SO proposed with two rings! What should I do with the other one?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

First of all, congratulations on your engagement! You lucky girl, two rings! 🙂 They’re both gorgeous and I can definitely see your dilemma! 🙂 <br /><br />I have an idea. How about you reset your center stone into a pendant so you can wear it now and have the pave sidestones set into your wedding band? If you ever feel like wearing a bigger ring, you can still take the oval from the pendant and have it set into a ring later. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

charlie486:  CONGRATS!!!  Now if it were me and he will let you keep both, I would keep them both and wear them because they are both quite lovely.  Of course not at the same time… LOL  I get bored easy so it would be nice to switch occasionally…. I absolutely love them both and wouldnt have the oval reset, if you wanna wear a big honking solitaire this week then do it no matter what your age.. the beauty is mixed metals look good, so if you get a simple band it will be able to go with either one….. Keep them both..

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

charlie486:  I honestly have no idea! I think it would probably actually be cheaper than having a new ring made from scratch though since you already have the diamonds. You could also have them melt down the gold from the setting and use it towards your wedding band to keep the cost down. Visit a few jewelers and get quotes, I don’t think the cost should be too high.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

They are both gorgeous but I see why you picked the more modest one, I would have too 🙂

I am a vintage and antique lover and honestly I feel it would be such a shame to take apart or melt down that second ring. it’s a work of art! If it were me I would wear it as a RHR for very nice occasions, and/or switch it out as literally just an alternate e-ring. You will probably want to wear it more when you are older, I think you’re right to think that.

Also, with rings like that you don’t needs flashy or expensive wedding bands. My taste would just be to pair somethign very, very plain and classic with either of those, and that is not expensive! 🙂

Post # 7
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I wouldn’t reset such a beautiful old piece! I’d exchange for wedding bands

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d keep it and maybe wear it occasionally and pass it down!  

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I love that oval! I would have the oval reset into a band like Blake Lively’s and wear the deco ring as a RHR, but that’s just me.

 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Congrats on your engagement. They are both lovely rings! I agree with PP, set it in a pendant, and use the side stones to make a wedding band.. That would be super special!!!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Congrats on your engagement!  I have never heard of a guy proposing with two rings, cute! 

Honestly, I think you should exchange the ring. As you said, you can get your wedding rings and possibly something else nice for yourself out of the exchange. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would keep it in my jewlery box for a day when I feel like having more ring. I love the one you chose BTW! It reminds me of my grandmother’s ring. As a lover of antique jewlery I wouldn’t want to change anything about either of them. You can save the ring and then if you want to pass down one of them to a child or grandchild you will have 2 options! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would keep the oval ring and switch out the e-rings once in a while. I think it’s a gorgeous ring.

Post # 14
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

They’re both beautiful! I would keep both of them and wear them when I’m wearing different metals (i.e. when the rest of your jewelry is yellow gold, or when the rest of your jewelry is white gold/silver).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

charlie486:  Wow, you have two beautiful rings there! And Congrats! If I were you I think I would exchange the oval and get wedding bands and earrings. You can only wear one of them at a time, and I personally would just feel bad knowing theres one sitting at home when it could have been exchanged. But, everyone is different! If you think you’d like to change it up every now and then and switch rings, keep them both!

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