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

posted 9 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 # 107
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    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Before he left, he made sure to snatch it off my hand, lol. He can have it for all I care, I was just glad he left.

    Post # 108
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    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I started a post on the RINGS board for us to show our old sets compared to our new ones if ya want to play. Kind of fun seeing the differences! πŸ™‚

    Post # 109
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    6117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    When we bought FI’s wedding band last week, I was able to trade in my old ring which cut his ring cost in 1/2!  I would never be able to see it for that much on my own.  It was not very expensive, but $355 trade in value versus $100 on the internet selling it.

    I am very pleased. 

    Post # 110
    Member
    911 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I friggin’ lost mine. I kept it in a coin purse until I decided what to do with it, but it honestly wouldn’t have been worth anything anyway since the ring was $500. I am totally not trying to offensive to anyone who has a $500 ring, I know now more than ever that the cost of a ring says nothing about the quality of your marriage/relationship…There is just more to the story behind the ring that is upsetting πŸ™‚

    Post # 111
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    6117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I held on to it for 4+ years and was able to trade it in for my new fiance’s wedding band! 

    They were bought at the same place.

    Post # 112
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I sold the diamond to a jeweler and got close to 70% of what he paid for it.  I traded the metal in for store credit at a different jeweler.  It took me a while to let go of it, but man I was broke and definitely don’t regret it now.

    Post # 113
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    17 posts
    Newbee

    When I divorced I wasn’t sure what to do with my rings. I had thought about taking the stones and making some piece of jewelry to give my daughter when she graduated highschool, many years from now, but decided against that idea. Mainly because I have this BEAUTIFUL swarovski crystal necklace my mother gave me when I graduated college that I wore for my first wedding so I won’t be wearing it again, and will probably give this to her instead. Moving on, after the divorce my mortage payment became a little difficult to handle, not to mention my exhusbands name was still on the loan, so I sold the rings and used the money as my down payment to refinance my house, so parden the pun, but I was able to kill multiple birds with one stone, lol. Rings gone, money put to use, and I am able to stay my house.

     

    I will also add… I had already started dating my Fiance before I had decided what I was going to do with the rings. I was open with him about the fact that I still had them and my what my intentions where, and he understood the idea of making something for my daughter, but he was still not exactly fond that I still had them. 

    Post # 114
    Member
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I haven’t done anything with them yet. I plan on using the stones for a necklace. My situation is a bit different as I am a widow.

    Post # 115
    Member
    191 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I gave my wedding band to my eldest daughter…and I had lost the diamond in my e-ring,  so ended up selling the gold, and bought christmas gifts with it that yr..

    Post # 116
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    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was widowed so I guess that makes my situation a bit different but I kept my rings. 1. Because the stone is from a ring of my grandmother’s who passed away and 2. I am saving them for our daughter to have when she is older. 

    Post # 117
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    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @candief:  i still have mine too.  i just recently stopped wearing my old wedding band on my right hand.  i don’t know if our son will want them or not, but i’ll hold on to them just in case. Fiance has been really understanding about it.

    Post # 118
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    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t have engagement Jewelry but I do have Gold promise rings. I don’t wear them now but I’ve thought about saving them for my daughters one day. I’ve heard of some women pawning them and putting the cash towards thier kids college funds

    Post # 119
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    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My ex and I agreed to pass our wedding jewelry on to our sons. They can take it and have it traded in or melted down and re-made into something else for someone special if they want to πŸ™‚ My older son will be inheriting a gaudy gold and diamond family ring from my ex (I’ve always hated it!) so I think I’m going to give my younger son my engagement/wedding set, so he’ll have something of value. If he wants it πŸ™‚ It’s a marquise with a wrap that has 4 diamonds, and an anniversary band that was soldered to it. My ex’s ring is gold with 3 diamonds.  I can’t pay for college, but I can help them with a little something for the ones they love anyway. The rings aren’t worth enough to make a dent in college tuition πŸ˜› Not at resale value anyway πŸ˜‰ 

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