- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Hey lovely ladies!!!
So my first post, and I come here seeking some major help!!!!!!!
I’m marrying my first boyfriend of 11 years in November and I honestly can’t wait.
Everything is pretty much sorted, just a case of tying up some loose ends and thats that.
I always knew I wanted an antique piece of jewellery, 2nd hand, something at some point someone had loved before me. So having gone out not looking for it, i stumbled on a ring that was round at the bottom of a tub in a scrap jewellers (whilst looking for clasps!) It had just come in that very morning in a house clearance of an elderly lady who’d passed away. The jewller hadn’t looked at the lot yet and so could only give me a price based on what he suspected it to be.
Now the ring was with ALOT of costume jewllery, nothing of any value, but what it wasn’t didn’t phase me, it was how it looked – and it was BEAUTIFUL!
He sold it to me for £400 ($612) suspecting it was 9ct white gold with CZ stones. I thought to be a bit pricey, given that he hadn’t a clue what it was!!!
Part of my wedding insurance policy was to have all wedding jewellery valued, so off I went with my new ring to a specialist, who sent it off.
3 weeks later it came back….
It is a 1920/1930s Art Deco platium full eternity band made up of 32 old cut brilliant diamonds. Valued at £3,150 ($4,825)
I was gobsmacked…..
This put me in a bit of a pickle…. the ring goes beautifully with my engagement, and all the stones have been confirmed safe in terms of settings etc. BUT the jewller has recommended that given its age and rarity of the diamonds, it isn’t an ‘everyday’ item’.
If i was to wear it everyday it’ll ruin the stones and would end up costing me to keep it, insured or not.
I have had this confirmed by other jewellers who agree.
Now the dilemma….
*sell it on, make a profit and buy something less ‘special’ but more ‘practical’
*Keep it, wear it, risk it
*Have it cut into 2 rings (or folded to double the width) and backed with platinum
I don’t want to alter it after the wedding as i don’t plan on taking it off….
What would you do….