(Closed) HELP! Should I use this heirloom ring as my e-ring???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I use this heirloom ring as my e-ring???

    Yes! Use the ring as is

    Yes, but with some minor adjustments

    No, re-set the diamond in a more modern setting

  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    I think it’s a very pretty ring as is.  I like the vintage look.  

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    Since your stone is estimated to be great quality, if you would like to be engaged with it and wear it, it is worth resetting the stone! You said above that you would prefer it in a modern halo setting, and that the current prongs are overwhelming. I say go for it! 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee

    That ring is to die for and I would happily wear it just the way it is, forever and ever. It is GORGEOUS as is. So jealous!

    P.S. I know you might be looking for something a bit more contemporary, but that setting looks terrific on you. Do what makes you happy.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I’d be tempted to reset the diamond into something else, and put a coloured stone into that setting so it stands out more.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    blushandbling :  I think your ring is perfect as is!!  I don’t feel the setting overwhelms the center stone at all.  

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    BeeDD :  That would look great! A gorgeous pink or yellow stone, for a right hand ring, and use the diamond for an e-ring. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    As a person who just paid a ton of money to buy a very similar ring yesterday, I think it’s gorgeous, and I would keep it as is. 

    However, I really do see your point. It’s a good quality diamond, and it’s hidden in the setting (it’s set down in the ring, instead of rising up out of it like solitaires today do). It would be nice to have your ‘own’ ring, instead of taking what someone else’s taste was almost 100 years ago. 

    I think you should remove the diamond and use it for the ring YOU want. Keep the beautiful old setting – who knows, some day you might have a daughter who loves antique jewelry, and it could be her engagement ring – she’ll just need to buy a stone. Then you and she both win! 

     

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    BeeDD :  I think that is a really great compromise! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I think it is sad when antiques are taken apart without excellent reason (eg. setting falling apart). I am incredibly partial to antique settings myself, though, and even if not sentimental appreciate their historical value.

    So, I would wear it as is for sure.

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