(Closed) Would you wear someone else’s ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you wear someone else's ring?
    Yes, in any case, as long as my SO selected it for me out of love (could include ex, pawn shop) : (45 votes)
    28 %
    Yes, but only if it was a family heirloom (could include grandmother's ring, late sister) : (81 votes)
    51 %
    Middle of the road -- I would be okay with a "used" stone but want my own setting that reflects me : (25 votes)
    16 %
    No way, Jose! : (9 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    I chose the first one..because I dont believe that a stone/metal can really be “used”..its not like you are the first person to ever touch/put on your ring even when you buy it new a store so I dont see much of a difference.

    Post # 4
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    As I am obsessed with vintage things I would love a “used” ring. I wouldn’t be okay with him recycling an ex’s ring though.

    Post # 5
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would have picked the first option if it didn’t include an ex’s ring. How could it be selected out of love for me if he picked it for somebody else first?

    Post # 6
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    Good point, I would not want a ring that he picked out for his ex..thats the only exception.

    Post # 7
    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldn’t care anything about where it came from or who, as long as it was given out of love.

    Edit:  I wouldn’t even care if it were the ex’s, I know where his heart if now.

    Post # 8
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I’m a little superstitious.  😉  I would not want the ring of someone I do not like or of a dead person who had a terrible marriage.  I’m not sure I’d want an ex’s ring either because it would remind me of the past relationship.  I know it’s ridiculous…

    Of course it depends how nice the ring is.  I’m pretty sure I could get over it. 

    Post # 9
    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    The only reason I didn’t vote for the first was the “ex” part. The pawn shop part I wouldn’t have a true problem with. The ring is what you make it, as far as feelings, association, etc.

    Post # 10
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I would be fine with a “used” stone as long as it had never belonged to SOs ex.

    Post # 11
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would be okay with anything except for an ex’s ring.  That seems weird and obviously he didn’t choose it for me.

    Post # 12
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wouldn’t be okay with a ring that belonged to an ex, but my ring is a family heirloom and I love it! It was FI’s grandmother’s and has over 50 years of happy marriage already. 🙂

    Post # 13
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think that there are really “used” stones, and it would not bother me if the stone had originally belonged to someone else. I toyed with the idea of asking my mom for a ring that was my grandmother’s (it’s a gorgeous ring – really one of the most beautiful rings I’ve ever seen and I know someday she wants me to have it; it’s a canary diamond in rose gold, and I don’t normally like rose gold!). However, I felt unsure about if I would want to keep that setting and I prefered to have a new setting – and felt awful about getting rid of the setting. I will say that teh diamond in my engagement ring is “used” but we got a new setting. I wanted a setting that was very “me” and that I would love wearing every day.

    Post # 14
    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would definetly not be happy if it was originally intended for an ex!

    Post # 15
    11377 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wouldn’t mind if my ring had came from a pawn shop or not. But if it was an ex’s I would have. Even though my husband & I have been together 5 years this month so his last ex was when he was 17. LOL I still wouldn’t like it. 


    Post # 16
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My ring is from a vintage store and I love it! I don’t think one for an ex would be ok though. 

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