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What to do with the engagement ring

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Alexapestbum Wed 02-Jan-13 13:33:16

My ex and I have been in an off relationship for the past 8 years, the first 2 of which we were engaged. I kept the ring thinking every time we got back together I'd need it again at some point. I never did.
Times are hard after Christmas and I'm wondering seeing as though it's not going to be needed would it be ok to sell it?

It's yours to sell. I do suggest you have a little treat with it though to celebrate not being tied to a bad relationship smile

Alexapestbum Wed 02-Jan-13 13:46:05

I was thinking of taking my lo on her first holiday abroad. I don't know why I feel so guilty about it, 8 years of crap I bloody deserve the cash!

duffybeatmetoit Wed 02-Jan-13 14:07:31

I've kept mine to give to DD when she's older (looks like a dress ring rather than engagement ring). I think the etiquette is that you return it but spending the money on lo seems ok.

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Wed 02-Jan-13 14:09:31

It's legally yours to sell. I would also advise checking it out with two or three different jewellers (go to high street jewellers/pawnbrokers not the online gold-buyers as you will get a much better price); also ask how much you would get if you pawned it rather than selling it outright.

Peterpan101 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:33:32

Traditionally it is seen as part of a 'contract to marry' and should be returned. However most solicitors consider it to be a gift now. Don't think for a second you'll get anywhere near what it cost in the shop though (maybe pay for petrol to Cornwall rather than holiday abroad?!).

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