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Why Buy a Pre-Owned Engagement Ring?

By Scott Lee


With the average engagement ring costing over $5,000 in 2017, the price of a ring can be a sizeable expense for couples looking to get engaged. This doesn't necessarily mean couples have to rule out real diamond rings.

Shopping for a pre-owned engagement ring can be your ticket to getting a beautiful diamond for a fraction of the price and double the character. Here are some reasons why you should consider shopping for pre-owned engagement rings:

More bang for your buck

Just like a new car, when you buy a diamond, it loses value the minute you walk out of the jewellery store. According to Diamond Cutters International, the depreciation level is steep. Your diamond is worth about 19.7% of the original price you paid once you leave the store.

Do size and quality matter? Does she want a bigger diamond or better quality stone than what falls within the set budget? Well, if you shop pre-owned, you just might be able to get what you are looking for and have it fall within your budget

It's an eco-conscious move

Remember the terms reduce, reuse, recycle? The same is true for diamonds. Buying a pre-owned diamond ring means you are actively supporting recycled metals and diamonds and helping lessen the impact of negative metal mining and jewellery manufacturing practices.

Vintage and antique are increasingly popular and stylish

Jewellery that comes with a history and character set it apart from all others. These fine pieces can be unique and one of a kind, just like your fiancée.

Check out 100 Ways' vintage engagement ring selection, and don't be shy about comparing those prices with what's out there! We are confident you'll find double the character at fraction of standard retail prices with us.