(Closed) Would you sell your wedding/engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you sell your ring?
    Yes : (68 votes)
    35 %
    No : (114 votes)
    58 %
    Other : (14 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would only sell my ring(s) in dire circumstances. I get attached sentimentally to things.

    Post # 18
    Member
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If it came between us keeping our house (because you can get food pretty easy) or cars or me keeping my ring I would sell my ring in a heart beat. My ring is beautiful and it means a lot to me and under any other circumstances I would say hell no, but us having a home is more important than me having a ring. In the end I can buy a new ring easier than rebuilding a home.

    Post # 19
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    3670 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @KatyElle: I can totally see it in your situation and definitely agree that the therapy would be so much more important.

    I think kids changes this too in general.  Right now, without kids, we’d probably rather sell our mattress than sell our rings.  However, I would never make my future kids live an uncomfortable life or hold them back from something so valuable and important (like the therapy) just to hold on to my ring. 

    Post # 20
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    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @KatyElle:My brother has autism, I know if it came between my child succeeding or a shiney piece of metal and rock it would be a no brainer. I hope she does succeed. If you all caught it early she should do quite well and lead a very happy life 🙂

    Post # 21
    Member
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @mandb122: Kids are definitely a game changer. I am sort of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of person. I had said “Ok, I’ll put my ring up for sale for X amount of time. If no one buys it, I give myself permission to keep it. If someone buys it I’ll know I did the right thing.”

    A week or so went by no nibbles, so I figured I was keeping it. Then came an offer out of the blue and while I admit is does hurt, I know I did the right thing.

    Stuff is stuff, money is money. Sometimes you have it, sometimes you don’t, sometimes you’re presented with situations you don’t like but have to deal with anyway. But you can always have money again if you’re willing to work hard, and a ring doesn’t define your marriage. Darling Husband cried when I told him the ring sold but although he would never admit it, I know it eases some of his “Holy shit how are we going to pay for all this” thoughts.

    ETA: To clarify, we’re not poor or anything. No one is starving. Just a personal choice based on what I felt was right.

    Post # 22
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Honestly, no. If our circumstances were that dire, I doubt our rings could bail us out for that much or that long. We have plenty of other things to sell that we don’t have any sentimental attachment to.

    Post # 23
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    2191 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If it was a matter of my children getting food and shelter then Hell yes I would sell it. I would not be comfortable having something worth that much and not being able to provide for my family.

    My Fiance wouldn’t likely ever let me do it but if it were up to me and there were no other options then I sure as crap would.

    Post # 24
    Member
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No. It has sentimental value to me.

    And jewelry doesn’t have “resale” value worth crap, we spent about $3K on my e-ring, if I tried to sell I probably wouldn’t even get $500. If things are that dire that I would consider selling my ring, $500 isn’t going to “fix” anything.

    Post # 25
    Member
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @linguo42 – LOL, you wrote that exactly as I was typing the same thing!

    Post # 26
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d sell a lot of other possessions before my ring- TV, furniture, maybe unnecessary appliances. If I really had no choice or needed the money badly I would.

    Then again, my e-ring was under $400 so I wouldn’t get much for it anyway, lol. Government programs would get me a lot farther if I was starving.

    Post # 27
    Member
    2950 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would never sell my rings. I am very sentimental and they mean so much to me.

    Post # 29
    Member
    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It would be really hard but I would sell it if we desperately needed the money. Once you get past the sentimental value, it’s just a piece of jewelry that can normally be replaced (unless it was an heirloom or something). If selling it meant that my house wouldn’t be foreclosed on or something of the sort then it’s a no brainer. A roof over our heads is much more important than some bling on my finger. 

    Post # 30
    Member
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The ring is just a symbol, if you are in severe financial crisis it doesnt make sense to hold on to the ring if selling it could help ease the situation.

    The only negative is that usually when you sell it you dont get a good deal on it, so then it might not be worth selling.

    Post # 31
    Member
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would, if it came down to, but it would not be an easy choice. It would most likely be a last resort type of decision, but something I definitely would consider.

    I keep reading that you won’t get back what you paid if you sold it. That is true for the first number of years, but once you’ve have it 10, 20, 30 years, it will be worth a lot more. I didn’t see a time frame on this hypothetical question.

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