Post # 1
I inherited my grandmother’s engagement ring when I was about 13. It is a OEC solitare (I would guess about .75 ct) in a plain yellow gold setting. Growing up, I always thought that I would use that as my engagement ring, but when the time came, my FI and I decided not to use it, for a variety of reasons. I thought that I would use the diamond to make a solitare pendant, but I think I am a little hesitant to take the diamond out of the ring, because it seems so special to have the original piece of jewelry. However, I never wear the ring because I think it looks a little funny as a RHR (it is obviously an engagement ring), it is YG and all of my other jewelry is silver-colored and I don’t like the mismatch, and the prongs and band have worn a little thin.
So what would you do? Leave it as is for sentimental reasons and just keep it in the jewelry box or have it reset into a necklace?
Post # 3
I think turning it into a pendant for a necklace is a great idea. The pendant will be close to your heart.
Post # 5
The diamond in my engagement ring came from my great-grandmother’s ring. I have the old ring setting and plan to put my mother’s birthstone in it and give it back to her. You could do something like that–put the diamond in a pendant and have another stone put in the setting.
Or, you could have that metal melted down and turn it into your FH’s wedding band!
Post # 6
I think it would be really sweet to wear it as a necklace on your wedding day.
Post # 7
You could take it out for a necklace, but if you do that, I’d recommend keeping the setting, in case someone down the line (daughter, grandchild, etc.) would like the ring in its original form.
Post # 8
Oh, I love the idea of making a pendant with the diamond and putting my grandma’s birthstone in the ring. Except that her birthday was in April, and I’m pretty sure that is birthstone is diamond!! That is something to think about, though. I will work on getting a good picture of the ring to post on here.
Post # 9
@paperumbrella: I’m in the same boat! 🙂