Post # 1
I guess I have to say I’m really really lucky. My grandmother has the perfect ring! It’s exactly what I would pick out for myself, and I find myself being more and more excited that I have this wonderful gift that I can keep forever and pass down to my future granddaughter. I was just wondering if anyone else has something like that, or would you think it would be better for my SO to buy me a ring?
Post # 3
@juniperberry101: At first I wanted my grandmother’s ring either reset or just as it is, after discussing it with my family, I realized that the ring was left to me, and it’s a symbol of my relationship with my grandmother, and should something happened to my relationship with my SO, I’d hate for that piece to be tarnished by that. That sounds cold and sad, but we decided on something chosen by the two of us that was more “us” and I plan on wearing my grandmother’s ring one day, perhaps having it reset for an anniversary. This is not to say I don’t think brides should wear heirloom rings, I love them! Just for my current situation it didn’t make sense, seeing as I felt a connection to the original ring-wearer. I say if you love your grandmother’s ring, wear it! 🙂
Post # 4
I have my grandma’s “upgrade” ring. I’ve had it since my 16th birthday and always wore it on my right hand ring finger, so it seemed odd to just transfer it over and call myself engaged (not exactly like that I know… but still strange) and I just wanted one that was just mine with a matching band, so I ended up with my own white gold ring. Annnnnd grandma’s is yellow gold so I stopped wearing it and now it’s in my drawer, which is kind of too bad.
Post # 5
My engagement ring is my FI’s grandmothers ring. It is not what i would have picked for myself but i still love it!
Post # 6
I have my grandmother’s center stone (from her first marriage to my grandfather) and I LOVE it!! It’s a 1.5 ct emerald cut diamond and my FI added side stones and a new setting. Best of both worlds!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies for the advice! Really helps. 🙂 Maybe I’ll reset the stone, it is a BEAUTIFUL diamond. 🙂