(Closed) Heirloom rings anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My ring originally belonged to my grandmother. However, when she was only 40 years old, my grandfather passed away. A few years later, she remarried. Fast forward 20 years–my dad could not afford an engagement ring for my mom. My grandmother offered him her ring and he proposed to my mom with it. Years later, my dad bought a new ring for my mom. And last year, when my fiance proposed to me, I got the very same ring! 🙂 

Here is my 3rd generation engagement ring! 

Post # 18
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

FI’s grandmother passed away about two years before we got engaged. She left him her engagement ring to use. When she was proposed to, it has one diamond and on an important anniversary she and FI’s grandpa added a second. 🙂 They were married over fifty years before she passed, hopefully we have the same kind of loving marriage they did. 

Post # 19
4675 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My e-ring was my FI’s grandmothers.  I love it!  It is perfect!  FMIL gave it to him after we had been dating for a few months.  We got my wedding bands this weekend, they are new! 

Post # 20
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I sort of have two heirloom rings. The one I’m currently wearing/using and the one that I always THOUGHT I would use but didn’t end up.

The one I thought I was going to use but haven’t was my grandmother’s. She passed away suddenly when I was 17. She bequeathed the diamond from her current wedding band to my older cousin and my mom took the very unique setting and had a smaller diamond placed in it. But that wasn’t her original wedding band. When we were upstairs looking through some things in the loft bedroom I opened a really old drawer and just found a ring sitting there. The engagement ring and wedding band were attached. Vintage from the early 1940s and just gorgeous. The wedding band had a few small diamonds in it and the engagement ring had a few on the sides but the actual center stone had been taken out. I took the set and didn’t tell anyone I had it. When I finally told my mom she let me keep it and I was planning on using it. My mom went back and forth on whether or not she thought I should use it. At first she said I should have something new that I can call all my own. Then when I actually got engaged and my FI’s mom was planning on giving me a diamond, I was going to just put it into my grandmother’s ring. But then FI’s mom actually ended up giving us all these little diamonds also and I realized that I should just make my own special unique setting with what I was now getting. My grandmother’s ring still means so much to me, but it also means a lot to me that I’m able to use DH’s grandmother’s diamonds (she also passed away only a few years ago and it was very hard on him at the time), and then eventually I may do something with my grandmother’s set. I may unattach them and give the little wedding band to my little girl someday to wear on her right hand. I may put a colored stone in the engagement band. I was thinking of putting an emerald in one day and gifting it to my sister since emerald is her birthstone.

So here’s my ring. The center stone came out of DH’s grandmother’s ring that she wore every day. The halo around came out of a necklace (in which DH’s mother has an equal amount of stones for the rest of DH’s siblings when the time comes) that DH’s grandmother was given when she complimented the necklace when her friend was wearing it and her friend took it off her neck and gave it to her!! The diamonds in the band came from a ring that my aunt had given my mom which she gave me (a cluster ring), and I never wore it, so I did something with the diamonds. We had to add a few to fill both sides. The center stone is a smidge under a carat and the diamonds around a .10, which is larger than what is normally used for a halo, but I did with it what I could. I was figuring out how to use what I had to make an engagement ring and a diamond wedding band and my mom advised me to just do a blingy engagement ring and get the diamond wedding band later, give him something to buy me for an anniversary 🙂 I’m happy that she led me in that direction because it is blingy, and my family doesn’t have a lot of money and I never thought I’d EVER have this kind of ring, where when I look down I’m just blinded by it, but it’s a source of pride that it came out as beautifully as it has. 

Post # 21
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My ring is an heirloom from FI’s grandmother. The diamond was passed down by her father who set it in a ring for her. This is that ring!

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