(Closed) Anyone have an antique or vintage estate engagement ring??? long story sorry…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I say you should go for the ring you really like, not for the cost or the size of the diamonds. You will wear it, and it has to look good on your finger!

My rings have very, very small rocks, and I chose them and I love them. They look gorgeous on me. I tried bigger ones, and they did not look good on my fingers, they weren’t “me”.
And if anyone dares telling my husband that he should have spent more on my rings or that my rocks aren’t big enough, they’ll hear from me. It’s the most inappropriate thing ever.

I think it’s sooo sad when women love their rings but are scared of what others will think if it’s not big enough or what… I mean, what’s the deal with that!! Choose a ring that you love (yes, love, once you’ve tried it) and that will symbolize your commitment to each other, and be proud of it.

I think they’re gorgeous, the rings you chose… And if they’re affordable, good! It makes more money in your pockets for you and your husband to enjoy other things!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i LOVe the second ring.

you should pick the ring that YOU love. you’re going to wear it, you’re going to see it everyday. and honsetly, the rings you put pics of aren’t even “small” and they’re definitely not “cheap-looking” !

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I like the idea of getting the two… I mean, if your FI won’t buy the 270$ ring because he thinks it “not enough” to spend on an engagement ring, and you like it, you can either:
1) convince him that this is the one you want
2) buy it for yourself, as an everyday piece of jewelry that you’ll wear on your other hand…

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Okay, I wanna vote too!! LOL

First of all, they are both beautiful rings.  I’m really touched by the sentiment that you love the rings that look like your grandmothers.  I think your grandmother would be amazingly honored and touched that you wanted something like hers.  If you really want the ring like grandma’s, I totally vote for that. 

I certainly would not worry about what other people have to say….by no means does either ring look inexpensive or small.  They are both lovely.  I personally would be proud to wear either. You should get what you love……..

PS ~I looooove Ebay!!!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Yes, yes ~ what egb said!!!!!!! I love that idea!!!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I think that is a good, good plan!!!!!  I actually have two engagement rings too…… nothing wrong with more bling!!!!!!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Glad I could help.

Also, sorry about my little rant in my original answer… I tend to get very passionate about that. I hate the idea that rings have to be a certain size or a certain cost to be good enough. I hate it even more to think that other people would judge your relationship/how much he cares for you based on a ring!

You choose what you like, for you, and wear it proudly! E-bay will allow you to get these two gorgeous rings for 4 times less money than the jeweller that sell a ring you don’t even like that much. What is there to think about?!  Yay for ebay, lol!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would definitely get the ring that you would be happiest wearing 🙂 It doesn’t matter what other people think, they aren’t the one’s wearing it. Both of those rings are gorgeous and the first one would have a neat story with it too. I picked my ring out and I love it because I have tiny fingers and anything bigger just looked weird on me. I’ve gotten some comments from a few rude coworkers that it’s so small and dainty but I love my ring and I couldn’t care less if somebody else would want a different one lol.

As for ebay, as long as you can return it if it isn’t exactly what you had wanted then I would go for it. It doesn’t matter where it came from 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Oh yeah, my original engagement ring is a right hand ring now. And we got a wedding set for my ring finger. So maybe I’m not impartial here!

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Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like the second ring, but I LOVE the first one! I know where you are coming from. My ring is an estate ring; the diamond is from the late 1800’s and it was set in the early 1900’s. Honestly I have no idea what size the diamond is, but the jeweler did tell us that it is an old mine cut diamond. Anyhow, when I first saw it an tried it on, my FI told me that it was to small and he knew that I wanted something bigger. I guess after 3 years (at that time) he still didn’t know everything about me. I told him that I loved it and that was all that mattered.  We left the store. The next day without my knowledge he called and told the jeweler he would be in to buy it and almost a year later he asked me to marry him with “my ring”. I was so surprised that he went back and got it. I had thought about the ring (A LOT) and I am so glad that I have exactly what I wanted (even though it is not what most would think of as the “perfect” engagement ring).

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