Buying jewelry at a pawn shop can be a scavenger hunt. Just like shopping at any secondhand or thrift-type store, the inventory is ever-changing and you never know what you might find.
That's the double-edged sword of jewelry shopping at estate sales, pawn shops, and the like. If you have a Pinterest board full of dream rings and a style already in mind, rummaging through secondhand stores with limited inventory isn't your best bet.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, the old adage advises an engagement ring should cost roughly the equivalent of two months’ salary. That out-of-date advice came from a De Beers marketing campaign to create buzz around diamonds.
If we were to do some quick math and look at national salary averages over the first quarter in 2020, the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that would equal $7,592 (based on 8 weeks.)
Looking for an exact price list for resizing a ring? Jewelers must consider numerous factors when determining ring resizing cost, as each element affects the materials needed and the time and effort of the procedure.
Getting engaged is one of those life-changing moments that makes you want to shout from the rooftops.
It’s right up there with getting into your dream school, having your first baby, and finding out your grandma chose you to inherit her vintage sapphire necklace. (Okay, maybe that last one is just us.)