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Used Gemstone Rings: What to Look For When Buying Gemstones

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Buying a ring is a big purchase, whether it is “the ring” for your future wife, a present for a loved one, or simply a splurge for yourself. Buying used gemstone rings is the best way to find a gorgeous piece, for a price tag you’re just as happy with as the piece itself. That being said, you want to be extra careful when buying used gemstone rings online

We want you to feel confident and secure in your purchase. That’s why we put together a quick list for you. If you follow a few pieces of advice, you will have peace of mind that you’re not only buying a beautiful ring, but one that is genuine and going to last a lifetime.

Advice For Buying Used Gemstone Rings

You’ve been browsing online and found a ring you are very interested in. Before you click “Add to Cart,” there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. Consider all of the following criteria before you officially make our purchase:

Look for the Carat Weight and Color

Especially when shopping for a diamond ring, you’re going to want to keep the carats in mind. Two stones that look similar can have different carat weights, and vice versa- two stones that look very different can be listed with the same carat weight. This is because of their cut. A stone that is shallow and wide will look just as big as one cut deeper. 

There’s no wrong choice here, but it is important to remember when shopping because it will affect the value of the diamond and therefore the final price you pay.

Consider the Durability

Some gemstones are more durable than others. You’ll want to consider this, especially if you plan for the ring to be worn often or even every day. Some gemstones, such as sapphires, rubies, and garnets, are well-suited to an active daily life and work well in rings. Others, such as emeralds and pearls, are better to be worn in an earring or necklace. They are actually very soft, so to keep them beautiful you will want them out of harm’s way.

Select What You Consider Beautiful!

Particularly when shopping for colored gemstones, you will hear a lot of terms like “hue,” “tone,” and “saturation.” We could spend a long time delving deeper into this topic, but the truth is that you’ll only be happy with the ring if you like the way it looks. These are very subtle differences in the tone and hue of the used gemstone rings you are considering. Rather than obsessing over inclusions and the intensity of the color, look at several and then select the one you prefer.

Buy Gemstone Rings Online

There’s really no right or wrong answer when it comes to shopping for a new-to-you ring. Whether you have your eye on this Platinum Diamond Ring for someone special, like the idea of giving your mom the Cartier 18K White Gold Signature Ring for her next birthday, or simply feel you deserve the .90ct Sapphire Diamond Cluster Platinum Cocktail Ring, go ahead and pick whatever ring is your favorite. Because you’re shopping on our website, you will always know these rings are beautiful and backed by our Authenticity Promise.