(Closed) bees with family heirlooms

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a diamond that was left for me when my grandmother died.. she took it out of the ring and had it set in a necklace. I decided to have it reset in a ring when the time came (we are shopping for a setting). It was given to her in 1954 as an “upgrade” engagement ring.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My center stone is from my great-grandmother’s ring. That ring was passed down to my mom, who wore it but she eventually had to have the ring cut off because she gained a great deal of weight due to health problems (resolved now, thank god). So my mom then gave us the ring and we had the stone removed and put into a setting of my choice (it’s a vintage-style setting).

Post # 5
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649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My ring was my mother’s! It is very different from what I would have chosen for myself, but I didn’t change anything about it because my mom and husband would have been upset.

I haven’t seen anyone with a ring like it, though! Here’s a picture with my wedding band:

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My e-ring was FH’s great-grandmother’s.  It was not her e-ring (just a cocktail ring), but it is old and “flat” (it doesn’t sit up at all), which is exactly what I wanted.  :o)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My ring was my FIs grandmother’s engagement ring.  Both of his grandparents passed away a long time ago, but we figured that they got engaged some time in the 1940s.

A few days ago I went to a jeweler with it because it’s white on top and yellow on the bottom and I wanted it to be all yellow.  He told me that the stones must have been cut before 1905 and that it’s platinum on top and said they probably used yellow gold on the bottom because platinum was just too expensive to make a whole ring with at the time.  He actually refused to change it because he said it’s worth more as an antique, so I’m having my wedding band changed to match.  That was a huge surprise.  I wish the grandparents were still around so we could know more.

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