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

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What have you done with jewelry given to you by exes?

    Kept it and worn it

    Kept it and not worn it

    Sold it

    Given it back


    Thrown it away

  • Post # 32
    5063 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @Ilovewine:  brilliant, good for you. Love it! 

    Post # 33
    170 posts
    Blushing bee

    The boyfriend I was with when I was 17-18 gave me a promise ring; I kept it, but it sits in the drawer of my nightstand. I don’t wear it. After voting, I realized I also have two necklaces and several pairs of earrings from him that I still wear.

    Post # 34
    1877 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @SarahSarah:  I sold all fine jewelry given to me by exes.  My fiancé loves seeing me wear the jewelry he has bought me, and I am certain he has no desire to see me in diamonds that were bought for me by another man.

    Post # 35
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    @Dareebs:  +1

    I still wear jewelry I’ve received (with the exception of some craptastic jewelry from my asswipe of an ex) because I like it and it’s pretty.  If I had an engagement ring and wedding band, then I ould definitely sell them.

    Post # 36
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    Not sure if it counts since I bought the damn thing in the first place, but after my ex and I broke up I took my engagement ring back to the jeweler and told her what happened. She took it back and let me exchange for a piece of jewelry of my choice from her shop – so I chose a pair of really amazing bird earrings that I’d been eyeing for a long time. It was so nice of her to do 🙂

    Post # 37
    854 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I kept them.  I am still good friends with two of my exes so its no big deal to me. No horrible breakups. I do have an ex that I’m not on speaking terms with so I gave most of what he gave me away including a pearl necklace. My ex husband never brought me anything including a wedding ring. 

    I have an engagement ring (my ex wants me to keep it) but I don’t wear it, diamond earrings, a gold ring and some misc stone jewelry. My (good) ex gave me a watch that belonged to his late father.  To me that’s sentimental since his father and I got alone while he was still with us.

     My Fiance doesn’t care. 



    Post # 39
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee

    Not much of a jewelry person so I’ve never received any. I figure if I had I would have just kept it, unless it was an engagement ring.

    Post # 40
    2393 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I wouldn’t care if it was a Cracker Jack ring or the fricken Hope Diamond, my answer would be the same:

    1. Offer it back to the ex. 
    2. If he refused to take it back, I would donate it to charity. 

    I think jewelry from exes has bad cooties and bad karma. Even the money that would result from selling that jewelry. That’s why I would send it completely out of my life, by donating it to charity and accepting nothing in return for it.

    I want nothing from exes in my life. I think it creates negative energy and has bad luck. 

    Post # 41
    703 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I sold a ring and a diamond necklace, from my high school ex, to the jewelry store where Fiance bought my e-ring. Took the $150 and put it in the wedding fund.


    Thanks for the appetizer upgrades, ex-bf;) 

    Post # 42
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    @SarahSarah:  I kept my jewellery. I’ll wear it all (and my diamond earring daily) except for the rings…it feels awkward. 

    Post # 43
    3245 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @SarahSarah:  I only had one piece of jewelry from an ex– my exes were cheap!! I threw it away, even though it was a carved stone pendant he’d made. It was heavy and ugly but while we were together I wore that thing ALL the TIME. Ugh. I occasionally regret throwing it away, but mostly I’m quite glad to not have that reminder of that ex.

    Post # 44
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    Once I was travelling and had a bunch of jewelry with me – with all my ex’s gifts in one separate little box (it was just 2-3 things) because it was fresh after the breakup and I was still wearing them. And – you wouldnt believe it – but that little box got stolen from my luggage. NOTHING else in my luggage got touched… ONLY that little box, gone! I was really upset at first, and then I saw what that meant! Still can’t believe that happened.. Crazy!! 

    Post # 45
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee

    I sold my wedding ring and this is odd but I put my engagement ring and another gold/emerald diamond ring he got me in a flower pot in downtown Boise. I was living there at the time and just wanted someone else to find them and make their day. I know that is weird but I guess I’m just a weirdo. I would rather do that then throw them in a river or something.

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