Instead of tossing or selling her rings, she decided to be kind and give them away.
Christine Bonavita, who now lives in Virginia with her daughters, is holding a contest to donate the rings, worth $3,500.
She is asking couples to write her why they think they deserve them.
Her ex-husband added his wedding band to the giveaway as well.
"I know that there's a lot of people out there that would never be able to have something like this, and they deserve it. And I no longer need them, and I'm completely at peace. I'm giving them out of love, Bonavita said, "I know a lot of people think, you know, there's bad juju or karma and I don't believe that. I'm, I get along great with my ex-husband. We have a great relationship with our children.
Bonavita has already received more than one thousand submissions from as far away as Asia and Africa.
She will notify the winners on Valentine's Day.
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