- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
First of all I am so in love with the fact that I will be given something with so much meaning as opposed to something he bought at a jewelery store. The ring is a beautiful (or so I heard) yellow gold engagement ring that my FI’s (he is my fiance but he did not ask formally so he is wanting to ask formally with a ring) grandma received about 65 or less years ago. My future mother in law told me how beautiful it was and said that she would have it if it wasnt yellow gold. (weird I know). I have some weird hesitations about it though (listed below) If you have had a heirloom engagement ring…Lets see them and what kind of hesitations did you have about it, if any? Am I being absolutely absurd. I will say yes to this man if he proposed with a peice of yarn it has nothing to do with that what so ever.
and on to the cons that scare me.
I dont like yellow gold, let me rephrase this, I HATE yellow gold. and the ring is yellow gold. No biggie I will just deal with it.
Then I started thinking about all the other stuff.
What happens if I lose a heirloom? Obviously I would think this with any engagement ring as I am horrible with rings (why i didnt want one to start with) but with this ring an insurance policy wont get those memories back.
What if people in the family resent me because my FI got the engagement ring and not them?
What if I want to change the setting down the road to a white gold setting. Will there be hell to pay from his family?