Selling estate jewelry is the art of compromise. There is a balance between dollar paid and quickness of payment and ease of transaction. If you want the high price, fast and easy, you are dreaming. The higher the price gained from the sale of estate jewelry, the longer the time and more difficult the transaction.
This similar culture has been followed on for many centuries and traditions. The concept of a wedding ring was supposedly started by the Romans. These were called betrothal rings or truth rings at that point of time. The third finger on the left hand was chosen to be the ring for the wedding ring. This finger is supposed to have a vein that is directly connected to the heart.
Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if they would have bought a preowned ring, but refused.
The diamond business, for many decades, has advocated two months wages as the total amount that you should budget to spend. Statistics show that the majority of consumers have chosen not to buy into that marketing propaganda any longer. Consumers are simply purchasing what they like, and whatever they can personally afford. Bottom line is, if the 2 months salary ‘rule’ is not in the budget, then just spend what you can afford to.
Picture frame with picture of kids and spouse in it. Photo Album with family pictures in it. I love having pictures of my children and husband in my wallet, on my desk, at work, and around at home. I can remember them just as they were at that time. And when its recent, it reminds me of them, even when we aren’t together.
Another setting that can make Jewelry new look very expensive is the Pave setting. In this setting, small diamonds are inserted into little holes in the body of the ring in a continuous row. The surrounding metal is crafted to look like tiny beads to hold the diamond securely. There are several advantages here. First of all, the row of diamonds makes the ring glitter more. Since these diamonds are small, they cost less than a single big diamond. Secondly, the surrounding beads add to the brilliance of the diamond and the dimensions of the diamond are not immediately apparent.
Bath and body gifts, her favorite lotion, scent, perfume, bath salts scented candles. Most moms love to get lotion, perfumes and bath salts. Little bits of pampering. One year my mother got a massage oil set for mothers day, she really loved it.
If not, you can design your own ring the way you like. Just write what gemstone you would like to use, the type of setting, what kind of metal you want, either silver or gold, or a two-tone color. Draw your own design of the ring you want for the girl you love. Have it made to order.