Anyone else have an heirloom engagement ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Describe your engagement ring:
    It's a brand new ring which I/we picked at a store : (95 votes)
    45 %
    It's a ring that had belonged to someone in his or my family : (86 votes)
    41 %
    It's a vintage style ring that was purchased or given (not belonging to family) : (31 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My ring features the diamond my grandmother gave my mom the day I was born.  It was set in a plain solitaire setting, so after he proposed, Fi and I took it to get a new setting.  I love my ring!

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Great grandmothers ring… had to be resized with the stones getting taken out and reset. For ma wee finger!

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    You bees should know you can’t post stuff like that and not post pics!!! Wink

    Post # 6
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee

    My mother has given my SO a family heirloom diamond ring for when he is ready to propose.  Not only is it a beautiful ring, the fact that my family has given it to him is really special too. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a ring that my grandma inherited from her aunt, so it’s my great-great-aunt’s ring. It’s amazing. Nothing I ever would have chosen for myself, but now that it’s mine, I LOVE it. 

    I’ve kept the band that came with my ring, and I’ll leave it off of mine so that I can pass it down later (I have size 3.25 fingers, so sizing it down would make it super hard to pass on and keep the look of it). We’re getting a simple thin band made to solder to my solitaire, and also a wide band that matches Mr.ND’s to wear when I can’t rock the e-ring.

    Mr.ND also has his grandfather’s band to wear after the wedding. Pretty cool that we’ve got family things to pass down.  

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have a yellow sapphire that has been in my fiance’s family for 4 generations. The last setting was a little worse for wear, so we got it reset in a new ring that resembles the original (from what we can gather) setting.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Treasure43: Thank you. It was my grandmother’s and is 61 yrs old.

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I have his mother’s engagement ring, but I had to have it refitted and polished.  Now, it looks like new and gorgeous!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have an heirloom stone–it’s been in FI’s family for over 100 years.  His mother had it in her ring, but gave it to Fiance to propose with; I am very lucky!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The diamond on my solitaire belonged to his grandmother. It was the same ring his grandfather proposed with. It pretty much has tons of history. His grandpa was an american sailor and his grandma was set up on a blind date with him in australia. needless to say, she was swept off her feet and came to america. lol his grandmother will be 86. and she got married around 19.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My FI’s mom gave him his late grandmother’s diamond ring and he took the stone out of it (1 ct. diamond) and got it put into a new setting for me with side diamonds. It’s amazing! I love having an heirloom/new ring.

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