Heirloom Rings: What's more important, stone or setting?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's more important, the stone or the setting?
    The stone is most important, settings can always change. : (6 votes)
    26 %
    The setting, a stone is just a stone, but setting have personality. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Both are equally important, heirloom rings shouldn't be separated. : (15 votes)
    65 %
    Neither is important, I wouldn't want an heirloom ring. : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    76 posts
    Worker bee

    Honestly, I don’t think I would tweak an heirloom because in my opinion it does take away the significance. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would not feel comfortable changing an heirloom ring.  Especially if it is from your Fi’s family and he is the one saying no to changing, I think it wouldn’t be appropriate.  You take away the significance of having a piece that is passed doen if you alter it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My opinion is that an heirloom ring should not be touched, and in fact I think it’s rude or backhanded to do so.

    Post # 8
    Member
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My ring was my FI’s grandmother’s that she passed down to him before she passed away. It is a gorgeous 1 carat diamond. However, the setting was just a plain yellow gold band. Yellow gold is not me at all 🙁 I would not have been happy with the yellow gold band so thankfully his family was okay with me changing it.

    Post # 9
    Member
    547 posts
    Busy bee

    I think you should keep the stone, or keep the ring intact, but you don’t have to do both. I would be fine with you replacing the diamond if I were your so, as long as you gave it back to FMIL. That way you could both have a bit of her ring.

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