Post # 1
The “diamond drama” that has been going on made me really think about the story behind my diamond, or now, my ring.
Many many many years ago Mr. Shefs Great (Too many greats to remember) grandfather was a miner. He was planning on marrying his girlfriend and wanted to give her something she could really be proud of and to prove that he could provide for her. Well, he did what any logical minor would do. He mined himself a diamond! He polished it and put it in a necklace for her. (I guess they didn’t wear e-rings back then) later she passed the necklace on to the next generation as good luck. Somewhere down the line it got put into an e-ring. 6 (known) people later and 3 settings it has come to rest in my ring. I really like the story behind the diamond because it isn’t just his great grandmothers diamond, it really belongs to his family. And not every woman gets it. (Seeing as how it skipped two generations)
Anybody else have an interesting story behind their ring?
Post # 3
My FH made mine out of a butcher knife. He is a metal worker and it was the one request I made of him when we got engaged. I absolutly love it. We did find out because it is a high grade stainless steal that we cannot add a stone to it. Fh had to design a custom type of wrap to go around it and we are having it made now.
I just love the fact that he made my ring with his own two hands, very few women get the chance to say that.
Post # 4
I love those stories!
I inherited my great-grandmother’s wedding band. My great-grandfather had it designed for her after he returned from serving in World War I. It’s a beautiful platinum band with a row of diamonds on top. For whatever reason, my great-grandfather left my great-grandmother and their three kids at some point in the late 1920s. My grandmother never discussed her father, though she did tell me how difficult it was to grow up during the Great Depression in a single parent household. As poor as my great-grandmother was, she not only kept the wedding band, but apparently she wore it every day. I have to assume that it meant a great deal to her, and I was really touched when my mother gave it to me. What makes it even more special is that I have the same birthday as my great-grandmother, and her ring fit me perfectly. It doesn’t need to be sized at all. My Fiance and I had my ering designed to match my great-grandmother’s wedding band, so now I have a complete set to pass down to continue the tradition.
Here’s a pic of the ering (exact replica of the wedding band, save for the center diamond) that shows the really unique part of the setting….
Post # 5
My great-grandfather had three sons. He bought three diamonds and gave one to each son when they were ready to get engaged.
I had to reset the diamond because my grandmother’s gold band was too worn down from 50 years of use. I feel I got the best of both worlds, the wonderful sentiment of an inherited piece and a style that is ‘me’.
Post # 6
My grandma gave my Fiance a ring she had inherited for him to give to me. It was really special, because I knew my grandma had been very ill and would probably not make it for our 2012 wedding. I called the executor of the estate of the aunt my grandma had recieved the ring from, and learned that my great-great-uncle worked hard and saved and got my g-g-aunt this very nice ring, which she saved for special occasions and only wore with her ‘good clothes’. She loved my grandma as a niece, and thought she was so strong in raising my handicapped aunt with such pride and working for developmentally disabled adults. When g-g-aunt passed on, she left the ring to my grandma, who saved it since she had her own wedding set. I got to share this story I learned with my grandma this summer, and thank her so much for the great family gift. She passed away last week, and even though she can’t be there for our wedding, I’m so glad to have these great memories and reminders of my grandma and her family, and now I know a bit more of the history so I can share it when I pass down the ring to my future grandkids.
Post # 7
I love hearing these stories!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
@McVerde: wow, cool ring!
Post # 9
This ring belonged to a woman who is has been a surrogate mother to me.
Fiance went to her for her blessing before proposing, and she gave him this ring to give me (it’s been in her family for over a century) along with matching earrings and a necklace, all of which I will be wearing on our wedding day.
It’s not a diamond, but I love how classy and elegant the pearl looks.
(Please forgive my shaky hands.)
Post # 11
My story isn’t great and I don’t know too much about it but just know that it came from my husband’s great aunt, and her and her husband had a very long marriage (no kids though, and we have one son). My Mother-In-Law offered me her diamond (which was twice the size of my ring) but she was in the middle of divorcing my husband’s dad when he died (hubby’s dad) so didn’t want any of that negative energy. I do love my ring but have “enhanced” it with two anniversary bands. Original ring is the square Edwardian one with two bands soldered on each side.
Post # 12
My center diamond was my FMIL’s first diamond, before they upgraded on (I believe) their 25th wedding anniversary. She had it put on a gold chain, so I was able to pick whatever setting I wanted. I was bummed that I didn’t get an e-ring the moment my Fiance proposed, but I love how this all worked out. After talking about rings it turns out that my Fiance & I have somewhat different tastes, so I don’t know if I would have gotten the setting that I loved. The Fiance does love my setting, but I just don’t think he would have picked it out (he loves plain bands). I always knew that his parents liked me, but it means so much that they gave me their center diamond. It’s like a major stamp of approval!
Post # 13
i loved reading your stories!