Post # 17
I would rock the heirloom until I got married and get an AWESOME wedding band to compensate for no engagement ring when I give back the heirloom. I don’t see the point of buying an engagement ring after the fact of actually being engaged.
Post # 18
I’m liking these last ideas. It would be incredibly special to still use my grandma’s ring the day of the ceremony. I think I may wear it as a RHR (thanks,@drlolaz.) It can be my ‘something old’ (thanks, @Mrs Christopher.)
@BlushingBrideNYC: It does seem a bit weird to get an engagement ring to replace this one since it technically wouldn’t be an engagement ring. I love the idea to get a really nice band that could stand alone w/o a big ol’ rock.
If I decide I want a big stone later, it could be an anniversary gift years down the road.
I think that’s what I’ll do. Thanks, bees. I feel so much better about this.
Post # 19
I would get married with both heirloom ring and a set of my choosing that way i don’t lose sentimental value and appease the family