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I recently decluttered my jewelry and found my old high school ring. What does one do with an old (20 years) silver hs ring with a peridot stone? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Where to sell it? Donate it? Who would really want it??
 

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Do you have a daughter? When I was in high school it was a thing to wear your mother's high school ring. I've saved mine for DD in case she wants it.
 

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i don't know. mine is sitting somewhere in our junk drawer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i've never worn it.
 

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My husband wears mine on a chain around his neck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: Its been there since we started dating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Take the peridot out ansd ha ve it mounted in something sicer i mean nicer NA K<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I htought about reusing the stone. Doesn't that take money? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Seriousy, how much does that kind of thing cost, to take out a stone from a ring?<br><br>
As far as giving it to dd: we unschool so my DDs wouldn't end up wearing it to school. Hmmm. And the eldest is only 5.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow. How long has that been? LOL</div>
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Not too terribly long. 5 1/2 years. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Save it.<br><br>
I wore my grandmother class ring as my own. I still do wear it now and then.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it<br><br>
My parents offerd to be me a class ring and I said that I wanted my grandmothers.
 

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Mine is sitting in my jewelry box, along with DH's. It's really a shame, because they each cost about $400, but who would you sell it to? No one wants someone else's high school ring.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I htought about reusing the stone. Doesn't that take money? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Seriousy, how much does that kind of thing cost, to take out a stone from a ring?<br><br>
As far as giving it to dd: we unschool so my DDs wouldn't end up wearing it to school. Hmmm. And the eldest is only 5.</div>
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Not much, especially if you have it set in sterling silver, which is a popular metal to set semi precious stones like peridot in.
 

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I didn't get one. But if I had, I would keep it as part of my biography box. I keep only a few things in there, but I don't keep journals or anything. I want to leave a few things that tell a bit about my life for when I am no longer here. I would put it with those things.
 

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Keep it for your kids! I wish I had more mementos of my parents lives, I really really do! Someday your dd will cherish something like that, I promise.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Keep it for your kids! I wish I had more mementos of my parents lives, I really really do! Someday your dd will cherish something like that, I promise.</div>
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True. I already have a couple of small things, this would go in there fine. It's just that I hated high school and to me it's meaningless. I could sell it and not feel a thing. But my eldest dd is sentimental, a keeper of things. She would probably want it. Thanks for reminding me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">True. I already have a couple of small things, this would go in there fine. It's just that I hated high school and to me it's meaningless. I could sell it and not feel a thing. But my eldest dd is sentimental, a keeper of things. She would probably want it. Thanks for reminding me.</div>
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That's the way I feel about mine. The fact that my ex-best friend and I got matching rings makes it hurt just a bit more. But I cherish things from my dad's life, his Eagle Scout badge, his mother's rosary, those sorts of things. Not because of what they are, but who they belonged to
 

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I saved mine, I have oodles of high school mementos...but I'm really sentimental. I still have my old cheerleading sneakers and my clarinet that I played. Oh, and my track jersey! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I never got one, b/c I hated HS. However, my DH had one and when we went to visit his parents last time, my 3 yr old was digging through my mil's jewelry drawer and pulled out my DH's class ring. My DH said he's going to keep it for the boys for when they are older.
 

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I say save it...<br><br>
I still have mine, and I like it, but I wore it so infrequently in high school that I feel like I wasted money.<br><br>
Maybe if we *all* started wearing our high school rings again, it will become a "trendy" thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> j/k<br><br><br>
ps -- what do I do with my letter jacket?!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I say save it...<br><br>
I still have mine, and I like it, but I wore it so infrequently in high school that I feel like I wasted money.<br><br>
Maybe if we *all* started wearing our high school rings again, it will become a "trendy" thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> j/k<br><br><br>
ps -- what do I do with my letter jacket?!</div>
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I am thinking a hot surprise for dh maybe....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 
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