(Closed) Family Heirloom or Bigger Stone?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Definitely the heirloom! That rock is sweet!  Its the perfect size and i love that your grand-mother gave it to you. one day maybe you could pass it on to your grandkids. Wow!

Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Easton\'s Beach Rotunda Ballroom

The heirloom, for sure! What a very special sentiment. I may be a bit biased though, both my ering and wedding band were my grandmother’s.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

Hands down…heirloom. And it’s so pretty, a good size and most of all it has a history 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

smac423:  I could of had a larger stone but when I was presented with a diamond that had belonged to my favorite grandpa that passed I knew that was the right option for me. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

Heirloom 100%

Family connection is so much more important than a ‘thing’

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

The heirloom without a doubt! Super beautiful, plenty big, and so sentimental. I’m so jealous! I’ve always thought an heirloom ring would be extra romantic, but unfortunately my family doesn’t have any. 🙁

Post # 22
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Newbee

I decided to keep my MIL’s diamond and the money my husband saved to buy my ering went straight to our future home fund.  I preferred her ring over a new one and also wanted to save for a home so win win! 

Post # 23
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Worker bee

The OEC, they have so much character, IMO. We were gifted an OMC, even smaller, at 5.3mm. It sparkles like crazy. I haloed it, for more finger coverage, but it could stand alone. I love it, I think it’s brighter than a lot of stones I have seen that are bigger. I want to upgrade at some point, but I will look for another OMC for sure. What a cool gift! Yours is gorgeous.

 

My OMC:

 

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would stick with the heirloom diamond, you won’t regret it. Old cuts, like the European and Mine cut, are way more unique than diamonds that are cut today and give them a totally different look than something you can buy in a store. Plus if you want it to look bigger you could always throw some 0.5 carats on the side to make it a three stone engagement ring, or wrap it in a halo .

Post # 25
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Helper bee

Its a much better story to tell, however if it bothers you size wise just go for the original size you wanted.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Personally I’d rather have my own new ‘engagement stone’ and keep the gorgeous heirloom as a RHR

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

Def family heirloom and it is still a large stone! You could reset it in a new settlign that would make it look biger ifi t’s the size you’re concerned about. You could also use the money planned for th new engagement ring and invest in a beautiful wedding band to match

Post # 28
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Newbee

I think it is gorgeous and a great size on your finger. I actually also love the current setting, but I’m a purist and solitaires on plain bands are my favorite.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee

Happy compromise:  use the heirloom stone and re-set it into something of your choice.  I, myself, find the simple solitaire to be rather lackluster and dull compared to the options that brides have today, so I would pop that diamond out and drop it into something a little fancier.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m totally biased becaue I have an heirloom ring with my great-grandmother’s stone, but I definitely vote going with the family stone! It’s a really beautiful stone and it can be so nice having that connection to your past and your family. Plus, it makes for a great story!!!

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