Post # 1
I have worn a purity ring since high school. It is very simple, sterling silver, with a small cross on it. I was always planning on having it somehow melted into my FH wedding band. However, most men’s bands are tungsten or titanium; thus, not being able to melt. I have bought my FI wedding band already, and it is tungsten. I would still like to give him my purity ring in some form. I’m not a huge fan of giving OUR daughter MY purity ring. I think that needs to be a significant and special decision for each person. He is a good ol’ country boy and never wears jewelry, so he is not too keen on the idea of wearing it on a chain. I have thought about simply melting down my purity ring into a separate men’s band. He would wear them together, almost like my E-ring and wedding band. Though he seems fairly positive about this solution, I am still not completely sold. I feel like I’m missing another way to work around this. Does anyone have any suggestions?? What have you done with your purity/promise rings??
Post # 3
does he wear any other jewelry? My fiance wears a necklace of St. Florian (he’s a firefighter) that would be awesome as your melted down ring.
Post # 4
Meldown down jewelry tends to be costly. Since its just silver why not leave it in the box for memories sake. Men just aren’t that sentimental.
Post # 5
Why don’t you just wear it on your right hand??
Post # 6
Its a purity ring, so there for I would put it away for memories sake. You are married now & it has no purpose anymore. Your wedding ring took its place! 🙂
Post # 7
Toss it out the window? 😉
haha Kidding, kinda. I think just storing it in a jewelry box would be good enough.
Post # 8
Maybe if you make a shadow box from your wedding, you can include it in there. Alternatively, you could see about getting it hammerd out into dogtags. Those are a bit more manly than a feminine ring on a necklace, and you can inscribe on it what you’d like.
Post # 9
Why don’t you get a gold mens band and melt it in with that? Mine and my fiances are going to both be gold 🙂
Post # 10
I would find a jeweler in your area willing to melt it down before deciding. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of jewelers aren’t keen on working with silver, and you may find it easier to keep it as is and find a solution that way. I love the idea and symbolism behind giving your purity ring to your husband, I think it’s sweet…just now sure how it would work.
If you do find a jeweler willing to melt it, I think making a seperate ring is a great idea! If he’s rough on his hands, depending on his job, maybe he should wear it on special occasions so it doesn’t get too banged up.
Post # 11
I think you should keep it for your children- either a daughter and tell her that it was yours etc or a son who can pass it onto his gf? The msg behind a purity ring is so special and having one handed down just makes it that little bit more special (IMO).
Post # 12
Have it melted down into silver cufflinks and present them to him on your wedding day?
Post # 13
@Fiberoptic: I like that idea alot!