(Closed) Heirloom Rings?

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t have any heirloom rings or stones, but I don’t see why you wouldn’t use a stone or ring that is yours, but not in your possession. Because you don’t wear the rings now, I think it would be a great idea to use the stones. If it were me, I’d probably rather get a new setting so that it’s more special and *your* engagement ring. It’s really up to you and your boyfriend. If you’re on board but he’s reluctant, you could let him choose the setting or let him plan something else nice to do with the saved money (a vacation!?). 

Good luck and I’m sure the rings are beautiful! 

Post # 5
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, you are allowed to go “SQUEEE,” on the outside, too! 🙂 Congrats!

Post # 6
935 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015


How wonderful 🙂 I agree, save the $ for a vacation and use Great Grandma’s diamond.

Post # 7
3586 posts
Sugar bee

LOL @ cannabilize it! Good luck on getting engaged soon!!

Post # 8
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

wonderful! what a great plan!

And you have diamond for engagment, maybe use the smaller stones for the band or a wedding band, or a right hand ring!


Post # 9
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The boy has his mom’s engagement ring (she passed away when he was 4) and we talked about the possibility of resetting her diamond. At first he was against the idea (I don’t think he really understood the idea that we were using the same diamond, just getting a different band… bless him), but after he understood he seemed more on board. I really like the idea of wearing his mom’s diamond. I’m not sure if that’s what will happen though. I think it’s kind of important to him to buy me a new diamond (showing that he can take care of me financially and whatnot – which I don’t really see as a huge deal). I would love love love to wear the heirloom diamond, but I understand if he doesn’t want to change his mom’s ring/wants to buy me my “own” diamond. 

Post # 10
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  We have the stone from my mom’s engagement ring. It’s a .75 ct round diamond. At first, my SO was a little reluctant about using it. I think he thought the same thing–that he’d just be getting the ring re-sized, and he’d have nothing to pick out with it. I think he wanted to buy the diamond. I told him that it meant a lot to me to use that diamond, and that we could get it put into a different setting. I personally love the idea. I get the best of both worlds–a family heirloom mixed with something that he picked out just for me.

Post # 11
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used an heirloom diamond and my fiance had the setting custom made by a jeweler who specializes in custom hand crafted jewelry.  My fiance actually designed the setting (which contains other stones as well), so it made my ring incredibly special even though the center diamond wasn’t purchased by him.

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