(Closed) big dilemma: heirloom ring (free) or new ring (not free)?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How exciting! I’m glad you chose the heirloom ring.  I have an heirloom ring that was in FI’s family and I love that it has so much meaning.  Post pictures!  I agree with the other posts that you can always upgrade for an anniversary or special occasion.  

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it would be a good idea to take the heirloom ring. When you both have steady, sufficient incomes, then revisit the idea of a new, fancier ring. Some stores even offer a layaway option.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you answered your own question when you stated “neither of us are in a financial position to buy this ring yet”.  When it’s all said and done…it’s just a ring!  There’s no need to go into financial debt for a ring.  Think of it as money saved!

I would graciously accept the gift you’ve been given by your future Mother-In-Law.  It’s a sweet gesture and it gives your ring some family history.  Who cares if “everyone else” has bigger rings?  Big deal!  Would you rather have thousands of dollars in a bill to pay off just for a slightly larger stone?  It doesn’t make good financial sense to do so.

And you can always “upgrade” your ring at a later date when you both CAN afford it.  Perhaps as an anniversary gift?  Laughing

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@colorofmyheart:  oh i’m so happy things worked out for you. be sure to post pix when you get your ring k?

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

OP: ooooo I love it!! πŸ™‚

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Thats beautiful!  Are the rest of the stones part of it too or only the middle one?

I love heirloom rings!  I have an heirloom setting. πŸ™‚

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh it’s beautiful!!! i love it.  i’m in a similiar situation but instead of the stone being small, turns out it’s fake.  it was replaced with a faux stone of some kind by the great aunt in the 60’s.  i was also given another ring with a solitare 1ct ish stone from Future Mother-In-Law.  i just have to have it set in the vintage setting.  haven’t due to finances but will eventually.  i wear them both off and on.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh it’s beautiful!!! i love it.  i’m in a similiar situation but instead of the stone being small, turns out it’s fake.  it was replaced with a faux stone of some kind by the great aunt in the 60’s.  i was also given another ring with a solitare 1ct ish stone from Future Mother-In-Law.  i just have to have it set in the vintage setting.  haven’t due to finances but will eventually.  i wear them both off and on.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Definitely accept the ring and wear it at least until your Fiance saves up for the ring you really want, whether it be before or after your wedding.

IMO an heirloom ring is priceless while a ring with a bigger stone is just more expensive. Not to mention the sentimental value.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reign14: I like that! Priceless v. just more expensive. Perfectly said! πŸ™‚

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you made the right choice!

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