What should I do with this ring?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What should I do with this ring?
    Keep it, suck it up and wear it - it was your mom's : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Trade it in - that's what she used to do! : (13 votes)
    24 %
    Keep it, but re-set the stones in a different setting : (28 votes)
    51 %
    Keep it, even though I know I'll never wear it : (9 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    454 posts
    Helper bee

    @codysgirl16:  you can melt the gold and create a new ring, necklace, pendant with the sapphire and diamonds to make it more modern.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @otto2008:  thats what I would do. I would make it into something that was symbolic or something I would wear often that way I could keep it, the sentiment and be happy to wear it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Would it be possible to talk to your stepdad and ask to trade in the ring for another ring in her collection? If not, then sell it for the gold or save the sapphires and diamonds and have them reset.

    Post # 7
    Member
    547 posts
    Busy bee

    @codysgirl16:  I would trade some pieces in to Schubach and have them craft a new ring using the gold. I would just forget about the stones if they’re not nice and worth wearing. If you don’t like yellow gold, I’d trade the rings in to offset the cost of having a custom piece made.

    You could also post the gold pieces on eBay. You list them individually in auctions and start the auction at the current melt value of the gold. Someone will buy it to wear, or buy it as scrap, which is more likely. 

    Just bc these items belonged to your mom doesn’t mean you need to hoard them all or utilize the stones and/or gold. It seems you do have at least one item you wear. That’s enough.

    Post # 12
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    As the other Bees have said you have options… in order to LOVE and wear something from your Mom now.  (As is… or by restyling it)

    Or sell it… and take the cash.

    BUT you should also think about the following too:

    FACT – Fashion is a circular kind of thing… what you think “Hideous” NOW was very much in Fashion during your Mom’s time… and no doubt will be all the rage again in the future… even just because it is “Vintage”

    Witness the resurged interest in stuff from the 1960s and earlier…

    So you could also opt just to HOLD ON TO IT… as is.

    And pass it on to a future member of your Family (Daughter, Son, Niece etc)

    Someone will find it AMAZING that they own a piece of family history / heritage

    Witness all the Bees who are chafing at the bit to get a Heirloom Ring from their Grandmas or off EBay from the 1930s, 1920s or earlier… Art Deco – Edwardian Era – Victorian Era etc.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Maybe you could try trading the jewelry you never wear with your sister for something you would wear.

    Post # 15
    Member
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    It depends on how sentimental you are, but I would certainly check with other family members before you consider selling or trading in the belongings of a deceased loved one. 

    I would never forgive someone who sold estate jewelry outside the family– your sister or SD might have cherished memories of her wearing it or something? 

    So change it if you want, keep it and wear it or don’t, give it to your own daughter someday, or give it to your sister….but don’t sell it!

    Post # 16
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    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @codysgirl16:  It’s likely that the value of the stones is NOT worth the workmanship bill. Tiny gemstones are worth pretty much nothing on the second hand market.

    Sell the thing for it’s gold value while gold prices are high, that’s what I’d do. unsentimental person that I am.

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