The guy I sold it to actually asked me for a date!
Now, he said he was helping out his future b-i-l who had already been conned once into buying a fake diamond for his bride-to-be, my buyer's sister. So since I had advertised my ring on craigslist he came to see it and asked if we could go to a jewelry store.
I acquiesced and we went, and the jeweler verified that yes, it was indeed a real diamond and a very good one at that.
So the man decided to buy it, but beforehand he asked me to dinner. LOL I said I wasn't hungry, but he insisted so I agreed to a soda. We went to the nearby food court (jewelry store was in a mall) and while I sipped a coke, we chatted a bit. I explained a little (certainly not all the gory details!) about getting a divorce from my WS and how the sale of the ring would help pay my legal expenses, and he did the typical "but who would divorce YOU" bit.
Then he finally uh-ummed, "Are you...seeing people yet?"
I answered that no, certainly not while I was still legally married and probably not for a long time after that.
He looked crushed.
But after he paid me (from an ATM, so I could see that the money was real, too) and walked me to my car, he asked me out again, and I said no.
Next day, I got a text from him that asked if we could at least be friends, as I had "really made an impression on him."
Um, dude...I've been separated from my WS for exactly four months, I'm still married, and you seriously want to keep asking me for a date?
Heck to the no!
I got a terrific kick out of it, however.
As long as he wasn't actually buying it for his own girl, that is. I don't think so, but after having been married to such a terrific liar for so long, I find myself second-guessing men and their motives these days...