(Closed) Encore Brides: What did you do with rings from previous marriage?

posted 7 years ago in Encore
  • poll: What did you do with rings from a previous marriage?
    Trade in for my new engagement ring : (18 votes)
    11 %
    Trade in for my groom's wedding band : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Used stones in a new piece of jewelry : (18 votes)
    11 %
    other : (114 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I sold mine to a jeweler and bought a Mac Laptop 🙂

    I wouldn’t keep the jewels, or use it as a trade in, just because i wouldn’t want that energy of a seperation flowing into my new relationship/ marriage. But I’m weird, probably.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My only friend who has been through a divorce pawned her old rings long before she found her new husband.  Does your fiance know how you purchased his ring? If he’s cool with it that’s great that you guys were able to save some money.  But I’ll admit I wouldn’t like it if I knew that part of my wedding ring was essentially paid for by my husband’s ex.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Mine is sitting in a box somewhere. I don’t feel right using it for other jewelry due to the symbolism, and it was too small of a stone to bring in decent cash. Good question though, I think about it from time to time and feel sad it’s just going to waste.

    Post # 6
    Member
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    A friend of mine sold her ring to a jeweler and her and her now husband used the money for their honeymoon!

    Post # 7
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I went through a failed engagement and for a long time debated a few things:

    1. Taking the stones out. It was three stone ring. I wanted to make the two smaller ones into necklaces for my sisters (who he never bought gifts for while were were together but they always got him something) and then making the larger one into something for myself

     

    2. Selling it on Ebay or at a pawn shop to buy something awsome for myself

    I ended up giving it back to him  years after the break up (he cheated on me). I didnt want to wear anything that was connected to him (necklace) and i didnt want to buy anything with the money from it as it would remind me of him as well….just weird  energy…

    Post # 8
    Member
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Timely topic – I have an engagement ring and a five stone anniversary ring from my previous marriage that I’m wondering what to do with.

    I’ve thought about having the five diamonds from the anniversary ring reset but I honestly don’t think I’d feel comfortable wearing them again so I’m also considering just trading it for another peice of jewelry. 

    I have no idea what to do with the engagement ring!  Its a smaller diamond and I’ve thought about buying another one the same size and making a pair of nice stud earrings but again, not sure I’d be comfortable wearing it again.

    Ugh.

    Post # 9
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not engaged yet but my bf and I just went ring shopping and bought my ring 🙂  We traded in an old promise ring (.25 carat diamond solitaire) that my high school sweetheart bought me.  Honestly, it’s been sitting in my jewelery box for YEARS, I never wear it, and I don’t believe in any energy/karma kind of stuff being attached to it.  So it was like getting an $800 discount on my new ring!  Sweet!

    Post # 10
    Member
    4159 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My only experience with this is that my parents divorced and my mom kept her ring, but last year, her and my sister took it to a jeweler, had the diamond removed and sold the gold.  I think my sister kept the diamond and was going to put it into a ring or something.

    Post # 11
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    1843 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I gave the ring back to my ex.  The circumstances under which he purchased it were very personal, having to do with money he received from his mother’s death.  It just didn’t feel right to keep it, so I gave it back to him and he sold it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Gave the engagement ring and wedding back to him – to keep or get rid of as he best saw fit.  The anniversary band I bought and paid for and it is a 3 stone so keeping it and will have earrings and pendant made for my daughter on her 16th birthday.

    His new wife wears the huge engagement ring from her ex as her engagement ring now

    OH SO TACKY

    Post # 13
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I realized at a certain point that I was never going to want to wear my wedding and engagement rings from my previous marriage again, and my finances were tight, so I was going to sell them.  My son asked if he could buy them from me.  He said that although to me, they were a reminder of a failed relationship, to him they were a memory of the relationship that resulted in him.  He has now had the stone incorporated into an engagement ring for his fiancee.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I believe the wedding band is somewhere in the Delaware river and I have lost track of the engagement ring.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I shoudl state that i dont really believe in Karma or anything like that i just feel like it would be weird to wear the ex jewelery or stones as it just has that connnection.

     

    I feel like it would be wearing your old wedding dress for the new wedding….only every day.

     

    ***I should say though as well that divorces with children involved are different. They have a different connection the that ring etc. like 2dBride

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