(Closed) Such a sad story. What to do with a called-off engagment ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I sold my ring from my first marriage at the jewelry store it came from. They have an independent buyer located in their store-its a popular mall chain. The entire set cost $7500 and I got almost $2k. I used it to pay some of my credit card debt. Since I paid nothing it was worth it to me. Depends how badly he needs the money right now. He could also possibly trade it up in getting a new ring for someone in the future but a lot of people would say that’s bad karma and future fiance may not like that idea. Wish I could be more help! Good luck to him!!

Post # 4
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t have any experience but I’ve heard good things about I Do Now I Don’t. Good luck to him. 🙁

Post # 5
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i think he shouldnt rush to do anything right away – put it away and take some time to heal

one day he might want to use it as a trade in, or his ex and he might work things out – you dont know what the future holds and im sending him positive thoughts to help him get through this time. 

Post # 6
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A friend of my BF’s returned a ring (they broke up first, but he had already bought a ring) and he was able to return it to the store he bought it from. He couldn’t get money for it but he got store credit and like a year later he went back to the same store and bought another ring for his now wife (they were married a couple months ago!).

You don’t get cash–but you get the full value of the ring to use towards a new ring so at least you don’t lose money that way.

Post # 7
3296 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

If he is truly ready to sell it, he could try exboyfriendjewelry.com

Post # 8
339 posts
Helper bee

He should definitely have it reset or upgraded in the future when the time comes although it might be hard for him to keep around.  Maybe he should leave it with Mom or someone else close to him.  I have my engagement ring from a previous engagement and left it with my Mom for if/when SO wants to propose.  I would hate to lose money selling it.  (Former Fiance owed me money so I said if we ever broke up I was keeping the ring, I should have asked for the money…fml, we are still friends though)

Post # 9
2260 posts
Buzzing bee

Thats so sad, I’m sorry for you cousin, but it could have been for the best. I suggest he keeps the ring for a while or see if he can return it to the orginal seller.

Post # 10
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’d hate to see him lose ANY of his hard earned $$.. I think getting store credit is a great option.  Even if he doesn’t necessarily propose to someone for a while, he could still get a new girlfriend a nice piece of jewelry for a birthday or Christmas… or a few holidays, depending on how much the ring is worth.

Post # 12
48 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

check out diamondbistro.com

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