(Closed) Recycled Ring-WWYD?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
9626 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not only will you be reminded of her and the situation surrounding the break-up, but so will your friend every time he sees it on your finger.  He needs to sell it to a stranger, IMO, not to a friend where he’ll have the constant reminder.

Post # 4
1140 posts
Bumble bee

You don’t want that on your finger, you will be reminded of their situation every time. 

Our close friend gave his fiance/wife/now divorced ex an emerald cut diamond, and I couldn’t/wouldn’t even look at emerald cuts while we were shopping for rings. Even though  before I thought they were a gorgeous cut , I basically throw up just looking at them because now I think of how horrible their marriage was and everything that happened between them. 

Post # 5
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My ring wasn’t “recycled” per se, but I know that the setting (the stone is heirloom) came from a particular store because my fiance’s brother had recently gotten un-engaged and the store would only give him house credit for the ring he wanted to return. They worked something out so my fiance paid his brother or some such arrangement. So in a way, my ring was kind of born out of a failed engagement ring. 

I don’t care really. I knew the brother’s ex-fiance (she introduced us) and it was not a pretty situation, the break-up. But that was them and this is us. The brother lives with us and he knows (obviously) that my ring kind of came from the one he returned. He doesn’t care.

That said, if it was the brother’s ex’s ACTUAL ring, I don’t think I’d go for it. Is there a store-credit return option for your fiance’s friend? Maybe they could make a similar arrangement. His friend could get some money from your fiance, and your fiance could use his store credit, and everyone wins.

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