It wasn’t that it was huge or particularly expensive.
In the back of my mind I thought I would give it my daughter one day — a token of the marriage that produced her. I thought to the handful of people I know who used as their wedding rings left over from marriages that ended in divorce.
Plus, I just wasn’t ready to sell engagement ring — or part with that time of my life. Some of those rocks were impressive — far more expensive than the young couple could have afforded on their own.
It always struck me as bad karma to start a life together with a token from another couple’s less-than-ideal story. Whether material possessions actually absorb and retain energy from the people and experiences around them, or if it is your own memories and feelings that give the object influence over you, I’m not sure.
But if your walls are lined with pictures of family members who you distain, that is bad mojo.
I called a local Gurhan boutique, which recommended the company I used.
You can search Yelp or City Search for a reputable local jeweler.
I admit that the cash was less than I’d hoped, but after some research understand that there is a significant difference between retail and reseal value of jewelry. I used the money to send my kids to Europe with their dad to visit relatives there. Plus, it felt good to rid my home and mind of that significant marriage memento. If you have a significant ring, loose diamond (or branded watch) you expect would fetch more than ,000 at market, I recommend Worthy, an on online auction site that makes it very easy to sell your bridal jewelry online, for a fair price.
That tchoke from a vacation on which you fought mercilessly with your BFF is a reminder of sour times – not margaritas on the beach.
And if you are surrounded by things that remind you of the relationship from which you are trying to start anew, well, change that up.