Post # 1
Replying to someone else’s post, I realized I never shared my e-ring with you all.
Here it is–my 3ct cabochon emerald heirloom Tiffany in platinum with a starburst halo of diamonds (can’t remember the total carat weight). It was my FH’s great-grandmother’s, a custom designed and commissioned ring (FH’s family still has all the original paperwork), and I absolutely love the uniqueness of it! Though, about a month after he proposed we saw an eerily similar ring up for auction, also Tiffany and a cabochon emerald, too; but, much smaller, 14 or 18K WG, and the band was different since mine is thicker and tapered. They photograph eerily similar, though 😉 I figure the auction one might have been the mainstream model his great-grandfather worked with. It is engraved with “my love, my heart” in Gaelic.
Sorry for the crappy photo, it is much prettier and bigger in person. I think using black fabric with polka dots on it was a bad background, lol.
Anyone else have heirloom goodness on their ring fingers? Please share!
Post # 3
I don’t, but I just wanted to comment that your ring is gorgeous!
Post # 5
I love a good cabochon.
Look after it- it is a treasure!
Post # 7
Ignore my red, chapped hands. This was taken in February!
The ring was my grandmother’s, but had been changed and improperly repaired years ago. Fiance had it restored to the original 1937 setting. The wedding band has a matching set of channel diamonds. I love, love, love, love it. And I love that it belonged to my grandmother, whom I miss terribly.
Post # 8
WOW!!!!! That is one heck of a stunning ring!
Post # 9
@ProfessorGirl: Gorgeous! I love the chanel set diamonds on the band, so, so pretty!
Keep ’em coming, ladies!
Post # 10
Your ring is beautiful, and it’s history is very cool.
Post # 11
@1920cottagegirl: It is gorgeous! I love a nice green emerald, and I so rarely see cabochon stones, I can only imagine how mesmerizing the stone must be in person!
Emerald are lighter than diamonds too, so thatt is one nice big emerald at 3cts!
While I am not too fond of “modern” halos, I do have a thing for chunkier vintage halos, and yours fits that bill excellently.
Such a lovely ring with such a unique history. Enjoy!
Post # 12
Here’s mine! The center stone is from my maternal great-grandmother’s e-ring and the setting is from my fiance’s grandmother’s e-ring. I absolutely love the vintage vibe it has. And I think it’s a really cool symbol for the marriage bringing the two families together.
Post # 13
@RayKay: I know! I’m always worried that it is too big or too much bling (on it is pretty large because of the slightly oval shape, sort of reminding me of the Victorian/Edwardian style rings like Bella’s, but the cabochon keeps it from being too big since they are a bit bulbous (is that the right term?))…But, I love it all the same. I usually wear it on a chain as a pendant, because I don’t like how my hands look with rings, but when I’m out and about w/FH or heading to wedding-related things or nice events I put it on and I always worry. I guess it survived almost 100 years (it is from 1922), so it can survive me, right? 🙂 Now, if only I can figure out how to pair it with a band. I think it might have to move to being a right hand ring because of its size, but I’d love to do a diamond and emerald eternity band (but I can’t find any in the right shade of green argh)
@JenGirl, Your ring is A-mazing! I love how it combines both families, just gorgeous.
Any other heirloom rings out there?
Post # 14
i dont but wow your rings are beautiful!
Post # 15
Anymore heirlooms out there?
Post # 16
I have an heirloom diamond. The setting is new though.