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

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is your ring similar to your mother's?
    Engagement ring, yes. : (43 votes)
    7 %
    Wedding ring, yes. : (24 votes)
    4 %
    Both wedding and engagement rings : (19 votes)
    3 %
    Neither ring : (562 votes)
    87 %
  • Post # 3
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Mums: Gold round half carat with gold wedding band

    Mine: Rose gold princess quarter carat surrounded by white gold diamond bands

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Mom’s: The one my dad gave her was a round 1 carat, yellow gold solitaire with a matching band. The one my stepdad gave her was a 1.25 carat princess cut, yellow gold solitaire with a matching band.

    Mine: 1.1 carat cushion moissanite, palladium band. I haven’t picked out my wedding band yet.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My mom had a solitaire on a gold band engagement ring, mine is a pearl. She also had simple gold wedding band, which is what I have. I don’t know what the setting on my stepmother’s ring is called…a rectangular diamond flanked by two smaller rectangular emeralds (matches her eyes) and has a gold band with scroll carving like things along the edges. 

    Post # 6
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mom’s: yellow gold, round diamonds, probably around 1/4 carat, wedding band is a wrap style that makes it look like a 3 stone ring.

    Mine: white gold, princess cut .6 carat diamond solitare, wedding band is a 7 stone prong set.

    So, not alike at all. =)

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My mom’s engagement ring was an 1/8th of a carat which we lovingly called “chip” until my parents 25th wedding anniversary and she just had a plain gold band. My parents were high school sweethearts and got married when she was 18. It was all he could afford. She wore it for 25 years with no complaints and proudly, even though she was a high end jeweler LOL. My father finally got her a very beautiful upgrade for their 25th wedding anniversary. Mine is a lot more flashier than hers.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never seen my mom’s ring. I’m not even sure she had one? If she did, it was WAY gone before I came along.

    Post # 9
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    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    My mother’s e ring was yellow gold with a tiny little diamond center stone round cut with weird like slashes in the band or the e ring and her wedding band.  Mine is white gold and not tiny lol. and I have diamonds in my band too.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My mother has an engagement ring, but almost never wears it.  What she wears all the time is a plain yellow gold wedding band.

    For my first wedding, I had a diamond I inherited from my grandmother reset in a white gold solitaire setting, and wore a plain white gold wedding band with it.

    For my second wedding, what I wanted was not to have an engagement ring at all, and to have a plain yellow gold wedding band.  Coincidentally, NotFroofy had a plain yellow gold wedding band that she had inherited from her grandmother..  So I’m now wearing exactly the same thing as my mother.

    Post # 11
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My mom never wears her wedding ring… To be honest im not even sure what it looks like.

    Post # 12
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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:

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