(Closed) Would you replace your stolen wedding day jewelry (stuff other than rings)?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Would you replace your stolen wedding day jewelry?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    7 %
    No : (49 votes)
    89 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    For me, personally I would not replace them. I would probably get something else together with my Fiance if that was the case. Most likely I would not get the same feeling about the jewelry since I replaced the them even though they look the same. Maybe I am just very odd about this! πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m sorry you home was robbed! That’s awful.

    As far as the question, I probably wouldn’t. I’m not much of the sentimental type in general. If it would mean a lot to you to have those things, maybe consider it. But as you mentioned, the day has passed. Were you planning on wearing the pieces again?

    Post # 6
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Elolith:  I agree. I would opt for getting something else, something new to represent the fresh start.


    Post # 8
    162 posts
    Blushing bee

    If it was stuff that I totally loved and would wear again, I’d replace it. Otherwise I wouldn’t bother and would just buy something new.

    Post # 9
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m so sorry that your things were taken. I’d hold off on replacing them with similar things. Instead, set aside that $$, and then use it for getting you and the Mr. new jewelry for other milestone events (like first house, baby, promotions, things like that). In the end, you get jewelry in place of the lost items, but with a new, only-positive tie πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 10
    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I probably wouldn’t.  You’re not going to be able to buy the stuff you WORE – just replicas, so I don’t think it would be entirely the same.  Maybe spend that money on enlarging one of your wedding pics and putting it onto canvas, or on a new piece of jewelry you could pick together.

    Post # 11
    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldnt.  I have no emotional attachment to my wedding day jewelery.  And even iif they look the same, it just wouldnt be the same.

    Post # 13
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    i wouldn’t replace the items but how about you save it and do or get something special for your anniversary…So the memory would not be the robery but the anniversary. 

    Post # 13
    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    πŸ™ i read your burglary post the other day! some people are so ridiculous! (my Fiance bike was stolen from outside a few months after moving here) uggg i fear having our house broken into all the time (not that there is a high crime rate in our city) – we are planning to get an alarm system installed once we talk to our landlord 

    i think shopping for some new/different jewelry is a good idea πŸ™‚ 


    Post # 15
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, I’d replace it if I could.  But that’s just my personality.

    Being robbed is traumatic, I’m not trying to belittle it at all.  For me, I think it’s kind of giving the robbers more power if my reason for not replacing them is the trauma of being robbed.  If they broke irreparably, or were lost in a fire, I would probably be more inclined to replace them.  I know you don’t want to associate them with the memory of being robbed, but the robbery still happened and you’ll always remember it, and your wedding jewelry will always have been robbed.  Your new jewelry could be a, “See, you can’t keep me down,” instead of a, “I had to replace the originals because of this event.”  If I were in your position, not replacing them would leave me in the same place only without the stuff that made me feel so pretty before.

    If you think you’re never going to be able to get past the “I had to replace these” feelings, then please don’t do anything that will make you upset, but if they make you feel pretty and they would hold special meaning because they represent the jewelry that you wore the day of your wedding, they can easily be a life-affirming part of your journey past the robbery, if that makes sense.

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