(Closed) Is It Weird To Want Two Wedding Ring Sets?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

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KellyTee:  I would feel it would be odd, not to have two sets, but that you aren’t exactly related to the family and you’re “inheriting” an heirloom set.  Why wouldn’t it go to someone within the family line, what if it was to be bequeathed to someone else?  But if you want it, you’re by all means allowed to have it.  I say go for it.

Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t think it’s weird at all! I have two sets at the moment. One gets worn alot more than the other though

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

I’m hoping to end up with a gemstone set because my diamond set is a bit to flashy (it’s a small diamond set) for my liking.  I’m a plain Jane kind of girl but I do love color.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love variety!  I have two sets, soon to be three 🙂  

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There’s a part of me that thinks, if it really is so lovely, it deserves to belong to someone who doesn’t feel the need to mention twice that she loves her e-ring way more. And that it’s a little strange to receive a family heirloom from a family that you work for, whether you pay for it or not, but I don’t know how long you’ve worked for them, and that affects it.

If you really want it, and you can afford it, buy it.

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

I have three, and I wear and dearly love each.

My grandmother’s is a .25 solitaire in a high Belcher setting worn with a massive very heavy 18k totally plain band.

My mom’s is a three stone with a center stone of about .90 points flanked by two .10 rubies worn with her heavy but narrow plain 14k band.

Mine is a 1.6 center stone with an X in tiny channel set diamonds on either side and 7 tiny chanbel set stones on either side of the band.

All are set in yellow gold.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would have 10 different wedding sets if I could! LOL  I think if it’s a good deal and you like it…why not? If your Fiance doesn’t care, I say go for it.  Jewelry to me is an investment.  I love vintage/older wedding rings…if you get a chance or decide to get it please post a picture!!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have two wedding sets, so I say go for it.  Similar to your situation I have a modern new set and I also put together a 1940’s antique wedding set in yellow gold.  But I do recommend perhaps looking elsewhere if this set is out of your price range.  I found the engagement ring of my second set on ebay for $100 including shipping.  The wedding band was $75 with sizing and clean up.  I spent an additional $65 to clean up the ering and size.  $240 dollars later I have a wonderful antique 1940s wedding set.  I do not know the history, but I imagine a couple who found true love.  

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

It is not weird to me!  😉

Post # 25
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Newbee

I love vintage sets and just the thought of all the history behind the item. I think it’s fine to have a second set to wear on rare occasions.

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

IMO, a ring you buy yourself just isn’t a “wedding set”. Don’t misunderstand, I love rings, and I buy them myself. But none of them had anything to do with my engagement or wedding, and I wear them on my right hand. I know that DH would be confused and probably hurt if I wanted to buy random pretty rings to change out with the one he bought me, but YMMV. I’m all for buying the ring and wearing it on your right hand, but not for calling it another wedding set. Maybe I’m just traditional and boring, though.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

Buy it!! It’s not weird at all.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper

The estate sale ring set sounds nice, but I would never be able to call it “my wedding set.” They are just rings you found at an estate sale. Your wedding set includes the engagement ring your husband selected for you and, if you had one, the wedding band that he probably placed on your finger when you got married. I think you could still get it but keep it safe in your jewelry box or maybe wear as your RHR set. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

I have a few heirloom wedding sets from aunts and grandmothers. I generally wear them as RHRs but once in a while for fun mix w/ my wedding set. I love vintage jewelry and collect it avidly so -no- wanting to buy yourself a pretty set of rings is not weird at all.  It just happened to be a wedding set for the previous owner but can be worn any way you like once it is yours. And I get enjoying thinking about the history of the rings – they are like mysterious windows into the past 🙂

Post # 30
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Helper bee

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KellyTee: Go for it! I think options are great! Lol I’ll be getting an oval diamond solitaire & probably later be getting a morganite halo ring… I don’t like wearing any rings on my right hand for some reason… lol but I do love pink & husband didn’t like the idea of having a morganite for a forever ring so that can be my second set For when I want to switch it up a bit hehe ;D 

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