(Closed) Anyone have an heirloom ring? Post pics if you do!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My ring isn’t an heirloom but the center diamond is. His mother passed on his great-grandmother’s diamond that was set into a necklace and that’s what he propsed with. I was completely blown away! We then went to the jeweler’s and went for a vintage-y type ring and picked it out together.

I love it so much and we plan on one day either passing on the diamond or the ring to one of our children ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry the pic isn’t clear, it was taken with my phone at the jeweler’s! That’s so sweet he used your great-grandmother’s, I hope to see pics of it soon!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s gorgeous! I like the round diamond in the square setting, it’s very different! That is probably the sweetest story!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have an heirloom center stone and I love it!  It’s been in his family for over a century ๐Ÿ™‚  It’s a happy first step into joining his family.  Part of me wishes I had the old setting, but so far each bride has gotten a new setting so I guess that’s part of the tradition, too.

 

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Ooooh, more of these, please! I love the idea of using an heirloom or vintage ring, I wish we’d thought of that!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some of you are probably sick of seeing my ring…The center diamond is an Heirloom – since its from the early 1900’s we decided to design a circa Art Deco 1920’s ring…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

sigh…..I never tire of seeing your ring Jackie-O!

mines not an heirloom…just thought I’d share! lol

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Jackie-O — that is a gorgeous ring. Would love to see more pics!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My wedding band (a semi-eternity band) is an heirloom! My mother gave it to me. She wasn’t sure who it belonged to because her own mother died when she was only 3 years old. A jeweler was able to read the old inscriptions inside and saw that it actually belonged to two women, both with initials AEG. I have been doing our family genealogy and I discovered that they were my grandmother and great-grandmother! So I have a 4th generation wedding band, which I just love!

Edit – Also wanted to add that by chance, my hubby’s last name also starts with a G, so if we have a daughter we want to give her the initials AEG as well and then pass the ring down to her!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is my heirloom ring. It was almost exactly what I wanted and in my size when my FI’s grandmother gave it to him.

Sorry if the pic is huge.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband’s great grandmother’s white gold ring was reset for my engagement ring and my wedding band.  The orginal ring had a 1 carat round OEC center stone and then round side stones.  My engagement ring is the center stone from the original ring in a new 4 prong palladium setting.  The side stones from the original ring were reset into a palladium setting for my wedding band.

 

 

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@jackie-o: Very pretty.  Are you going to wear a band with your ring or wear it alone after you get married?

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mine is my great grandmothers center stone from the early 1900’s (according to the jeweler!), it’s quite cool that the shape isn’t “perfect” due to the fact that diamonds couldn’t be cut perfectly that early!  I’ll be getting 2 matching diamond bands for either side Innocent

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