Post # 1
I already have a wedding band but SO wants me to wear a ring all the time which I may not be able to do with my diamond channel set. So he kindly just bought me an antique 1920s platinum wedding band that is engraved with a lovely pattern but which has no stones to worry about. I *love* this ring and cannot wait to wear it when we get it. I don’t know the history of the ring but I specifically wanted a vintage/estate/antique ring. I’ve been looking for ages but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted…until now.
Some of our friends and relatives love it. Others say that it’s dodge city wearing a band with a history that you don’t know.
So what I want to know is:
What are your views on antique/preloved/preowned/vintage wedding bands/rings? Yay or nay and why??
Also if you have pics please post them I’d love to see how they look either on their own or with your whole set.
For ref this is the one that I bought:
Post # 3
I have a lovely wheat patterned 18K white gold Belais Brothers wedding band from the 1930s. I LOVE IT. I love that no one else has it, and I love thinking that maybe a happily married couple used it 75 years ago.
Post # 4
I have quite a few preowned rings and I love them all.
I don’t get the “history you may not know” thing. 1. I don’t believe in magic so I don’t think bad feels can get magically stuck to a ring or something. 2. A ring that old could easily have been worn by a woman who was happily married for fifty years until she or her spouse kicked the bucket. 3. A ring could have been sold for any number of reasons that aren’t bad. 4. Magic still isn’t real. 5. Do you also say you shouldn’t adopt a kid because the bad luck might stick to the orphans? No. You generally think it’s nice to give something that may have been unloved a good home.
So take that old ring and give it a good home.
Post # 5
I love antique jewelry and that band is gorgeous. I wouldn’t have any qualms about wearing it either!
Post # 6
@hislittlepenguin: It’s pretty! And it’s a great feeling to know that you’ve found your perfect ring. My ring is from a pawn shop. As far as “pre-owned but I don’t know the history” goes, all I know and care about is that it’s MINE NOW! Seriously, doesn’t bother me at all.
Post # 7
Gorgeous! I loooove antique/vintage/preowned things!
This is what I will eventually use as my wedding band. It was my grandmother’s eternity ring. It used to have similar engraving on the sides but has worn away sadly.
I definitely don’t think used rings are cursed or anything! I think they are beautiful and so different from what you would find in a regular jewellery shop today.
Post # 8
@mignonette: I saw a stunning Belais white gold wedding ring but unfortunately it was way too small and obviously couldn’t be resized without ruining the pattern but they are gorgeous rings. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for one in my size.
@distracts: I completely agree. I don’t believe in that stuff either. I just like thinking that someone else obviously LOVED this ring and kept it in excellent condition and I will do the same.
@ceebree: I agree! You have a lovely neat set!
@Dogsbody92: I LOVE your ring! I actually considered one very like it but my SO reminded me that we were in the market for a solid band with no stones but I kept the other ring in my favourites anyway 😉
Post # 9
Yeah vote. My e-ring is my grandmothers so it reminds me of her and has good mojo. My band is from eBay so I don’t know the history and don’t even think about it. I think if I knew a ring had an unhappy history I wouldn’t want it but since I don’t know I don’t care. Sorry bad pic, I took it to send FI the day I picked up both our bands from the PO.
Post # 10
@Goofball: love your rings!
Post # 11
Our weddding bands are from estate sales. You find better deals and a more unique collection. If you have any doubts about the ring have it blessed with holy water-if that works for your faith. Or you can do a sea salt cleanse yourself. Whatever works for you.
Post # 12
I’ve posted this before. but here is my 1920’s engagement ring with a wedding ring (bought separately) from 1926. It has engraving on the inside with initials and the date 7-3-1926. I love it! Your ring is lovely and think about how cool it is to wear something with HISTORY, even if it is one you don’t know! That’s what makes them so interesting and adds mystique to an otherwise ordinary item. Ignore the haters. 🙂
Post # 13
I LOVE antique jewelry and I think everyone’s rings on here are gorgeous. That being said, for me, I did want a new ring that was purely my own. So, I guess I believe in the “history you don’t know” stuff.
@Mrs. Camel: I don’t consider myself a “hater”. It’s just a personal preference for me. Same goes for ring styles that I do and don’t like.
Post # 14
A lady bought the ring I have, upgraded through Kay to get a new ring. My ring is still for sale in stores so she must not have got it too long ago. But it was 75% for being preowned and is still like brand new!
Post # 15
@hislittlepenguin: Oh! I LOVE your ring.
I own three antique cameos. One is my great grandmothers and I dunno who owned the others.
I also own mourning jewelery and I will wear it on occasion and I do wear it to funerals as well. The history behind them is sad because someone died, but I love them and think they are beautiful.
I say wear it proudly.
Post # 16
Im all for it. I have a 1920s platinum ring and a yellow gold family ring from around the same time. I sometimes wear the yellow one alone