(Closed) Anyone have their grandmother’s ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My grandmother had a simple yellow gold wedding band. She didn’t take it off when she got pregnant and they often had to cut it off in the delivery room. It simply didn’t survive after six pregnancies. My other grandmother had her ring redesigned in the 80s and my mom wears it on special occasions. 

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@mmr66:  I think the squiggle is really neat!  

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have my FI’s great grandmother’s diamond.  He put it in a new setting.  He had his jeweler put it in the same style as the De Beers Promise solitaire engagement ring.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve posted it before, but I have my grandmother’s wedding band but e-ring bought new by Fiance. I’m not sure if that grandmother even had a diamond- the ring is fairly wide, I think it was worn solo originally (grandm died before iw as born, so I never saw it on her). I’m the third to wear it- we think it was originally her godmother’s

Post # 33
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Newbee

First off, all of your rings are gorgeous!

I have my Grandma’s ring and it won’t be my e-ring, but it was the ring my Grandpa proposed to my Grandma with and I received it when my Grandma died. I don’t wear it because the prongs need some work & I don’t want to lose a diamond while wearing it, but I love it & it’s so special to have!

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@mspuppylove:  We’re twins! Your ring is beautiful!!

My guess is that my ring is from the 1930s, if I’m doing my math correctly. My SO is 34. I think his mom had him in her 20s. If I assume that his grandmother did too, then the ring is about 80 years old. So that would put it in the early 1930’s but 1920s is definitely possible.

Also, the diamond was SO’s great-grandfather’s. He had it in another piece of jewelry and had it reset into the ring as a gift for his daughter, SO’s grandmother (so it was never an e-ring before). For all I know, the diamond could be 90+ years old. It’s just the setting that could be anywhere from the 20s to 30s. 

Post # 36
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Honey bee

What beautiful rings and wonderful stories!!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This was my great-grandmothers engagement ring. Not the best picture of it, but I absolutely love it! I was named after her (my middle name).

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My grandmother passed down both her first wedding ring to my Father’s biological father and her second wedding ring to her second husband, whom she married much later in life. The first wedding ring, I wear occassionally but it is in such poor condition (need to be reset) that I can’t wear it as an e-ring (not to mention, its CZ). But, Fiance proposed with my grandmother’s second ring and I absolutely love it. The ring has not been changed in any way 🙂

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My grandmother had a “horrfic setting” (jewelers words not mine) and so we had the single diamond reset.  I kind of pushed Fiance into using it, just seems romantic that the ring my grandpa saved up for is being brought out of the dark jewelry box to be worn again. 

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@MaggieL:  that’s really neat that you’re named after your grandmother! My first name is the place in Ireland that my grandmother is from (the one who’s ring I wear) and my middle name is my other grandmother’s name.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My grandmother had a “horrfic setting” (jewelers words not mine) and so we had the single diamond reset.  I kind of pushed Fiance into using it, just seems romantic that the ring my grandpa saved up for is being brought out of the dark jewelry box to be worn again. 

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@MaggieL:  that’s really neat that you’re named after your grandmother! My first name is the place in Ireland that my grandmother is from (the one who’s ring I wear) and my middle name is my other grandmother’s name.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@MaggieL:  so cool that your named after her! my middle name is great grandmothers too! and original owner of my wedding ring.  small world!

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have an Engagement Ring created from TWO rings that belonged to my grandmother! The band I picked up for a couple hundred bucks from an online seller, and I’m in LOVE with how unique the whole thing looks (I’ve seen similar e-ring styles on other brides, but I’ve never seen a wrap band like mine on anyone else). 

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