Divorcees, what did you do with your wedding set?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What did you do with your wedding set?

    Destroyed it

    Resold it

    Gave it away

    Other- please explain

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I kept it my ring and band. I’ve got two daughters and thought they’d like to see it later. But, after a few years, I kind of like still having them. I don’t wear them obviously, but having a reminder of some of the good times is nice. 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    Just wanted to add that I seriously contemplated destroying or getting rid of them at first. During and immediately after divorce your emotions are high and fairly negative. Maybe give it to somebody to hold for a couple of Years then decide what to do with them?

    Post # 4
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    My parents were divorced and my mother kept the set she had from my father. She gave it to me before she passed, my father is deceased as well, and i love having the wedding set as a momento of my happy childhood. It reminds me of the good times and represents our family to me. If you had children together you may want to consider hanging on to it. This piece means the world to me now that they’re both gone.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

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    pufflehuff :  In that case, married less than a year and no kids and no memories you want to remember then yes, try to resell. You won’t get much but it’s better than nothing.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Commenting to follow. I’ve had mine sitting in a box for years and not sure what to do with them.

    I do want to turn my current set into a stack at some point. I’m not sure if a jeweler would be willing to accept them as credit towards the purchase of some new bands but I’ve thought about that.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’ve never been in this situation but I’d much rather sell it for something than destroy it! Take yourself to a nice dinner afterward 😊 or buy yourself some new shoes! 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

    I pawned mine. Didn’t get much for them but no biggie.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2019

    If you don’t hate him you might as well try to sell it. I haven’t been married before but I did have an expensive necklace from an ex-boyfriend who turned out to be a sociopath. I dropped that thing right into the ocean. I don’t live near an ocean so this didn’t happen till about 3 years after I blocked him from my life. But it was cathartic as hell after all the abuse I went through! I went to the same pier he had taken me to but went with a friend who had since moved out there. To erase the memory of going with him. But if you don’t have all that resentment you might as well try to get some money out of it lol. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

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    pufflehuff :  gave it to my ex. He kept his custom ring tho. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    I should add, I Have a third, titanium ring from my first marriage that I did keep. It was my ring for camping, gym etc. 

    Post # 13
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    529 posts
    Busy bee

    I sold mine and I wish I didn’t. I was bitter and also broke, left with nothing so I didn’t have much choice at the time. I wish I saved them and did something with the diamond for my daughter. I’d suggest not making any quick decisions. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m not divorced and hopefully never will be but I would 100% use my diamond and have a badass custom “divorce ring” made!!! 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2021 - Glacier National Park-Montana

    I sold my first one.  At a sad time it made me happy to see a ccouple buy it that totally loved it.  Plus I needed the money.  

    My second one I reset.  Put the center diamond in a necklace I hope to give to my daughter someday.  Then took the setting and put a sapphire in it and made it a RHR. I love both. I’m amicable with my ex so there’s no hard feelings.

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