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Will any jewelry store be able to tell me what a ring is worth?

I have a gold diamond ring and have no clue what it is worth. Would any jewelry store be able to give me an estimate of its value?

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Asked by Cynthia86 at 3:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Shopping

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  • YES!!!

    Answer by dancer at 3:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Yes, I'd go to a few.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 3:27 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • sure just ask for an appraisal

    Answer by rebeccadac at 3:31 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • As for an insurance appraisal, not a sales appraisal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • More likely a jewelry appraiser ~

    Answer by tasches at 4:26 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Go to a jewelry appraiser. Appraised value for insurance purposes is very different from resale value. The amount you (or someone else) paid for the ring is no where near the resale value if you sell it to a jewelry store or use it as collateral in a pawn shop.

    Answer by brancoj at 7:39 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I would get 2 opinions just because I have trust issues and you never know who is going to screw you over

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 7:51 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • No. If they value it for free, then that value can not be trusted. A good jewellery store will charge a fee and provide a certificate of valuation. Then you can photocopy that for your insurance. Keep the original certificate in a safe place. Are you sure you want to know? The price the purchaser paid is about double what the ring is worth.

    Answer by MLM247 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • yeah

    Answer by smiley745 at 2:29 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Thanks ladies. I am not looking to resale it, just curious as to what is is worth. It wasn't a gift or anything. DH and I found it going through his moms belongings after she past. It is a beautiful piece of jewelry and we were just wanting to get an idea of how much it could be worth.

    Comment by Cynthia86 (original poster) at 11:22 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

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