Post # 16
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Since you don’t mind wearing it, set it into a pendant. It will make a lovely necklace.
Post # 25
I really appreciate all the feedback
I love this idea of giving it tons young female relative. We have plenty to choose between, I have nieces aged 16, 9, 3, and 1.5. Fi has nieces age 16, 15, 12. And then its the horde of 9 between 3 and 9 years old. TBH, Fis 16 year old niece is sort of my favorite niece of his. The younger ones are cute, but she’s funny, nerdy, and a good kid. I could totally see giving it to her as the oldest niece. Maybe for her birthday in October. ..
Your jewelry is so beautiful! It would make a pretty pendant.
That’s an idea I’ll run past him. My ring is costing us $275, but if he was willing to exchange the old ring for his work, that would be worth it depending on how much it was good for .. Maybe. . . I think I just love the idea of giving it to Fis oldest niece as a present.
Post # 26
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
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.