Trading in jewelry from ex for e-ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I trade in the jewelry from my ex to contribute towards my e-ring?
    Yes, trade it in! : (52 votes)
    85 %
    No way, it will just remind you of your ex : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Maybe, it depends : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @ap_event:  If they’ll give you a fair amount for it, why not?

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @ap_event:  do it! it won’t make you associate it with your ex, you’ll forget all about it as soon as you sell it! i think it’s great..this way you get rid of a piece you don’t even wear, and you get to add a little towards your ring! 

    Post # 5
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would absolutely trade it in! If it’s something you associate with icky memories, get rid of it and use the money towards your dream ring with your dream guy! 

    Post # 6
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    Eh…we’ve thought about trading in 2 rings from my xDH and putting it towards my e-ring.  It was my e-ring and a 10 year 3 stone anniversary ring.  We decided we didn’t want to be burdoned with the memory that the new ring was left overs from my previous marriage.  I still have my old e-ring. I’m going to give it to my daughter when she gets older, or my son. whoever wants it. The 10 yr 3 stone anniversary, i was told, wasn’t really worth anything.  Cheap bastard got crappy diamonds that aren’t worth shit. 

    I’m glad we decided against trading them in.  I wanted something new and from my FI, not something a part of my previous marriage.

    Post # 7
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    1275 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    You upgraded your ex-boyfriend for a new, better one you love, right?  Why not the ex-jewelry too?

    I don’t think it would remind me of my ex, but I’m not you!  How does your SO feel about it?  I almost feel like it would be easier to sell it instead because then you get cash you can then put towards your ring, not like an in-store credit that directly pays for part of your ring … idk I’m crazy

    Post # 8
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Why not, you don’t seem to be fond of it. I’m not sure I’d want the money to go towards the e-ring, though, but that’s just me. I’d buy myself something else for the money, a necklace or earrings or something. 

    Post # 9
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    515 posts
    Busy bee

    @ap_event:  Do it! Especially since you were going to sell it anyway! If trading it in helps get your dream ring then I see no problem with it…in fact, I would probably get some satisfaction out of it lol.

    Post # 10
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ap_event:  Pshhhhhhh absolutely trade it in! I promise you won’t associate your brand new e-ring with that bracelet or with your ex!!! Don’t leave money sitting on the table if you never wear the bracelet!

    Post # 11
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    6888 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’d trade it in where you can get the most value for it and would absolutely not make any mental connection between the sale and the purchase.  Money is money.   If it bothers you so much to have any direct connection, sell the ring, put the money to some other expense, then use the money you’d usually use for that expense to buy the e ring. 

    Post # 12
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    13010 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @weddingmaven:  +1 money is money, but do whatever it takes to dissociate the item and its money from your ering.

    Post # 13
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that would be awesome!

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted maybe. Do you think your SO would be weirded out by this? Is he aware it’s from your ex? If he doesn’t already know about this, I wouldn’t do it. I wouldn’t even want to bring it up.

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