Who wants a free engagement ring?

@loved1 (5338)
United States
March 16, 2009 7:59am CST
NO strings attatched! Absolutely free! This offer was an unbelievable opportunity and it happened while I was sleeping. I got up this morning and looked at my inbox to find several items being offered on Freecycle. One of the items offered was an engagement ring with the word love engraved in the side. The listing simply said "He wants his EX back so anyone can have this". Of course it was already taken by the time I saw the listing, but WOW! Would you ever give away a diamond ring? I think I would have kept it just for spite, or tried to sell it.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow! What a hard decision. I think I would have kept the ring for a little while but, times are tough all over. If I could get a good price for the ring I would sell it. Possible trade it for something else. I am sure the first person who saw that listing jumped on it. Would be nice to think that it went to someone who could not have otherwise afforded a ring fro his intended. I guess that is the romantic in me.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Can you believe that????? I wish I had been sitting at the computer when that offer came through!
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Wow, Wow, Wow!!!!! I would have definitely sold it (especially in these economic times) I can’t believe what you are telling us! Now I will have to check out this website you are talking about! My jaw is still touching the ground!
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Mar 09
You should definitely check out Freecycle. It is a great website and I use it all the time. I have seen some great stuff offered, but never before have I seen an engagement ring!
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@jess368 (3377)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I signed up for this site, and when I went to look at posts I had to sign into yahoo. Unfortunatley I do not have a yahoo account. Oh well, I guess I will stick with craigs list!
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• Australia
16 Mar 09
When we're hurt we do stupid things.... things that we may regret down the track. I'd say she just wanted it gone. Money doesn't even come into play when you're upset. My girlfriend and I are having problems right now and I've already bought her birthday present (it's not unttil May). I keep looking over at this bagful of really nice stuff I've bought for her and thinking "Well, if she ends this, that has to go in the bin". And most likely, that's where it'll go. Maybe I'll just donate it to charity or something. Either way, I'll need it gone.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I can understand the need to have an item gone, but I am way too frugal to give away something so valuable. I hope things work out with your girlfriend.
• United States
16 Mar 09
I would have taken it to a jeweler or a pawn shop to see if I could sell it, or at least given ebay a shot.
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
16 Mar 09
I think I would have tried to sell it too. She must have been really upset!
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
16 Mar 09
Oh. That is really tacky! And gutsy all at the same time! I have an emerald bracelet that I bought at a yard sale for $3. The lady said it was costume jewelry because her ex-husband was cheap and never bought her anything real. I kept waiting for it to turn my arm green, or the gold to tarnish. It never did. Two years after that I had a friend who owned a jewelry store sitting beside me at a ball game. He commented on the bracelet and when I said "OH it's not real", he looked puzzled. Who told you that? He asked at which point I told him the story. He asked me to bring it in to the shop and let him look at it just to satisfy his curiousity. I did the next morning. After he examined it, he told me the bracelet was 24K gold and all three Emeralds were real. The bracelet was worth almost $700.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Wow! What a great find! Now you have me all excited for garage sale season to start!
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• United States
17 Mar 09
Yeah, you and me both. I didn't get to go to many last summer because of my job and school. I really missed it. i don't think I'm going to summer school this summer, so hopefully, i can do more! I need some new sandals so it's definately time to start looking for yard sales and second hand shops with sales.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
20 Mar 09
lol. I am wondering what to do with my jewelry as my husband walked out on me and filed for divorce. I will probably pawn or sell my jewelry but I could never wear it again. His mother wants my engagement back as it was her mother's ring. Nice huh? She asked for it back a few days after he walked out. Needless to say, I still have it. He can have it back as part of the settlement but he is going to have to pay for it.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
22 May 09
What a terrible thing to have to go through. I hope everything works out for you.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Yeah,me too!I would really keep it or would sell it.Its a very expensive thing and its cost can earn me a living!Wow,the person must be very rich.Who would just give their ring like that?
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
She must have been really angry!
• United States
17 Mar 09
Funny. My sister-in-law in my first marriage stole my original rings which I had to pay for because my ex didn't have monies at the time. They were pure silver and I was quite upset with her for stealing them. However, my second husband has given me many rings so I think the fates are making up for it. Namaste-Anora
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
It is terrible that your sister in law stole from you! I am glad you have a kind and generous husband now.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Really?? He will just give the diamond ring to anyone for free?? But why?? Is he stupid?? Well, if I'm in his situation I won't give it away especially for free.. What I'm trying to say is he can keep the ring for remembrance and if he really love his ex and treasure her so much, then he just keep it and find someone who can own the ring for the second time..That ring must be so special, it must be kept forever..
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I had to laugh when I thought about the fact that she may have posted it on a public swap board for free just to make him angry. I certainly would have pawned it though!
• India
17 Mar 09
i would hav presented it to my lover..........
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
That sounds like a good way to get a black eye in my opinion! lol
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
17 Mar 09
I kept my firt set for my daughter but it's a set you can't pawn for $10 because HE was a donkey's back side.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Aw, it is nice that you saved it for your daughter!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
16 Mar 09
No I wouldn't. When I got a divorce I kept the rings for a couple of years....then found a jeweler who showed me some molds....I had them melted down into a ring I wear all the time...it's a rose and my diamond is set in the middle of it...it's beautiful..and I told one of my daughters though..if I ever meet someone else that I will give it to her as I wouldn't wear a wedding ring from more then one man at a time.
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Mar 09
Recycling the ring is a fantastic idea. I agree, I would not wear two wedding rings at once.
• China
24 Mar 10
For such kind of things,I will never want a second one.It must be a fresh ring~
• United States
7 Sep 09
Me I would have sold it but maybe he or she thought why not go to someone that could really use and want this item? I think if they felt it was the right thing to do at the time than more power to them,. Where was this posted at? That is what I want to know. But hey people give things away all the time so I am not too shocked. mylotting to you:)
@KrauseHome (33368)
• United States
24 May 09
Wow!! Someone giving away an Engagement ring on Freecycle? I have never heard of that one before, and I am sure unless it was just a cheaper band or something most people would have definately tried to sell it. This is amazing though that someone would do this.
• United States
17 Mar 09
Man I need to start looking on freecycle. I never would have thought that someone would give away a free ring. I know some people get some great stuff on there and I have never been to the site myself but hey there is a first time for everything. Happy mylotting