Do you have any heirloom jewelry (rings or otherwise)? Show and Tell!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

@Miss Fish:  My diamond is my FMIL’s, but the setting is new.

Also, I have a pearl that was my mother’s.  That’s not the original chain, though.  I rarely wear it, but it’s special.  And it even has a cute little porcelain heart to keep it in. 


Post # 5
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

@Miss Fish:  WOW!!!!

We were shocked when FMIL offered her diamond.  And we had to think about it, because it’s not the shape I would have chosen for myself.  But, in the end, it was worth more to me to have that special connection on my hand.  

Post # 7
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love heirloom pieces!  I have a few.  One being a simple gold chain necklace with an open heart charm on it from my grandma.  My sisters and I had a necklace made from my mom’s ring to my dad and then the main diamond from my great grandma’s wedding ring.  Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures.  We are all wearing it in our respective weddings.

Post # 8
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss Fish:  I have almost no pieces of heirloom jewelry.  The one I had from my mom from when she was a kid… the stone fell out (I was devastated).  I have like nothing from my grandmother.   My DH knows how I feel about wishing I had some heirloom jewelry to pass down, so for Chritsmas my MIL offered him one of her mother’s rings to give to me.  It was SUCH a sweet Christmas present to get!  I was so very very honored.    Its very pretty, yellow gold with diamonds surrounding a marquis cut emerald.  


I love heirloom jewelry!

Post # 9
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My heirloom is now my RHR. It was my grandmother’s (my mom’s mom). She passed away in November and it was given to me.

Post # 10
1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

@Miss Fish:  We actually picked the setting before she offered the diamond haha.

I love the setting so much!! And it interlocks with the wedding band and looks GORGEOUS.  I can’t wait to wear them both!!!

Post # 11
4959 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Miss Fish:  My engagement ring is my Fi’s great grandmothers from the 1940s.

Post # 12
858 posts
Busy bee

My grama actually passed down to me, for my wedding, some custume jewelry she purchased when she was 21. Over 54 years old and i get to wear it on my day. The quality back then was just divine, the peices look untouched and are timeless! No pic yet, sorry. The necklace is a two ban diamond choker, with tear drop in the back, and matching tenis bracelet!

Post # 13
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My center stone is from DH’s great-grandma’s ring.  And I have a ruby/diamond ring from my grandma as well. 

Post # 14
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I have a few… My grandmothers mined opal with a diamond halo, my fathers tie tack (yellow gold with a diamond in it) and my now e-ring, which was also my grandmothers e-ring. My grandmother died back in oct 2011 and my father back in feb 1994, so they’re all really special!

not the best lighting, but heres my e-ring

Post # 15
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My center stone in my engagement ring was in the ring my grandfather gave my grandmother 65+ years ago. I also have my other grandmother’s original stone (1/2 ct round diamond) from her engagement ring as an earring (and the other one was made to match it). I have a few other small necklaces and bracelets that were my mom’s. 

Post # 16
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Miss Fish:  I love that garnet ring! Beautiful!

I’m very lucky to have several heirloom pieces and I absolutely love them. I’m a total sucker for all things sentimental, so it’s not just jewelry. I also have a dresser made by my maternal great-great gradfather, silver from my paternal great-grandmother, an upright piano from the other materanl great grandmother, and a beautiful side table that belonged to a long-time church friend who passed and had no children.

As for jewelry, my favorite is my e-ring/wedding ring (I just have one, it was an e-ring until wedding day and is now a wedding ring). The center stone came from my maternal great-grandmother’s e-ring. The setting came from my husband’s maternal grandmother’s e-ring. I love that this ring represents both sides of our family:

I also have two right hand rings. The square one is from my paternal great-grandmother (who I knew when I was young). The story goes that my great-grandfather bought her a lapel watch which she wore for years, but then it broke and she didn’t wear it, so he had it turned into a ring. It’s pretty unusual, I’ve never seen one like it in real life. The oval one was her mother’s (so my great-great-grandmother’s) ring. No great story, I think it was just a present from her husband. But it’s super pretty and I kind love it. My grandmother gave it to me when I graduated with my master’s degree.

The only other jewelry I wore on wedding day was a wedding present from my paternal grandmother. It’s a brilliant design because the center studs are separate and come with about 4 different backs, including the little diamond circle that I wore on wedding day!

I also have a rather ornate looking necklace watch thing that I got from my grandmother as a wedding gift. It had been given to her mother as a wedding gift from her in-laws, which I think is pretty cool. It’s definitely not an everyday piece, but we’re going to the theater on Thursday so I think I’m going to try to find an outfit that I can wear it with! Sorry I don’t have a picture of that one – maybe after Thursday!

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