(Closed) For Fun: What have you done with jewelry from exes?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What have you done with jewelry given to you by exes?
    Kept it and worn it : (27 votes)
    27 %
    Kept it and not worn it : (19 votes)
    19 %
    Sold it : (27 votes)
    27 %
    Given it back : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (17 votes)
    17 %
    Thrown it away : (7 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    511 posts
    Busy bee

    I was thinking of any piece I’ve gotten….and I’ve lost each and every one. Haha. Not on purpose!! I suppose when you stop caring about it along the way you just lose track of it.

    Post # 4
    5206 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t think the last 2 ever got me any jewelry come to think of it, but I did throw away every other thing they gave me except for maybe a few CDs. Last time I cleaned out my jewelry box I did find a ring that my bf from 9th grade gave me. It only cost like $3 and you can tell it’s a kiddie ring but it’s sparkly so I kept it hehe. Maybe I’ll wear it later and tell DH I bought it for myself!

    Post # 5
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    no option for ‘threw it away’. 


    Post # 6
    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    The only piece of jewelry my ex gave me was a bracelet from Kohl’s. I think at the most, it cost about $30 but that’s to be expected because we were only teenagers at the time.

    I threw it away about a year after we broke up. Lol I didn’t want any piece of him around at all. 

    Post # 7
    7272 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @winstonchurchill:  Me too! I just went through the list of stuff (albeit, not much… man I dated some tightwad jerks!) and realized I have no idea what happened to most of it! I gave an engagement ring back. Other than that… necklaces, promise ring, bracelets… I have no freaking clue, but I know I don’t have them now. 


    Post # 8
    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No option for “take it apart and make something else out of it.”

    Post # 9
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    At the time I had an aunt and a cousin die from Leukemia, I had another one diagnosed who required a stem cell implant and is doing marvelous today and a friend’s husband diagnosed.  As a result I decided to complete at 26.2 marathon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  In order to go to phoenix I needed to raid $3,600, I r was able to rais $1,200 adn sold my rings from the ex on eBay ans used it for the remainder… so his rings were donated to charity.


    Post # 10
    4716 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I had a few Tiffany pieces from an ex, other than that, nothing.. my roommate at the time and I sat out on our porch and handed the 3 pieces out to random girls who walked by. It was fun and funny.

    Post # 11
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    i sold the majority of pieces. I would rather not have those things after we break up. 

    Post # 12
    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I sold it and used it to go on holiday. 

    Post # 13
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I sold this necklace my ex gave me and got just enough for a night on the town with my girlfriends Laughing

    Post # 14
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My ex bought me diamond earrings, a diamond pendant, and a watch. The watch was very expensive and fancy but the pendant was poor quality (but he was stupid enough to pay a lot for it) and the earrings were just beyond cheap and awful… crooked cut diamonds that basically looked like two piles of inclusions with no diamond material lol. I’m not materialistic, but he put absolutely no thought into the gifts he got me and spent more time on an average weekly video game or beer purchase than on my birthday presents.

    After we broke up, I met him at the park to return the stuff – he thought we were meeting to reconcile I guess. When he refused to accept the gifts, I offered the earrings and watch to a homeless guy. He was really grateful for the watch but turned down the earrings lol. My ex ran off crying before I could do anything with the pendant and I felt a bit bad about it, so I donated it and mailed my ex the donation receipt so he could at least apply it to his tax return as a charitable deduction.

    Post # 16
    5065 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  best holiday FI and I have ever had. Amazing and no guilt. 😉 

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