Post # 1
I recently got engaged and my fiance gave me his mother’s engagement ring. He was close to his mother, who has since passed away. In any case, I had no idea how it looked like prior to the proposal, but I knew I wanted a vintage style ring. It turned out to be a lovely diamond solitaire ring in a very simple but classic design. Anyone else have a vintage or heirloom engagement ring that used to belong to a member of the family? Did you like it or not – and what would you change about it, if anything?
Post # 3
My ring features the diamond my grandmother gave my mom the day I was born. It was set in a plain solitaire setting, so after he proposed, Fi and I took it to get a new setting. I love my ring!
Post # 4
Great grandmothers ring… had to be resized with the stones getting taken out and reset. For ma wee finger!
Post # 5
You bees should know you can’t post stuff like that and not post pics!!!
Post # 7
My mother has given my SO a family heirloom diamond ring for when he is ready to propose. Not only is it a beautiful ring, the fact that my family has given it to him is really special too.
Post # 8
I have a ring that my grandma inherited from her aunt, so it’s my great-great-aunt’s ring. It’s amazing. Nothing I ever would have chosen for myself, but now that it’s mine, I LOVE it.
I’ve kept the band that came with my ring, and I’ll leave it off of mine so that I can pass it down later (I have size 3.25 fingers, so sizing it down would make it super hard to pass on and keep the look of it). We’re getting a simple thin band made to solder to my solitaire, and also a wide band that matches Mr.ND’s to wear when I can’t rock the e-ring.
Mr.ND also has his grandfather’s band to wear after the wedding. Pretty cool that we’ve got family things to pass down.
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Post # 10
I have a yellow sapphire that has been in my fiance’s family for 4 generations. The last setting was a little worse for wear, so we got it reset in a new ring that resembles the original (from what we can gather) setting.
Post # 11
@Treasure43: Thank you. It was my grandmother’s and is 61 yrs old.
Post # 12
I have his mother’s engagement ring, but I had to have it refitted and polished. Now, it looks like new and gorgeous!
Post # 13
I have an heirloom stone–it’s been in FI’s family for over 100 years. His mother had it in her ring, but gave it to FI to propose with; I am very lucky!
Post # 14
The diamond on my solitaire belonged to his grandmother. It was the same ring his grandfather proposed with. It pretty much has tons of history. His grandpa was an american sailor and his grandma was set up on a blind date with him in australia. needless to say, she was swept off her feet and came to america. lol his grandmother will be 86. and she got married around 19.
Post # 15
My FI’s mom gave him his late grandmother’s diamond ring and he took the stone out of it (1 ct. diamond) and got it put into a new setting for me with side diamonds. It’s amazing! I love having an heirloom/new ring.
Post # 16
Well, it sounds like the majority here are happy with their ring, and having an heirloom makes it even more special 🙂 Just for fun, I’m posting a photo of Kate Middleton’s engagement ring – the one given to her by Prince William before they got married and the same one given by his father to Princess Diana.