The more “alternative” engagement rings we see, the more we love them – and our readers seem to feel the same. So when we heard of STORE 5a – a part of the family-owned jewelry store Diamond Cellar – we knew we had to bring their rings your way.
STORE 5a sells gorgeous refurbished engagement rings – meaning they’re pre-owned and then recycled. Most stay as true to form as possible, since there’s beauty in the stories behind a lot of the rings, but it’s also amazing to see how transformations can be made to bring old pieces back to life.
As far as the process goes, jewelry is traded-in by the public, but before a piece becomes part of the STORE 5a collection, it is carefully examined and certified by in-house Graduate Gemologists. Experienced jewelers then repair, clean and restore each piece, so it feels new. STORE 5a’s goal is to create a simple, and environmentally friendly way to buy and sell luxury jewelry, while extending the history of truly beautiful vintage pieces.
So, without further ado, we picked our 10 favorite pieces (though they have hundreds) to share with you today. We included prices too because it is good to know that their pricing is typically 35-50% off appraisal value!
Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring – $11,400 (total carat weight is 2.87!!)
Trillion Diamond Engagement Ring – $1,975.00
5-Stone Dazzling Diamond Band – $1,370
Emerald and Baguette Engagement Ring – $1,595.00
Vintage Engagement Ring – $725
Channel Set Diamond Wedding Band – $1,250
Square Center Stone Engagement Ring – $1,275.00
Cushion Engagement Ring with Halo – $3,795
Rego Diamond Halo Ring – $3,990
SO, did you have a favorite? Feel free to pin or screenshot it, and save it for your big moment! And of course, if you want to see more vintage and refurbished rings, head straight to STORE 5a to find tons of them.