- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
i’m enduring the sparation from my lovely as best i can, by having a little photoshoot with my family heirloom rings!
these, of course, include the engagement ring that Darling Husband1 gave me, because i said so. (family traditions and heirlooms have to come from somewhere, after all!) i still wear the wedding band on my right hand and the ering is sized for my right hand now, but i’m terrified of losing or destroying it since i’m right handed and tend to beat my hands up a lot. the center is a 0.32ct oval brilliant, E color, VS2 clarity, good cut. the side stones are 0.05ct each, mozambique garnets. the setting is white gold. (it looks like one of the garnets has a bit of fuzz caught in the prongs! the other upside to macro settings…)
then there’s my nanny’s rings. (nanny is what my stepdad’s mother preferred to be called.) that’s the extent of heirloom rings i have. the first is white gold with two diamonds…i’m pretty sure they used to be earrings and somewhere along the line they were reset as a ring. not sure how old that one is, but i got it because diamonds are my birthstone (my sister got her sapphire ring with diamond halo because she was born in september). the other is yellow gold with some kind of pink stone in it, and i know that one to be at least 150 years old. if anyone can tell me what kind of stone it is for sure, i’d be grateful. i suspect i’ll have to talk to a jeweler for that. i’m thinking it’s either a deep pink sapphire or a pinkish-hued ruby, although the difference between those two seems to depend on who you ask, since they’re the same chemically…what separates a ruby from a sapphire is the specific hue, and where the line between pink sapphire and pink-hued ruby is drawn is a little fuzzy.
check out the little rainbows coming off the right diamond in that last one! sparkly. lol