(Closed) Inherited jewelry

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s gorgeous!!! Have you tried cleaning it? A lot of old jewelry just has a ton of built up gunk on it.

I haven’t inherited anything, but my grandmas are still alive.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A necklace would be beautiful with that stone!  All I got was an ugly black onyx ring from my grandmother, but my mom has her engagement ring and my great great grandmothers pearls she is holding for me. 

Post # 6
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an inherited w hite/rose and yellow gold abacus (that is actually working) It is medium sized and I got the goldchain with it. I got it on my 20th birthday from my mom. It was my biological dad who passed away when I was 6. I will try to post a picture soon. It’s one amazing jewelry though.

Post # 8
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I havent, but my sister inherited my grandmothers ering (1.5 ct center) and had it placed into a necklace – i wore it on my wedding day as something borrowed

Post # 9
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@techie: You totally should try getting it cleaned up at a jewelers. Just have them check the prongs first. It’s amazing how much crud builds up on diamonds, especially with open settings like it looks like hers is. 

My grandma inherited this ring when her aunt passed. She never wore it (had her own set already) so she just saved it, and gave it to Mr.ND to present to me πŸ™‚ Mr.ND’s grandma also gave him his late grandpa’s ring. I love that both of us have family rings. 

Post # 11
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Here are the pictures of the abacus and chain. The chains clasp is broken,  so I don’t want to put it on.. scared of dropping it :/ It would surely tke a  beating either way.. but I prefer not to take any chances. πŸ˜€ WHOA pictures are huge..

Oh, forgot to add aswell, My bio dad was a seismologist, so he got it on one of his travels to China. He also had a gold coin of the chinese wall my mom can’t find anywhere..:/

Post # 12
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@techie: Thanks πŸ™‚ Would your jeweler just clean it for you with your other rings?

@Elolith: That’s so interesting! I wonder who commissioned it or if it was just a jeweler’s idea. It’s so unique. 

Post # 13
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@indibee: I know, I have never seen anything like it before! So i feel blessed to have inherited this. I want to give it to my son when he turns 20. Our first Heirloom tradition! Might aswell start one. I just need to get the clasp on the chain fixed.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That is beautiful!! My Mom gave me her Citrine ring. Idk how many carats it is or anything but its my husband’s birthstone so I love it! I usually only wear it in the fall. She just told me the other day if my husband & I got a safe she has all kinds of rings for me! I was like OMG don’t tempt me to run out right now & get one! LOL She has some stuff from my Dad (they are no longer together.) & Other stuff from family & that she bought.

The middle stone in the ring is kind of loose. So I need to go have it tightened before wearing it anymore.

Post # 15
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It’s a diamond–not much is going to hurt it unless you try dropping it into a vat of HCl or something.  It’s old for us but that rock has been around for millions of years.  My jeweler told me to clean my ring with windex and a toothbrush–try that and see how it looks.

Post # 16
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: That is a gorgeous ring! I love that shade on the Citrine, I understand why you like wearing it in the fall πŸ™‚

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