Post # 1
It has been a long time since I posted on here, but four months ago I called off my engagement. Now I am stuck with this ring. I’ve tried selling it but haven’t had much luck. I could try to liquidate it, but that seems like such a waste of money. We got a great deal on the diamond, and it’s a great size, color, cut, and clarity. Would it be inappropriate to keep the diamond for future use (i.e. the next time this whole engagement thing comes about)? I just hate to think that we lost so much money already on the down payments and such, and I’m sure I won’t be able to sell my dress, and now can’t get any value back on the ring either. What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I think it’s fine, as long as your future fiance is cool with it.
Post # 4
why can’t you sell your dress?
i’m personally not very sentimental so i think its perfectly fine to save it for another use. your future fiance might think otherwise tho…
Post # 5
Ehh I would keep it if its just a loose stone. Def not the whole ring though. Give it to your mom for safe keeping and then you can legit tell a new guy “it’s been in the family for years” 😉
Post # 6
If your future FI is ok with it, sure why not 🙂 You could make it into a pendant as another option.
Post # 7
Throw it in the bank, a safe deposit box. I would definitely not use it for a future engagement personally.
Post # 8
I say I won’t be able to sell my dress because I’m not a very demanded size. I’m a 0P. Overall I’m out about $2300 out from all this. The engagement ring was about that itself. It’s just so much money to throw down the drain. I hate not being able to get something out of this…
Maybe I can get some jeweler to buy the gold and I’ll keep the diamond loose by itself, and when the time comes, I’ll see how the new fiance feels about it..?
Post # 9
oh my, i would never be able to use a diamond from one engagement to start another! maybe its just me, but i am totally sentimental about these kind of things. i cant tell you what to do – if you and future FI are okay with it, then who am i to say otherwise? but i cant imagine any guy being okay with that. i would think the guy proposing wants you to wear a ring HE got you, not your ex!
Post # 10
Whatever you do, it’ll be ok.
Post # 11
i had to ask my hubby his opinion and all he said was “isn’t the guy supposed to get the ring?”