HYSTR was founded in 2010 to provide a better way to buy and sell engagement rings and loose diamonds.
The business specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together in a safe, trusted marketplace. Every item sold is authenticated by an independent GIA graduate gemologist. Our authenticity guarantee provides piece of mind to the buyer and allows the seller to receive the best price possible for their jewelry.
HYSTR has been Better Business Bureau accredited for over two years and holds the prestigious ‘A’ Rating.
The HYSTR Promise
Our Co-founders’ Story
Co-founders Philip and Leslie Johnson met in London shortly before Leslie was due to return back to the US. Despite the unfortunate timing, Philip ventured across the pond and love blossomed.
The next natural step was to pop the question, and with no previous experience buying jewelry, Philip took to Google for a crash course in the do’s and don'ts of buying an engagement ring. As confusing as many of the diamond education pages were, the price of a diamond was probably the most confusing. How can something so small be so expensive.? Philip stumbled upon the idea of buying a pre-owned diamond as a way to purchase a better diamond.
During his search, Philip found that the existing marketplace lacked the quality and safety measures necessary to make him feel comfortable making such an important and high value purchase.
As a direct result of his own experience, Philip and Leslie founded Have You Seen the Ring. Philip, Leslie, and their team continue to provide a safe marketplace that allowed buyers to find the ideal engagement ring at an affordable price, as well as hosting a platform for sellers to receive a fair price for their used engagement rings.
- 100% Secure payment processing
- Gemologist verification of all items sold
- Hassle-free returns
- Free ring sizing for items over $5,000
- Free fedex insured shipping for sellers of items over $2,000