It's a very common problem actually, Mr. kcchiefsfanGoJC. The beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX and I experienced the same issue - only in reverse. I was given several items by ex-girlfriends that caused her discomfort as she felt they represented a lingering attachment to my past relationships. She explained to me that wearing gifted jewelry from past loves reflects a lack of decorum and propriety.
The beautiful and witty Mrs. FAX taught me the appropriate way to handle it, though. The proper thing to do is for her to sell the stuff and give you the money.