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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ex Boyfriend Jewelry

Wow, it's Tuesday? Where did Monday go?

I guess I've been a little too busy lately, as my high blood pressure and my mother's raised eyebrows show. I've also been bailing out on working out, and I feel it.

So what's been keeping me so busy? My usual work, of course. Even though the economy's slowed down significantly, I still stay busy. And there's also the perpetual construction that goes on in my home. I live caked in a fine layer of dust, tracking drywall mud hither and yon.

But I've recently discovered an awesome site called Ex Boyfriend Jewelry Dot Com. It started up only a couple of months ago, but word is spreading like wildfire.

Those of us who've received jewelry and gifts from the exes in our past can go here and sell our torrid reminders, dish a little dirt, and make a little money.

It's an idea that's generating tremendous interest! In fact, they've recently had this site mentioned on the Today Show, as well as on a major radio show that's in our local area (which is how *I* heard of it). I'm sure that there are other venues that are picking it up as you read this, because Grazia Magazine in the U.K. just wrote to me and asked if they could feature one of my stories in their upcoming weekly edition.

There are some amazing bargains here. Some of the items have been worn, but all have unpleasant memories associated with them, so the owners are happy to let go. Of course there are some women who are obviously wanting to get top dollar for an item that is no longer top dollar, but there are others who are being more than reasonable in their pricing. Prices range from $5 to thousands of dollars, but all are lower than standard retail prices.

Check it out: And, while you're there, sell something yourself! Just make sure you've got something that makes the reading worthwhile.

14 comments:

Frey said...

Guys! I'm setting up a great new site for us. It's called GetYourJewelryBack.com. (It will just forward to ExBoyfriendJewelry.com.) When you bought the perfect gift but didn't give it to the perfect girl, you can get it back and try again.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Frey, ;o) Only if you trade back YOUR goodies in exchange.

Hey, there's nothing that says YOU can't sell HER gifts there.

Frey said...

Trade? Hmm. Not a bad idea. GiveYourBackRubBack.com? But then the ladies would need another site to get rid of the ties.
Speaking for myself, I am emotionally stable enough remember the good of past relationships without resorting to denial and revisioning. Besides, what if you have been putting notches in that belt?

Saur♥Kraut said...

Frey, Well, who knows how much 'denial' and revisionism is taking place there. No doubt there IS some (after all, there are always going to be neurotic people of both sexes). The idea is to tell YOUR side of the story and sell something you don't want anymore. The reader can make the judgment call.

Personally, I'm never bitter about my exes - I view all of them with a balanced and non-jaundiced eye, I hope. And many remain friends, I'm happy to say. I see their faults and they've seen mine, and we simply don't find that we're compatible.

BUT, there are always reasons for break-ups. Sometimes there are good reasons on both sides, sometimes it is truly as one-sided as it sounds.

IMHO, men who give women expensive jewelry before they're married are potentially making a very bad investment. *I* have never encouraged the practice myself. Although I have occasionally received something of great value, I have not solicited it.

That's why I don't own a diamond and never will. Well, that's one reason - a social conscience is another. That's my personal choice, of course. I can hardly force my brand of morality on the women who insist on diamonds.

So, where'd you pop up from? I've never 'met' you before this post.

Saur♥Kraut said...

P.S. I have given back a very expensive solid gold bracelet before. Happily, my admirer took it back. We weren't dating, but he was hoping we would.

The Lazy Iguana said...

Is there a place for me to sell stuff I bought but never got a chance to give? You know, the odd item encountered while drunk that was on sale and you thought "AH! An easy way out of the birthday in two months!"

By the way, most guys I know do not sell gifts from the X.

The typical guy thing is to keep using it. Why not. You already have it! That really nice shirt that you never liked but wore anyway makes a GREAT "working on the car" shirt. Who cares if it gets a little motor oil on it?

Electronic items you never part with. Keep em till they are either outdated OR something cooler and more useful comes around.

All the other crap that has no practical use goes to Good Will. Let them find a use for it.

Frey said...

You wanted platinum instead? Glad to hear you're not a gold bracelet digger. Well, who knows how much 'platinum digging' was actually taking place. The reader will make the call ;) And not a diamond digger either? Where did YOU pop up from?

There are always reasons? So you're saying it's always for the best and no need to look back?

I would agree about not giving anything expensive without an "I will" first. Personally I don't have that problem as I'm as highly valued as you can get... and I don't wear jewelry.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Frey, Nope, platinum is a waste, IMHO. 10K white gold is still quite durable (as is stainless steel, which is becoming increasingly more popular) but I've usually bought my OWN jewelry if it's worth anything. I've only had a couple exceptions in my lifetime.

Most of the stuff I've been given over the years isn't all that (perhaps I've been doing something wrong!) ;o)

Breakups: There are always reasons, and sometimes GOOD reasons, but there is never a good reason to moon over the past. It's over, and sitting around getting sentimental about it is not healthy, IMHO.

I would guess the best rule about that is to give yourself mourning time of 2 weeks to a month for every year you've spent with that person. For instance, if you've been married for 10 years and divorced for 20 months, it's time to stop sniveling.

Lazy,
I would most definately sell it either there, or on Ebay. But get rid of it - the next girlfriend won't want something intended for another girl.

As always, you've got me laughing. Good use for the t-shirts and, as usual, you are ever-practical, my friend.

The Lazy Iguana said...

Ahhh - but who needs to TELL the new girl that the gift was bought months ago for someone else????

Not me. I can keep my trap shut when I need to!!!!

If stainless steel is considered jewelry I need to get more insurance coverage for the boat! I have fine jewelry fasteners (screws, bolts) and lets not forget the bow rails!!! And propeller. And grab rails at the stern for boarding when using the swim platform. And the swim platform ladder.

Maybe I should get a boring 10k white gold anchor instead of the stainless steel anchor????

I am glad the t-top was made from aluminum!!!

Frey said...

And thus the need to sell sentimental jewelry. And we've come full circle. And I've learned something about women in the process.

By the way I was searching yesterday for co-dependent as a fad when I came across something that startled me - your blog. I kept scrolling and being surprised by yet more refreshing and wise views. Then I read your profile page and knew I'd found someone with whom I have a great deal in common. I think there's a word for that. Blogmate?

Saur♥Kraut said...

Lazy, who knew!? ;o) Seriously, I hope stainless steel is a trend that sticks. Lots of jewelers are now carrying 'guy jewelry' made of it, and I wish they'd make some cool female jewelry too. I have a guy friend who batters his rings to pieces, so it's always wisest for him to stick to stainless steel.

Women usually tend to be easier on their jewelry, but the main reason I've always preferred 10k and 14k white gold is that it's durable and you don't have to spend hours polishing it up. Now that Stainless Steel's an option, it really is every bit as good as gold. You can't really expect gold jewelry to have much of a resale value (if you want an investment, buy investment gold in bullion form).

On an entirely impractical note, though, I do love jewelry. So I'm TRYING very hard to not be a hypocrite in all this. And the truth is, I bought most of it, or inherited it, so I don't feel too badly. Especially since I do give to charity and try to not be too self-indulgent.

Frey, It's possible! I see you don't blog much, and haven't written anything this year, so it's hard to tell where you're coming from but from what I've seen, I know I like the way you think. I'm a lot older than you, though. I'm pretty sure you're in college. I'm 41! Yeah, OLD. ;o) However, I've always had friends of all ages, and if you're like *I* am, then we will definately have much in common.

If you ever want to drop me a line, my email addy is saurblog at hotmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you!

The codependency movement is an interesting one, and it's been heavily spurred on by Beatty's famous books (which are worth a read, though I don't agree with everything she's written).

When you checked out my codependency articles, did you just see one or did you read the fictional short series which mentions it?

Fred said...

What will they think of next....

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Riyo Gems said...

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silver Gemstones Handmade Jewellery. And also they have white gold 18kt Diamond Jewellery with Ruby, emerald and sapphire. You can visit them here www.riyogems.com/index-1.asp or www.riyogems.com please visit online shopping section and you can securely use your credit card to order the goods. The entire items are made in India.