a big bloody one. n i would never marry a girl that would close her heart to this issue because she wanted a big sparkley for her finger. reality is harsh n i'm sorry to bring this up but if there are kids in your future too everything we do to form the world they will inherit n the messes they will inherit matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    wrong, that is tacky.
    n all else aside i agree with this. if you do get a secondhand stone at least have it reset for her personally in one of the settings she admired.

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    Find a jewelry wholesaler and they can get you good deals on quality stuff as well. I don't think I'd trust stuff off of craigslist - Ebay would be a different story as long as it was a certified vendor with lots of sales.

    Who cares where you get it from as long as it has the right papers - if you can save a couple of thousand then good on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponyboy View Post
    Find a jewelry wholesaler and they can get you good deals on quality stuff as well. I don't think I'd trust stuff off of craigslist - Ebay would be a different story as long as it was a certified vendor with lots of sales.

    Who cares where you get it from as long as it has the right papers - if you can save a couple of thousand then good on you.
    I would meet the person at an appraiser and have it appraised on the spot before I would purchase it. How do I go about finding a jewelry wholesaler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wing View Post
    n all else aside i agree with this. if you do get a secondhand stone at least have it reset for her personally in one of the settings she admired.
    I def would. I just want the stone.

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    Get a semi-precious stone and say you just wanted to be original and not do the whole diamond thing.

    Or better yet.... don't get married. If you are worried about the price of a diamond, well that is cheapest part of getting married in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilPearson View Post
    Get a semi-precious stone and say you just wanted to be original and not do the whole diamond thing.

    Or better yet.... don't get married. If you are worried about the price of a diamond, well that is cheapest part of getting married in the long run.
    I'm not worried about the price. I just like to be frugal.

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    More for your money sounds fine to me, just get it polished up nicely which I know you are going to do anyway.

    When everything has to be new for every pretty boy and girl we throw everything else away and thats nasty. This is like a rich bitch complaining that her daddy only bought her a 3 series. How old are fucking diamonds? Fucking old, its been 'used' already!

    Go for it.

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    The reason it is tacky, and she will think so as well, is because it looks like (to her) that you were looking for a bargain, that is how most females view it. She was not good enough for a brand new ring, she has to get a used ring, one that was meant for another female.

    As a male I see no problem either, but most females would have a serious problem knowing you bought her a "used" ring, trust me. And she will find out somewhere down the road and it will most likely be an issue, even if she tells you it is not.



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