(Closed) Pre-owned wedding band? Would you mind?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    Heirloom Vintage Band (marriages used to last a long time back then) : (28 votes)
    23 %
    New Wedding band - I want to break it in : (50 votes)
    40 %
    Pre-Owned... I'm not superstitious : (36 votes)
    29 %
    Pre-Owned but it depends why they were selling. : (7 votes)
    6 %
    Other, explain below : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t do it. Call it selfish, but I wanted my OWN band that is only mine and is symbolic in just my marriage.

    Post # 4
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    My mom got her 14 k gold wedding band for 12 dollars from a pawn shop, she and my father have been married for 23 years.

    I see no problem with it. The length and happiness of a marriage is not determined by something on your finger, but on the couple’s relationship.

    Plus, I just love deals!

    Post # 5
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would take an antique or vintage band. IDK why but I would not want one that was newer and pre-owned.. it makes me think that its ‘cursed’ because it did not work out for the previous owner.. haha but I am very superstitious!

    Post # 6
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Hmm.. I don’t know about this one….


    As crazy as it is, I sort of feel that the whole, “bad luck” from a divorced ring might standsoft me! Engagement rings, for some reason, don’t give me that feeling too much! But marriage is so much more significant… 


    I am having my mothers wedding ring (they are still married!), which has more sentimental reasons. So my answer is: depends on why they are selling it. Does it no longer fit? Too much effort/costrot resize? Or divorce?

    Post # 7
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Personally I am OK with a pre-loved wring.  I’m not supersititious but if you do feel weird about it you could always have the ring blessed.

    Post # 9
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’d be completely ok with it, as long as it was certified and/or appraised so I knew exactly what I was getting.

    Post # 10
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    My ER is a family diamond reset into an estate setting- so two olds made a new ring for me. However, because the ring was old, I wanted a NEW band. I would have been ok with the reverse, I think- new ER, older band.

    Post # 11
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    my promise ring was bought from a pawn shop, it was a steal!! and i love it. 14k white gold diamond ring: $75

    but in saying that i was going to wear my mums weddding band stitched to my wedding dress for my something old but i dont know if i will because she is divorced :/

    Post # 13
    2869 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wouldn’t probably mind, but I wouldn’t actively choose a pre-owned one.

    Post # 14
    228 posts
    Helper bee

    If you just want a simple band and can get a cheap gold ring for less than the price of gold, you can always have it melted down and recast as your ring. My ering is made from recycled gold to be more sustainable, but it was milled and cast anew into my ring by my jeweler. ETA: I’m also fine with pre-owned, I almost went with an antique.

    Post # 15
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I prefer my own brand new one, but I would be willing to work with an heirloom from either one of our families. I’m hesitant to get a “used” one (especially an old used one) as I’m very superstitious and a total believer in the metaphysical, so I don’t like the unknown energy that may be attached to the ring.

    Post # 16
    9550 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My top choice would be an heirloom ring (but I’m a bit biased) but I’d have no qualms with having a pre-owned ring!

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