(Closed) Dilemna with mother’s wedding/engagement rings

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Pop the stones into something you want and wear it on your right hand! If you have all the stones, a setting shouldn’t cost much.

Post # 4
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would keep them and decide later.  Maybe you don’t need to do anything to them and can leave them as they are (for now).  Perhaps you could start anew with these rings and give them to a daughter later on in life?  Get them set into a bracelet or necklace?  There are lots of options, but I don’t think it is something you should sell – at least not at this point – especially since your grandmother purposefully kept them for you to have.  I would just wait and see…you don’t have to decide right now!

Post # 5
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would just keep them put away for now.  My sisters mom passed away and my dad kept her rings for her.  My sis is not responsible and really has no want for the rings as it was my mom that actually raised her.  Her daughter just entered college and my dad is holding them to give to her for her graduation.  She knows this and can’t wait to get them and hear all the stories about her grandmother.  I think it will be more sentimental to the next generation than they are to you.

Post # 6
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would take them to a custom jeweler to be remade into a piece of jewelry that you’ll actually wear and will remind you of your dad. A good custom jeweler will help you design a piece that uses all of the metal and stones from the rings you inherited. I’m planning on doing the same with my mom’s engagement ring and wedding band. It’s totally not my style at all, so I’ll probably have it turned into a really pretty necklace one day. I know my mom would have loved this idea. 

Here’s a link to give you a better idea of what I mean. This is the jeweler who designed my ering and gave me the idea to redesign my mom’s rings…


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