Things to do with your ring after a divorce


We saw how messy the ring fight can get when TV personality and model Evelyn Lozada refused to return her 14.5 carat ring worth R 19 600 000 ($1.4  million)  back in 2014. This was after she suspected Carl’s infidelity. Here are the options you have in case you decide to call it quits.

Redesign it

Jewellery lovers know the importance of having good quality and rare pieces. So, for you to add on your collection without the bad memories that came with the ring, take it back to the jeweller and redesign it. There are different ways to make use of ‘divorce diamonds’. You have the option of using the stones for earings or a custom pendant. If you want to take it to a new level, redesign it and get the ring resized to your pinky finger. A ring on the pinky finger symbolises when a divorcee is now single and ready to mingle.

Keep it for the next generation

Perhaps your ring holds so much meaning that you want to save it for your children or future daughter-in-law. This will of course depend on your personal preference and if your children want to wear it or not,  however it’s worth a try.

Trade memories for cash

While other divorces go smoothly others can get very nasty and that’s when most women decide to sell their rings. It’s their way of completly erasing their ex from their lives. With so many chance takers in the jewelley market, make sure you get an appraisal done  to determine the value of your ring. The next step would be to decide on how you want to sell your ring. You could sell it to a reputable jewellery buyer or auction it online.

Give it back

Chances are if he paid a good fortune for it, he won’t give it up that easily. So if there’s no reason for you to hold on to it rather give it back to avoid unnecesary drama.

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