(Closed) Help making a ring decision!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I would run your idea by his mom and sister and see how they feel about the idea of his grandma’s ring being broken up and repurposed. They might be fine with it, especially since you’re giving his sister the two larger stones, or they might not want to do it for sentimental reasons. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I love the three stone, although I’m pretty biased. Definitely ask your Future Mother-In-Law if its ok to use just two stones. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be, she must know that using 4 similarly sized round stones would be hard.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I like your idea a lot to set the two smaller stones flanking your princess cut and giving the bigger stones to his sister.  That way, a part of his grandmother will be with each of you.  I would imagine that your Future Mother-In-Law would be very touched at this idea especially since she said you could reset the stones. Like the other PP said, run it by her but I don’t see it being an issue.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Make stud earrings from the two larger stones 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

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nycbee717:  I personally wouldn’t touch the heirloom ring just because I think it’s looks so cool and unique (I know the mother is okay with resetting, but i think there’s just something that you’re losing by doing so!) I un totally if the heirloom ring isn’t your style – I would ask the sister to see if it’s HER style, because she might love it as-is, in which case it would be a shame to take it apart. If it’s not, then do whatever you want with it, I guess. Maybe I just have too strong of an attachment to interesting vintage pieces..

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Gosh, I’m a sucker for heirloom pieces. I would be tempted to leave it just the way it is! There’s no reason you can’t get your dream ring also, and swap them out. I love having variety. I know some ppl are too sentimental for this…

I would accept it as is, and wear it with pride. Since you are basically getting it for free, you could totally buy your dream ring (maybe in moissanite?) and have the two options. One on the left, one on the right? 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I agree with 

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FantasticFawn, I’d be honest with your Future Mother-In-Law and tell her your thoughts. It’s a beautiful idea to have heirloom stones in a new ring, especially as the current style is not something that many people would choose as an e-ring these days  I second the idea of using the larger stones as stud earrings and could you maybe wear them on your wedding day?  Or perhaps offer to get two pendants made with the larger stones and you wear one at the wedding and give the other to the sister?   

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I really like your idea the best where you incorporate 2 small stones into your ring. The best way to put it is gracefully thank future Mother-In-Law for the generous gift and that you would like this ring to represent both old and new by combining some of the stones into one setting. This way the ring could blend both generations. Have you also considered resetting the two larger stones into a pendant for use on your wedding day?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I like your idea about sharing out the diamonds if Future Mother-In-Law is ok with that. I also really like the idea that the bigger diamonds could make a nice set of earrings.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If you do keep all the stones, you could create a five stone ring – princess center, larger rounds on either side of the princess, and smaller rounds on either side of the larger rounds.  I don’t have a picture of exactly that, but I think this picture shows a similar visual effect. Your larger round would be in place of the two small rounds on either side. 

Post # 14
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Newbee

 

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hgranger08:  I think you have a great idea there and it would make a beautiful e-ring and she could still get the princess center stone she fell in love with, and use all the diamonds from the heirloom ring.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

i have a thing about repurposing heirlooms. Although it’s such a great idea of you using the two smaller ones and his sister taking the two bigger ones, I still hate breaking up an heirloom piece that would continue to be passed down for more generations. Its a sentimentality thing for me I think! If definitly see how his mom feels about it and maybe seeing if it’s the sisters taste too before doing anything! keep us updated on how your talk goes! Good luck. That ring is gorgeous and unique. 

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