Being a family law firm we get asked this one question a lot. “What should I do with my wedding rings after my divorce?” There is so much emotion surrounding this decision and so many different things can be done with the rings.
Many people are tempted to give back the rings. I think this just lends to more drama. I like to tell people that they have several choices and good ones at that.
Why not melt the jewelry down and make heartfelt pieces for your children given that they are a much blessed product of your union.
Some people sell their wedding rings and take a trip or purchase a much wanted or needed purchase.
One woman we know sold her wedding rings and then donated the money to a local woman’s shelter.
For many women, one of their most valuable possessions are their jewelry and more specifically their engagement and wedding rings. It might be beneficial to sell your engagement or wedding rings to help with your finances or to pay off debt.
However, if you decide to sell your engagement or wedding rings make sure you first do your research. You should work with a company that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has excellent reviews. You should also look to find a company that specializes in helping newly divorced individuals sell their engagement or wedding rings.
If you do not need to sell your rings for financial reasons, or you just want to keep them, then you have other options. If you still love your engagement or wedding ring, then keep it. You can keep the ring and hand it down to your children or grandchildren in the future. You could also use the diamonds from your rings to make a new piece of jewelry like a diamond pendant.
Whatever you decide to do with your engagement ring or wedding ring, make sure you thoroughly think about it. Do not let your emotions guide your decision. Instead, make an informed decision after thinking about all your options.