Heirloom Rings – Before and After & Ideas

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love your idea to revamp it! I would hope with her gifting that to you guys, that she would assume that you would change it up to suit you. I think it will still be sentimental regardless of how you use it!I really think it is a cool idea to use that one ring to make your Ering and band, if you are really worried what she will think maybe include her in on your process? I have a heriloom ring that was my orig Ering it is a solitaire set in 10K wg it’s a 4 prong setting and the band has this twist type design close to the setting, however my sig O felt like I needed a ring more suited to me and wanted to purchase me a ring, so I have an upgrade now but I keep the heirloom ring in my jewelry box

Good luck! would love to see how it turns out!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Here is the before of the inherited ring my husband received from his mother, it is that classic 70/80s gaudiest setting you can get lol 

The center stone is a beautiful antique cut marquise and o fell in love with the diamond itself, I wore this setting for about 9ish months before I knew what I wanted

 

Here is the reset, I used the sodestone on the original setting to make an eternity band but I do kinda regret that since I have chipped and broken 4 of the stones. Eternity bands are very delicate and apparently not for me. My suggestion is to try on every setting you can, even ones you don’t think you would like because something might surprise you!

 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

I actually really like how it is, I know I’m going to be a singleton in that view.  But since its too small to fit you anyway I agree with a revamp

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

doodlesnflowers :  I don’t on my current phone, haven’t worn it in almost 2 years! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I’m normally aghast when people want to change old rings, but since its vintage and not an antique I say your idea is nice. Though do you want white gold? If I had to do all over again I wouldn’t choose white gold….ever. It constantly turns yellow and I hate it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

i’dd change it. It’s very 80s. I’d use the sides stones for a  band

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2021 - City, State

I was given my grandmother and mother’s stone for my e-ring. My mother’s ring was too small for me and not at all the style I wanted, so we re-set it and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

 

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

VictorianChick :  white gold only goes yellow quickly if it’s not dipped for long enough or in a good quality rhodium solution. I thought the same as you but when I was speaking to my jeweller he said it was because of that and so I decided to get another WG ring and after 5 years it’s still not needed redipped 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

Yes, I thought the same thing too and was so upset getting my ring dipped so often! I finally talked with a jeweler and had a new setting made in a better quality white gold and haven’t had it dipped in 4 years!! I’m so glad you mentioned this so everyone can be informed! botanistbee :  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Here is my 4.76 sapphire ring from the late 1940’s. It was in desperate need of a makeover.  It was a 3 stone with single cut’s and I changed it up for a twist pave shank with .66 tcw side pear’s and hand engraving w/ miligrain by Debebian’s in LA.  I love that is is so interesting to look at from every angle.  It is made out of PT950 & Ruthenium and is very strong. I don’t see any scratches on it compared to the old 18K white gold setting.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

botanistbee :  I’m glad your experience has been good mine has not.  Mine has been redipped five times by different jewelers. And one was a higher end jeweler. I’m done with white gold. It sucks and I hate it. Platinum for me.  

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