(Closed) Need Ring Advice! Upgrade?/Combine?/Buy a new one?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

well if she is into vintage styles it could still be good for her. If not I would suggest using the diamond from this ring and have it set into a new setting. Maybe a halo if you want the finger coverage to be larger

Post # 4
1691 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

First of all, how adorable that you are on here even asking this question…

Secondly – I think it totally depends on her style, do you think she’d love this one because of what it is, would she rock it?  Or would she like a more modern style?

Post # 5
9648 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I think getting the diamond put in a new setting will look great 🙂

Post # 7
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Awwwww….I love seeing posts like these….Here’s my two cents….she will absolutely love any ring you give her because of who its from, and what it represents…HOWEVER, while the rings pictured are classic and gorgeous, they are old fashioned, and smaller in size…if you think she’ll love them, by all means go with them…but she has to wear them every single day for the rest of her life…I like them a lot, but they would not be for me and my style…do these match her style, and does she like them….Maybe you could look into switching the centerstone to something bigger? Or swapping out the gold for platinum? Talk to a jeweler about your options…Have you two talked about rings ever??? & Good luck with your proposal!  

Post # 8
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Why don’t you propose with this and thensofter different options to her oto how she’d like to make it her own?  She might really appreciate it as it is. 

Post # 9
1614 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Why not propose with this ring, and then give her the option of buying a new ring. Then you won’t butcher this one and you can give it to your son.

Post # 10
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m a sentimental person so I like the idea that it’s your grandmother’s ring. But it’s not my style, not sure if it’s your girlfriend’s style either. I second the suggestion to take the center stone and reset it in something more her style. 

With all the sentimental value in the rings, I would love the band as a right hand ring. But I wouldn’t want it as my wedding band since it isn’t my style. And the thought of using it as a trade in would break my heart. 

Post # 11
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

so sweet you are posting here for advice.  

My general advice would be to have the stone reset into a setting she loves.  I’m not sure what your budget is but because you are saving on the stone you could get her a really great setting! 

I think the first biggest thing to consider here is does she like yellow gold? If not, then a new set is definitely the way to go. 

Does she like a lot of “bling”?  If so, I think this would look beautiful in a pave or micropave halo setting. I’m thinking something like this:  


I am super biased towards halos though and they definitely aren’t for everyone.  Good luck! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Post # 12
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would LOVE that as an engagement ring. It is very classy.

Post # 14
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I truly love the rings you posted and think they’re beautiful.

Here’s my two cents:

Since you said vintage really isn’t her overall style, and it seems like you’re considering this as an option, why not pick out a new ring to propose to your girlfriend with, and then give your grandmother’s ring to her as a wedding or anniversary gift so she can wear it on her right hand? That way she will have two very sentimental pieces of jewelry, one that her husband chose just for her to suit her tastes, and one that has family history to it.


Post # 16
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I really like Starla’s idea! Don’t mess with your grandmother’s ring and then hope that your soon-to-be fiancee loves it; give it to her as is down the road… 🙂

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