WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING AFTER DIVORCE 

No matter how long your marriage lasted, the engagement ring – a symbol of hope for a lifetime of love – remains important. So what do you do with the ring after your love has left the nest? Here, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular ways to handle the question of what to do with your engagement ring after a divorce, plus we’ll cover important aspects of engagement ring etiquette for divorce.
 
You may be among the rare women who feel like giving the ring back to your ex, and if you do, that’s perfectly fine. You might decide that you want to save the ring and pass it down to another family member or re-purpose the diamond. You might also decide to leverage the cash value of your engagement ring and sell it to pay for a vacation, remodel your home, go back to school or even indulge in a serious shopping spree. Keep on reading to get some great ideas for what to do with your engagement ring after divorce.
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If he paid a high price for your perfect engagement ring, your ex is probably not going to give it up easily. At the same time, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s his to take back. You might already know that engagement ring etiquette dictates that the engagement ring should be returned to the man if an engagement is broken up by mutual agreement or if the woman is the one who calls the wedding off. If an engagement is broken by the man, the woman should keep the engagement ring and do whatever she likes with it. 

But what about engagement ring etiquette rules for divorce?

In the event that you and your ex had an agreement that the engagement ring should be returned to him in case of divorce, you will need to return it to him. This is particularly true if the ring is one of his family’s heirlooms. If no such agreement was made, there are a few things you can do with the ring. 


GIVE IT BACK TO YOUR EX

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With just a few exceptions, engagement ring etiquette for divorce says that the ring is the woman’s to keep whether the broken marriage lasted two days or two decades. But what happens if you’re not at all attached to your old engagement ring and never want to see it again? You don’t have to leave it gathering dust in your drawer where you occasionally see it and wonder why things happened the way that they did. Instead, you can sell it online with Worthy for the highest bid and get cash for it in a matter of days!

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If you’re still in love with your diamond ring and want to keep it around, by all means do just that. Keep the ring to hand down to a daughter or granddaughter in the future, or give it to a son or grandson to present to his intended.

If you’d like to keep enjoying your diamond’s sparkle, consider having the ring melted down and made into a diamond pendant that you can wear, or that can be handed down to a daughter or granddaughter. If the ring has more than one stone and you have several children you would like to present with jewelry, you can easily use the diamonds, along with any gemstones and the metal from the setting to have several custom necklaces, rings, or other items made.

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Now that you know more about engagement ring etiquette for divorce, there are some ways you can have fun with the money you make after selling an engagement ring that you don’t want to keep or pass on.
Whether the decision to keep or sell the ring is emotional, or practical it’s up to you at the end of the day. At this time in your life, making decisions that benefit you are especially important.

 

There are many ways to use the money you make from selling your diamond to have some fun. How about spending the cash on a nice vacation, a new car, making a down payment on a house, or just remodeling the one you live in now? After all, there are probably some unwanted reminders of your ex there, such as that man cave he insisted on just before you found out he wasn’t really the one for you. If you remarried, the ring you no longer need can help you pay for a honeymoon with your new husband. 
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WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING AFTER DIVORCE 

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