Post # 1
This is my first post here, but I’ve been lurking for a couple of months. I sincerely apologize if I put this on the wrong board, or if this is a repeat topic.
I had a flashback this morning of one of those “Sell the stuff your ex gave you and use the money to do something fun” commercials, and thought – does anyone actually do that?
I did. 🙂 I was married for 7 years, but it ended. After we had been done for about 2 years, I sold my engagement ring, wedding band and a necklace, and used the money to buy front row tickets to Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for me and SO. We had an awesome time and I have never regretted the decision.
So, anyone else? 🙂
Post # 3
I was thinking of any piece I’ve gotten….and I’ve lost each and every one. Haha. Not on purpose!! I suppose when you stop caring about it along the way you just lose track of it.
Post # 4
I don’t think the last 2 ever got me any jewelry come to think of it, but I did throw away every other thing they gave me except for maybe a few CDs. Last time I cleaned out my jewelry box I did find a ring that my bf from 9th grade gave me. It only cost like $3 and you can tell it’s a kiddie ring but it’s sparkly so I kept it hehe. Maybe I’ll wear it later and tell DH I bought it for myself!
Post # 5
no option for ‘threw it away’.
Post # 6
The only piece of jewelry my ex gave me was a bracelet from Kohl’s. I think at the most, it cost about $30 but that’s to be expected because we were only teenagers at the time.
I threw it away about a year after we broke up. Lol I didn’t want any piece of him around at all.
Post # 7
@winstonchurchill: Me too! I just went through the list of stuff (albeit, not much… man I dated some tightwad jerks!) and realized I have no idea what happened to most of it! I gave an engagement ring back. Other than that… necklaces, promise ring, bracelets… I have no freaking clue, but I know I don’t have them now.
Post # 8
No option for “take it apart and make something else out of it.”
Post # 9
At the time I had an aunt and a cousin die from Leukemia, I had another one diagnosed who required a stem cell implant and is doing marvelous today and a friend’s husband diagnosed. As a result I decided to complete at 26.2 marathon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In order to go to phoenix I needed to raid $3,600, I r was able to rais $1,200 adn sold my rings from the ex on eBay ans used it for the remainder… so his rings were donated to charity.
Post # 10
I had a few Tiffany pieces from an ex, other than that, nothing.. my roommate at the time and I sat out on our porch and handed the 3 pieces out to random girls who walked by. It was fun and funny.
Post # 11
i sold the majority of pieces. I would rather not have those things after we break up.
Post # 12
I sold it and used it to go on holiday.
Post # 13
I sold this necklace my ex gave me and got just enough for a night on the town with my girlfriends
Post # 14
My ex bought me diamond earrings, a diamond pendant, and a watch. The watch was very expensive and fancy but the pendant was poor quality (but he was stupid enough to pay a lot for it) and the earrings were just beyond cheap and awful… crooked cut diamonds that basically looked like two piles of inclusions with no diamond material lol. I’m not materialistic, but he put absolutely no thought into the gifts he got me and spent more time on an average weekly video game or beer purchase than on my birthday presents.
After we broke up, I met him at the park to return the stuff – he thought we were meeting to reconcile I guess. When he refused to accept the gifts, I offered the earrings and watch to a homeless guy. He was really grateful for the watch but turned down the earrings lol. My ex ran off crying before I could do anything with the pendant and I felt a bit bad about it, so I donated it and mailed my ex the donation receipt so he could at least apply it to his tax return as a charitable deduction.
Post # 15
@Soon2BD-CBee: LOL, I love that answer.
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: best holiday FI and I have ever had. Amazing and no guilt. 😉