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Sell Your Vintage Engagement Ring
Chesapeake VA

From Edwardian engagement rings to rings from the Art Deco era, Greenbrier Pawn in Chesapeake, Virginia can help you with anything related to vintage style rings. If you have a vintage engagement ring and want to sell it or take out a loan, visiting our pawn and jewelry store is the best way to do it. If you're looking to buy the perfect engagement ring for a special occasion, we want to help with that, too. Greenbrier Pawn is more than just a pawn shop; we want to be your preferred local jeweler. Stop by so we can show you why our jewelry customers keep coming back to us, again and again.

1011 Eden Way North, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Who Buys Vintage Engagement Rings in Chesapeake?

If you have the perfect piece of jewelry to sell and don't know where to sell it, we can help if you're in the Hampton Roads area. Greenbrier Pawn is a full-service location where we strive to have the best diamonds and the largest selection of designer jewelry and vintage jewelry, so your vintage ring will fit in perfectly here.


Of course, how you sell your vintage engagement ring depends on your personal preferences, and you do have other options. You can sell your ring online, but we don't really recommend that option. There are just so many scams out there that you have to watch closely for. Even if you use a legitimate site like eBay to sell your vintage engagement ring, finding a buyer can be a lengthy process, and there are fees for listing and selling your ring on the site. You also have to worry about the hassle of taking pictures of your vintage ring to post online, answering a lot of questions from potential buyers, and eventually packing your ring up to be shipped.


There's no reason to go anywhere but Greenbrier Pawn when selling fine jewelry, including a vintage or antique engagement ring. Stop by today so we can make you an offer.


How Much Will I Get for My Vintage Engagement Ring?

Selling your vintage engagement ring is a great way to put money in your pocket, but you're probably wondering just how much you can sell it for. The best way to get a fast and accurate answer to this question is to bring us your ring. One of our staff will need to take a look at it to make you an offer. We look at condition, the value of the diamonds or valuable gemstones, and other factors. This allows us to make you a fair and accurate offer.


Greenbrier Pawn and Jewelry Will Buy Your Vintage Engagement Ring

People bring estate diamond jewelry and antique diamond engagement rings to us all the time. Greenbrier Pawn is known for making it fast and easy to sell jewelry, including vintage and antique engagement rings. There's no wait, no hassle, and no scam. Just a fast and easy selling process, plus top dollar payments for vintage jewelry of all kinds.


Don't forget, in addition to selling to Greenbrier Pawn right here in Chesapeake, you also have the option to stop by our Virginia Beach location. Hilltop Pawn and Jewelry is a Virginia Beach jewelry store and pawn shop. At either of our jewelry and pawn shops, you can sell your vintage engagement ring quickly and easily, and you'll get paid top dollar.


Get a Cash Loan on Your Engagement Ring Today

Because antique diamond cuts and vintage rings are valuable, they are a great candidate to use as collateral for one of our pawn loans. Your vintage ring might truly tell your love story and might have a lot of sentimental value for you and your spouse. If you don't actually want to sell it but feel you have to so you can get some much-needed cash, let us help with a pawn loan.


The beauty of a pawn loan is that you don't lose your item forever. Instead, we'll just hold it as collateral until you come back and repay your loan and interest in full. We'll take great care of your vintage engagement ring while it's here, so it'll be in the same condition when you pick it up as it was when you brought it in. Plus, we'll help you every step of the way with your loan.


Basically, you can bring us your vintage engagement ring, and we'll determine its value. How much your ring is worth is the only thing we look at when we determine your potential loan amount. Income isn't even asked about, and your credit report won't be pulled. This is one of the great ways to borrow money, because there is no impact on your credit (even if you default on your loan!), and there isn't a lengthy application process. The whole thing can be taken care of in minutes, and you'll be walking out with your loan money.


Vintage engagement rings are the perfect jewelry to bring in as collateral for one of our loans. However, you can bring other jewelry and items of value -- such as designer watches -- to take out one of our loans, too. Greenbrier Pawn is the best place to go to get a loan, and your vintage engagement ring can help you borrow the cash you need right now. Plus, we offer excellent customer service and will answer any and all questions along the way, too.


Buy a Vintage Engagement Ring in Chesapeake, VA

If you're looking for an authentic antique engagement ring, you might be struggling to find exactly what you're looking for. The mall jewelry stores often don't sell vintage and antique jewelry, and instead focus on selling modern designs and new rings. If you're buying a diamond ring for an engagement, though, you probably want something special and different.


Vintage engagement and wedding rings are the ideal choice for many people. If you'd rather have a unique ring style that not everyone else has, going with a vintage piece is a smart idea. If you're someone who likes to dress or accessorize with vintage styles rather than modern trends, a ring from one of the historical eras will simply suit your personal style a whole lot better.


We strive to offer the largest selection of jewelry at our pawn shop and jewelry store. Whether you're interested in the latest trends, or if you'd prefer a vintage or antique ring, come check out our large selection today. You can find things that you simply won't find in the mall jewelry stores, and we offer very fair pricing. You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by buying your perfect ring from us instead of a traditional jewelry store. Plus, we are experienced jewelers who can help you with everything from ring sizing to finding the right ring for you. If you're ready to take the next step in your relationship and need the perfect ring for the occasion, let us help.


Different Types of Vintage Engagement Rings

Vintage engagement rings are at least 20 years old. Antique engagement rings are at least 100 years old. There are much newer rings that were made to have a vintage look, but they aren't actually authentically vintage or antique. For example, you can find brand new rings with modern diamonds at the mall jewelry stores that are styled to look like vintage jewelry. If it's a vintage or antique style that you're interested in, there's no reason to go with a modern replica. Instead, you can shop for the real thing at Greenbrier Pawn.


Whether you're buying, selling, or taking out a loan on vintage engagement rings, you may want to know more about them. There are vintage and antique rings in many styles, but these are some of the most popular that we see.


Victorian-Era Engagement Rings

Victorian-era engagement rings come from the years 1835-1900. This era can actually be subdivided into early, middle, and late Victorian styles. Most of these rings are made from either rose or yellow gold. In many cases, they included diamonds. Solitaires weren't as popular during this time; instead, clusters, halos, and rows were very popular during the Victorian era.


In addition to diamonds, these rings often featured small pearls or opal. Turquoise or blue enamel often appeared in Victorian rings and other jewelry from this time period, since blue was Queen Victoria's favorite color. Today's diamond cuts, such as round cuts, did not exist in this time period. Instead, diamonds were typically found in rose cuts, step cuts, old mine cuts, or old European cuts. Large diamonds weren't very common.


When looking at Victorian engagement rings and other Victorian jewelry, you may notice a variety of unique motifs. These motifs often featured hearts, bows, and even snakes.


Edwardian Rings

The Edwardian era was much shorter than the Victorian era, spanning from 1900 to 1920. If intricate designs are your thing, this may be the perfect era for you. Gold wasn't as common during this era; instead, many Edwardian engagement rings are actually made from platinum. This specific period is well known for the ornate details in its vintage-style rings. Many rings featured intricate metalwork; these filigree designs feature scrolls, vines, or even ribbons.


You can still find both pearls and diamonds in Edwardian rings, but other stones started to become popular during this era, too. Many of the rings in these antique styles feature other colorful gemstones.


Art Deco Period Rings

The style between an Edwardian engagement ring and an Art Deco diamond engagement ring has many differences. The Art Deco period ranged from 1920 to 1940, and brought many changes. Art Deco engagement rings generally feature bold geometric patterns and repeating patterns. Filigree isn't nearly as popular in this period; instead, a metalwork known as milgrain was commonly used.

Emerald and asscher-cut diamonds were incredibly popular. Not all Art Deco engagement rings feature diamonds, though. Instead, some feature colorful gemstones like emeralds and rubies, adding even more to the bold look.


Retro Era Engagement Rings

The Retro era from 1940 to 1960 was affected heavily by World War II. During World War II, non-military use of platinum was not allowed. Therefore, yellow gold and rose gold became the most popular precious metals for engagement rings and jewelry. Many rings were even two-toned and featured a mix of yellow gold and rose gold or yellow gold and white gold. 


In the 1940s, De Beers, a popular diamond company that is still in existence today, launched a wildly successful diamond marketing campaign. Due to this campaign, the vast majority of engagement rings began to feature diamonds. Since the Great Depression ended, the center diamonds in engagement rings got bigger and bigger. Still, most rings from this era are relatively simple in design. A nice yellow gold band with a simple design and a solitaire diamond wouldn't be unusual at all.


At Greenbrier Pawn, we buy, sell, and make loans on engagement rings from all of these eras and more. If you're searching for the perfect vintage engagement ring or are ready to sell your Victorian-era engagement ring, we're here to help.


Visit Greenbrier Pawn and Jewelry Today

Whether you're buying, selling, or taking out a loan on vintage rings, Greenbrier Pawn is your first and best stop. The good news is that we can help you with pretty much anything related to vintage or antique rings. In fact, in addition to buying, selling, and making loans on these rings, we even perform jewelry repairs on them! Greenbrier Pawn has a convenient Chesapeake location an is open six days a week, and we invite you to stop by anytime during our business hours. Our knowledgeable staff are ready and waiting to help you!


Alternatively, you can buy, sell, or get a loan on antique-style engagement rings and vintage-style engagement rings at our sister store, Hilltop Pawn. Located in Virginia Beach, Hilltop Pawn is a pawn and jewelry store that offers all of the same services that you can find here. Either way, anytime that you're dealing with vintage or antique engagement rings, choose us. You'll be glad you did!

Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry

If you happen to be in Virginia Beach please visit our Sister Store, Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry for the same great service you'll get from us here at Greenbrier Pawn.

Why is Greenbrier Pawn Shop & Jewelry Different?

Lots of pawn shops buy and sell diamonds and jewelry. However, few really specialize in jewelry like we do here at Greenbrier Pawn Shop. In fact, when you walk into our shop, you will probably notice that resembles a high-end jewelry shop more than it does a traditional pawn shop. Even though we offer all of the same services that other pawn shops offer, many of our customers see us as more of a jewelry store. Once you stop in and check out our selection once, you’re sure to find that we’re your new favorite go-to Jewelry Store.

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