(Closed) what did you do with your EX's gifts when it was over?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Some of it I have no clue where it is. I had a diamond ring that I was given by an ex when I was in high school. I pawned it for $15 when we split up. I was very young and didn’t know what else to do. It helped me to feel stronger though. lol. I also have a necklace that was given to me by a different ex when I lost my dog. I still have the necklace and wear it sometimes. It doesn’t have any romantic meaning. We have been split up for about 8 years now and we are both remarried, etc. Other than that, no jewelry from exes.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I still have mine sitting in my jewelry box. Maybe I should sell it, but I just feel kind of bad doing that, like it’s throwing away a present that someone gave you. Maybe that’s ridiculous though! I could certainly use the moola 😉

Post # 5
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went to the pawn shop to sell the two “expensive” necklaces (One from Kay, one from Shane Co.) he tried to bribe me with AFTER we broke up (he wouldn’t take them back!). The pawn shop told me they were pretty cheap and couldn’t offer me anything. SOOOO…I left them outside my apartment building and someone must have eventually taken them 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I still have every piece of Jewellery that my Ex-H gave me (we were married for 20+ Years).  The smaller stuff I may sell (or wear) haven’t decided. 

Our Bridal Set (E-Ring & W-Band) I plan to give to our oldest Daughter when she marries… on her Wedding Day as a symbol of her Dad being present that day with her (he died after our Divorce).  He may have been a crappy Husband, BUT he was always a Good Father, and I feel that my Bridal Set represents the fact that we were both there for her through her childhood… and in our own way, we can both be there for her thru her adulthood / marriage.

They can be her something “old” on her Big Day.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@jules28:  Same here. I have two rings from an ex that I keep thinking I should sell but I cant for some strange reason.

And what do you girls do with the mementos and photos and stuff? I still have some but they are at my moms. Eventually I’ll have to bring them here and I feel strange having them in my married adult home, but feel bad just tossing them. That person was an important part of my life at that time

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I sold it and went out for dinner with the money (didn’t get much but it paid for dinner and I got rid of it so that’s good enough for me!) I was engaged before when I was younger but I gave him the ring back when we split up so never got money from that obviously. I also had a promise ring from him but somehow have lost it over the years.

I kept one pair of white gold chandelier earrings an ex gave me because I love the design, but not for any sentimental reason.

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kept the jewelry from my x-bf.  There was one pendant he got that I never wear, and I still never have.  It’s not worth selling or anything so it just sits there.  And I have a ring that I do like (and picked out), that I wear once in a blue moon when I feel like a pink sapphire.  I don’t see anything wrong with making use of it.

As for photos and other stuff, I threw out a lot of printed pictures and other little trinkets are sort of just clutter.  I didnt delete digital pictures tho.  Those are just socked away on my drives.  I dont forsee ever deleting them.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

As for pictures and stuff, I have some and some scrapbooks as well (with concert ticket stubs, letters, etc.) I keep them at my parents house, just can’t bring myself to throw them out – especially the scrapbooks since I worked so hard on them at the time. I never look at them though and would not keep them in my own home

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I kept it all. My last two exes have had pretty nice taste in jewelry, so I love most of it. I wear the necklaces and a ring my ex-boyfriend gave me, and rings that my ex-husband gave me. I have some other pieces that I don’t like as much, and therefore don’t wear. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

my wedding rings are in a safe deposit box for my daughter.  my necklaces and pendants and earrings are going to be melted down or traded in to make something different.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I sold my old watch, necklaces, bracelets, and a promise ring from my high school boyfriend to a local jeweler.  I kept the watch for a while since it was Gucci but a screw kept coming out and it would fall apart.  I got tired of dealing with it so imfixedmit one last time and sold it.  I bought myself a new purse with the money and don’t regret it for a minute. M

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My last ex did some bad stuff to hurt me. So I threw back all of the stuff he’s ever given me, but now I kind of regret it because I really liked the perfume I gave back. Oh well, all that’s in the past. New man, new life, new perfume haha. 

No but really though, I’ve kept everything else that my other ex’s have given me. All my other relationships ended on a good note.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I have an old shoebox with crap in it from my ex.  Nothing valuable- cheap necklace, two small stuffed animals, dried roses, the one picture of him I had.  I dunno why I still have it.  I just never threw it out.  I put it in the shoe box to begin with because we were over but I wasn’t over him.  And I guess I just left it in the cabinet…

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