(Closed) Does anyone have family heirloom rings? how do you feel about it?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t have a heirloom ring but I love the idea behind it! Personally, I would be so nervous wearing a heirloom ring though becauss they are truly irreplaceable. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

stardustintheeyes:  

You’re welcome babes. When you get engaged, be sure to post pics. 

I love hearing stories of people finding love after loss. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I wear my grandmother’s engagement ring stone on my right hand. I had it made into a right hand ring when I turned 30 after I decided I would probably never get married. It was perfectly fine as an engagement ring though, and had I not done that I think I would have wanted to use it as mine. I got married at 34 for the first time. I really like wearing it every day.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an heirloom ring and I love it. I inherited a solitaire from my great-grandmother and my husband inherited an e-ring from his grandmother, so he took the stone from my greatgrandmother’s ring and put it in the setting from his grandmother’s ring. I love it! I, generally, like antique things that have a bit more character and I love the fact that there is a personal history to the ring. I especially love that, now, the ring represents both sides of our family.

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

stardustintheeyes:  I’ve inherited several family diamond rings. I adore them, esp my grandmothers ring because it was hers and I’ve never seen anything like it- it sparkles like mad and the cut is to die for. 

I think no matter what they look like, though, they’re romantic and meaningful. For a man to give his heirloom ring to you is very special. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

stardustintheeyes:  I have a diamond from Future Mother-In-Law in a new setting. I love it!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 

stardustintheeyes:   I am getting all of the family jewelry from my mom’s side (I have an older sister but she is not responsible with jewelry at all and would probably sell it!) Last Christmas my mom took one of my Great-grandmother’s engagement rings and had the Diamond removed and put a new stone in it for me and turned the Diamond into a necklace. So I have the best of both worlds a Beautiful RHR and necklace with my Great-grandmothers diamond. I can’t wait to wear her actual wedding ring while my Engagement Ring is at the jewelers for 3-4 weeks while they make my Wedding band.

Post # 26
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Helper bee

Unless it happened to coincide with my tastes, I wouldn’t want an heirloom ring. I can appreciate why some people would, but it just isn’t for me. I can definitely see the appeal of resetting stones from an heirloom ring though. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We don’t really have heirloom rings except my grandmothers engagement ring (which was really a wedding ring) but its sooooo special to me. heirloom rings have so much history and love in them. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

stardustintheeyes:  I had a family diamond that I thought my Darling Husband was going to use, but he decided to buy something on his own and surprise me. The emerald cut is the heirloom and the round brilliant is what my Darling Husband picked.

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

stardustintheeyes:  My fiancee used his great grandmother’s engagement ring and I am so in love with this ring and what it represents. At first when he told me he was planning on using this ring I was a little sad (I had always wanted to help my future husband pick out the perfect e-ring), but once I saw the ring and heard the family history that came along with it I was totally in love. 

 

Another plus side is that no one (or very few people) will have a similar looking ring, which I love about mine. 

 

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