Here's How Amazing Refurbished Engagement Rings Can Be

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 vintage engagement ring

Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring – $11,400 (total carat weight is 2.87!!)

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Trillion Diamond Engagement Ring – $1,975.00

5 stone gold ring

5-Stone Dazzling Diamond Band – $1,370

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Emerald and Baguette Engagement Ring – $1,595.00

art deco engaegment ring

Vintage Engagement Ring – $725

round vintage gold ring

Round and Gold Vintage Engagement Ring – $900


Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring – $990

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Channel Set Diamond Wedding Band – $1,250

cushion cut vintage engagement ring

Square Center Stone Engagement Ring – $1,275.00

cushion cut halo engagement ring

Cushion Engagement Ring with Halo – $3,795

vintage round halo engagement ring

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.