What would you do? Inherited rings (pics inside)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do with these rings?
    Keep them as they are : (17 votes)
    18 %
    Change the setting of the diamond ring : (25 votes)
    26 %
    Change the setting of the sapphire : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Change both : (49 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That does not look like just a one carat diamond Surprised

     

    I would have the sapphire reset into a pendant, and the diamond reset into a ring of your style 🙂

    Post # 4
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    30 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I agree. Turning the sapphire into a pendant is a fabulous idea.

    Post # 5
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    2866 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’d set the diamond in a setting more to your taste and either set the sapphire in a necklace or set it aside for any future children you may have. 

    Post # 6
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Holy Canoli, that diamond ring is gigantic!  I agree with @Mrs.SleepyKittyI’m sure your great aunt would want you to enjoy the heirlooms as much as possible and wear them as much as possible.  Do whatever will give you the most joy and allow you to rock them all the time.  The more you wear them, the more people will comment and the more you’ll be able to say, “Thanks, they were my great aunts and she was awesome!”

    Post # 7
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i am trying to get a better look.  are there 2 bands, one on either side of the large diamond ring?  are they the same?

    start by researching designs that you like and would be comfortable to wear on a daily basis.

    i would sit down with a jewellery designer who you trust and dicuss about your options for resetting the diamonds into a setting that you will wear every day.  will this be your engagement ring and wedding band??

    as for the sapphire, i would leave it as is for a cocktail ring or set it in a pendant.

    Post # 8
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted to keep them as they are because of sentimentality.  I’m just one of those people.  Then again, I don’t wear jewlery often (not even my e-ring) so if they were given to me they would end up in a box getting older and unused.

    Post # 10
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    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Maybe you could melt the metal down and have a new setting made from it?

    I also like the idea of resetting the sapphire into a pendant. It’s beautiful.

    Post # 11
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    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Don’t worry about what is “in style” right now. We wear our rings for a lifetime, so they all go out of style pretty soon into the marriage.

    That said…

    Do whatever will make the stones the most useful to you. If she meant them to stay in the original setting, she would have said so in the will. 

    Post # 12
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’ll put in my 2 cents.

    I was given my grandmother’s engagement ring and wedding ring to give to my girlfriend when I propose, and my mom told me to do whatever I like with them. They were very dated, and I felt that my girlfriend wouldn’t love them if I gave them to her. So I asked around and eventually decided to buy a new ring and save those to give as a sentimental gift to her later. Then, she could decide to wear the rings as often as she likes, and the rings are preserved in their original condition. Well, I guess that kinda upset my mom, and now she’s talking about taking them back and giving them to my younger brother to use. That kinda hurt, but I totally see her reasoning. I thought it would be better to not alter the rings; she didn’t care what happened as long as they were used.

    So I would encourage you to make the best use of the rings you can, in any way that would make you proud to wear them!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would keep them as they are.  I have worked as a jeweler and I think there is something charming about keeping original jewelry.  To me, that makes it more valuable and charming than what is “in.”

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Ms_Midori:  I agree with the other posters! my ring is a 5.5 with a 1 carat center stone and I still think yours looks larger!  (have you had it checked?)

    Its funny because my ring is a bit similar with the cluster of diamonds on each side but I think it might be a bit bulky with the two bands attached to it… However, I think it is still really pretty – I personally dont think I would have it reset unless I was planning on using it as my engagement ring which I would be wearing every single day.  Its a beautiful ring in style or not.

    Post # 15
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    I think you should do whatever will allow for you to wear them more often 🙂  They deserve to be enjoyed and not sitting in a drawer.

    Post # 16
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think they’re both lovely and don’t really need any changes.  There is a lot of sentiment attached to seeing the rings as she saw them.  Does that mean you shouldn’t change them.  No.  I personally wouldn’t.  But, if i did, i would save the settings.  I don’t think i could bear to mel down the settings she’d bough or had made for herself.  But heck, they’re yours now! do what feels right to you! BTW that saphire is beautiful!!

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