Rings Of Sentiment

posted 4 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This ring belonged to my great-great-grandmother. It is a gold ring with garnet and over 120 years old. It might be even longer in the family than that, but if so, the knowledge of where it originally came from is lost. It is quite worn and I treasure it a lot. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Both beautiful rings, ladies. 

Post # 5
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I don’t have an heirloom ring, but I wanted to comment and let you know that your Wedgewood ring is beautiful, elderbee! My family is from Wales and I inherited a whole collection of it, and I’m re-furbishing a china cabinet so I can display my pieces. They are so sentimental! 

Post # 6
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318 posts
Helper bee

I’ve posted this before but this is a set my hubs bought me when we decided to not undergo anymore fertility treatments. So it’s just us. I wear it everyday and sometimes in place of my wedding rings.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Beautiful rings everyone.

This was my grandmothers.  Unfortunately, due to family drama, I was not able to go to her funeral.  Eventually my aunt tried to mend family ties with me and gave me this ring.  I know I was willed more pieces (long story) and eventually I may have more to remember her by.  For now this is it:

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Here is my ring which was given by my late grandmother to my mother from a trip to Hong Kong. She passed it down to me a few years ago. I wish I knew more about the ring! It has traditional character Chinese markings inside, which I can’t read. 

Post # 11
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609 posts
Busy bee

 

The little gold and ruby ring was given to my mother by my father. He passed away when I was young and I’ve always loved the ring. My mother gave it to me a few years ago.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I love reading about the sentimentality behind all of your beautiful pieces. Here’s a photo of my Grandma’s wedding set (on my pinkie). Compared to my FI’s Grandma’s ering (now my ering) it’s dainty and demure but it’s worth so much to me. My Grandma was basically my Mom for the first 5 years of my life and she continued to be one of the biggest facets of my life until her death in 2006. She had cancer and when she learned the cancer was still there after chemo we sat on her bed and went through her jewelry box (like we used to do all the time when I was little – we shared a love of jewelry) and she was telling me the story behind certain pieces and she showed me this set. I wasn’t familiar with it because she wore just a plain yellow band as long as I remembered. I told her it was beautiful and we moved on to other things. She returned to it and she asked me if I wanted it. I said OMG Grandma! Yes! and she said that she wanted me to have it but I didn’t ask her for it so she wasn’t sure if I liked it. I cried and told her that I didn’t even know I was allowed to ask her for it (she had 3 daughters).  My Grandpa bought both rings for $75.00. He worked all summer cutting grass for a man who owned a lawn maintenance company. Grandpa made .30 cents an hour and asked his boss to keep the money he made (expect for what he needed in gas for his Model A to get to work) and at the end of the summer he asked for all his money and he had enough to buy the set. Grandmas was 15 and Grandpa was 19.  I have a few other of her pieces including the yellow band I remember her wearing (my mom gave it to me after her passing), and a few necklaces. But this set is so special because I will never forget sitting on the edge of her bed and having that conversation.  Unfortunately I’ve gained weight since this photo was taken and it no longer fits. I should really have it resized. I was lucky in that I had my Grandma until I was 32 years old. But she was 69 years old when she left and I still feel cheated. Anyway, sorry this reply is so long.  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

elderbee :  such a beautiful ring. Love the colour and what a wonderful reminder of them ❤

northernlight :  I love your ring!  Imagine the stories it could tell. So glad you have such a beautiful piece of your family’s history.

MikiT :  What an amazing symbol of you and your DH’s love.  Love the symbolism of the two stones. 

Ziggy2112 :  I’m so sorry for what happened with your family but I am so glad you do have a piece of her now. I’m sure she would be smiling widely knowing you have it and cherish it. 

MrsAtlantis :  a ring from a foreign land – how intriguing! It’s gorgeous!!!

tinneranne2 :  what a wonderful symbol of the love your mom and dad shared. ❤

 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

This was my mom’s ring. She lost her original engagement ring and my Dad bought this for her a couple years before they divorced. She gave it to me and it kind of makes me sad sometimes when I look at it but also happy because it is a ring they both once loved. I feel like when I wear it, I have them both with me in some way. They both live thousands of miles away from me and I don’t see them very often. It is a Burmese ruby and someday I will pass it on to one of my daughters.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

This ring was my great grandmother’s.  It was given to her by my great grandfather on their 50th wedding anniversary. It was passed down to my grandmother, to my mother, and now to me. It is by far the most sentimental thing I own other than my own engagement ring. I will be wearing it on my wedding day, and can’t wait to pass it down to my kids 😊

 

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