(Closed) Recycling your SO's old engagement rings from past fiances?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you wear jewelry that was made from your SO's ex-fiance's engagement ring?

    No way, that jewelry is tainted

    Maybe but I would feel weird about it

    Depends on my SO and his attitude about his past relationships

    Sure, diamonds are sparkly and that's all that matters!

    Sure, it shouldn't matter about the history of the jewelry. Just focus on the future!

  • Post # 47
    1862 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I wouldn’t wear either as is, but I would take out those diamonds and make a tennis bracelet, earrings, pendant, something! No point in wasting perfectly good stones. 

    Post # 48
    7547 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    All that matters is that you two agree on what to do with the rings – don’t worry about what other people think. Personally, it’s just a stone so I wouldn’t mind resetting it. 

    Post # 49
    42 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Personally, I would reset both rings into something else, but not an engagement ring…most likely a necklace or a dress ring. It’s practical and what girl wouldn’t want more jewellery? 😛


    Post # 50
    1972 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    the reason diamonds are “worthless once you wear them” is because in store you pay to much. Sorry but that line really pissed me off. My engagement ring is in store retailing and $4000. the current valuation puts it at $2500. My Fi paid… $589.

    He can get a better deal if he looks hard enough

    Post # 51
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    Resel them. Do it on ebay or craigslist and get cash. Buy what you want after.

    Post # 52
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2024

    As long as it is new jewelry, it really should not matter.

    Post # 53
    263 posts
    Helper bee

    After my ex husband and I divorced, I tried selling my ring to jewelers. What I learned is that 1) a pawn shop will rip you off; 2) the original jeweler is your best bet IF they sell estate pieces; 3) Estate Jewelers will normally give you 25-30% of the original purchase price, unless you got ripped off in the first place, but only if you have the paperwork to go with your stones; 4) Craigslist is your friend. I got 60% of the original purchase price for my ring on Craigslist. I sold it for the same amount the estate jewelers would have charged (i.e. the price they would have given me + the markup profit they would have pocketed).

    If he has had the rings appraised or has the original paperwork (even the original purchase reciepts), that paperwork will help him get more money for them. You should be able to get a few grand out of these rings without too much trouble.

    Post # 54
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I just couldn’t do it!

    Post # 55
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly, I would sell them or give them away like to his sister, his mom, or somebody very close to you guys as present for a special occasion.

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