Post # 1
I inherited a beautiful oval diamond engagement ring from my grandma a few years ago. Not entirely sure of the story on how it came to be in her collection, but I know it was not her actual engagement ring. I love my e-ring from FI and wouldn’t use the heirloom ring as an my own e-ring, but I would like to be able to wear grandma’s ring on occasion. However, I just don’t think I would be likely to use it in it’s current setting — a very very high, very obvious engagement ring. I’m debating having it reset into something more contemporary/less engagement ring looking (like the Maboussin in the last pic).
On the one hand, if I reset it I would be able to wear it instead of letting it collect dust in the jewelry box. On the other hand, it would lose its vintage-y qualities, which is a little sad… What do you guys think? Anyone with other ideas on what to do with it?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Maybe hold on to it for your own child to use in the future?
Post # 4
set it into a pendant or bracelet? My mother had a few rings and after her death, I inherited her ering which i now wear as mine and my sister inherited and is wearing as a RHR. We took an additional ring and broke it down and used the channel set diamonds to create 3 matching bracelets for her, her daughter, and me and used the larger stone and some of the channel set stones to create a matching necklace (that I have). You can design something custom and unique that will allow you to wear it and enjoy it. Jewlery should not sit in a box, drawer, or safe IMHO, it is meant to be enjoyed.
Post # 5
@urbanriceball: WOWZA that’s high! I can see why just wearing it as a RHR. I don’t really have any advice because i have the exact same dilema (except I know the kinda cool/sad story behind mine).
Post # 6
Give it to me. 😀
That is seriously my dream rock haha. Do something good with it!
Post # 7
That setting is so high. It’s the high dive of settings. I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to wear it while it’s so high, but I’d look into seeing if you can get the setting lowered. The setting (from above) is so gorgeous. GORGEOUS. Although the center stone itself is lovely, and would look great in another setting, you will lose all the character if you scrap the setting. If you are comfortable losing it’s character, reset it. If you are more sentimental and want to preserve an heirloom for future generations depsite the probably headache of dealing with altering the setting, try to get the setting lowered.
Post # 8
@urbanriceball: I’d reset it. No one said you have to get rid of the original setting! Just hold onto that; no harm done. I love the last ring you posted. I got a stone for my bday and had a similar problem (“problem” lol) as you — I did not want it to look like I was wearing two engagement rings. Thus, I set the stone in a bezel for my right hand to make it look more RHR-ish 😉