Ways to Spend the Windfall from Selling Your Engagement Ring

Spending engagement ring money
A relationship breakup is always painful, but if you were engaged to be married, it’s heart-breaking. Not only are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, but you’re in mourning for the loss of your hopes and dreams. Of course, you could be celebrating having dodged a bullet, but even if you are deliriously happy to see the back of your feckless ex, there are still loose ends to tie up.

One of these is what to do with the engagement ring.

If you purchased the ring and it was rejected or thrown back in your face after a bitter row, you might be tempted to keep it. That’s perfectly understandable. After all, you took a big financial hit to pay for this rock. And if you bought it on the cheap, well, maybe that’s why she’s now your ex! 

Keeping an engagement ring in the hope of giving it to some other lucky lady is poor form. She won’t want another woman’s cast off and who can blame her?

If you were the happy recipient of the ring and it is now the only thing left to remind you of your ex, it’s time to move on. Ditch the ring and spend the proceeds on making a few happy memories. We have some great ideas for you!

Book a Dream Vacation

Book a vacation with your engagement ring

Now that your engagement has disappeared in a puff of smoke, you can kiss goodbye to the honeymoon. We know you were probably looking forward to a two-week break in Maui or Cancun. Who wouldn’t be? Well, you don’t need to kiss your dream vacation goodbye. Instead of crying yourself to sleep, take the money you get from selling your cursed engagement ring and use it to book a vacation somewhere hot and sunny. 

Lie on the beach, soak up some sun, and cast your eye around for a hot vacation fling. The best way to get over someone is to hook up with a sexy single. Have some fun – you deserve it! And if you can’t face the idea of traveling alone, take your besties along for the ride. You can drink, dance, and be merry. Post lots of photos on social media and make your ex jealous. It’s always good to gloat.

Give Your Image a Makeover

The end of a relationship exacts a heavy emotional toll. We can’t eat or sleep. Every day is an interminable slog. It feels like there is no end in sight. Most people do one of two things: they either hide away until they can face the world again or they go out partying every night, hoping to numb the pain with alcohol and loud music. Which method you choose is up to you, but one thing is certain, your self-confidence is likely in tatters.

Use the windfall from selling your engagement ring to give your image a makeover. Out with the old and in with the new. Ditch your mousy brown hair and try life as a blonde bombshell. Throw out all your boring clothes and say hello to some slinky dresses and heels.

Experiment with colors and try new styles. It’s easy to fall into a safe and boring style, especially when your ex never noticed what you looked like. Now is a good time to be more daring. It’s time to welcome a whole new you!

Give Your Body a Makeover

Transform your boy after divorce

You probably fell into the comfort trap when you were loved up with your ex. That typically involves eating too much, lying on the sofa channel hopping or binge-watching Netflix, and piling on the pounds. Now is a good time to hit the gym. Pay for a year’s gym membership, hire a smoking hot personal trainer to whip you into shape, and give your ex something to be jealous of.

If your body needs a bit more help or you really want to up the ante, use your windfall to pay for cosmetic surgery. Look into breast augmentation. Transform yourself from Brenda Boring to Bombshell Barbie. Or, if you are a man who’s losing his hair, pay for hair transplant surgery. It will give you a new lease of confidence, which will make it easier to meet someone new.

Splash Out on a New Car

Wouldn’t it be awesome to ditch that boring family SUV and trade it up for a sexy Ford Mustang convertible? Head on over to the nearest premium car lot and check out some sleek sports cars. You may not be able to afford a Chevrolet Corvette, but a Mazda MX-5 is relatively inexpensive and great fun to drive.

We hope we have given you food for thought. If you are ready to sell your engagement ring, contact us for a no-obligation price. We are always happy to help you move on to the next chapter of your life!

Shane Thompson
Shane Thompson
Shane Thompson is 3rd generation jeweler and works at Windsor Fine Jewelers in Augusta, GA. His fields of work include marketing and diamond buying.
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