Post # 1
This is my first post! I hope you can help me.
I was gifted a diamond platinum ring from a family member. Since I have a gold engagement ring and wedding band, I’ve tried wearing it as a RHR. It’s beautiful!…But, I don’t know that I like wearing it while also wearing my wedding set. The ring has a much larger and somewhat whiter center stone than my engagement ring. I think it outshines my set. What should I do?
Should I wear it as an alternate wedding set along with a simple band? It looks great like that, but I would only wear it occasionally as I would like to continue to wear my original wedding set most of the time.
Should I have the center stone placed into my engagement ring? Then I get to wear the diamond all the time and my orginal wedding band too. I could also have the platinum setting set with a colored gemstone to wear as a RHR that won’t clash with my diamonds.
I prefer not setting the diamond in another type of jewellery – I think it would be more secure in a ring and I get to admire it more easily!
What would you do if you were given such a ring?
Post # 3
First of all welcome…second is where is the pic of this ring girl lol??
Post # 4
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
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
I like your idea of having it set into your original engagement ring. That’s probably what I would do.
Post # 7
@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
@GelaMac: haha +1! I was hoping to see it too.
Post # 9
I like having options – so I voted for having it as an alternate.
Post # 10
- 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
- Wedding: February 2017 - 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
I wouldn’t disband a family heirloom. There may be bad feelings behind that.
Post # 13
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
RING PORN…RING PORN…RING PORN…RING PORN LOLOLL
Post # 15
@GelaMac: +1000 I voted in the poll and then scrolled for porn and was SO MAD! LOL
Post # 16
Thank you for all the replies! 🙂 Here is a pic. Sorry if it’s not the best quality…