User Topic: What to do with rings?
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Default  Posted: 4:22 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

"He doesn't care. Let it go."

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Default  Posted: 4:35 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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).

Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011

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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

"He doesn't care. Let it go."

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Default  Posted: 4:58 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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


BH 51, WW 42
DS 23(Mine),SD 21,SS 20(Hers),DS 9 Ours, DGS 3, DGD 1 mo
D=Day #1 5/04EA (Rugswept)
D-Day #2 3/10/12, TT til 3/13/12
Married 10yrs
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Default  Posted: 5:25 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

Me - 40
WH - 42
Married 18 years
kids - 14, 12
DD - May 13, 2013
DD2 - Aug 4, 2013
DD3 - Aug 27, 2013
Status - Legally separated; really wanted R but don't think that is possible anymore

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Default  Posted: 7:04 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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*

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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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...

DDays 2006, and then numerous more
Divorced 2012

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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

BS / D

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Default  Posted: 7:27 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

Divorced 7/11/14. New Beginning on the Gulf of Mexico. It's real nice.

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Default  Posted: 7:31 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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!

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Default  Posted: 8:06 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

Me-29,Two boys, 10 and 9

It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end

Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.

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Default  Posted: 9:18 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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)]

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Default  Posted: 9:19 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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

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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

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.

"He doesn't care. Let it go."

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Default  Posted: 12:14 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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)]

BS - Me
XPOS - too many OW/OCs over 20+yrs
Kids - DDs 23,18 -DS20 Deceased
M Dissolved 2013

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Default  Posted: 7:38 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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?

BH me 46
WW her 38
DDay 8-17-12
2 kids (12, 9)
Filed for D 9/14/12
Divorced 4/17/13
She - engaged 5/13 married 9/13

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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.

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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.

S, Filed 4/17/14--YAY, ME!!

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Default  Posted: 3:02 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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!

"He doesn't care. Let it go."

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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

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.

M-9 yrs T-11 yrs
4 children-none together
DD#1-9/5/11 LTA 2yrs
DD#2-7/3/12 False R
DD#3-4/29/13 (OW broke NC)
Status: Your guess is as good as mine.

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Default  Posted: 7:13 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

I'm getting ready to sell the marital home. We have a lovely house on an acre and a half. I'm considering burying the slim wedding band in the backyard the day I leave the house for good. Sort of leaving the past behind.

Divorced and beginning my new life.

2 Ddays and lots of TT

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Default  Posted: 7:21 PM, September 4th (Wednesday)

Mine was a cheap tungsten carbide band. I shattered it in a vise. She left her engagement ring sitting on the counter in the bathroom. After a while, I got tired of looking at it and sold it at a jewelry store.

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