(Closed) Heirloom rings anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
732 posts
Busy bee

I do! 🙂

After I was proposed to with an heirloom ring, I was told this story… My boyfriend at the time had bought me an engagement ring from a store and was planning on proposing to me on my birthday about 2 weeks from then. He showed his parents the ring, and his mom said “No! I have my mother’s engagement ring! Take it back!” He was hesitant, but when he saw his grandmother’s ring he instantly knew the diamond was of much better quality and obviously more meaningful. So he returned the original ring and got his money back, and set his grandmother’s diamond in a new white gold setting. He got the ring just in time for my 22nd birthday and gave me the best birthday present I have ever gotten!

And now for my beautiful heirloom engagement ring:

Post # 5
827 posts
Busy bee

Years after my grandfather had died, my grandmother finally cleaned out his bedside cabinet.  In it, she found:

-a pillbox with an enamel rainbow on the lid, containing bullets
-more bullets in boxes
-an illegal handgun
-his mother’s engagement ring 

She had no idea he had any of these items lol.  I fell in love with the engagement ring, and my grandmother let me have it.


Post # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would love to share my story!

My FI’s grandmother was a twin; her twin sister passed away and when she did his grandmother kept her engagement ring. Years later his grandmother was in a car accident and her ring came off and and was not able to find it. His grandmother went straight for her sisters ring to wear and continued to do so until she passed away. My FI’s father was given the ring and proposed to my FI’s mother with that ring. When my Fiance went to buy my ring, his mother told him that she would rather pass the ring down to the next generation (Me!) and have the opportunity to watch me enjoy the ring while she was still alive. He had the ring cleaned and reset into a more modern setting and here it is:

I LOVE my ring and even more love the story and his mother for letting me enjoy this ring while she still has many years left to live.

Post # 9
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Dreamer_111:  Thank you! I know 🙁 I couldnt imagine, must have been so hard! It feels so special that they both had a turn wearing it. I guard it with my life.

Post # 10
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Both Mr.ND and I have heirloom rings 🙂 His was from his grandpa. He passed away years ago (before we met) but his grandmother held onto the ring and gave it to Mr.ND after we got engaged.

My ring came from my grandma. She had inherited it when she was a bit younger when her aunt passed away. Grandma became ill, and had a talk with Mr.ND about passing this ring on to me. He even planned the proposal around when he could get her out of the hospital and sneak her out to the beach (rather than at home, like she was ordere to be) for the big surprise proposal. She loved Mr.ND sooo much, and it was so special to me that she was there for our proposal and celebration. She passed away before we were married, but I love that this ring has so much love surrounding it and that she was a part of that very special day.

Post # 11
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

Darling Husband proposed with his great-grandmother’s ring in Switzerland!  I’ve fallen love with rose gold ever since! We think it’s over 100 years old but no one knows for sure. It was given to him by his grandmother and he thought it was hers. Later she told us it was her mother’s and she didn’t know much about it beyond that.



Post # 13
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

First of all, I love your ladies’ rings!

This is my e-ring. I inherited a solitaire from my maternal great-grandmother that I always wanted to be my e-ring. Then my (now) fiance bought his grandmother’s ring from his mom (their family is a little odd but very nice). So we weren’t sure what to do, but we found a jewler who was able to work with us. We ended up using my solitaire as the cetner stone and moving the center stone from his ring to a side stone, adding a new side stone and, voila! A new, beautiful ring, with a vintage vibe that incorporates both families.

Post # 14
32 posts

Wow, awesome rings!

I just got engaged on Saturday (3/31/2012), so this is my first ring post. My man was given a diamond that belonged to his grandmother. He had it reset in a bezel setting made out of palladium. It’s perfect and beautiful.

Post # 15
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is my ring- it was my great grandmothers engagement ring- same setting and all. She had passed it down to my aunt, who was her goddaughter. My aunt then passed it down to me, as I was the oldest daughter of the oldest daughter (my mom) of the oldest daughter (my grandma). I love it

sorry if this shows up huge!!

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