I've been divorced for almost ten years.
Shortly after I became a single parent, I had my mother's engagement diamonds, which she had had set into a brooch for me several years ago (more than several; it was back in the 80s when high-collared Gunne Sax blouses were in style and the brooch was a bar pin with the diamonds set in it), made into a tulip-set solitaire ring and a pair of earrings.
I've worn the ring constantly since I picked it up from the jeweler.
I tell people who ask, that it's my "leave me alone" ring.
I think it may be time to take it off.
I just think maybe someone is out there and if I run into him, he won't bother because of the rock on the third finger of my left hand (it's not huge, but it isn't tiny either, and it's really very pretty).
If nothing else, it will be humbling to run around without a ring on that finger to hide both the tan line and the callus that come from wearing a ring on the same finger for......well, a lot of years.