Post # 1
So, I recently got engaged and amidst all the wedding thoughts in my head I got the idea of using the diamonds from my great-grandmother’s wedding band (which I got from my grandmother when she passed away) to for my future wedding band. Is this ok and a nice sentimental gesture, or would it seem insulting to take apart one piece of jewelry to make a new one?
The ring itself means a lot to me, but the band just doesn’t work because:
A) it’s yellow gold while my engagement ring is white gold
B) the style doesn’t fit well next to the engagement band
C) the metal actually irritates my skin, so it’s just been sitting in a drawer for years or I put it on a chain as a necklace for special occassions.
I just wanted to check with others before even bringing up the idea to my mom because I just don’t know how she’ll react
Post # 3
Personally, I like the idea. I had a friend who got married recently and both her mother and her husband’s mother had passed away a few years before the wedding. They used diamonds from both mothers’ rings in her engagement ring. I think it was a nice way to remember them. However, not everyone may feel the same way, so I would recommend getting your mom’s thoughts on the idea.
Post # 4
My DH used diamonds from a ring that my grandmother left me in the band of my engagement ring. The original ring was HUGE, chunky, yellow gold and I told him when I got it that it’s a shame that I would never wear it and I wish I could do something with the diamonds.
He snuck it out of my jewelry box when he was having my ring made. It means SO much to me that I get to carry a part of her around everyday.
I say GO FOR IT!
Post # 5
My sister got my gradmothers beautiful 2 carat egagement ring when she passed. she got married 10 years ago and did away with the setting..unfortunately her marriage ended back in 06 but she had the diamond taken out again and put in a necklace, its beautiful.
i say go for it.
Post # 6
OK, sounds good. I just needed to have a few supportive comments before bringing it up to my mom so if she’s hesitant I can say that I’m not completely off target. Also, she works in jewelry so I’m sure she’s heard of this before.
Post # 7
I’m planning to do the same thing with one of my grandmother’s rings! My mom is fully on board, she would rather have us change it to something that would actually get worn than leave it in a jewelry box.
Post # 8
My mom did this with a couple of her grandmother’s rings! She also had a ring restored for me! The restoration made a ring that was no longer wearable look as good as new, but as marvelous as old!