5 Things You Can Do With Your Rings After a Divorce

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When we think about engagement rings, we usually think in terms of buying one, but what do you do with them if you’re getting a divorce? If you’re going through a divorce, you may be wondering what to do with your engagement ring and wedding band. Fortunately, with us here at Alberta Diamond Exchange, there are different things you can do to get the most value from them.

Idea #1: Sell It!

Selling your engagement ring and wedding band is an easy way to make quick cash. If you’re wondering “where can I sell my engagement rings,” we’re the place to go. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we’ll be sure to give you a good price for your engagement ring so you can use that money to work on a project or to buy yourself something nice. We will walk you through the selling process, so you can ensure that you are getting your money’s worth for it.

Idea #2: Use the Stones for Other Jewelry

Another option is for you to have the stones repurposed. More often than not, engagement rings and wedding bands have numerous beautiful stones that can be used in new pieces of jewelry. We can take the stones and place them in new rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. That way, you’re not parting with beautiful jewelry and instead are doing something useful with your rings.

Idea #3: Create Something New

The metal from your rings can also be melted and then molded into something new. So if you’re in need of a new chain for that diamond necklace you just made from the diamond in your ring or something else, we’ve got you covered.  

Idea #4: Trade it In

You can also trade in your ring for something even more spectacular. We carry a wide selection of beautiful jewelry, from diamond earrings to unique estate jewelry. You truly can never know what you may find in our showroom. We are honest traders and will ensure you get the value of the rings back so you can find something nice.

Idea #5: Repurpose it For Someone Special

With the precious stones and metal from the rings, you can create something special for someone who is special to you, like a daughter or sister. The gift will be special and you won’t have to worry about the materials going to waste. It’ll be a gift they never forget.

Call Alberta Diamond Exchange Today!

If you’re going through a divorce and want to do something with the rings, we can help. Whether you’re asking yourself “where can I sell my engagement rings?” or looking to repurpose them into something new, we’re the place to call. Give us a call today to set an appointment. We look forward to helping you!

Five Fabulous Ideas for Wearing Unique Estate Jewelry

You never know what kinds of things you may find at an estate sale. From old typewriters and fine china to clothes and musical instruments, people tend to collect a lot of unique and invaluable items throughout their lifetimes, ones that have another life with someone new when sold at an estate sale. And this most definitely includes jewelry. Here are five fabulous things you can do with the estate jewelry you’ve purchased.

1. Get Creative with Brooches

Brooches seem to have the connotation of being “sooooo last century,” but that’s not the case! In fact, there are many ways you can get creative with them and match them to current trends in fashion. Some of our favorite ideas include using the brooches to essentially create an armored shoulder and using them to decorate the neckline of a dress or blouse. Either way, you’ll be wearing something snazzy, fun, and different!

2. Mix and Match

While some vintage jewelry comes in a set (necklaces with the matching earrings, etc.), but it’s a great idea to mix and match them as well. Estate jewelry tends to be incredibly unique and most of it, you can’t even find in stores anymore, so you can truly get creative with the combinations you come up with.

3. Repurpose

If you’ve found jewelry that’s made with beautiful, precious stones but it totally isn’t your style, you can always repurpose it. The gems, metals, and even things like the clasp can be reused to make a new piece of jewelry, one you’ll prefer and love to wear.

4. Gift Them to Someone

Vintage jewelry is beautiful, unique, and can make for the perfect gift, especially when you find something that you know the person will absolutely love.

5. Sell or Trade Them

If you’ve inherited estate jewelry from a relative that you don’t necessarily want to keep or repurpose, you could always trade or sell them. This is a great way to earn some extra cash or to find another beautiful piece of jewelry that may normally be out of your price range.

Estate Jewelry at Alberta Diamond Exchange

At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we sell vintage and estate jewelry and offer trade-ins as well. Whether you’ve inherited jewelry you’d like to trade in or want to get something appraised, look no further than Alberta Diamond Exchange. Call today!

Be Unique: Alternative Gems for Engagement Rings

woman's hand wearing a unique engagement ringSo you’ve decided. You’re going to propose to the love of your life, the star in your sky, the holder of your heart. It needs to be perfect, sure, from the setting to what you’re going to say. And have you thought about the ring? The same ring that your significant other will show off and wear for the rest of their lives—it has to be perfect.

But what if your significant other doesn’t want a diamond?

Is it okay to break convention? Sure! At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we have a slew of other options that can make for the perfect engagement ring. So why not be bold?

Sapphire

Sapphire gemstones are a great alternative to diamond rings, especially if your significant other was born in September since it is that month’s birthstone. Sapphires come in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, and purple, but the blues are the most popular. Sapphires are durable and look beautiful!

Garnet

Garnet is another common alternative to diamond rings. Garnets are red, the birthstone for the month of January, and go great when paired with rubies or diamonds. While the term garnet refers to a wide range of colorful minerals, the color red usually comes to mind first. Red garnets, also referred to as the Pyrope garnet, can range from an orange-rust color to a deep blood-red. Folklore also states that garnets can bring good faith, prosperity, and good health, making them a great option for engagement rings.

Emerald

If you’re familiar The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, you know that the author wanted the Emerald City to be a shiny, green metropolis. Much like the city, emerald gemstones are shiny, green, and, quite frankly, beautiful. Emeralds match with both a gold and silver band and can be paired with other gemstones for truly beautiful engagement rings.

Ruby

With various shades of red to choose from, you can find the perfect ruby gemstone for your significant other. Plus, they look great with diamonds and your choice of gold or silver jewelry, giving them a truly one of a kind engagement ring.

Morganite

Morganite is a beautiful, soft pink gemstone that is a little more unheard of than the rest of the stones. They’re a unique option to choose because they will give your spouse something many other people won’t have. With their soft champagne, rose-gold color, morganite gemstones make for the perfect engagement ring.

Others

When it comes to engagement rings, there really are no limits. The important thing is that you get a ring your significant other will love. While there are usually not enough words to describe your love for each other, engagement rings are the perfect way to let the rest of the world know you’re in it for the rest of your lives. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we have beautiful, one of a kind engagement rings in our inventory. Check out our selection online or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our jewelry experts today!