May 2011 Weddings
Help ladies!! I need advice...
Hello ladies! I hope everyone's week has gone well. I'm in a pickle and need some advice... Here's the scoop...When my fiance proposed to me he gave me a beautiful custom-made ring from a design he drew up and gave to the jeweler to make. We want to go ahead a make plans to draw up a design for my wedding band and get the process going to make it since it takes a few months to do it. I have a diamond necklace and earrings set that was given to me that i will never wear and I want to use them in some facet of making my band (and possibly his). The diamonds are antique and the necklace one is a little over a 1/3 of a carat, and the other earrring ones are probably about 1/4 of a carat. I've been told by the jeweler's appraiser that they will retail anywhere from $900 - up. My problem is that the jeweler charges 30% commission fee to sell them for us ( and i do not trust taking them anywhere else becaus this jeweler is well known to FI's family) What should I do with them? Should I try and sell them but talk with the jeweler to see if she'll knock of the commission b/c we are using the profit at her shop anyway? Or should we try and trade them in for smaller diamonds of equal value? FI suggests that we ask and see what she would quote us for the band design and see how much the diamonds would be worth to her in trade..... I'm really stuck here ladies and I don't know what to do!! I'm just looking for suggestions here! TIA!
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