(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

    Other

    Thrown it away

  • Post # 32
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

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

    Post # 33
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @SarahSarah: 

    🙂
    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
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    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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