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Recycling posted 9/3/2013 16:22 PM

Taking a survey, looking for ideas. What did people do with their engagement and wedding rings after the divorce?

I don't think I'll get good money for it so I'm thinking of repurposing the diamonds into something else.

Nature_Girl posted 9/3/2013 16:35 PM

I want to sell mine. I want nothing associated with my wedding/marriage to be a part of my children's future (dress, ring, jewelry, blah blah blah). I could probably get pretty good money for my ring, but I don't know how to sell it (not comfortable selling it via CL, for example).

Recycling posted 9/3/2013 16:46 PM

If anyone has proven methods of selling their rings, please share!

I'm completely down for selling them if I can get a good deal. I've always wanted a Chanel bag, and I can put the rest into savings.

5454real posted 9/3/2013 16:58 PM

I looked at the question and then at your name. then I saw your initial thought.


Phoenix9572 posted 9/3/2013 17:25 PM

I am planning to eventually repurpose mine. I am thinking having it be a symbol of the new me that comes out of this mess.

movingforward13 posted 9/3/2013 19:04 PM

I sold ours.

First I went to a pawn shop and got an estimate, then I found a private buyer. Only got 25% of what we paid... *sigh*

hurtbs posted 9/3/2013 19:14 PM

I sold it back to ex-H. He wanted to give it to OW#2. They're not together anymore. Don't know if he got it back...

PhantomLimb posted 9/3/2013 19:18 PM

Mine was a blue diamond, so no way in hell I'm letting that sucker go. I can wear it on the other hand (when it no longer has meaning to me) or turn it into something else down the road.

I hate to admit it, but I still open up my box and look at it sometimes. I miss it. I wear my class ring on that finger now. I feel naked without something there.

sunsetslost posted 9/3/2013 19:27 PM

I made the decision to sell ours. I told WW that even if she changed her mind the covenant those rings represented and the promise they symbolized were tarnished forever. I took them to a locally owned jewelry shop and got about 65 percent of what I paid. I thought it would be harder than it was. Not a big deal though. Took myself out to lunch then banked the rest.

Strongmama posted 9/3/2013 19:31 PM

Ok Hurtbs; that was just wrong of him! I hope the hooka sold it and he didn't get a dime from it!
I'm not sure on mine. I actually forgot all about them until my 15 y.o. And I were looking at my class ring and talking about ordering his this year.
Man, that was weird to see! I loved that stupid ring way back when.
I think I'll sell it. It ended up not meaning anything; those vows were a sad sad joke; on me.
I sure don't want to curse my sweet daughter with it. I pray she never marries anyone like her dad who would do this to her. Piece of shit!
It does have a little coal in it, and I remember an Asian woman once told me that was bad luck, boy was she right!

Weatherly posted 9/3/2013 20:06 PM

I cut a chunk out of mine and wore it as a toe ring for quite awhile.

Then, I decided I didn't want it in my house anymore and gave it to my 8 yr old niece. She likes her "fancy" jewelry.

kernel posted 9/3/2013 21:18 PM

I sold mine to the local jeweler. I sure wasn't passing them on to any of my kids since the commitment and marriage they symbolized was murdered by their father. Not really something they needed a reminder of, and I needed the money.

[This message edited by kernel at 9:18 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)]

AppleBlossom posted 9/3/2013 21:19 PM

I have sold mine on ebay. Plus a lot of other gifts.

Recycling posted 9/3/2013 21:38 PM

I'm leaning towards selling mine now too. Even if I don't get much for them, I don't think I could stand to see it and be reminded of how my once devoted husband cheated and abandoned me.

Phoenix1 posted 9/4/2013 00:14 AM

Mine came with a lifetime 'trade up' policy where they guarantee at least 1.5 times their original value toward a future purchase. When I am ready (not there emotionally yet) I plan to do just that and purchase something new to symbolize my new beginning. I will never give them to either DD given the utter betrayal and marital ruination they now represent.

[This message edited by Phoenix1 at 12:15 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)]

Dadtryingtocope posted 9/4/2013 07:38 AM

I swallowed mine and then let it come out in the form of what if represents to me now.

Just kidding. I'm going to sell it to.

Mine's platinum - anyone know how well platinum jewerly sells?

whatdoto posted 9/4/2013 08:11 AM

My diamond wedding ring was stolen years ago by a cleaning lady. I have since only worn the thin band. Once I filed for D, I cut it off then taped it to our wedding picture that I had taken down earlier. That picture and another wedding picture are leaning against the bedroom wall on the floor. WH has to look at it every morning.

npain posted 9/4/2013 10:36 AM

I sold it to a jeweler--along with EVERY PIECE OF JEWELRY he ever gave me.

It was very freeing--and gave me a couple hundred dollars to buy a new couch.

Recycling posted 9/4/2013 15:02 PM

I swallowed mine and then let it come out in the form of what if represents to me now.
Just kidding. I'm going to sell it to.

OMG! That would be a good story, but probably not worth damaging your internal organs for!

TrustGone posted 9/4/2013 15:12 PM

I threw mine out the back door when I divorced XWH#1. Never did find the damn thing. I have not worn mine since DDay#2 with WH#2. It was my Mother's ring and I had the band made from my Mom's other old rings. I lost the band somewhere due to the infedelity diet. The other ring sets in my jewlery box now. I will probably never wear it again, but if I do, it won't be on my ring finger because all the vows associated with it were broken. If it wasn't my mother's I would sell it to the highest bidder on e-bay.

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