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Feelinggoodashell Tue 17-Dec-19 13:30:15

Dear all

I’m london based, anyone got any advice on the best place/ way to sell my engagement ring. It’s insured for £10,000. I know I won’t get that price for it but I want the best price possible as I’m not a high Earner and I did not get 50% in the divorce. It’s going to be my money for ivf - or at least a proportion towards it .

Any advice welcomed. I have all the certificates for each diamond in the ring and I don’t mind travelling.

Many thanks

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LemonTT Tue 17-Dec-19 17:56:52

Selling it privately to a buyer looking for a ring would get the most for it.

Thereafter to a retail seller with an interest or put it in an auction

You should get it valued for resale. It’s insurance price will be far in excess of this. It seems people don’t like buying second hand engagement rings.

TheFaerieQueene Tue 17-Dec-19 18:00:13

Second hand jewellery doesn’t have a huge value. If money is tight and the ring has certificates, perhaps look at an auction. If you don’t need the money put it away and in a few years you might be happy to wear it on another finger. I speak from experience.

granadagirl Tue 17-Dec-19 18:03:05

I had mine made into necklace

claracluck78 Tue 17-Dec-19 18:04:36

If you do look at selling it at auction then take it to Bonhams in Knightsbridge
They have jewellery sales every month and are realistic with their estimates - even though they do have quite high fees they do achieve a good price for you

LemonTT Tue 17-Dec-19 23:46:10

There a quite a few good auction houses in London who do specialist jewellery auctions with excellent promotions. Targeted emails and champagne viewings and professional catalogues. They are all on line and can be found on The

There will be quite a few in the run up to valentines. They are usually timed for Christmas, valentines and Mother’s Day.

Feelinggoodashell Wed 18-Dec-19 11:50:09

Thank you all for the advice

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nocluewhattodoo Wed 18-Dec-19 11:56:09

You may be best going to Hatton garden and getting quotes for the individual stones and then the metal, mine was worth more like that than as a complete ring and even that was only 1/3 of what it cost new. People don't tend to want to buy a modern second hand engagement ring as it seems like bad luck.

granadagirl Wed 18-Dec-19 20:28:27

What about that guy who was on the tv, he as a few shops London, Manchester
Think it’s called posh pawn
Shops are called prestige pawnbroker.

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