What to do with heirloom oval engagement ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What to do with heirloom oval engagement ring?
    Reset it in a contemporary non-engagement style setting : (10 votes)
    37 %
    Keep the existing vintage setting, but have a jeweler lower the profile so it's wearable : (11 votes)
    41 %
    Nothing - 1 diamond ring is enough bling for 2 hands : (4 votes)
    15 %
    I have another idea for you and I'll tell you all about it! : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Maybe hold on to it for your own child to use in the future?

    Post # 4
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Give it to me. 😀

    That is seriously my dream rock haha. Do something good with it!

    Post # 7
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    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
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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 😉

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