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#11 NYJen

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    Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:24 PM

    If you're planning any trips to NYC, I'm pretty sure any of the vendors in the Diamond District will give you cash for your ring. Maybe not exactly what it's worth, but you'll get something good for it. And you can definitely negotiate with them.

    #12 rodent


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      Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:42 PM

      They sell a lot on craigslist. It's totally free too. Some stores do consignment. I don't think you can ever get close to what you paid back. But, if you have no use for it, might as well get something.

      #13 ajncooter

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        Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:24 PM

        thanks for the help!

        #14 MsShelley


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          Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

          Originally Posted by ajncooter
          thanks for the help!
          good luck!!

          #15 Sarah


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            Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:33 AM

            Here's a place by my house that buys used jewelry.
            Wooden Skate Jewelry, Antiques and Diamonds- Okemos, Michigan

            #16 ajncooter

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              Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:40 AM


              #17 Adamsgrrl

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                Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:09 AM

                If you feel like driving or taking the metra to Downtown Chicago, theres a street called Jewlers Row, (Wabash & Madison). There are literally TONS of wholesalers who sell, buy, and do appraisals on diamonds.

                The following are listed as buyers:

                1212 Ace of Diamonds, Inc. (312)332-6969

                208 Diamonds Chicago, Inc. (312)782-5393

                814 Frum, Howard Jewelers (312)332-5999

                307 Hakimi Gem Imports, inc. (312)726-2039

                1212 Hakimian Gem Co. (312)236-6969

                304 Hakimian Imports (312)759-2022

                706 Horberg, Charles Jewelers (312)263-4924

                1010 Malnekoff, Nathan Jewelers (312)332-7054

                312 Platinum Alley (312)263-2424

                218 Platt, F. Jewelry, Ltd. (312)726-0771

                This info was found at: 5 South Wabash | Mallers Building | Jewelers Row | Chicago Jewelers Center | Chicago Jewelry Appraisers | Jewelry Buyer Chicago | Custom Designed Jewelry | Chicago Custom Jewelry | Chicago Diamond Importers | Diamond Dealer Chicago | Chicago Antique

                #18 MikkiStreak

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                  Posted 17 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

                  I would definitely steer clear of the pawn shops. The majority of them will try and say they only buy jewelry for the gold value, not gem value.

                  I'd say Craig's List/Ebay would probably be the best way to sell for you to get the most from the value.

                  If you sell to any business, they are going to bump your price down because they have to mark back up for resale.

                  For example: if the ring is worth $3000 by appraisal, then you could sell on Ebay/Craig's List for $2500. But if you sold to a jeweler without purchasing jewelry from them, they would probably offer you around $1500 because they'll want to markup to $2500 and cover their expenses for having it in their inventory (like insurance, marketing, etc..) And they may offer even less around this time of year, because if they can't sell it before the end of their tax year, they will have to pay taxes for having it in their inventory. And if you went to a pawn shop, you'd probably be lucky to get $1000 for a ring valued at $3000.

                  #19 ajncooter

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                    Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:19 AM

                    thanks guys that helps alot...

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