(Closed) Anyone else have an heirloom engagement ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Describe your engagement ring:

    It's a brand new ring which I/we picked at a store

    It's a ring that had belonged to someone in his or my family

    It's a vintage style ring that was purchased or given (not belonging to family)

  • Post # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine is from Future Mother-In-Law. Fiance gave me a ring when he proposed (liked it) but I didnt know his mom and he got the diamond earrings Future Father-In-Law gave her when Fiance was adopted, and got it made into a ring. She wore those earrings everyday since he came home, and wanted me to have them. She was worried about just two stone (since two is a little odd for some ppl) But I absolutly love it the way it is!!

    Heres mine! (its much sparkly in person but my daughted stole my camera so this is phone camera…)

    Post # 33
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @weeonebride:  Very cool! I’ve never seen a two-stone ring before; very unique!

    Post # 34
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My ring is my grandmother’s that the Mr. received from my parents when he asked for thier blessing. 

    It’s a round cut solitare that we had reset in a more modern platnium setting (the original tiffany setting was way to small and got caught on everything)

    Like others, it has some inclusions-but I don’t care.  I think of my grandmother everytime I look down at my finger.

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee

    I really want to post a photo of mine.  That might be a bit rude since its not technically mine yet!

    Post # 37
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    mine was his maternal grandmother’s ring. it’s from the early 1930’s. it’s the most beautiful thing i’ve ever seen, and i couldn’t be happier with it. plus, the fact that his mother thinks enough of me to pass it on means a lot.

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    God Heirloom/vintage rings are always so classy!! I love them all ladies.

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The stone in mine is from FI’s paternal grandmother.  She inherited the stone from an Aunt of hers, if I remember correctly, so I am at least the third person to wear this stone…I’ll have to find out if it had been passed down any further than that.

    When Fiance first proposed, the ring looked like this…

    This “grandma ring” as I call it wasn’t my taste, so Fiance had it reset into this classic solitaire that I love!

    I have no idea what the original setting looked like – I wish I knew – but I love having the honor of wearing this family heirloom and can’t wait to pass it on some day.

    Post # 40
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @desireeanne – that looks a lot like mine, which was my great grandmothers from the 30’s!

     

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee

    This is a great thread! I’m a lucky woman and have two family engagement rings. The one I wear most regularly has the center stone from my fiance’s mother’s engagement ring. And the other is from my side of the family and is about 100 years old (more ornate)! Sorry the pics are HUGE. I love them both!!

    Post # 42
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @ClairDarling: Your engagement ring is gorgeous and classic!  That is a really amazing heirloom ring that will be in style 100 years from now.

    Post # 43
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Mine was my FI’s great-grandmother’s ring. She got a job doing candle light tours at a historic site in our town specifically to save to be able buy this one ring for herself. I love it and it’s more than I could have asked for in a ring. The sentiment means more than anything. :o)

    Post # 44
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Such beauties and I wanna see more sooooooo, bumpity-bump-bump. 

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I got my Mother-In-Law ring.  She has passed away now.  Its a lovely tear drop, I don’t really like the setting but my Fiance loves it so much that I’m not going to change it for awhile.  But we picked out a new wedding band because she was buried with it.  I really need to get some pictures of it.

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee

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    @weeonebride: That is absolutely amazing! It is so unique and gorgeous! And the story is the best part!

    What will your wedding band look like? (if you’ll have one, that is!)

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