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to have sold my grandmother's ring?

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EricNorthmansMistress Fri 08-Jul-11 10:35:24

I have just done it, received funds through paypal, but not posted it yet

My grandmother (paternal) wasn't very nice. She was very narcissistic and emotionally abusive to my dad. He was very screwed up for a long time over his childhood. She was vile to my mum (and all the spouses of her children) until my very patient, loving mother refused to have anything to do with her.

After she died they found she had labelled a few of her bits of jewellery, including a ring with my mum's name. It's a small gold ring with an opal. Not worth much (I did some research, in the condition it was in, between £100-200) and too small to wear. Mum gave it to me a few years ago.

I have a ring from my GM, which i wear every day. I also have my aunt's ring which is from that side of the family, which is quite valuable, beautiful and meaningful because I loved my aunt.

I'm broke. So I sold this ring and got £120 for it. How morally objectionable is that? I didn''t tell my parents. I doubt dad ever had a clue I had this ring, and mum won't care.

tothemoonandback Fri 08-Jul-11 10:36:56

of course you're not wrong to have done it. Good on you. x

Expelliarmus Fri 08-Jul-11 10:38:00

It doesn't sound like it holds any fond memories for you so YANBU.

MadEyeMoodyBra Fri 08-Jul-11 10:38:40

YANBU. Why don't you spend the money on something for you and your mum?

EricNorthmansMistress Fri 08-Jul-11 10:41:22

Oh good. I'm relieved! Sometimes you can't tell, you know?

I've just split with H and I was going to treat myself to a new piece of jewellery (don't get to do that ever very often!) but it's a nice idea to do something for mum too. Thanks!

fanjobanjowanjo Fri 08-Jul-11 11:25:02

YANBU, enjoy the money! smile

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Fri 08-Jul-11 12:16:28

YANBU - there's no sentimental value to anyone with this ring so what else would you do with it??? Enjoy the money!

AuntiePickleBottom Fri 08-Jul-11 12:18:52

yanbu, it not like it had huge sentimental value....enjoy the money

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