(Closed) Mom's wedding band?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
8486 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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blushingbluegrassbride:  Yes, rounding out a ring that’s become oval is very easy. If they have an onsite jeweler, sometimes they can do it right there for you. They just push the ring down really hard on a mandrel, and keep tapping it down with a rubber mallet until it’s round again. The only thing is, depending on how old it is and how thin, there is the risk that it could break. That would be easy to fix and wouldn’t cost much, but you should be aware that it’s a possibity.

Post # 3
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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blushingbluegrassbride:  Like PP stated the oval shape can be fixed very easily. My parents divorced when I was 11 and using my mothers band was out of the question in her mind as well as my own. For us at least it was the end of a chapter and I wouldn’t want to start a new chapter using something from a chapter that didn’t work out as expected. In this case at least the divorce was a rough one and so was the relationship with my father there after, so to us the band didn’t hold any special memories. I wanted something that was just for our marriage, something that represented our new begining together. Just my $0.02 but I wouldn’t. 

Post # 4
1669 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

have you ever thought about using the gold from your mums ring and melting it down to make a new one? That way you still get to keep her ring but have something new for the new start in your life

Post # 6
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Personally I wouldn’t. But if I were to, I like PP idea of melting down the ring and making it into something new.

Post # 7
3075 posts
Sugar bee

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blushingbluegrassbride:  One thing to think about is when you melt down gold you normally do not get “your” gold back. I am not sure if that really matters to you. I have seen ring necklaces made. Ideas. 

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