Resetting my heirloom ring (long)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@dsurdam123:  I really like the new setting! It sounds like the setting of her ring was too weak to keep and wear daily so why not place a cz in your moms setting and keep it to remember her. I don’t see any point in making a replica of her ring in a thicker style because you really only wanted the ring because it was hers and she wore it right? So I think remaking a new version wouldn’t really make sense. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@dsurdam123:  yay glad I could help 🙂 the new ring and bAnd you picked out are gorgeous on you!

Post # 8
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3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@dsurdam123:  wow, old setting new setting stunning! But that new one is reall gorgeous!

Post # 10
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222 posts
Helper bee

Could you even put a different stone in to your mother’s setting? Maybe a stone that has significance to you/her? My mum loves sapphires, so I personally would replace it with a sapphire.

That way too people who know the ring won’t get confused about the stone looking similar, but it being in a new setting, and then the old setting still looking pretty similar, if that makes sense?

Post # 12
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1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

Could you use the metal from your mums ring and have it melted down to be used in the new setting? That way she’s still in there 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I think you have gotten some really good ideas.  I see it is a struggle for you to decide what to do but even if you change the setting it won’t change the meaning of the ring or your memories of your mom.  As a mom I can tell you that moms want their children to be happy.  She would want you to have something that is wearable, even if the form has to change a little bit to suit your tastes.  You will still be wearing her stones and you will be honoring her as you do.  That part will not change no matter what form the setting takes on.  

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MissSweetiepie:  +1

OP, I would keep the ring as is and set different stones in there so you still have it. Or, I dont know the details, but consider giving the original setting with new stones (whatever they are) to your sister so she has part of the ring too, and you keep the three diamonds to reset??

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