After your divorce you may be left with many mementos. After my divorce I was left with the dress, numerous wedding photos, and a couple rings. Here are some things you can do with your wedding ring after a divorce.
Sometimes it’s just best to move on and to get the ring out of your life. I have contemplated many times about selling my wedding ring because I would use the money to put a down payment on a new car. If you have a ring that’s worth some money you too might be interested in using the money that you receive for it for a down payment on something. This money can help start your new life. It might even be enough to pay a deposit and a couple months rent. It’s best to get it appraised at a couple different jewelers if you are interested in selling it so you can see who will give you the best price.
Pass it along to a family member.
Maybe you have a son or daughter that you wish would take the ring. Maybe your marriage didn’t bring any children but you know a cousin or another relative that’s getting married soon. This would be a great time to see if they are interested in your ring. It would be best to cut ties with the ring though when giving it to another person. This means that if they want to alter it they should be able to without you getting upset.
They might not particularly like receiving a ring that came from a divorced marriage. My wedding ring came from a divorced marriage which had always bothered me. I actually ended up wearing a different ring throughout the marriage because the ring I had received from someone else just wasn’t me. I think that altering the ring to your own personal choice is something that should be considered when receiving a ring from someone else.
If you just don’t want the ring to be ever seen by your eyes ever again you may decide to just donate it. This can be a great tax write off and it ends up helping someone truly in need. You may want to get it appraised and also get a receipt from where you are donating it so when tax time comes you have all the proper documentation of the donation. The ring might be sold through a thrift store, it may even be sold at a jewelery store with the proceeds helping out those in need, or it might be given to a couple that truly needs a wedding ring for their own marriage. Wherever it goes it’s going to be helping someone, or some people, in need thanks to you and that in itself is a great feeling.