Post # 1
My fiance proposed with my great grandmothers ring- I absolutely adore it, I still stare at it, and its almost been a year.
If you also got a passed on ring, post your pictures please! I would love to see other girls’!
I unfortunatly broke my camera this weekend and do not have any pics of mine on my computer! I will share pics when I get a new camera (better be soon!).
Hope you will still share your pics anyway!
Post # 3
My ring isn’t an heirloom but the center diamond is. His mother passed on his great-grandmother’s diamond that was set into a necklace and that’s what he propsed with. I was completely blown away! We then went to the jeweler’s and went for a vintage-y type ring and picked it out together.
I love it so much and we plan on one day either passing on the diamond or the ring to one of our children 🙂
Sorry the pic isn’t clear, it was taken with my phone at the jeweler’s! That’s so sweet he used your great-grandmother’s, I hope to see pics of it soon!!!
Post # 4
O my, that is beautiful!!
I didn’t think to take a pic with my phone, here is my ring. My phone camera is terrible, soo you can’t see it very well 🙁 It is a square white gold setting with a round diamond. I love it.
My mom got it from my grandpa about a year ago and she knew how much I loved/wanted it and when my fiance asked for my parents blessing she gave it to him. 🙂
Post # 5
It’s gorgeous! I like the round diamond in the square setting, it’s very different! That is probably the sweetest story!!
Post # 6
Yours is just stunning! So sparkly and if I may say, huge! You guys did a great job of designing it, which also makes it unique and one of a kind. I love the vintage look.
Post # 7
I have an heirloom center stone and I love it! It’s been in his family for over a century 🙂 It’s a happy first step into joining his family. Part of me wishes I had the old setting, but so far each bride has gotten a new setting so I guess that’s part of the tradition, too.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Ooooh, more of these, please! I love the idea of using an heirloom or vintage ring, I wish we’d thought of that!
Post # 9
Some of you are probably sick of seeing my ring…The center diamond is an Heirloom – since its from the early 1900’s we decided to design a circa Art Deco 1920’s ring…
Post # 10
sigh…..I never tire of seeing your ring Jackie-O!
mines not an heirloom…just thought I’d share! lol
Post # 11
Jackie-O — that is a gorgeous ring. Would love to see more pics!
Post # 12
My wedding band (a semi-eternity band) is an heirloom! My mother gave it to me. She wasn’t sure who it belonged to because her own mother died when she was only 3 years old. A jeweler was able to read the old inscriptions inside and saw that it actually belonged to two women, both with initials AEG. I have been doing our family genealogy and I discovered that they were my grandmother and great-grandmother! So I have a 4th generation wedding band, which I just love!
Edit – Also wanted to add that by chance, my hubby’s last name also starts with a G, so if we have a daughter we want to give her the initials AEG as well and then pass the ring down to her!
Post # 13
This is my heirloom ring. It was almost exactly what I wanted and in my size when my FI’s grandmother gave it to him.
Sorry if the pic is huge.
Post # 14
My husband’s great grandmother’s white gold ring was reset for my engagement ring and my wedding band. The orginal ring had a 1 carat round OEC center stone and then round side stones. My engagement ring is the center stone from the original ring in a new 4 prong palladium setting. The side stones from the original ring were reset into a palladium setting for my wedding band.
Post # 15
@jackie-o: Very pretty. Are you going to wear a band with your ring or wear it alone after you get married?
Post # 16
Mine is my great grandmothers center stone from the early 1900’s (according to the jeweler!), it’s quite cool that the shape isn’t “perfect” due to the fact that diamonds couldn’t be cut perfectly that early! I’ll be getting 2 matching diamond bands for either side