- 8 years ago
Okay, bees, I’d like your input on what to do with my mother’s wedding and engagement rings. There’s a bit of backstory, so settle in. My mother and father divorced when I was just barely 2 years old. It was a very amicable separation, there was no drama, it just didn’t work out between them. They were young, just out of high school, and it was still considered ‘the right thing to do’ to get married when you were/had gotten someone pregnant. (I was born in Nov 1980, and Mama was already a few months along when they tied the knot)
Anyway, my dad passed away just a year and a half ago, and my grandmother (his mother) had held on to those wedding rings of my mother’s all these years. (Idk why she had them, and not my mother, or my mother’s mother, but whatev) Apparently, it had been his wish for me to have these one day, not necessarily to use as MY wedding rings, but just for me to have, period. Sniff Sniff, tears ensue, etc etc.
Here’s the rub(s): They are very small diamonds, and the stone/setting on one ring is very different in size and style than the other one, so it’s not like I could have them made into a set of earrings or something. I also have no wish to wear them as my own wedding rings, or add the diamonds to the settings of my ring one day (I’m still a waiting bee, so idk if that would even be an option, seeing as how Boyfriend or Best Friend still hasn’t popped the question yet) mainly because my mother is on her 4th husband, so I feel like there would be bad ‘ju-ju’ with them in that case. (Yes, her 4th, lol. Her current husband is great, and of course the first was just because she was so young, but, wooooo, the 2nd and 3rd were NOT her finest hour. She’s since learned her lesson-even turned down #4 twice before finally accepting his proposal.) I asked her if she had any opinion/preference on what I could/should do with them, since they were hers originally. She said I could do whatever I wanted, they were mine to do with as I wished, keep them, sell them, whatever, she wouldn’t mind either way.
So, my question is, do I keep them for now, and decide what to do with them later on down the road? Or do I take them to a jeweler to be appraised/sold? Or something else altogether? What’s your take, hive? Help!