(Closed) Should I pawn it? NWR

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep it, give it to one of your future daughters : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Go talk to a jeweler about resetting the stone into something new : (14 votes)
    26 %
    Pawn it! No need to keep it around if you're not going to wear it : (25 votes)
    46 %
    Other- Explain : (5 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I pawned the ring my ex gave me. I got NO money from it, but I didn’t really want my future kids to be wearing it around the house. It just seemed awkward.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I had an engagement ring from an ex and when I moved back home from way across the country, I live in Ontario and we were in British Columbia, I had a ride from a girl in the women’s shelter I was at and I just threw the ring out the window while she was driving down the highway!  I threw it in a ditch between BC and Alberta. I am wondering if it’s still there?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I pawned jewellery from an ex the day after we split up, only to find out it was not white gold and the pendant was not diamonds – so I got a tenner for a silver necklace with a cubic zircona  – not enough to buy that bottle of champagne I had my eye on… git…

    Anyway – if you’re not going to wear it, pawn it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Maybe try reassuring your fiance that you’re wearing it because it’s a pretty ring and not because it reminds you of him?  I totally believe in keeping objects of value or good use no matter who gave them to you.  I have a nice SLR camera that belonged to an ex…. it’s still a very useful camera no matter where it came from.  Same with some other random collectors items that have value.  I’d be like, “ok, I’ll sell this ring and go buy something similar and lose money in the process”, lol. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    If you want to get rid of it, sell it yourself at diamondbistro.com or on Craigslist… you won’t get anything near what it’s worth pawning it unfortunately. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 9
    Member
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @calypso522:   I totally believe in keeping objects of value or good use no matter who gave them to you.

    My fiance has a $500 fancy sword, given to him by an ex-girlfriend, and I am letting him keep it. BUT a RING is different I think….

    Post # 10
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Just to double check: are you sometimes wearing this in place of your e-ring?  If not, then I don’t see the big deal – you are wearing this on a different finger than your e-ring, and your fiance surely doesn’t doubt your commitment and love.

    If you find it pretty, he should know that’s all that it is to you and shouldn’t feel threatened by it.  In fact, if you had emotional attachments to it, it wouldn’t be so easy for you to give away!  So that’s why he should realize he’s just being silly and let you hang on to a free and pretty ring.

    Post # 11
    Member
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I voted for pawn it. No need for a reminder of the ex.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would keep the ring – it’s beautiful! But if you insist on getting rid of it I wouldn’t pawn it. I tried to pawn a diamond ring from an ex and the pawn shop only offered me $30 for it even though the ring was worth over three grand.

    I ended up selling it online to a jewelry buyer via craigslist and got $800. Still not what the ring is worth, but definitely better than 30 bucks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    Member
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had a double heart 14k white gold ring with tiny diamonds (from ice.com) , a silver XO ring with hearts where the O would be (from amazon), 10k white gold small diamond huggie earrings (from kay), and a 10k white gold braclet with MICROSCOPIC diamonds (from zales) from my ex. I never wore them, but had them in a jewelry box. My fiance (then boyfriend) wasn’t keen on it, and I had no reason for keeping them, just still had them in a box, so I sold them to a jeweler. I went to a few places to find the best deal… not too much considering they were all used and you can’t get MUCh for old jewelry. I cannot remember exactly what I got but for some reason $225 is in my head.

     

    Sell it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    25 posts
    Newbee

    Don’t pawn it.  They’ll only pay for the metal content.  Sell it on ebay, with a reserve.  You’ll get more.

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