(Closed) Grandma passed away and left me her rings.

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oooh those are gorgeous!!! I would definitely hold onto them and keep them as is. Maybe your kids will want to have them one day (if you plan on having kids!). You could definitely wear the wedding band separately in the meantime πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

I would definitely wear it on my right hand, if only for special occasions. But I’m super sentimental and very close to my grandma. It’s really up to you, but I think it’s beautiful! I wouldn’t use it to replace my own engagement/wedding ring though. I doubt that’s what your grandma would have wanted. Maybe you could save it for your future son to give to the girl he proposes to?  I just could give a ring like that up πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Its a beautiful ring!  I definitely dont think you should sell it.  If you dont want to use it for yourself maybe you can save it and pass it down when you get older?  You could always use the diamonds from the wedding band for your own wedding band too.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely don’t change it, it’s beautiful! I would wear the wedding band on my right hand and save the set for future children.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ooh!  I’d definitely wear those as a right hand ring! (maybe not together) and save it for future sons to propose with.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d wear it on my right hand.  Beautiful ring!  And maybe some day you’ll have a son who could use it to propose with, keeping it in the family. I definitely wouldn’t sell it.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I totally agree with bakerella! If you plan on having kids…keep them. They are gorgeous!! 

I would not sell them, but if you want to, vintage rings are really “in” right now and I think someone will totally buy them  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

That is beautiful!  I would keep them personally.  I have my late grandmother’s set (which is admittedly much more modest) and I had them tied into the bodice of my dress, over my heart on my wedding day (as my something old.) 

Mine are very fragile and worn, but I would like to have them restored so I could feel comfortable wearing them on a chain.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would have the diamonds reset into something you really want, like earrings, a necklace and/or a wedding band.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Keep them.  You could reset it, but think long and hard before you do.  You could diminish the value of the piece or end up regretting it for other reasons.  My mother had a diamond pendant she inherited reset into a ring and, years later, regrets it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@HoneyBear: I would rock that band every day.  It’s AMAZING.

This is what my rings looked like in my dress.  I filled my dress out all the way and never felt them because of the placement; probably one of my favorite things about my dress.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I LOVE your rings!  I would definitely wear them as a right hand ring, together, but that’s b/c I love wedding/diamond rings!  I wear a total of 6 diamond rings.  On my left ring finger I wear my original e-ring (Edwardian style) with two plain bands soldered on each side, a tiny art deco diamond band, and a 3 stone anniversary band.  On my right hand (ring finger) I wear my mom’s solitaire (my dad passed away 8 years ago), a princess cut channel band, and a 2 row diamond band.  No one has ever asked me why I wear two sets of wedding rings and I love it.  If you like it, wear it!  If not, definitely keep them since you never know if one day you’ll want to wear them.  If you do turn it into a necklace (with the stone), the jeweler should easily be able to put the diamond back into the ring if you end up wanting to do that later.  Just some suggestions… πŸ™‚  I originally took my mom’s solitaire out of her band (yellow gold and I only like white gold) and wore it as a pendant for years and now wear a locket with my dad’s picture so I returned the diamond into a white gold setting.  Sorry…more that I wanted to write but just had to chime in!  Love those rings!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

I would not change them. They are BEAUTIFUL! Keep them as is. Wear the band and maybe wear both rings out when you go out for a fancy occasion or just keep them until you have someone else who would wear them.

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