Post # 1
Hi I’m a UK Bee, and I’ve just got my e-ring and wedding band back from the Jewellers after they were sretched to my finger.
Now when my H2B proposed he offered me a wide selection of rings to choose from.
His Grandmothers Engagment Ring
His Great Aunts Engagement Ring
His other Grandmothers Eternity Ring
His Grandmothers Wedding Ring
His Great Aunts Wedding Ring
My Beloved and recently deceased Grandmothers Wedding ring.
I didn’t care about diamonds/ gold cut these rings are all at least 80 years old, and all very beautiful and different. I tried out each ring with various combinations and against my skin. Eventuall I chose to wear his Grandmothers eternity ring straight away. It fits me perfectly, and is an 18ct yellow gold ring, with a rose of dark red almost black garnet. I love it very very much.
For my official Engagement Ring I chose his grandmothers e-ring. It was very tiny and I have just paid a lot of money to have the original 18ct yellow gold ring swapped for a 24ct yellow gold band. The stone is a flat platform of platinum with 6 small diamonds set into it, it is so tiny and sweet.
For my wedding band I choe to wear my Grandmothers 24ct yellow gold band and the 2 match wonderfully.
But in the last several hours people keep asking about cuts, size, ct, clarity of the ring and I keep shurgging, is there anyway to tell? Does it matter?
I only know that they are diamonds, and the materials and ct’s of the gold because I have the bill in front of me?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
If you take it to a jeweler, they can appraise it and tell you all that info, but it really doesn’t matter. People ask because it’s the “thing” to do… Honestly, I’m with you– if you love the ring, that’s all that matters. I don’t know any of the stats about either of my rights, and I don’t care. 🙂
Post # 4
@juliette.eliza: I agree, who cares…
If youre happy with your ring thats all that matters.
Post # 5
Eh, I think the people asking that are being a little thick. The rings have a story behind them, I would think that’s more interesting than stats. Just tell them you don’t know, but this was so-and-so’s ring, and this was this person’s ring, and so on, if they’re so interested.
Post # 6
@Snoopadoop: Eh, don’t kill yourself.. Stats aren’t important.. What matters is you love them and with such amazing history, who cares? I’m sure they’re gorgeous.. And the garnet band sounds amazing.. My husband and I are garnet babies.
Post # 7
just say to them its an heirloom ring so I don’t know and nor do I care. Say they are diamonds and gold and were worn by two very special women in our family and I hope our marriage is as long and full of love as these ladies marriages!!!
that should shut up the noseys!!!
Post # 8
Please post pics I would love to see these rings….
Post # 9
Just enjoy the rings. They’re just stats afterall. And unless you’re too curious and want to know, go get them appraised.
With all this talk of these rings though, you should REALLY show us some pictures so we can ooh and ahh over them
Post # 10
Ooh, these rings sound so unique and gorgeous! Please post some pictures 🙂
Post # 12
Beautiful rings!! And so special that they belonged to family! You are a lucky girl to have that option. Heirloom rings, regardless of their official worth, mean so much IMO!
I’d just tell people they are heirlooms and that value means more than what they are graded and appraised for. 🙂