(Closed) Divorced, Now remarried… what to do with the old ring? Poll included

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do with the old ring?
    Keep it : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Pawn it : (44 votes)
    24 %
    Save it for your son to use : (98 votes)
    53 %
    Give it back to the ex : (9 votes)
    5 %
    Give it back to his mom, since she bought it : (21 votes)
    11 %
    other? : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    120 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    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
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    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
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    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
    1617 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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 # 8
    7873 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I kept my old rings for my daughter. I’ll let her decide what to do with them someday.

    Post # 9
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If your son was born of the marriage those rings symbolized, then keep them to gift to him one day. 

    Post # 10
    480 posts
    Helper bee

    It has greater sentimental than resale value, so I would save it for your son. Mine went to my daughter.

    Post # 11
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    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
    4238 posts
    Honey bee


    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
    4505 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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 # 14
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Repurpose it somehow

    Post # 15
    2652 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    I would repurpose it or save it for your son

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