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'I Do Now I Don’t' Website Resells Engagement, Wedding Rings from Failed Relationships

| by Michael Allen
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A new jewelry website is helping jilted fiancees and divorced people resell their engagement and wedding rings.

I Do Now I Don’t was created by Joshua Opperman, who was jilted by his fiancee of three months. She suddenly moved out, but left behind her engagement ring.

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Opperman recalls on his website how he tried to sell her ring to the jeweler who sold it to him:

The offer was staggeringly low. It turns out jewelers mark up rings two or three times over their wholesale cost. That $10,000 ring probably cost the jeweler $3,500. And that’s just about what I was offered. Rather than get mad I decided to break even—and that’s when I launched I Do Now I Don’t.

On the website, people list a picture and description of their ring, plus the sad story behind their failed relationship, notes the Daily Mail.

One woman wrote on her listing about her $3,000 sapphire and diamond ring: "I have worked two jobs for the past two years to pay for this wedding by myself…. now I am out $15k, and will get no refunds because it is so close. Please help me, I am heart broken, and I am still in debt $4k."

Another gal did make it to the altar, but only stayed hitched for a few months: "I was married for all of 4 months and got a huge surprise. Oh well :/ I had this ring made by a custom jeweler that makes his pieces one at a time."

Yet another woman wrote about being dumped after marriage: "This set has been to Hawaii! I was married at sunset, on a beach on the beautiful Island Of Maui in 1999. After one child, my husband decided I was no longer his soul mate. I loved these rings, but they are no longer for me. I was forced to start over, these rings need to do the same!"

It's not all depressing,  Opperman reports that he was married in August.

Sources: Daily Mail and I Do Now I Don’t