Post # 1
So I am now remarried.
When me and my ex split I kept my ring, he never asked for it. In fact I have his wedding band as well…
I thought of keeping it so maybe our son could have it for when hes ready to make that step.
Or should I give it back and he can do what he wants with it? Its been 6 years and his mom actually paid for it… (I just found that out a few years ago)
Is there a right answer here?
Post # 2
Keep it for your son to repurpose it. You may feel guilty knowing his mother purchased it if you pawn it. It gets put to good use in the future. You would hope your ex would feel the same.
Post # 3
Personally I would keep it. My parents divorced and my mom still has her wedding band, her engagement ring and her anniversary band and she has it in her will that each of us (3 daughters) gets one of the rings. Even though they divorced I still like the sentimental aspect of it.
If your son doesn’t want it later on down the road then maybe pawn it and give him the money to contribute to a wedding or to a new engagement ring.
Post # 4
You should ask your ex or his mom if they want it back.
If not, keep it for later. When I got married, my mom gave her old ring to my fiancé to have it reset for me. It’s lovely!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Keep it. I’m divorced and now remarried and my old set stays in my possession. One day I’ll decide if I should resell it or repurpose it and I’m leaning towards the latter myself. At the end of my divorce my ex preferred I keep it, so that may be a discussion you want to have with him.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Save it for your son. I think your ex and ex Mother-In-Law would both be cool with that.
Post # 7
I am holding mine for my son.
Post # 8
I kept my old rings for my daughter. I’ll let her decide what to do with them someday.
Post # 9
If your son was born of the marriage those rings symbolized, then keep them to gift to him one day.
Post # 10
It has greater sentimental than resale value, so I would save it for your son. Mine went to my daughter.
Post # 11
I sold mine. It had no sentimental value since I bought it myself because he was too lazy to care about my wedding ring. It was only 90$ and I sold it for 100$. If yours is expensive, I’d hang onto it or repurpose it into something to treat yo self 😋
Post # 12
One of my friends had her wedding rings/diamonds turned into a cluster pendant. I thought that idea was brilliant. She likes the pendant a lot, too, and she doesn’t regret the marriage it represents so is happy to enjoy the gemstones in a new way.
Post # 13
It’s your ring — it was given to you as a gift. Do what you want with it; I personally would pawn it or save it for the next generation.
I’d give back your ex’s wedding band for him to either pawn or save, or whatever he wants to do with it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: County courthouse
I would repurpose it or save it for your son