Pawn Shop or Jeweler for Your Engagement DiamondPeople often ask the question about whether shopping for a diamond at a pawn shop in Oceanside or with a jeweler is better. We have decided to write an answer to most of the questions often asked.
People might ask about buying a possible engagement ring in a pawn shop but don’t know what to look for. For example, they might ask how can I tell if its a good diamond and whether I can fix it up to look like its brand new, so my girlfriends won’t know I bought it in a pawn shop.
You will want to come prepared, so I recommend buying your own loupe if you are going to purchase from pawn shops. It also provides the added benefit of making you look more experienced, which may deter the broker from trying to take advantage of you. However, at Gems N’ Loans Oceanside, the staff are friendly and have 25 plus years assisting in the very task and questions being presented in this story.
Most couples, when going to pawn shops, are looking for a ring that is either very simple or has beautiful old interlaced details. I encourage couples to look at the un-attractive rings for their diamonds. We have seen some horrendous old rings with nice diamonds in them.
Whatever you do, don’t ignore rings that aren’t so appealing, because they often have some of the best diamonds that can easily be incorporated into new design by the master jeweler, again being again more cost effective.
We were able to custom design a light airy ring to show it off. The whole family will be surprised at how pretty you ring will be after re-purposing the older ring that might have been in safety deposit box for years.