Post # 1
This is my very first posting, so I’m pretty excited about it (especially since I’ve been silently creeping this amazing site for a couple of months now… shhhhhh)!
I am with the man of my dreams (seriously… he’s my knight in shining armor <3) and we have recently started looking at e-rings together and are having very serious conversations about all of it. I know it’s going to happen kinda soon – I just don’t know exactly HOW soon.
Either way, there are some ring details that I really need to get ironed out ASAP! I always thought that I wanted a cushion cut e-ring, as they are, by far, my favorite shape. With that said, I have a beautiful antique diamond ring (early 1900’s, 1.25 carat center) that has been passed along to me… the catch is that it is a round diamond. So I’m at a bit of a crossroads: here I am, in love with the cushion cut, but have a beautiful antique round-diamond ring in my hands right now. Then I came across the Tacori 2620 *giant sigh*… I truly am OBSESSED with this Tacori e-ring, and guess what? I’d be able to use my family’s antique round diamond as the center stone, and it would be surrounded by the cushion-bloom halo, which gives it the look I’m after, so I’d get the best of both worlds! Seems like a perfect solution, right?!
The issue at hand is that I feel guilty because I will essentially be “ruining” a gorgeous antique ring that’s been in my family for a hundered years. Should I just keep the e-ring the way it is, in all its antiquey-glory?! Is it superficial/wasteful etc. of me to want to ruin a perfectly good antique ring, just to have my SO go and buy me a brand new one?
Please help me Bees!
Antique ring pics, followed by my Tacori obsession:
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
@MDolly: Both rings are GORGEOUS! I would say to get the Tacori ring that you are in love with, with the antique diamond. When the antique setting is empty, you could always put a different stone in the center and wear it as a RHR. You need to do what makes you happy. You will still have both the diamond and the setting, but not together, so you wouldn’t be ruining anything imo 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 4
@Someday_Mrs_Maguire: great idea!! I know some people who have done that and they’re very happy.
Post # 5
KEEP THE ANTIQUE! Seriously….. it’s sooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 6
@MDolly: The antique one is more unique. The question is do you want a ring a lot of other women will have or not?
Post # 7
First off welcome to the hive and your ring is stunning. Everyone here knows I am in love with this Tacori setting
really EVERYTHING Tacori, BUT……I really think that ring is unique and you shouldnt change it. It has too much history and I actually like it better then the Tacori
Post # 8
I’d keep the antique setting. The Tacori is pretty, but isn’t really special. The antique will make people do a double-take.
Post # 9
They’re both beautiful, but I really love things that are different or unique. I’d keep the ring as it is. 🙂
Post # 10
I love your current setting. I feel like artisans put so much more effort into ring design in the past, than most do today… rings today seem to be more about being mass-produced and “good enough” than unique pieces of art (in general. Artisans still exist but it’s not like before.)
I think Tacoris are nice for modern designs, but don’t hold a candle to good quality antique designs.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Try wearing the antique one for a while. It’s so special to wear something that’s been in your family for that long! (I can relate, my ring was my great-grandmother’s and then grandmother’s and is from the same period as yours.) If you are still lusting after the Tacori in a few months after your engagement, you can always switch it up.
They’re both beautiful but WOW! That antique is amazing.
Post # 13
I prefer the antique ring. Much more unique and special in my opinion, and I think it is beautiful.
However, if you really want the other ring I know how it feels to not be entirely happy with the ring you do have so I suggest:
1. Seeing if you can put another stone (even a coloured stone) in the antique (though I prefer it as is!) and setting the stone in the Tacori;
2. Waiting to get the Tacori for a significant anniversary with a new stone so you can switch rings/wear one on each hand/put the antique away for safekeeping to pass down to another generation.
Post # 14
Keep the antique ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
I don’t think it’s wasteful at all to want a new setting that is totally you. You’re the one wearing it every day for the rest of your life, not your family. I say get the Tacori setting and put a gemstone in the antique ring and wear it as a right hand ring!
Post # 16
OMGEEEEE! the antique one by far is so much more beautiful!! I think if you change it you will regret it for sure! Also the setting is so large and lovely, i would of never guessed it was a 1.25ct diamond. looks more like 2 carat on your hand! such great finder coverage. Perhpas to kill your craving for a cushion cut you could one day get a coloured stone in a cushion shape for your right hand?