Heirloom ring help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Changes to my heirloom ring!
    Same ring, same diamond, different prong setting : (25 votes)
    50 %
    Same ring, different prongs, new moissanite : (8 votes)
    16 %
    Same diamond, new setting : (17 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @MrsZynxy:  I voted to just change the prongs, but do you have a picture of the rings? Maybe someone will have another suggestions of something else you could alter so the ring will be a bit different but still be your grandma’s ring and not break the bank!

    Post # 4
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    That’s tough. I guess it depends on how you feel–has your ex-FI tainted the meaning of the rings for you? I think what I would do is reset her diamond into your dream setting, because that would still be a piece of her ring, but with your own new setting that is uniquely you. Have you got a picture?

    Post # 6
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    If I inherited an heirloom ring I wouldn’t dream of changing it in any way as it’d lose its sentimental meaning to me and my family. So I’d either wear it as it is or get a completely different one and wear the heirloom on your other hand. 


    Post # 7
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would DEFINITELY not change the stone–at was your great-grandmother’s!

    Post # 8
    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

    I think I would change the prongs and keep the original stone, maybe you could have your SO get the inside of the rings engraved with something personal to the two of you to make them more personal to your relationship and wiping away any memory of your ex? 

    Post # 9
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsZynxy:  Alright this really may be out of budget, but if it were me, I would get a platinum setting (6 prong) for the original stone, use the original wedding band as is, and keep the original e-ring setting for a colored gemstone for your other hand!! 🙂 What an awesome position to be in!! Do you have any photos? I have FI’s grandmother’s round .65 carat diamond (we got a new setting) and I lurve it! 🙂




    Post # 11
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsZynxy:  Yes ma’am! Here it is. My setting is platinum and semi-custom and therefore more than I think it should have been but honestly you could probably do it for $1,000!!

    Post # 12
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Do you really mind the 4 prongs that much?  Mine is also an heirloom with 4 prongs.  When I first got it, I thought, hmm, it looks a little square – for about 30 minutes.  Now I think, “I LOVE MY RING!!!!”  Is this something you couldn’t get used to and embrace?  Just curious, cause that seems like the easiest option if possible…

    Post # 14
    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I didn’t vote because I love it as is!!  It’s gorgeous. 

    Post # 16
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @MrsZynxy:  oh big whine, no photo of the rings? so sad, love heirlooms.

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