Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over something that doesn't actually matter … it will be just like your wedding day.
The New York Observer recently featured a story about I Do Now I Don't, a site that facilitates the sale of used engagement rings.
Speaking to the Observer, Josh Opperman, who founded I Do Now I Don't after his own broken engagement, shared what he discovered when he tried to offload the ring his ex-fiancée returned to him.
"When I was taking back my ring, I didn't want store credit. I went to various other sources and I was only getting 30% back of what I paid for it. I tried e-Bay and there were a lot of scams on there. From that experience, I thought there must have been a better, safer way to do this."
And with that, an entrepreneur was born along with a thriving marketplace for previously owned bridal jewelry (as well as watches, designer clothing and wedding dresses).
So this week we're asking what those of you who have been through a broken engagement, or know someone who has, did about the ring.
- Did you return it?
- Did you keep it?
- If you kept it, what did you do with it? Have it reset? Keep wearing it? Move it to your right hand? Sell it?
- If you sold it, what did you do with the money?
- Were there horrible fights? Will you tell us about them?
We'll gather 'round the campfire on Thursday to enjoy the best of your stories.
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