Getting married can be so expensive and choosing the right wedding ring for your beloved is just one part of the big day. So how do you choose the right ring and where do you go to buy it? A pawn shop might not be the first place you think of to buy one of the most important pieces of jewelry you may ever buy but it might be the smart choice.
Pawn shops offer great value on rings that you wouldn’t get in other stores, and they have a unique range of rings, so it is always worth a look to give you more money to spend on the wedding or honeymoon.
How to get the best deal from a pawn shop
Firstly, you should always know what you are looking for and what your spouse would like. Do they have a metal preference such as gold or platinum and what carat, and do they have a color preference such as gold or silver? Are you looking for something modern and stylish or classic and elegant? Do you want something with stones? If it is going to sit alongside other rings how will it impact what you want? Knowing what you what before shopping can save you time and stop you from being tempted by something that isn’t right.
Now that you know what you want, you should do some research and understand the price of similar rings so you have an idea of what you may need to spend. This then gives you some knowledge and bargaining power to negotiate on price.
Negotiating price is acceptable at pawn shops, where it isn’t at most jewelry stores so be prepared to haggle to get yourself a better deal. Having done your research be realistic in your offer and negotiate to get a good deal.
It is also worth noting that you can get a better deal if you pay cash so if you can pay by cash, take cash with you and reap the benefit of the extra negotiating power of having cash too.
It is also worth keeping an open mind as some of the jewelry may be old and in need of a little TLC. Don’t write these pieces off as they could offer a good deal and with a professional clean, they could be the perfect ring.
So, if you are looking for a wedding ring, visit one of our 24 conveniently located branches across the New York City area and see what fantastic piece you can find at a great price.