(Closed) Slightly OT: What did you do with your "ex" jewelry?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What did you do with "ex" jewelry??
    Kept it- I'm sentimental : (38 votes)
    36 %
    Threw it away or returned it- who wants that crap? : (10 votes)
    10 %
    Sold/Pawn/Trade- put it to good use!! : (45 votes)
    43 %
    Gave it to friends or family- someone should enjoy it, right? : (12 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Me?  I managed to lose it (not on purpose, just being myself).  Granted it was only one necklace – one long-term ex was when we were poor in college (and the other never gave me jewelry, now that I think about it).  So at this point I have just jewelry from my husband – who is delightfully talking himself into buying a sapphire necklace to match the wedding day earrings he gave me – or from my parents/me.

    A friend took hers in to one of those places that buys gold.  If she had something more valuable she might have done something different.

    Post # 4
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

    I didn’t really ever have anything from an ex that was worth anything, but you could sell it to a pawn shop or jewelry shop? No use in keeping it.

    Post # 5
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    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    sold it all

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Well, there’s a website where you can sell ex-bf jewelry.

    I still have most of mine, they were meaningful and I really liked them.

    Fi doesn’t care because I have a HUGE jewelry box, he knows where they were from, and he knows I don’t care where they were from, that I just like sparklies!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I don’t think there’s any reason to not wear jewely someone else gave you with the exception of engagement rings and wedding bands. I have earrings and a necklace from my ex-H. I wear them. Why not? They were a gift. Should I get rid of all the clothing he bought me? The stand mixer? The framed art? The books? The camera? Of course not.

    If you don’t like the pieces, then sell them or give them to somewhere like Good Will. But if you like them, wear them.

    Post # 8
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @littlemisst08:  May I ask where you sold it?  Most of the places I see just want to buy gold and purchase by weight – and the stuff I have is so very light that I’d get hardly any money for it that way.

    Post # 9
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    9667 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    None was worth anything, I just broke it apart and trashed it, good riddance!

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @cali_cat:  Well, I honestly never got very nice jewlery from my exes, so a lot of it was garage sale! I think I tossed one necklace in with some other broken gold my mom was taking in.

    Sorry I am not much help!

    Post # 11
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    2224 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I lost it all because I never had a jewelry box. If I had it now, I’d probably donate it to Goodwill.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My ex before Darling Husband was a major a-hole so I threw everything away, including the jewelry. I’ve been with Darling Husband for ages so when I was with my ex, I was very young and there was really only one piece of jewelry that could possibly be worth anything. It was super ugly and personalized so my only option would’ve been to sell it as gold, not as a finished piece.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My Mum is currently wearing my old engagement ring. I broke up with my ex, sent him the ring in the mail (I lived in London, he lived in the states) but he sent it back to my home in Australia, said he wanted me to have it. I didn’t feel comfortable wearing it so my Mum snatched it up. I really don’t care, she doesn’t wear it on her ring finger and I’m not wearing it again.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I held on to stuff too…but not really because I cared about it…just not really a thrower awayer 🙂

     

    I came up with an idea for my Jr. Bridesmaid and put together a jewelry box with a bunch of new pieces but also a bunch of stuff I don’t wear any longer.  I definitely put in the charm bracelet my ex got me from Disney in addition to a promise ring.  They’re nice pieces but I’ve outgrown them 🙂  My little cuz (11) is gonna love it all!

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I still have a star sapphire ring from my ex that I wear on my right hand.  I think it’s pretty and I have a hard time wearing jewelry because I’m allergic to a lot of metals, and this one seems to work well for me.  SO knows who it’s from and knows I don’t have any attachment to that person anymore.  He also thinks it’s pretty.

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