I, too, had much jewelry my ex gave me over the years and it all had memories for me because it was given to me on different special ocassions. At the time of divorce I knew I didn't want the jewelry even in my house, but I also didn't want ex to have it. In the divorce decree ,all jewelry was itemized and put in safety deposit box which ex has to pay for and the jewelry will be given to our daughter at age 21 [she is now 16], and she can do what she wants with it at that time. I should be over the emotions associated with it by then !