what to do with 'heirloom' jewellery?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MsGinkgo:  I have rings that belonged to each of my grandmothers that I wear regularly as my RHR (not diamond though…one is turquoise and the other is a big, beautiful emerald cut topaz).  I also have my mom’s wedding ring from my biological dad (she gave it to me when I was 16) as well as her “divorce” ring that she bought herself after they divorced. I wear those both as RHR’s as well…i know their marriage may not have ended well or lasted, but its the only part of “them” that I have.  So I cherish it regardless.  I’m that sentimental person though…I also have my great grandmothers wedding band as my wedding band. So you can tell 1) I love jewlery and 2) I love jewelry that belonged to my family.  In my eyes it keeps them with me 🙂

Post # 4
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I feel like we need pix!!

Post # 5
44 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would just put them away in your jewelry box and wear them from time to time. They will always be special to you because they are passed down from your Mom and Grandma.Get your own engagement ring and build your own memories.

Post # 6
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


You can wear them if you like their curent style

OR go to a jeweller (an independent who does custom work) and remake them into something that you will love and wear occasionally. You might even be able to trade them in for something that would be more your style (I wouldn’t recommend this if they were sentimental, but they are not).

You can have a pendant made, or earrings, or use them (and other stones/metals) to create a RHR for yourself.

Post # 8
3239 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I would suggest you choose a piece of jewelry you would actually wear and have the stones reset. The only thing I’d suggest is that you keep the original settings, for sentimental reasons and in case you ever change your mind. My mum reset her diamonds from her wedding set into a different style and I am SO glad she kept her original setting in her lock box at the bank. I know I will inherit that ring (though I certainly hope that doesn’t happen anytime soon!), and I want to put the original back together.

Post # 9
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MsGinkgo: Have Brian Gavin or someone look at recutting your 1.2 to improve its performance and set it into a pendant or save it for a son / daughter. 

I’d try to find a matching stone for your mom’s .25 and have it made into earrings. 

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