Measuring up to Mom's engagement ring/wedding band

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How do you feel about your mother's engagement/wedding ring?
    I LOVE it! : (47 votes)
    24 %
    It's nice for her, but I want something different : (113 votes)
    58 %
    I don't really like it : (25 votes)
    13 %
    I hate it : (9 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My mom didn’t have an engagement ring. In my culture it’s customary to give a 24K (solid gold) rope necklace with a pendant signifying both families and their unity. 

    She got it over 30 years ago and its worth is in the mid six figures now. I’m -mildly- jealous haha. But I can’t wear it as I’m allergic. I was supposed to get one from FI but decided against it for now.

    She has a simple 24K wedding band. I think looking at her jewelry made me want to change mine to yellow gold. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I have never liked my mom’s ring.  Actually, she’s never liked it, but she’s been wearing it for 45 years.

    Post # 4
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    1117 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Unfortunately my mom’s ring is big, bold, and beautiful, but just not my personal style.  I would LOVE to have a center stone her size, but not so much the setting.  So I don’t personally feel this way, but I find it so sweet that you feel this way about your mom’s ring!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I love my moms set mainly because it was her grandmother’s so I love the history behind it. It’s so beautiful but I pictured myself with so something different and love my ring. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    795 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I didn’t and still don’t. I keep asking my mom if she wants an upgrade. She bought it for $200 back in 1981. Its not my style and its all they could afford. Dad wasn’t sentimental (still isn’t). She doesn’t even have a set, just a twisted wedding band with small diamonds. 

    DH bought me my dream ring so no complaints here. Also, my style and my moms are vastly different. 

     

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    Post # 7
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    2927 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I thought I would like the “three band look” that my moms has (one ring that looks like 3). I ended up with something completely different. 

    Moms ring:

    Mine:

    Post # 8
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    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My mom’s original set is from 1968 and is a 1/4 carat solitaire with a matching band. The ring she wears now is a 1/2 carat solitaire that she got as an anniversary upgrade. She doesn’t wear a band with it. Her current solitaire definitely influenced what I wanted. Hers is always loose enough to spin. I have a 6.5mm moissanite solitaire. I made sure mine was also loose enough to spin. I always liked that about her ring for some reason.

    Post # 9
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    244 posts
    Helper bee

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    Mine is very similar to my mothers first set. She had simple basket set solitaire but a thicker wg band. She upgraded to yg carat and half carat diamond band. I like my set because I always loved hers. 

    Post # 11
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    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My mom’s ring is a flower/cluster yellow gold ring and my ring is a three stone white gold ring. Much different!

    Post # 12
    Member
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee

    My mum doesn’t, and never did have an engagement ring. her band matches dad’s, plain rose gold. Not sure if that was the norm in Poland or not but I’d say rings were a luxury the average person couldn’t afford. 

    Post # 13
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    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    My mom just has the wedding band which I used to try on all the time cause it’s pretty lol. It’s rose, yellow and white gold rows with a few tiny diamonds in it. 

    Post # 14
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    11001 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My parents married early in their lives, and I married later in mine, so more than a half century separates our engagement and wedding dates. Because of this, although I think my mother’s rings are beautiful, I definitely prefer mine. 

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