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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you sell your ring?
    Yes : (68 votes)
    35 %
    No : (114 votes)
    58 %
    Other : (14 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 47
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Tanya5484: Well there’s meaning behind everyone’s rings or no one would bother to wear them.

    Post # 48
    2700 posts
    Sugar bee

    @KatyElle: I admire you even more than I already did now after reading this.

    My ring isn’t worth much so we’d be better off selling our furniture, vehicles, or basically any appliances in the house before selling the ring. However, if it came down to eating, emergency money, or a medical issue, it would be done. We would both be sad, but we have priorities. Also, it is a Zales ring, so it isn’t as if when things were looking up for us again that we couldn’t purchase the same ring again anyway. Sure, it wouldn’t be THE ring, but there are much worse injustices in the world.

    Post # 49
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    it would depend on what exactly is the financial issue – i mean i would prefer to sell other stuff first or cash in investment/property options but if it came down to my kids not eating a meal or me having diamonds then hell yes i would sell

    Post # 50
    553 posts
    Busy bee

    If selling my ring meant putting food on the table that we would otherwise go without, no doubt.

    Post # 51
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I would absolutely sell it if we needed the money, but I’m positive Darling Husband would get 6 jobs and sell everything before he could even consider it.  

    Post # 52
    7369 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Yes I would. A ring is only symbol and is replaceable. The sentiment behind it is what matters. Rings get lost all the time. Upsetting, of course, is it an earth shattering calamity, no. 

    Post # 53
    921 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My coworker has to do this years ago. IT was worth $3000 and sold for $300, but they needed groceries for her kids. To this day she does not regret it.


    If I hadn’t heard her story, I would have said “no”  but… kids change everything. I would do it for my kids (if I had kids).

    Post # 54
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    My moissanite ring wouldn’t get us enough money to be worth the heartbreak–so no.

    Post # 55
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Not unless it was the last earthly possession I had that could make money.

    Post # 56
    4753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    TOTALLY depends “how bad” financial trouble.

    If we may become homeless, yes absolutely I’d sell.

    Post # 57
    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @KatyElle: Oh my gosh , I had no idea you sold your ring! is this the gorgeous sapphire halo? Your story has literaly made my heart swell, thank you for sharing

    Post # 58
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I just did, actually. We were hurting for money and I put them on Craigslist. Had them sold within the week. I bought the set for just under $800, 5 years ago, sold it for $200. It’s not like it was an emotional thing for me- I picked them out, paid for them, etc. He was really upset that I did it but he had already sold everything he could of his own and it was my turn. We have kids to take care of (preschool for our 4 year old meaning fees and supplies and new clothes)- it was a no-brainer. If I had to do it again, I’d do the same exact thing. I now use rings that my grandparents gave me as my “wedding rings”- a yellow gold band with a diamond chip in it from my maternal grandparents from when I turned 16 (my grandpa stopped smoking cigars to buy it for my grandma) and an aquamarine ring from my paternal grandparents that I got for my high school graduation present (I was the first grandchild to graduate high school and they could not afford to get that ring for me. I cherish it, especially since my grandma designed it for me and she passed away 2 years later). Those rings have much more sentimental value to me (since my hubby didn’t pick out my wedding set) and THOSE will NEVER get sold….

    Post # 59
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t. When I graduated from high school, as a graduation gift, my parents got me a beautiful 14 kt gold, birthstone ring with diamonds surrounding the birthstone. I truly loved that ring. Sadly, I was going through a very hard time several years ago, and I was really desparate for money. I took it to a pawn shop and pawned it, intending to come back a few weeks later to get it back. Well, I didn’t have the money to get it back in 2 weeks, and when I finally had the cash in hand, a month later to retrieve my ring, I found out it had been sold. I was absolutely heart broken. At that time, both my parents had already passed away and this was one of the few things I had from the both of them. I was so angry at myself for getting into such a mess and loosing it like that. So, knowing what I know now, and how much this ring means to me, I would not ever sell it or pawn it. That is just not an option.

    Post # 60
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    hah, my wedding ring set isn’t even worth that much! Victory!! No one can ask me to hawk it! =D

    Post # 61
    2188 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    First of all, I love that show…I feel like I’m the only one who does haha. But I know many families relate to it right now.

    But if we were in that bad of shape, yeah I would sell my ring. Only if I sold it for the same amount we paid or close to it. It’s sad, but I have a family and I can’t not feed my child, or not send him to school. Hopefully, we’ll never be in that place though.

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