(Closed) How do you sell a ring when you break up?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would move out ASAP. Deal with the ring later. Its not going to change in value over the next couple days, weeks, or years. If you have a certifcate stating its stats make sure you hold onto it and include that in the listing. It will probably only sell for a portion of what you purchased it for :/

Post # 5
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@puppiekisses:  Can you stay with your friend in the mean time? Or with a couple friends while you look for a room mate? Or move in with your parents? The ring is honestly probably not going to cover more than a month or two of rent (unless its a lot bigger than I’m assuming).

ETA: Some places where you could try reselling your ring:

http://www.idonowidont.com/home

Craigslist.com

ebay.com

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Yea the ring wont get you much honestly unless its a huge carat weight.  There we other ideas floating around on what to do with the diamonds and what not.

Your best bet if you can is to move in with a friend temporarily and find a part time job.  Then talk to your college or see if there are ads (at my school there was an off-campus site dedicated to this) for apartments where you can move in with roomates and that way you could cover your portion of the rent with your job.

When I moved out to college I was broke and had no job.  So I scoured ads and found a cheap place and found a part time job around the same time.  It ended up working out just fine for me hopefully you could make something like that work for you too. Or move in with a friend get a part time job and help pay things around the house or work out some sort of agreement until you can get back on your feet.

ETA: Its going to be very hard to find a place for you and 5 dogs.  Maybe possible you could rent a room in a home that wouldn’t mind your dogs.  College towns usually have this as an option but I’ve never seen anyone do it with a pet.  Best of luck to you.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There is diamond bistro and you can always place it on ebay with a high enough reserve so you don’t get screwed.  Or you can go to a pawn shop to borrow against it.  They will not give you much so I would just keep renewing the loan until you can buy it back.

Is it your apartment in your name?  If so I would suggest getting an eviction notice and having your ex and his mother removed from the apt.  If not stick it out and keep him as a roommate.  You paid the rent and it is your place.  Do not pay another dime for them but just focus on school and finding a job so you can move out when you can.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I see you’ve gone to bed but I’d be careful about selling the ring.  In some places it’s considered a contract and if you don’t marry the guy you’re not entitled to the ring. So if you no longer have it you may owe him money. Which is fine if you think you’ll money by the time that works out but is definitely try to hang onto it until I was able to consult a lawyer if at all possible. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SapphireSun:  I was thinking that too, but they sold the actual engagement ring to pay for surgery for one of her dogs. I think the current engagement ring she purchased on her own to have a ring on that finger. I’m not sure that the current ring would be considered a contract anymore.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always thought if you broke off the engagement, you are supposed to give the ring back to him, unless he did something like cheat on you. Even though he sounds like a jerk, I would still give it back to him. It’s a really short term solution to sell the ring anyway as it’s not going to support you at all! Even if it gets you the security deposit for a new apt, how are you gonna pay the rent after that? And utilities and food for you and the five dogs?

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@asscherlover:  Yeah that definitely adds another layer of complexity.  That would actually be all the more reason to consult a lawyer to me that it’s a bit of an unusual situation.  Finances of couabitating couples can be tricky!  I’d just hate for the op to find out down the line that she WAS supposed to give it back and be in a sticky situation. 

Post # 16
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ChemistryBride:  she bought the ring, and even still he told her to sell the ring to pay for her expenses.

 

To the OP–have you paid any rent in advance? If so, you should get that back from him! Otherwise, your best bet may be to rent a room in an apartment, that is super cheap—apply for any services you qualify for such as food stamps too.

I would check with the college and see if there are any research assistant positions you can apply for–I’m not sure what you’re going for 

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