Post # 1
Hi Bees! I have a little dilemma. My hubby proposed with a .6 carat emerald cut engagement ring with tapered baguettes on the side. It looked dainty on my size 7 finger but I loved her just the same.
About three weeks before our wedding, my dear sweet grandmother passed away and my grandfather gave my hubby my grandmother’s engagement ring for me to have if he was ok with it (which he was). It is a beautiful 1.25 carat Old English Cut solitaire that I ADORE! I wore it on my wedding day and every day thereafter. The first engagement ring has been sitting in the jewelry box since about a week before the wedding.
Recently, I was sifting through my jewelry box and came across my first engagement ring. My husband commented about how I don’t ever wear the ring he gave me anymore. Now I feel bad.
My original ring does not go with my wedding band so I can’t wear it on my left hand unless I wear it alone. Plus I like wearing my wedding set on my left hand.
So what do I do?
- Wear it as a right hand ring (even though it’s smaller than most right hand rings and it doesn’t look like a band)
- Have it reset into a pendant
- Keep it in the jewelry box to give to my future daughter or daughter-in-law
Post # 3
@MDtoJerseyBride: Why couldnt you wear it on your right ring finger! Doesnt sound too small to me; sounds lovely! That got my vote!
Post # 4
@wrkbrk – Thanks! I really think I’m leaning towards wearing it on my right hand. It is a great piece of jewelry that has been hiding in the jewelry box for far too long! LOL!
Post # 5
Pictures please so I can make an informed decision…
Post # 6
@MDtoJerseyBride: Another choice is you can get a necklace for the ring. That way its closer to your heart *swoon* lol
Something like this. http://www.etsy.com/listing/72471347/sale-ring-my-neck-the-lovebird-a
Post # 7
Would love to see photos.
BUT I too VOTED for it to be a RHRing…
When I frist read the title I thought you might be talking about an Engagement Ring from a Former Beau / Husband
But no, you are talking about an ERing from your current Husband
I cannot see WHY you wouldn’t honour your Husband in this way… and the ring sounds BEAUTIFUL
Lots of women would kill to be able to have a Diamond RHRing, and at 0.60 this one is significant and should see the light of day, not be closeted away in your Jewellery Box
If it needs to be resized… get it done.
And ya, down the road in like 25 years if there is a Dirty Delete or DS about to get married, then sure if you want offer it up then as a choice to them… in the same way that your Grampa did for you.
Nice tradition… and it means more in that the ring was actually worn & cherished by a loved one.
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
@KimmySumShuga – OK. I only have huge bad cell phone pics but here goes.
My current wedding set:
My original engagement ring:
Post # 9
@eecuadrado – That is really nice! I like that too.
@ThisTimeRound – I really do want to honor him and I didn’t know that I was offending him. Which is why I’m trying to make it right. Just trying to figure out the best way to do it.
Post # 10
To @MDtoJerseyBride: Thanks for the Photos…
GORGEOUS Ring… rock it baby.
That isn’t too small for a RHRing at all… RHRings come in all sorts of styles…
And as I said in my post above… usually NOT Diamonds.
Consider yourself well loved & blessed… wear them all !!
Post # 11
@MDtoJerseyBride: both are beautiful. i’d wear the first ring as a rhr and then give it to your first child for their ering.
Post # 12
Definitely wear it as a RHR, especially if your husband was bothered by the fact that you aren’t wearing it. It’s a great ring and it is in no way too small for a RHR or an e-ring, honestly.
Post # 13
@mypinkshoes – Thanks! That’s a great idea.
@lovelee1 – Thank you. I get self-conscious because I have such long fingers and it’s very dainty. But I do love her.
Post # 14
@MDtoJerseyBride: I would wear it as a RHR until I could give it to my daughter.
Post # 15
@MDtoJerseyBride: I would have it made into a pendant, that way you can wear it everyday. I’m not a fan of RHR for every day, that’s just my personal taste, I find multiple rings to be too much for some reason (but I also have pretty small hands!)
Post # 16
I think you should definatly have it set as a neclace. something that special shouldn’t be in a box. But Its your decision ultimatly, both of your rings are beautiful!