Post # 1
I’ve been looking online at used engagment rings, which are A LOT less expensive. Money being a matter when it comes to a wedding, would you be comfortable having a used ring? If my SO could get my dream ring for $800, rather than $3000, it would be awesome, right?
What are your thoughts? Have any of you contemplated used rings?
Post # 3
Don’t see that as a problem at all! Once it’s yours its yours!
Post # 4
Why not? A pretty ring but much cheaper, sounds like bonuses all ’round.
Post # 5
I have no issue with it. I know some people do, because most of the time engagement rings being sold second hand are from failed relationships, and people are superstitious. But I wouldn’t mind!
Post # 7
I prefer the term “vintage” instead of “used” hah Go for it!!
Post # 8
I personally dont see a problem with it at all, many people will tell you not to because of bad mojo from the ring if it was from adivorce or somethiing, but ya know i look at it this way would you not buy your dream house is it was being sold because of divorce, death or loss of job…not every ring comes with a bad history, some are ones that have been upgraded, some are ones that just didnt work out….but i say if you are okay with it….then do it and rock it proudly….im all for a bargain….we actually are planing on getting a previously ownded wedding band for me….esp if it gives you what you want for a price you are comfortable with….
Post # 9
Personally I would not like that.
Post # 10
I think it’s fine if it’s cool with you!!!
Post # 11
Fiance bought the diamond in my setting separately from the stone, so there’s no telling if it was from another ring or not. Well, I guess Fiance probably knows, but I don’t care.
On the other hand, my ex bought me a diamond wedding set, we never married but I did wear the engagement ring. I gave it back when we broke up. He used it 4 months later when he married someone else. She didn’t know… She threw it back at him when she found out. <~ That kind of used ring, yeahhhh…. not so much.
Helluva way to recycle though, huh?
Post # 12
I am actually looking into it, also!! Lots of rings are sent back because after 15 years of marriage, wifey-poo wants THEE. ROCK. Which is totally understandable. However, on the other hand, there ARE rings being sold back after divorce. I don’t care either way. I saw a few BEAUTIES when I was at the jewelry store and it really got me thinking about going that route. 🙂
Post # 13
SO and I are actually using my mom’s diamond from her marraige to my ex-stepdad. We didn’t really have a lot of money and my mom offered it to us we were skeptical at first since it was from a failed marriage, but my ex-stepdad actually texted me something really nice and told me to take the diamond and remember all the good times we all had as a family as SO and I now make new memories as our own family. It made both of us cry so we decided to take it and do just that. It saved us alot of money and I am no longer scared of the bad karma it’s about the people in the relationship not the ring. I say go for it!
Post # 14
no problem at all!! they are such a bargain and once he gives it to you its your ring!!
a similar thread was on here the other day and another bee brought up an amazing point. how do you feel about buyin a ‘used’ house?
Post # 15
@Pokemon: Eh a house and ring are completely different IMO.
Post # 16
@limegreenbride: I think used vs new house is the same thing as a used car vs a new one as well as used vs new ring. I’d say go for it.