Revamping grandma'a ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it is beautiful as is, the craftmanship in antique items is beautiful. The prongs on that ring look very strong and are pretty. I would just go all out on a wedding band.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh gosh, I love thar setting. Can it be repaired. It’s much more beautiful than a halo, I think. There’s just something cook about wearing something old. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Why do you need to reset or change it? Curious because it’s ridiculously beautiful and unique and obviously special since it was your grandmas. If I were you I’d keep it as is. Halos are nice but so overplayed and they’re kind of a trend right now. Maybe down the road you could “upgrade” or change the setting if you still feel the need.  

 

Congrats on your upcoming engagement! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My center diamond is .73cts (round brilliant) and I have size 5 fingers, and I think it looks beautiful! Some days I wish it was exactly 1ct, but it’s no heirloom, and personally I’m not a halo girl.

If I were you I’d probably get a custom replica setting, so pretty and meaningful! And you could get a blingy band or two. Bummer that you can’t just keep the original setting. But if you really want Tacori, get Tacori!

Also, if you haven’t already,  be sure to try on a lot of different styles in person. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

It’s sooooo beautiful! no offense to halos, but this is a thousand times more unique and lovely. Personally I’d try to get the setting rebuilt / replicated. I don’t think you need more finger coverage. 

But I might be biased because I have my great-grandmother’s ring in the original setting with a 0.7 center stone…

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

CaityPerry:  I would DEFINITELY not reset such a gorgeous and sentimental piece. And if your boyfriend is okay with getting you a new ring, I would do that. Love me some vintage and sure wish I had a family ring like that. I’m sure there has to be a jeweller that can help make it more stable even if you’re not going to wear it every day. Maybe someone who deals with vintage stuff on a daily basis.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

That ring is gorgeous, I would leave it as is.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

CaityPerry:  First off its congrats on the upcoming engagement. second I’m a halo girl and as much as I love my double halo if I had gotten an heirloom ring I would keep it as is or have it rest in the exact setting. However that just me you sound liek you love the ring and if it was fine you would keep it as is but since it needs chnge your considering something more “you” which is fine since it would have the stone still and mean alot regardless. I would give the ring some time to get use to and see if you have a dream wedding band that can go along with it. I have short size 7 finger and my ring takes up alot of coverage so my band is very thin. I went simple with the band because my ering was enough. but if your a sparkle girl at heart try other rings out and seet exactly what you like good luck!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

CaityPerry:  It’s a gorgeous antique setting but I’m partial to antique jewelry.  My ring is also a family heirloom from my husband’s great grandmother and I would enver dream of resetting it.

If you must reset the diamond, I would find another stone to set in the antique setting and wear it as a right hand ring.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

CaityPerry:  Get the Tacori! The ring is beautiful, but if it’s not structurally sound, you don’t want to deal with the heartache of it breaking. I have a Tacori and just love the craftsmanship and how elegant and intricate the setting is.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

CaityPerry:  Personally, I love halos, so I wouldn’t be oppossed to them. However, I would suggest trying some different settings on and see what you like.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

First – I absolutely adore that ring in it’s current setting!!! Seriously one of the prettiest rings I’ve seen. I would get it bulked up in the back and not change the setting. It’s too pretty to lose! I’m not really understanding why they say you couldn’t wear a band with the ring if it was bulked up? 

When my husband and I were discussing getting engaged we had two rings – a plain diamond solitaire from my great-grandmother and a small three stone diamond ring with a beautiful gold setting from his grandmother. We talked to a jeweler and ended up using my great-grandmother’s diamond as a center stone, moving the center from his grandmother’s to the side, adding a side stone and now I have a beautiful heirloom 5 stone ring in an antique gold setting. I love that it’s different and very sentimental.

Personally, I’ve never really been a fan of wedding bands (they look uneven to me) and the way my ring is designed I would have had a big gapl which I don’t like. So I decided not to get a separate wedding band. I wore it as an engagement ring until the wedding and on wedding day it became my wedding ring. It hasn’t caused any problems at all and I love the way the ring looks by itself! So you don’t really need a wedding band, if you don’t want one!

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