(Closed) Looks like I'm not getting a moissy afterall…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Here is mine! The stone is over 100 years old. My husband elect had the setting custom made. He did a great job. I’m such a lucky girl!!!!

Post # 19
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My Fiance didn’t want to use my grandmother’s engagement ring (he wanted it to be the one to pick it out), so I have my beautiful colourless and internally flawless engagement ring in a platinum setting (my profile pic). But, I also had my grandmother’s ring sized to fit as well. It features a hand cut and polished diamond from the turn-of-the-century in a gold setting. My grandfather didn’t propse until a few years after WWII, so we’re not sure where the diamond came from (he and all of his siblings have passed, and my grandmother’s sister doesn’t know). We do know that it’s an old diamond, in a newer (late 40s, early 50s) setting.

Post # 20
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3146 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

THis is mine. It’s not a family heirloom but it is an antique – from the 1920’s.

Post # 21
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Newbee

My ring is from the 1930’s.  Originally, all three diamonds were flush with on another, kind of like on a wedding band.  I don’t have a picture of the original. 

This is what it looked like when I got it:

 

The ring was updated in the 1950’s with a new basket setting to raise the center stone.  The center stone is .25 and the side stones are about .18 each.  I thought the ring was pretty but wasn’t a huge fan of the basket setting, althought it did make the diamond look bigger!  I also wasn’t a fan of three stone rings, so I looked for ways to make the ring look more like a solitaire with side stones. 

This is what it looks like now:

I replaced the basket setting with prongs.  You can’t tell it from the picture, but my jeweler pretty much replicated the exact look from the basket settings on the sides.  I also got a .9 round diamond for the center stone.

I love the ring, which we got my my fiance’s grandmother.  When she saw the changes we made she said she was so glad the ring could evolve with each generation:)  I got a lot of flak from friends when I told them I planned to change the center diamond, but in the end, no one really cares! I saved the original center stone to put in another piece of jewelry someday, maybe a bezel set diamond solitaire necklace for me or a daughter I might have in the future.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsTangerine:  love how you turned the stone sideways, would have never thought about doing that! Im usually not a fan of marquise diamonds but I love yours, so different and fun!!

 

Post # 23
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638 posts
Busy bee

@MrsTangerine:  I’ve seen your reworked ring on here a few times and wanted to say I love it, I really like the east-west setting of the stone!  My SIL’s engagement ring actually is eerily similar to your “before” picture – she was married in 1994 – I think she still wears it on her right hand.  I’d never seen another one like that until your picture! 🙂

OP – can’t wait to hear more about your heirloom rings!  Please keep this thread updated for us!

Post # 24
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881 posts
Busy bee

My ring was my fiance’s mother’s engagement ring – she passed away ten years ago. It’s so incredibly meaningful because my fiance was really close with his mother. The ring is part of a set but we have to resize the wedding band and have it cleaned by a jeweller so I can’t show you both just yet. 

 

Excuse my chubby fingers and crappy cell phone pic, haha.

 

Post # 25
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742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

This is a really bad picture, but this was my grandmother’s engagement ring from around the early 1940’s. It’s so beautiful in person, the diamond is so clear and sparkly. It’s set in an illusion setting to make the center look bigger and square, but the diamond is actually a round. I’ve been meaning to get it appraised, there is also a matching wedding band. I love that I have a little piece of her still with me.

Post # 29
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1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@JazzyGemini:  thank you! i kinda love it. (:

yours are so pretty! i love the simplicity of them.

Post # 30
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@JazzyGemini:  Those are beautiful!!  I love how delicate and pretty they are

I feel really lucky to also have an heirloom ring.  Mine was my great-grandmother’s and then my grandmother’s.  My Fiance knew it was left to me and that I’d prefer it to an expensive, evil-diamond-industry new ring, so my parents happily gave it to him to propose with.  I’m also going to wear my grandmother’s wedding band shown below 🙂

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Future Mrs K:  Thanks, I absolutely didn’t want anything pointy… and that’s the only way to not have a marquise not pointy!  I think I saw a couple posted on this site that were standard solitaires but sideways.  That lead to many hours of internet searching :).

 

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@squishee:  Thank you!  I’d never seen a ring like it before, but all the jewelers would say “That was done in late 80s/early 90s right?”.  Apparently it was a very popular style!

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