(Closed) He ended it but told me to keep the ring…what do I do??

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’m very sorry you’re going through this, but it’s definitely better that you found out now instead of after you two were already married.

One of my friends sold her engagement ring on ebay after she and her exFI broke up, she got a decent price for it. Idk about Helzburg, maybe call them and ask? Doesn’t hurt to ask.


Post # 4
541 posts
Busy bee

Most of the chain jewelry stores let you trade up, so maybe you could trade it in for a different kind of jewelry that you pick on your own that won’t have an attachment to this relationship.

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@navywifenmoore:  I’m sorry 🙁 That sounds terrible. Stay strong! And sell that ring online girl!

Post # 6
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

Get it reset into a new ring, or necklace, or SELL it. Call Helzberg and ask if they will buy it back.

Post # 7
908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would sell it for sure. Any jewelry you get in exchange for it will be tarnished by this relationship eventually. Ebay that thing.


But before that you’ve got to take some time for yourself to recover from this. Give yourself some breathing room before making any major decisions, but let all your vendors know as soon as you’re able so you can try and get out of those contracts.

Post # 8
1176 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If the stone is nice, have it reset into something you would like to wear.

Or do what I did – sell it and buy a motorcycle. But don’t pawn it. Pawn shops don’t pay anything near fair value. Go to a jeweler who buys estate jewelry.

Post # 9
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@navywifenmoore:  Sell it, put an ad up in thwe local paper or simply go to a pawn shop. Be happy this happened now rather then after the wedding. It’s obviously for the best, you both want copmpletely different things out of life and children cannot be compromised on, yiou can’t have half as kid. Surround your self with friends and family and try to keep your mind off of it.

As hard as it is to hang on to the ring, maybe put it away somewhere for now, until your really ready to let go and move on. Selling it when that time comes will be much easier on you, it will alos help to feel like the first step in truly getting on with your life.

Post # 10
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

sell it on ebay

Post # 11
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@geekspice:  LOVE that idea!!!

Trade it in for something good, I woudln’t do jewelry tho, I’d think of that jerk  everytime I wore whatever I got. 

Post # 12
2689 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@navywifenmoore:  I work with a girl who wears hers as a right hand ring (which I find a little strange, but it’s gorgeous) but if you don’t want to do something like that you can have it melted down and reworked into something that won’t pain you as much.

Post # 13
3028 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had a friend who was the male in the situation and he went to the store and traded the ring for a fancy watch he then sold in ebay for about what he paid for the ring.  It’s hard to sell a engagement ring.

Sorry about the cancelled engagement (been there!)

Post # 14
4369 posts
Honey bee

Sell it and go on a nice trip.

Post # 15
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hugs.. I’m so sorry your going through this! 

Post # 16
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Try web site   I do now I don’t

It is a reputable resale web site.

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