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You can usually spot an engagement ring from a distance. They have a certain look to them and that look doesn’t magically go away when the marriage ends. Often what once brought joy and happiness sits neglected in a box buried in a drawer, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are still ways your engagement ring could make you happy after divorce.
My engagement ring was an oval-shaped sapphire that was mounted with a diamond on either side. I stopped wearing it some years before my marriage ended because one of the prongs was broken, and I didn’t want to risk losing the stone. I also didn’t do anything about getting it repaired. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I see now that this was symbolic of my marriage. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to repair my ring or my marriage but that it couldn’t continue the way it was.
I don’t remember the exact timing, but before my divorce, before we’d separated, probably as we were discussing the future, I started to think about my engagement ring. I’d always loved the sapphire – the blue matches my eyes and it’s different, not the typical diamond solitaire. After some hunting through ring designs, I decided to get the stones reset into a ring that I could wear regardless, a ring that didn’t scream “Engagement.” I chose the setting without input from my husband and that was probably also symbolic of my growing independence and confidence.
Now, some eight years after my divorce, I’m still wearing that ring, always on my right hand. I still think of it as a symbol of commitment. However now, it’s about committing to my true self.
So what will you do with your engagement ring? Farewell Diamond recommends you consider these options.
Sell The Engagement Ring and/or Diamond
Instead of letting your ring collect dust in the jewelry box, it may be a good idea to sell it. Getting the ring out of your life can be a therapeutic experience that marks the beginning of the next chapter in your life.
Divorce can be an expensive process and selling your ring will give you spare cash to cover some of the bills. This is also a great guilt free way to get some extra money to treat yourself with. You deserve something that will make you happy during this stressful time, so book a trip, plan a spa day, or get that new pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing!
If you think selling your ring is right for you, be 100 percent confident in your decision. At one point your ring was a symbol of your eternal love story, and even after a divorce, it can still bring back fond memories. It would be a shame to regret selling the ring and having no way to get it back.
So where can you sell the ring? Well you actually have a few options. You can always sell it to a diamond buyer such as a pawn shop of an online diamond buying specialist. But we should warn you that most diamond buyers are only interested in “flipping” your diamond, and want to make a quick profit by buying your ring at the lowest possible cost. To get the best cash offer, you should consider checking with local jewelers or other services, like Farewell Diamond where you can mail your diamond in risk-free and receive a free quote. The latter options offer a safer and more secure selling process and will likely give you the best return.
Turn The Diamond Into Another Piece of Jewelry
If you aren’t sure that you want to sell your diamond, you can always have it made into another piece of jewelry instead. Most local jewelers are able to help you repurpose your diamond in a new way such as making it into a necklace or bracelet. You’ll most likely end up spending money rather than cashing in on your new diamond, but we love this option because the possibilities are endless and it lets you be as creative as you would like!
Wear The Ring on Your Right Hand
If you love your ring the way it is then continue wearing it as a ring! One trick that women use to sport their ring after a divorce is to wear it on their right hand. This allows you to keep your rings original design but while also making it look more like a fashion piece. Not to mention, you will still have it as a reminder of any happy memories that you associate with the ring.
Pass Down The Ring to Your Children
It’s very common for a woman to pass down fine jewelry to a daughter or grand-daughter. There was once a time when your ring was a symbol of eternal love and it can be nice knowing that one day it will represent this for your loved one. Also engagement rings are very expensive, so handing yours down will prevent them from taking on a massive financial burden.
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