If you have recently been through a divorce, any little thing can send you off into a tailspin of rage or pain. If you have looked down and realized that your engagement ring is still giving you that twinge, it is time to do something about it. If you don’t want to make a hasty decision or if you worry you are too fraught to make a good choice, put the ring away where you do not need to look at it and save it. However, if you want it out of your life, consider how you can sell it safely.
First, make sure that it belongs to you. You do not want to sell something that might not actually legally belong to you, no matter how wrong that feels for an engagement ring. This is something that can make a huge difference to how smoothly a divorce goes later on, so make sure that the ring is yours to sell by referring to a lawyer.
Second, find out if the store that the ring was purchased from has a return policy. A return policy will likely give you the best value for your dollar. Do some research and find out what the return policy might entail and whether you are entitled to a full refund.
Consider an appraisal. If you are someone who is trying to sell the jewelry yourself, get the ring valued. Any fine jewelry store will do this for you, and though some might charge a small fee, many others will do it for free. There are also websites which can evaluate your jewel.
Remember that if you sell the ring directly to a customer, you will stand the best possibility of getting full price for it. Keep any certification or guarantee of appraisal that the store has given you, and make sure that you present it as a bargaining chip. Advertise the ring online, but make sure that you do not leave any personal information on the ad. Arrange to meet at a public place when you go to sell.
There are many things on your mind after a divorce, but if you want to get rid of your engagement ring, remember that there are things that you need to remember.