(Closed) What to do with engagement ring from ex? Sell or keep? HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do with an old e-ring from your ex?

    Sell it for 1/3 of the original price

    Spend $200-300 to have it reset as a pendant

    Keep it to give to my son in the future

    Keep it stashed and forget about it for now

  • Post # 18
    1281 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My FI’s ex-wife gave the ring he gave to her back and he is saving it to give to their daughter.  Although it holds bad memories for him (they had been together for 8 years and she told him she wanted a divorce 4 months after she had their child and their divorce battle was horrendous) they still agreed that it would be nice for their daughter to have someday.  I can’t disagree.

    Post # 19
    2721 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    @lilsweetie:  ok good! You should be in the clear then! I vote to sell the damn thing!

    Post # 20
    3260 posts
    Sugar bee

    sell it

    Post # 21
    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Personally, I would give the ring back to him. I would not want to keep it if it had a lot of bad memories attached to it. I wouldn’t want to sell it and collect money for a ring that he paid for, either. Just my opinion:)

    Post # 22
    2176 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d save it until your son is old enough to decide whether he wants it. You can always sell it later, or your son can turn it into earrings or something for his future wife, even if he doesnt use it as her engagement ring.

    Post # 23
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    Sell it.  Then go to the spa with the money. lol

    Post # 24
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I sold my wedding dress and gave him back the ring. However, we weren’t on bad terms at all. Very young and not ready.

    Post # 25
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would let your son decide.  My mom saved her wedding set from my dad, and I am their only child.  She actually just recently gave me that set, and I’m glad she did.


    Post # 27
    4269 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Get rid of that thing!!

    Post # 28
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would hold onto it and let your son decide. He doesn’t necessarily ever have to give it  to a future SO, but he might want it anyways. Me and my ex have a 4 and half year old daughter together, and while I think he’s made a lot of horrible decisions in life, I still hang on to some of our sentimental stuff for my daughter. I want her to know her parents once loved each other. That’s just my opinion though, you should do what feels right in your heart. 

    Post # 29
    5397 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would sell it. I wouldn’t want to pass on a ring from a broken engagement but that’s just me. it’s just a thing, and since it brings bad memories, I would be done with it. 

    Post # 30
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I sold my first e-ring and wedding band and never looked back.  It sat in my jewerly box for forever and I tried to pretend it wasn’t there but I always knew I still had it.  When I got engaged to my Fiance I was hit with this sudden urging that I wanted to get rid of it NOW.  Fiance actually found a really reputable place to sell it (AKA not a pawn shop where I would get $5 for it) and I was offered waaaaaaaaaay more then I thought I would get.  Fiance said “sold!”.  I actually put all the money from the ring into the account we use for wedding things, so my crappy ex-husband is in a way paying for my much brighter future 🙂

    Post # 31
    7 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Similarly to AriaAmante, I held onto mine and used the money it for my new one! I sold everything he gave me when we broke up except the ring, and I am so glad I kept it.  We were actually planning on re-using the diamonds that were in that ring in the new one (my Fiance designed my ring himself), and the day before it was to be cast I got this horrid feeling (seriously, I blame this on Joan Rivers.  I was watching her stupid show and she kept going on about bad “juju” in old rings) and I called my Fiance.  Turns out the jeweler sold my diamonds to another client, and Fiance used the money we got back towards the new diamonds (and upsized I might add, which is why it didn’t cover, and just went towards).  Now, I don’t have children, but so far as I can see? That ring is yours.  Yes, it didn’t work out, but if it had, you wouldn’t be taking your engagement ring off your finger to give to your son would you? (I sure as hell won’t.  I want to be buried with the thing.  Tis mine!)

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