(Closed) Heirloom ring help!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Changes to my heirloom ring!

    Same ring, same diamond, different prong setting

    Same ring, different prongs, new moissanite

    Same diamond, new setting

  • Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    @blingbling:  Isn’t that hers about 3 posts above mine?  Am I just reading the post wrong?  That could be ๐Ÿ™‚  I see now, it was someone posting to her.  Opps!  Still gorgeous- but to wrkbrk instead hehe. 

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Wouldn’t change a thing! Love the character and charm of the ring. It would be waaay to sentimental for me to make a change. 

    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Wouldn’t change a thing! Love the character and charm of the ring. It would be waaay to sentimental for me to make a change. 

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Wouldn’t change a thing! Love the character and charm of the ring. It would be waaay to sentimental for me to make a change. 

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

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    @MrsZynxy:  I just ordered a setting from the eBay store that I linked, I do not have it yet but they have been great so far and have great reviews on ebay, pricescope and better than diamond. I should have my setting middle of next week, I just got their very basic setting in yellow gold.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2007

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    @MrsZynxy:  I would this think changing the prongs would be pretty costly, to change a peg head in gold I was quoted around $200+.

    Post # 28
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Oh, it’s so pretty as is!  I think it would be shame to change it, especially since you don’t see that kind of style much anymore.  That aside, the prongs are incorporated into the body of the ring itself.  It would be an easy change if it was a peg head, but it isn’t, it’s more of a low basket.  Changing it seems too risky and would totally change the character of the ring.

     

    My 2 cents is to use the original rings, keep them as is, and get an awesome wedding band you can wear on its own sometimes.  That way sometimes you can wear the set, and sometimes you can wear a band that’s more “you” and reflects your style, plus you wouldn’t have to worry about damaging the heirloom!

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @MrsZynxy:  Thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love yours and I love that it actually LOOKS antique!!

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    First: YEAH for heirloom rings. I have one, so I’m biased. Personally, I adore your ring, as is, and would change nothing. But I can appreciate your desire to make a little different for you and your guy.

    I think you have some good options. You could change out the 4 prong for a 6 prong basket (that’s why I have) that will make the ring look more round but will retain the antique look. 

    You could also think about something similar to what I did. I had a larger stone from tmy greatgrandmother that I wanted to incorporate into my fiance’s grandmother’s setting. So we took the center stone from his family ring and made it a side stone and used my stone as the center and then he bought a matching side stone for the other side. So you could buy a moissy center, move your center to one of the sides, and get a matching stone for the other side. And keep the chanell setting as is. 

    There are probably other good options as well. Take your ring to a jewler and see waht they have to say. We went to a family run jelwery store and it was super fun to sit down and discuss options. And they may have other ideas for you!

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