Post # 1
So I’ve recently gotten engaged and have found various wedding ring etiquette and whatnot.
The deal is, my FH was given his mother’s wedding set: both the e-ring and the wedding band. His parents are divorced so he took the opportunity to take the rings so his mother wouldn’t sell them.
I still have to re-size them and they’re extremely beautiful. But I’m in between resetting the e-ring’s center diamond to a simpler plain one or… just keeping it as it is. Since they came soldered, I’m wondering if it’s better (proper?) to unsolder them before we get married.
I haven’t mentioned the wedding band since I actually do like the look of bands themselves. To be honest, as a person I think I would prefer to have a band as an e-ring and choose a wedding ring with FH. But I really don’t want to lose anything about the e-ring (I’m planning on keeping the e-ring band if I choose to reset… to pass on to our children).
I’d appreciate any thoughts!
Post # 3
I think if you want to unsolder them, you can. I used the center diamond from my MIL’s engagement ring and reset them. I think this was a great compromise because you have the sentiment of the stone, but you have the style that you like. It went from this:
Post # 4
Personally I’d have them unsoldered and reset the e-ring to something more my personal style. The e-ring in the picture looks a little dated from what I can see. Also I think wearing both together would most certainly signal to people that you are already married. You might not care, but you might get questions from people and vendors about if you are already married.
Also, if it’s your personal style to just wear a band as an e-ring, good for you, but it’s going to raise some questions. Over all I think they are pretty and what a great way to add some sentimentality to your rings! Congrats!
Post # 5
@totomoo: They’re yours now, so in my opinion I believe it’s fine to re-set them or unsolder them or do pretty much what you please with them (within reason).