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I wanted to share a bit about my engagement ring and my wedding band. Both of which contain diamonds that have a bit of family history behind them. I just got my wedding back so that prompted me to post.
My engagement ring was created with diamonds that came from FI’s family. The ring was passed down to his mother and though she never wore it she set it aside. FI and his mother took the stones and had them reset to create my ring.
Now I knew early on that I wanted my wedding band created from diamonds that were part of heart pendant that my Po-Pop gave to my Mom-Mom that was passed down to me when she passed away. I was very close with my Mom-Mom and this was my way of having her with me. The necklace came from a family friend. My grandfather saved a man’s life in WWII. This man owned a jewelry store. My Mom-Mom’s e-ring came from him (it has been since reset into my SIL’s e-ring) as well as my Mom’s e-ring. I love this small family connection. Also the necklace was a heart pendant. I am not big on hearts and I was always cared to wear it for fear of losing it. Before deciding to have the necklace reset I did get my Pop-Pop’s blessing. And he was thrilled by the idea.
The necklace. I had our photographers take a photo during our e-pics so I would always have it. Photo by Leafo Photo.
Both my e-ring and wedding band were reset by a jewelry store that holds a special place in FI’s family. His grandmother was their first customer when they opened. I loved this connection and knowing that we could trust the jeweler making my rings. With the setting of my e-ring I knew I needed a curved band. I picked out a curved one and let the jeweler work their magic.
Here is the outcome:
My wedding band
Rings on (backwards because the jeweler told me it was bad luck to put them on the correct way – I figured I would listen)
I still have over half the diamonds left to make another band or a gift that can be handed on to another female in the family.
I would love to hear about other rings with history, whether it is a family history or not.
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@DEBeachGirl: That’s an amazing story of History and love!!
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@FutureMrsHolmes: Thank you. I wrote it all out so I would have the history to pass down and thought I would share.
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- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@DEBeachGirl: Oh they look great! That is so sweet about reusing the stones from the necklace into your band.
I’ve posted these before, but I will again 🙂 I have my maternal great-grandmother’s (which later became my grandmother’s) engagement ring, and I will also use her/their engraved wedding band. My grandmother originally had a different e-ring, but someone broke into her house a long time ago (40s? 50s?) and stole it. So she started wearing her mother’s ring.
My grandmother died when I was pretty young in 1990 and left some jewelry to my sister and me. These rings have been in my parents’ safe ever since, and my sweet fiance knew that they meant a lot to me sentimentally. He went to my parents’ house last summer to ask their blessing for our marriage, and then was like, “And can I grab that ring?” Haha. They were thrilled to give it to him.
Here they are soldered together (wedding band in the middle) with a third ring that was an anniversary gift to my grandmother. It’s rubies and diamonds – rubies were her birthstone, and also my paternal grandmother’s, and my mom’s, and mine! I had the three rings separated but I’ll wear the ruby ring occasionally too.
And here is the e-ring on its own. After we’re married, I’ll wear it with the wedding band. So nice to wear something embued with family history and meaning! (I also like that he/we didn’t have to spend a fortune on a ring, and that we didn’t contribute to the social/environmental ills of diamond and platinum mining.)
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@lolot: Your rings are stunning. I love them. And how fun that you can change up how you wear them! I love that FI asked for their blessing/permission and the ring all at once. That is great! And yes that is exactly it with family history. And I totally agree about the money and the diamond trade.
Oddly I just found out last week that my Gmom (other side of the family) had to have her rings cut off and never got them fixed. After her mom (my great grandmom) passed away she started wearinig her wedding band.
My SIL only had her ring reset b/c my Mom-Mom had a weird sizer thing on hers that could be adjusted and it wouldn’t work for my SILs fingers. So they used the stone but reset it.
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Not sure if i can play along, but i see OP posted a necklace so here it goes anyways. This necklace was given to me the morning of my wedding as i stood in my wedding dress. My mother had her E-ring diamond taken out of its setting and turned it into a pendant for me to have. Its super special to me…. equal or more important than my wedding set. 🙂
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OP, I remember you mentioning you were going to do that. I love how special that ring is to you!
Post # 9
beautiful rings and I love these stories!
Post # 10
Lovely set! I love all the sentiment behind your stones! Congratulations!
Post # 11
Beautiful! I love the story behind your rings, thanks for sharing!
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I love stories like these! Family is so important to me and having that connection through a ring which symbolizes love and unity is amazing! I’m not yet engaged (hopefully soon, fingers crossed!) however I already have seen the ring which will happily sit on my finger eventually!
it is a family ring from SO’s maternal grandmother. Originally bought as a RHR from a local jeweler in the early 80s, it is not your typical engagment ring! When I have my special sparkly on my finger ill be sure to come back and post a photo!
Keep those Awesome stories/photos coming!
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@MrsHoneyC: Of course you can play! What an amazing thing for your mom to do and what a special wedding gift! That is a beautifl necklace!
@GFerg: I think this is the first time anyone has remembered me on the ‘bee. Thanks!
@dlbaqua: @6598731ssfse3: @houstonwhodat: Thank you.
@kakers: How awsome that you get a his grandmom’s ring! I can’t wait to see photos of your ring (and get to say congrats!)