(Closed) How does your ring compare to your mother’s?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is your ring similar to your mother's?

    Engagement ring, yes.

    Wedding ring, yes.

    Both wedding and engagement rings

    Neither ring

  • Post # 12
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    My mother has a plain, round-cut solitaire engagement ring.  Her wedding ring is a gorgeous custom-made ring guard.

    So… I knew I always wanted a round-cut solitaire engagement ring.  (Which I got)  Unfortunately, because my mom’s wedding set fit together as one ring… I couldn’t stand the “look” of a wedding band.  The search for a ring guard or ring wrap was exhausting!  Apparently that style of ring isn’t very popular so we had a really hard time finding one, not to mention finding one I actually liked.

    So to sum it up… we both have round-cut solitaire e-rings, and a ring wrap/guard.  Her ring probably doubles (maybe even triples) mine in TCW.  Mine is white gold, hers is yellow.  So similar, but different.

    Post # 13
    3180 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ours are both round but that’s the only similarity.  Hers was maybe 1/4 of a carat and in solid yellow gold band, mine is 1.44 carats in platinum with a half eternity style band.  Both of our wedding bands match our engagement rings. 

    Post # 14
    4581 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My mom doesn’t have any rings because my parents never married (still together after 29 years, though!)

    Post # 15
    11372 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My mom has a 1 carat Marquise diamond ring in a yellow gold setting (solitaire) and a wedding band with I think three or so diamonds and crosses on it. 

    & Mine is a 1/5th carat marquise solitaire in white gold with a 4mm plain white gold band. I never saw myself wanting/liking the MQ cut this whole time my mom has had hers until a couple weeks ago. So my hubby got me a mq solitaire instead of the princess cut we did have on layaway. 🙂

    Post # 16
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My parents were 17 when they married, barely out of high school (in fact, my dad finished a year early so they could get married), and had my brother 5 months later.  She didn’t get an engagement ring until a few years later, and then it was a small solitaire.  But she loved it.  Unfortunately, our house was broken into a few months ago and it was stolen… she was crushed (took that & my dad’s wedding band, plus all the jewelry that had been my grandma’s).  Both of their wedding bands were gold bands with etching (no diamonds).  My dad’s was stolen, but my mom still has hers since it was bent really bad and apparently the thieves didn’t want a bent one?

    My set, needless to say, is completely different:

    Post # 17
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    The rings my mom wears are not the rings she was married with. My dad never gave her an engagement ring–so she had her grandfather’s approx. .5 carat round diamond set in a simple gold band and replaced her original wide wedding band with a really plain gold band (“the washer”). For their 25th she had an anniversary band made with prong set round and emerald diamonds. Also, after she inherited her aunts e-ring, she had the baguettes added to her ring and the centerstone set into a necklace.


    Mine is a 1.2 round center stone with a halo and pave band (1.8 TCW)…they look completely diffterent other than the fact that they’re round…and diamonds….

    Post # 18
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    my mom has her old wedding/ering set into a weird for lack of a better word ring- it doesn’t look like a wedding ring- just a ring she wears on that hand. So mine is totally different.  

    Post # 19
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My mom has a solitaire with a plain white gold band. They didn’t have much money, so that was what they could afford. My dad has since gotten her anniversary bands that she sometimes adds to her set.

    Mine i s 3 stone ring with filigree and small diamonds on the side, and right now I have a double baquette band, but will be replacing with 2 curved bands with diamonds and blue topaz baquettes. All in white gold as well

    Post # 20
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Niether are similar. My band is plain, hers is woven with yellow gold and white gold.

    I have an e-ring, she does not.


    Hers: (similar, from web)

    Mine (my photo)

    Post # 21
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    my mom’s is a big thick gold band with a little round diamond (band wider than the diamond), the wedding ring was part of a  set so they connect and you can’t really see the differnce


    mine is a thin platinum band with a big princess cut diamond, wedding ring is separate, platinum half eternity with little princess cut diamonds


    Ours couldn’t really be more different

    Post # 22
    5089 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Neither my mom nor I have engagement rings.

    Our wedding rings will only be similar in one way: they both came, in some way, from her mom/my grandma.  Hers (from her marriage to my stepdad when I was 17) is a wide, ridged, yellow gold band (almost like three bands soldered together) with a marquise cut diamond that was from my grandmother’s engagment ring. Mine is a platinum, channel-set band with tiny square diamonds that was my grandmother’s wedding band. I feel super lucky that we both get to have a part of her wedding set.

    Mom’s is like this, but with a triple gold band instead of single:


    And here’s my wedding band, which I never tire of posting:

    Post # 23
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    From left to right: mom’s wedding ring (no e-ring), grandmother’s wedding set, and my e-ring (wedding band will be a plain white gold band).  My ring is similiar to my paternal grandmother’s and FI’s aunt, though…complete coincidence with that.  Also, three of my cousins also had sapphires in either their e-ring or wedding band–didn’t know that until just a few weeks ago!

    Post # 24
    4822 posts
    Honey bee

    Very different.

    Hers: HUGE! pear shaped with a gold band. There are diamonds in the setting but I forget how… simple gold band


    Mine- good sized, princess cut center stone with princess cut channel diamonds in both bands. Platinum

    Post # 25
    2828 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    my mother no longer has the band/engagement ring from her first marriage, and only has a band from the current — mine are not similar in any way.

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