What to do with an old engagement ring

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I was gonna say, if you have a 5.0 stone you don’t want I will cheerfully accept it!

If you like hearts, I’d make a pendant.

If you don’t like hearts and want to sell, I think that’s a ring for a very particular buyer. Someone who likes hearts and baguettes?

If you can’t sell it, do you have a young female relative? You could always turn the centre stone into a pendant for her as a grown up birthday or Christmas present.

Post # 17
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It sounds like it would make a gorgeous pendant! You could have it set to be made into a single post earring or an end for another piece of body jewelry as well. A diamond under .5 carats would be really cute in a conch or cartilage piercing

Post # 18
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Worker bee

I would make the heart inte a pendant and  keep the setting and put something else there like a sapphire. Like you I do not believe in bad mojo 

Post # 19
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565 posts
Busy bee

I love heart shaped diamonds (or any shaped diamonds really!) I would have no problem keeping it and turning it into something else. Do you like Claddagh rings? It would be lovely set into the middle of one. What about making it into a charm for a bracelet? 

Post # 20
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696 posts
Busy bee

I think you should keep it because you’re not going to be getting much for it. My suggestion is turn it into a pendant or turn it into a pinky ring like this 

Post # 21
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1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

anabolina :  if it’s not your style I’d see if maybe you could turn it into something else? I have a diamond necklace from my FIs ex. He wouldn’t have gotten half what he paid for it if he sold it. I don’t believe in jewellery bad mojo either but in my case I actually do like the necklace so I kept it.

Post # 22
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510 posts
Busy bee

You mentioned a pawn broker/jeweler is making your new ring; any chance you can trade it in to him/her toward the cost of your new ring? If they aren’t paying you cash for it, they might be inclined to give you a little more for it if it’s coming off the new piece. Just a suggestion if you otherwise won’t wear/repurpose it otherwise. 

Post # 23
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988 posts
Busy bee

It is a beautiful ring. I personally would wear it and enjoy it.   

I have turned past engagement rings into right hand rings. The little amount of money you get with selling is not worth it for me.

 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Since you don’t mind wearing it, set it into a pendant. It will make a lovely necklace.

Post # 26
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Worker bee

If you’re not going to get any money from selling, which is why your Fiance didn’t sell in the first place, you might as well make it into something else.  It was nice of your Fiance to include you into the decision making process.

Post # 27
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783 posts
Busy bee

you’re tempting me I wouldn’t mind a message teling me what you want for it, I Love the side stones!

but if it’s not going to be worth seling, I’d save it for a young relative I think, graduation present perhaps? It’s a heart shaped ring, I think it could work for a right hand ring for a young girl.

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