(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 # 32
    3336 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    The third option makes the most sense to me since you don’t like the prongs of the current setting.

    Post # 33
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like just changing it to a 6 prong, I think it will change the entire look of the ring!

    Post # 34
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @MrsZynxy:  Ooo your ring looks a lot like mine but yours has a bigger stone.  I read somewhere that the square setting was really popular at the time because it made the stones look bigger.  If you wanted to keep that look but replace the stone with a moissy you could always do a princess cut?

    Post # 35
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

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    @MrsZynxy:  your prongs are just like mine! I actually like the squreness of it though 🙂

    personally, I would not do anything to a family heirloom ring that would involve removing metal. you could have a jeweler carefully remove the diamond w/o permanently damaging the ring, and resetting that diamond in a whole new ring. that way, the diamond could be put back in one day if anyone ever wants to restore the heirloom ring to its oritinal state. 

    if it were me, I would not touch the heirloom ring at all. I vote for just getting yourself a whole new (moissanite?) ring. besides: a new proposal from a different man deserves a totally different ring! 

    Post # 37
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    First off the ring is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! You know I was kind of in a similar situation because when SO and I started talking about rings and prices I called my jeweler who originally designed my first E-Ring that my ex-FI gave me (which I still have) and tried to talk to her about using it, but then I decided not to include that ring in my new E-Ring at all because I wouldn’t want any reminder of my ex-FI in my new life with my hopefully soon to be Fiance I we opted to just have a brand new ring. I think perhaps you should too and you can get a great ring for a budget of $1000 I am sure of it, and just use your grandmother’s ring as a RHR or you can just have the diamond taken out since it is a gorgeous rock and have it put into a brand new setting. I think that would be a great idea too.

    Post # 38
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

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    @MrsZynxy:  I know I originally mentioned the possibility of altering the ring…but that ring is just so gorgeous! It seems like it might be costly/tricky to change to a six prong head, but I think that’s the only change I would do to it. Does it remind you too much of your ex-FI, or do you think you could be happy using it because of the family value? It’s a really lovely ring!

    Post # 39
    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Please don’t change this ring– it’s gorgeous as is.  Take it in to a jeweler, to be sure the prongs are tightened and have it professionally cleaned.



    That ring is AWESOME just the way it is.  I love heirloom rings.  You really have quite an awesome ring there!!  You can always add your own wedding band to give it your own personal touch!

    Post # 40
    982 posts
    Busy bee

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    @JaneyDcat:  +1

    The ring is beautiful! Don’t change a thing! 

    If you don’t like it or feel awkward because of your ex then get a new ring. This one is too precious to meddle with.

    Post # 41
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Another bee on the please-don’t-change-this-ring train. Please. There are only so many vintage rings, and that one is so lovely, please don’t change it. If you’re too uncomfortable using it because of past history, then buy a new ring. 

    However, I’d say the option that does least damage to the original ring is removing the diamond and putting the diamond in a new setting. At least the vintage setting will remain unchanged.

    Post # 42
    295 posts
    Helper bee

    @MrsZynxy:  I just keep the solitaire as it is: It’s a symbol of your grandparents marriage and an heirloom ston so I wouldn’t change it.

    Use your $ 1000 budget for a pair of unique bands you put on both sides to make it special.


    About that ex-FI: it’s a family ring with a family stone. The fact that he used it to propose doesn’t change a thing!

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