Post # 1
I wanna see your family jewels! Whether it be your family or SO’s family that was gifted to you. I just LOVE the sentiment that follows a piece of jewelry and I wanna see those sparklies!!!
I left some of these a little large for detail: But here is my Amethyst RHR that was my maternal great-grandmother’s, a pendant made from my mother’s engagement ring from my father and then pics of my maternal grandmother’s original wedding set that I inherited. All I know about it is that she was married in the 1930’s so it’s at least that old and my mother had it soldered together because the shanks were worn so thin they had broken. It’s so tiny there is nothing I can do with it, I’d be too afraid to try and size it or have the shank replaced. I just have it locked up.
Here it is next to my original wedding band and the little sparkly I’m wearing while waiting for my rings to get back from the dang jeweler (grumble!).
Side View that shows the little cutouts in the wedding band:
It’s SO tiny. I have no idea what size it is… but here it is in my size 9.
Post # 3
@MrsMc77: Ahhh that wedding set is amazing! It’s so sad it’s like a size 3, lol!! When do you get YOUR new ring(s) back?? This weekend I am totally taking pictures of my random family jewelry 😉 I have my mom’s baby ring from 1955!!
Post # 4
@wrkbrk: They quoted me TODAY as a promise date – but I’ve had ZERO phone calls so far. Oh wait, they don’t open until right now so I guess I’ll cut them a TINY bit of slack 🙂
I wonder what my mom did with her baby ring AND mine? We had tiny gold rings with flat gold hearts and our first initial engraved on the heart. She bought me one to match hers when I was a baby. I need to ask her about that!!!
Post # 5
Sorry but the title made me laugh. I thought i might see some pictures of a guys balls here.
haha i have a sick mind.
Post # 6
@MrsMc77: Um no joke that is exactly what mine is. My mom’s is a tiny gold flower and my baby ring is a flat gold oval with my first initial in it! WEIRD!
Um good luck with getting that phone call and update us!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 7
@wrkbrk: hahahaha.. oh you know I’ll post pics when it’s done! That’s so neat about your baby ring! I wonder if that was just the “thing” for baby rings? I don’t really think I’ve heard of people doing them now? (I’m a 1974 baby… it was the thing then, at least!)
OH – I also have a bracelet that belonged to my grandmother that I will take pics of tonight. It’s a gold filigree bangle with all types of tiny dots of gems all over it! I totally forgot about it!!!
Post # 8
@Swizzle: (that was the point… cause I have a sick/twisted mind too!! hahahahaha… glad you got a laugh this morning!)
Post # 9
Lol, nice thread title!
My engagement ring has an heirloom center stone–it’s been in my family for 4 generations and re-set each time for the new bride. 🙂 (Still smarting over that “Can an heirloom diamond come from the bride’s side” thread, lol.)
And here’s my great-great-grandmother’s cameo, which will be pinned to my bouquet as my something old!
Post # 10
This is my OEC Antique Champagne diamond C. 1900-1920.
Post # 11
I have my grandmother’s engagement ring from 1949. The diamond was my great-grandmother’s and is from the early 1920s. It is somewhere between .5 and .75 carats. I’m not going to use it as my engagement ring but I am going to use the matching wedding band!
Post # 12
Family jewels are awesome! The center stone was passed down to my grandmother (on my father’s side) and then to me, but is originally from my great grandfather – it’s more than 100 years old! We gave it some more sparkly friends to spice up the ring a bit =)
Post # 13
@howsweetitis: GORGEOUS! One day I will own something rose gold… sigh. I hear you about that thread… personally (just MY own opinion) I’d rather wear something that was handed down through the women in MY family. I think the sentiment of “acceptance/love” is great when the groom’s family gives something but to ME – I’d rather wear something the women who raised me and the women before me wore. JMHO. (Also – how awkward is it if you have a diamond from HIS family and -hey it happens- you split up and have to give it back?)
@MrsZynxy: That’s beautiful!!! Pics of the band???
@GoldenGal: That is one stunning hunk of ring! I’m seriously drooling over here!
@tinyteapot: Diamonds should always have friends!!! That’s a lovely ring!!!
It doesn’t have to be just rings, folks – let’s see ALL the pretty things!!! 🙂
Post # 14
@wrkbrk: I’m afraid I might be a victim of a shenanigan. DH is the contact person on the paperwork for my new rings and he says they’ve not called him AND he informed me we are having date night tomorrow night (before fall semester of school starts back and I’m too busy!) AAAANNNDD we know the jeweler so ALL of this in my suspicous mind = he’s gonna give me the new ones on date night instead! UGH! Yay and Grrrr… all at the same time! LOL
PS – I really want to call them myself, but I’m afraid if someone else answers and blabs I’ll ruin a sweet surprise. Then again maybe it’s really NOT here yet. ARGHHHH. I need a valium.
Post # 15
My grandma’s wedding band I’m getting resized. It’s the only piece of jewelry that didn’t get stolen at the nursing home. Lol.
Post # 16
The setting is from my great grandmother, but I just got the setting, the stones had been reused in other jewelry that is with other members of my family. I had a saphire placed for the centerstone and 3 small diamonds on either side. The setting is an amazing 14k gold 1920’s style.