(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 # 56
    32 posts
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Ours are sooo different!

    My Moms its pretty similar to this 1/4 center stone and everything together is about 1 carat total

    Here is mine pincess cut halo with micro diamond side stones in white gold

    Post # 57
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    After deciding to get married in 1972, my parents went out and bougyht toy sheriff’s badges, but my fellow stayed traditional bought me a ring.  Heh, and I’ve never seen my mother’s wedding ring as it was cut off in a car accident, but it was a simple gold band, and she now wears her aunt’s wedding ring which is uber fancy.  Mine is a silver ring with colored enamel: http://www.sheila-fleet.co.uk/ringresults.asp?code=R100&Metal=Enamel/Silver  But in a color not listed there.

    Post # 58
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @linguo42: I really just never get tired of admiring your rings 🙂

    Post # 59
    6253 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    @CaptainSpaulding: Oh. My. God.


    What are the odds!?

    Post # 60
    3253 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My mom and I have really similar e-rings and bands, although hers is yellow gold and mine is white gold. I didn’t even choose mine based on my mom’s; I guess we just have similar (good lol) tastes!

    Post # 61
    9814 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Mom’s: Half carat round cut diamond set in platinum prongs, yellow gold band. Think the most basic soliatire design imaginable.Plain yellow gold band.

    Mine: Pink sapphire set into rose gold pink sapphire halo, outer halo of white diamonds set into white gold. Rose gold/pink sapphire wedding band.

    Post # 62
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My mom and I have very similar wedding sets, the only difference is the cut.  She has a round brilliant solitaire in yellow gold with a plain yellow gold wedding band.  I have a radiant cut solitaire in yellow gold, with a plain yellow gold wedding band. 

    Post # 63
    3518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Couldn’t be more different.  Mom’s e-ring was a big honking 3.5 center stone set in platinum and her band is a prong-set infinity band of 0.5 carat round diamonds… that’s all she wears now (oldest sister got her e-ring).  Middle sister got her 2.0 carat anniversary ring in platinum flower setting, and I got the baby ring… 1.2 carat in a 6-prong platinum band.  My grandma gave her that ring the day I was born.

    Fi and I had the stone set in a simple white gold prong setting with side stones and baguettes, and my brand spanking new wedding band is set with tiny baguettes and rounds.

    Post # 64
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee

    The only similarity they share is that their both diamond rings.

    Ma and Pa were high school sweethearts and got married early (20 and 22), but not before having me a year earlier. Needless to say, Dad could only afford a small solitaire. I’m not even sure of the specifics of it. The band is actually two small bands that fit together, it’s neat.

    Again, I’m not sure of the exact specifics of my ring, but its a 3-stone, round cuts with white gold and the band is also white gold with diamonds lining the top and it fits around the middle, largest diamond. 

    Dad bought Mum a Past, Present, Future ring for their 20th Anniversary as an “upgrade” – he even got down on his knee to “propose” for real this time – Mum didn’t get much of a proposal the first time around. So now she likes to compare that ring to mine, as their both from the same jeweller.

    Post # 65
    4108 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @EffieTrinket: Too funny- I can’t ever see a style like that & not think of her. 

    Post # 66
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Very different e-rings…I have a white gold diamond solitaire, and my mom got a down payment on a house instead (she is very practical!).  She does have a diamond anniversary ring, though, which has five marquis cut diamonds on a yellow gold band. Not my style at all. 

    Our wedding bands are much more similar, however.  I loved that my mom has worn her band nonstop since being married, except for an MRI a few years back (she was so upset she had to take it off!), so it was important to me that I got something I would be able to wear all the time.  Her’s is a 2mm milgrain yellow gold band, mine is a plain 2mm white gold band. 

    Post # 67
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Mrs. Puffin:  my ring doesn’t compare to my mother’s, lol.  with my father she had a half-ct round brilliant solitaire in white gold with a thin white gold wedding band.  AFAIK, my older sister has the wedding band.  my mom had the diamond reset as a stud earring (since she has a second hole in her left lobe only).  now, with my stepdad, she has a 1ct round solitaire in yellow gold, but it’s OLD…like 150 years, so it’s the deeper cut.  sits taller and looks smaller from the top view.  she has a 4mm yellow gold band with the bead-rails on either side.  plain…similar to this:

    my wedding set with DH1…white gold (rhodium plated), 1/3ct oval diamond with .05ct garnet side stones and a celtic lindesfarne knot going all the way around the band, 5mm wide, with a 3mm thin lindesfarne knot wedding band.

    my set with Fiance…well, the bands have not been purchased yet, but they’ll be this:

    with the two-strand knot to match the knot detail on the side of my oval sapphire ering, below the traingle knots at the ends.

    so i guess the only thing ours have in common is that neither of us has stones in our wedding bands, either time.

    Post # 68
    5008 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    My mum had a 1/4 carat diamond solitaire set in yellow gold. She gave it to me after she and my dad split up and I wore it ’til we got engaged. Her wedding ring was a plain 2mm gold band.

    (Not hers but similar)

    I have my grandma’s engagement ring which is a 1.25 carat diamond set in platinum with 0.12 baguettes (one on each side).

    My wedding ring is a 3mm platinum and diamond band notched in such a way that it sits next to my engagement ring and looks like a plain band with a half eternity band together.

    So other than being diamonds they’re totally different, but both my mum and my grandma love seeing her ring on my finger.

    On a related note, my grandma’s wedding ring was an intricately engraved platinum band and my mum will inherit it.

    Post # 69
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My folks got marries the day my father graduated college. They had their wedding bands made by a friend who was into jewelery making.  The were silver bands with their zodiac signs and some other carvings.  I don’t remeber ever seeing my dads, my mom still has hers, but its TINY. They upgraded a few yeats later and she has gone thru a few settings since.  

    SHe has a 2.25 caret old cut emerald, it’s in a very pretty setting but no side stones. The band that she wears (she had 3, but gave me one) is an eterinty, I’m not sure of the caret weight, but its certainly the biggest and flashiest of the 3.  The band she gave me is a 2 mm eternity, kinda like hers but defenitly smaller. My Engagement Ring is a .86 pear set in a bezel halo, .4 in side stones. I would say the biggest similarities are that we both picked our own ring and choose unusual cuts.

    Post # 70
    3620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Not similar at all – mom’s is a 1/4 carat marquise cut with yellow gold, and a plain yellow gold band, while mine is a 1/2 carat center stone, two side stones and then a blinged out band for both the e-ring and wedding band, both in white gold.

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