Taking my rings off was my way of ending the marriage and commitment to the stbx, it helped me to emotionally free myself from him. My first marriage lasted 18 years so I saved my wedding set to give to my son. He gave it to his wife when they got engaged. The ring symbolized the love that he was concieved with, so I thought it fitting that he get it. I gave my daughter the plain gold band that we bought for me to do housework and gardening. She lost it, (so glad I didn't give her the wedding set). My son is saving it as a family heirloom to pass on to his son someday. I sold the ring from my second marriage, because it didn't have the same type of memories attached to it.
Everyone is different, and every situation is different. We must do what is right for us and the situation we are in.
Happiness is in the Heart, not in the Circumstances
My avatar is me with my grandchildren