Inherited a big diamond ring – how should I wear it?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What to do with a new diamond ring?
    Wear it as a RHR (even if it makes engagement ring look smaller/yellower in comparison) : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Wear it as an alternate engagement ring : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Set the diamond in my engagement ring and use the setting as a RHR with a different gemstone. : (47 votes)
    71 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    First of all welcome…second is where is the pic of this ring girl lol??

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would either replace the stone in my engagement ring or wear it as an alternate engagement ring. I have approximately three rings I wear as engagement rings – my actual ring, a family heirloom, and a stone less ring. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee

    I would keep the ring as it is and wear it for special occasions. I’m not a fan of changing gifted or inherited jewelry, though. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I like your idea of having it set into your original engagement ring. That’s probably what I would do. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @GelaMac:  +1!! Pictures first, advice second 😉

    Seriously though, I don’t know if I’d be comfortable wearing a RHR with a diamond larger than my engagement ring, but I’m not very flashy to begin with.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @GelaMac:  haha +1! I was hoping to see it too.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like having options – so I voted for having it as an alternate.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @bugbear:  Check with your husband before replacing the diamond he bought you with the heirloom diamon; it might hurt his feelings for you to do that.  If not and it fits, then reset it in your current set and have your old diamond reset in a new RHR (or even the heirloom setting if it’s good for a RHR.)

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Seattle, WA

    I would totally set the new stone into the existing ring!  As long as your hubby doesn’t have an issue with it.  I’m not very sentimental about diamonds though, so I’d probably sell the original diamond and put the cash towards something for both of you.  Or, reset the smaller diamond into a necklace or something if you want to keep it.  I LOVE the idea of putting a gemstone in the new setting for a RHR.

     

    Pics pleeeasssseeee!!!  🙂

     

     

     

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I wouldn’t disband a family heirloom. There may be bad feelings behind that.

     

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Hi @bugbear:  First & Foremost as this is your DEBUT Post… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

    As the other Bees have said, when it comes to posts about Jewellery and particularly “comparissons”, it is always best if we have pictures to go by.

    Any chance you could give us some ring porn ??

     

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    RING PORN…RING PORN…RING PORN…RING PORN LOLOLL

    Post # 15
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @GelaMac:  +1000 I voted in the poll and then scrolled for porn and was SO MAD! LOL

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