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Amanda Kloots repurposes engagement ring from late husband Nick Cordero

Amanda Kloots is paying tribute to her late husband Nick Cordero in a special way.

The fitness trainer took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she’s altered her ring, and is allowing her heart to change while on an ongoing healing journey.

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In a post made to her Instagram, Amanda Kloots reveals the alterations made to the engagement ring from her late husband.

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“I have not worn my wedding ring now for a couple of years and it was honestly making me so sad to see it in my jewelry box just collecting dust and not being worn,” Kloots said in a video. “But also I didn’t know what to do with it and it didn’t feel right to wear, especially because it didn’t fit any of my other fingers.”

She went on to share that she contacted the designers of her engagement ring to ask if there any way to repurpose her heart-shaped diamond to create a look that’s more “casual” and could be worn every day while still paying homage to her original.

Kloots admitted that she went back and forth and almost backed out of changing her beloved gem, but essentially ended up coming up with a design.

“Finding a new design, a more casual every day design, that fit my life now was tough,” Kloots captioned the video. “I was super picky and very nervous to make this big change.”

She continued, “When I received my new ring yesterday I cried. It felt like it signified a new chapter for me, another step forward. I love that I decided to make this change when I was ready and I love that the heart

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wedding advice from Dear Prudence.

Dear Prudence,

My ex-husband surprised me with a really extravagant engagement ring. We married less than a year into our engagement. Eight months later we separated, and after living on opposite coasts for two years with very little contact, we divorced. No hard feelings, but it didn’t end well, and we don’t keep in touch. Fast forward several years and my current boyfriend and I are talking about marriage but are not officially engaged yet. We’re both pretty practical, so I suggested reusing my old engagement ring and wedding band. I love the set and barely got to wear it. I also don’t have any strong emotions surrounding it. It’s just a beautiful set that has been sitting in a drawer collecting dust for years. My boyfriend initially liked the idea and seemed relieved since we have a million other things on which our money would be better spent.

The problem is that our friends and my family have declared that this is “creepy” and bad luck. My mom told my sister that she thinks my boyfriend is being a “cheapo” and that it’s tacky to reuse a diamond. I feel like this is an overreaction, but now my boyfriend is beginning to feel self-conscious about all the criticism, which is unfairly being lobbed at him considering this was my idea. We’ve agreed that we definitely want to wear rings when we get married, and although we can buy something else for less, I want to wear it, and free fits our budget. I won’t say this to him in case we go another way, but I also worry that I’ll always look down at a new ring and think longingly about the eye-popping beauty going to waste in the drawer. I feel like that’s worse than reclaiming an

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