(Closed) Ok to wear wedding set before wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee

If it were me, which it isn’t, I’d wait until the wedding. It will make the wedding day more special when you finally get to wear this amazing and meaningful ring set.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
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  • 10 years ago

i would wait too..

but i just placed the order for my beautiful wedding band yesterday and i can’t stop thinking about it~!!  if i had it now, i would want to be wearing it too..lol.  so i understand how you feel 🙂   

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

Don’t you love it when family steps in? We couldn’t afford an engagement ring either…at least not the one I wanted (yeah, at the time I bought into the whole "must be this way, must be that way" mentality), but then his grandpa offered us his late wife’s wedding set. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was so special, and it cleaned up beautifully. You can’t get a better family blessing that that. 🙂

With your situation, I would say wait. You have the promise ring, and I know you really really really want to wear your family ring, but I’m a little concerned about the condition. You mentioned brittle…I had to have mine restored so the stones wouldn’t fall out and the metal wouldn’t wear down any further. Get it checked out…and get it insured (I’m going through the process right now), so when you do wear it, you’ll be worry free.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree with Angel – you should think about using this time to have the prongs rebuilt.  They can also beef up the ring itself, although in some cases – older rings which have worn very thin on the back side – they may need to cut through the setting and weld on a new back portion.  It is so nice of your grandmother to provide her first wedding set – it would heartbreaking to break a prong and lose a stone.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Personally, I would wait…

In the meantime, I agree with PP. Make sure to have a good jeweler inspect it- check the prongs, the heads/setting of every single diamond it costs TONS of money to replace even a little single 1/15 ct stone if lost.  

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I say wait — and how nice to get to wear a part of your grandparents history.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Well, you know, slip it on late at night, wear it in the bathtub or something.  I know you’re not going to just put it away!  Unless you have the jeweler keep it for you until you’re ready for it.  How long until your wedding?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Oh, you only have month to wait!  Get the prongs rebuilt and suck it up, you hardly have any time at all left!

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