Gearing up to walk down the aisle, but haven’t found the perfect wedding ring yet? Don’t panic. You can find the perfect wedding ring for your husband or wife right here in the San Gabriel Valley. Even better? You don’t need to go broke to get a gorgeous band, or gemstone ring. At Azusa Pawn near Glendora and Baldwin Park, we have a terrific selection of wedding rings for men and women, all at a fraction of the price you’d pay at a traditional retailer. So before you commit to spending too much on a wedding ring, be sure to follow these 5 tips for buying a wedding ring at a pawn shop.
1. Decide What Type of Wedding Ring You Want
Before you go to buy a wedding ring, it is helpful to know what type of ring you’d like to get. Do you want a solid 14k gold band? Are you looking for a ring with diamonds? Does your spouse prefer gold or silver jewelry? Do you want the ring to be subtle and elegant, or are you looking for something with a bit of flash? Deciding on the style before you go to the shop can save time, because you can focus your search on the rings that suit your style.
2. Research Prices of Wedding Rings
Once you know what style of ring you want, it is smart to research comparable rings before you come into the shop. Likewise be sure to have a basic understanding of how various types of rings are priced. For example, a 14k gold ring will be more expensive than a 10k ring. Likewise, a 1ct diamond ring will cost more than a .5ct diamond. It also doesn’t hurt to know a bit about cuts and clarity of diamonds as well if you’re looking for a diamond wedding ring.
3. Bring Cash with You
If you’re planning to pay for a wedding ring at a pawn shop with a debit card, you might as well pull the cash out and bring it in. The reason? You’ll get a better price if you pay with cash than if you pay with a credit card. This is because credit card companies charge a fee to pawnshops, which eats into our sales price. If you bring cash, we can pass the savings onto you. If you find what you want, and agree to a price, you might even consider asking for additional reduction if you run to the bank and come back with cash. Pro-tip: paying cash for your wedding ring also prevents you from going into credit card debt before you get married.
4. Feel Free to Negotiate
If you find what you want, but you need the item at a better price, you’re perfectly within your rights to try to negotiate a better price. Keep in mind that you’ll have more leverage if you’ve done your research, and you have cash. But negotiations at pawn shops are always welcome.
5. Imagine the Possibilities
One of the best kept secrets about buying jewelry from a pawn shop is that you may find that it appraises for far more than you pay. That’s why you should always imagine a wedding ring at a pawn shop after it’s been professionally cleaned. So if you find something you love, but it looks a little dusty, don’t discount it. The same goes for gemstones in settings that aren’t exactly what you had in mind. A quality diamond can easily be placed in a different setting, giving you exactly the ring you want, but at a fraction of the price.
Reasons to Buy a Wedding Ring from a Pawn Shop
Save on Your Wedding Ring
You can save a small fortune on a wedding ring when you buy from a pawn shop. Consider that pawn shops routinely sell jewelry for up to 40% less than traditional retail prices. The money you save can then be used for a celebration, a honeymoon, or whatever you want.
Our inventory of wedding rings comes from all over the world. Unlike a traditional retailer, where there is a limited selection of rings, often from just a handful of designers, at Azusa Pawn we buy rings from the public. That means that we often have styles of rings from across the world, that you won’t find anywhere else.
You May Create a Lasting Relationship
Pawn shops want to turn first time customers into lifetime customers. So our staff works extremely hard to get you the item you want. Plus, when you come into Azusa Pawn, to shop for a wedding ring, you may just find the perfect place to sell some of your belongings that you no longer need or want. At Azusa Pawn, we are a locally owned and operated business. Our customers are our neighbors, and we are honored to provide quality items at fantastic prices, and to help customers in financial need. So, while you may come in for a wedding ring, you may also leave with a lasting mutually beneficial relationship.
Shop for Jewelry from The San Gabriel Valley’s Top Pawnshop
There’s a reason that Azusa Pawn has a 4.9-star rating on Google. Based on the opinions of more than 320 customers, our shop has earned a reputation for fairness, expertise, experience, and high-quality items. Serving Baldwin Park, Glendora, Azusa and surrounding communities for years, we are proud to be a member of the California Pawnbrokers Association. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and are fully compliant with all state and local regulations. We aim to create raving fans and customers for life by selling the items our customers want at incredible prices. So, when you’re ready to buy an engagement ring, a wedding ring, or any other type of jewelry be sure to visit Azusa Pawn first.
We are open seven days a week from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm for your convenience. Azusa Pawn is located on West Gladstone Street in Azusa. We are easily accessible from the 605, 210 and 10 freeways. We also have a large online store; you can shop 24/7 from your phone or computer. In addition, we often post new items we buy on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us to be among the first to see brand new items when we get them.