- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Back in August, my fiance proposed to me with the ring that his father used to propose to his mother. The diamond in that ring, which was reset in platinum in 1971 for their use, originally belonged to my fiance’s father’s mother, who purchased it in 1948 or thereabouts in Europe.
The ring has a wonderful history, and I’m so honored and thrilled to wear it. But there are a few concerns:
1. The ring was a bit snug. Our jeweler measured that it was a quarter size too small for my finger. In the winter, it fits pretty well. However, in the summer, it’s uncomfortably tight.
2. In his parents’ setting the stone is secured with only four prongs. We were concerned that if one prong broke, the ring could be lost. We felt that with such a remarkable history, six prongs would be much safer. Plus, with only four prongs, more of the girdle is exposed. With six, if anything “hits” the ring, it will hit the prong and not the stone itself.
So, we decided to have the ring reset. His parents’ setting is beautifully classic and simple: a round solitaire with a smooth platinum band. I asked our jeweler to make a new setting as close to this setting as possible.
And the reason I’m posting this is because today’s the day we go to have the diamond placed into the new setting.
So excited! Thanks for listening 🙂