Family Heirloom or Bigger Stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Definitely the family heirloom! My grandmother has a stone that is similar in size and if it was available to me before I got engaged I would’ve taken it (and my stone in the size you are considering purchasing!). You can always get another ring to wear on your right hand later on down the line.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

And the size looks perfect! 

Post # 4
Hostess
2920 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Now I love a big fat rock but the family heirloom looks sooo good on you, it is DEFINITELY the one I’d use especially if you are resetting it and making the setting your own.  PS…I love a split shank 🙂

Post # 5
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772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s still gigantic, I wouldn’t worry.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d use your family heirloom.  It’s so nice to have that still in your family and it obviously means something to your grandmother to have held onto it this long, and give it to you.  You could always spend more on the wedding band.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

1.3 isnt small in any world.

I would take an heirloom OEC over a new stone ANYDAY.

Post # 8
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

smac423:  I’ll make one more suggestion. I don’t know how you feel about halos, the setting you mentioned doesn’t seem to have a halo, just the split shank. As you know, halos can give the appearance of a larger stone. It’s something to consider.  I am going to post a pic of my ring to maybe give you a better idea of what it could look like. My center stone is a 1.5 round so very similar to yours, I have a cushion halo and a split shank. A total carat weight of a little over 3.5 carats.  

Sorry for the pic overload. I know you didn’t ask but I hate to see you not use a beautiful stone like that and I think you could recreate the look you are going for.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

The family heirloom, without a doubt.

Post # 10
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Newbee

Do what is going to make you happy. It is your Ering. Don’t just accept the ring because you don’t want to pass it up or hurt anyone’s feelings. You can even have a talk with grandma and tell her that you already picked out the Ering that you love. Who knows, maybe she’ll still want you to have it. But seriously, pick whichever is going to make you the happiest. Your Ering is about your engagement.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Definitely the family heirloom. thats what we did and not inly is it beautiful and sentimental bit we saved a bunch if money 🙂 plus, I would hate to crush my grandmother by not using it.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

It’s a gorgeous stone and, as someone with my great-grandmother’s ring, I can tell you that it’s also so sweet to have that piece of family history on your hand!  

And unless you’re rich and it doesn’t matter, saving the money for a 1.75-2 carat stone is a major win.  Downpayment, retirement savings, kickass honeymoon, etc…  I’d go heirloom stone for sure.  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

smac423:  I think the heirloom stone for sure! For one, it is an amazing size on your finger, and it is so beautiful!!! I say go for it.. What a nice stone.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That stone is gorgeous and by no means small.  I think it would be so special to be able to wear that.  

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