(Closed) New here, ring question

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Another vote for not weird at all. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s beautiful and I love the sentimental factor. No one needs to know your finances, this is such a wonderful way to honor your mom!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Gorgeous ring and I love the sentiment! I can’t imagine someone asking about whether he paid for it but I think it’d be sweet to share that it was your mom’s ring. 

I think family rings make the best engagement/wedding rings.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

Nothing wrong at all!! Do it!

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Totally appropriate.  As mentioned above, you can have it re-sized, and you can even have it totally re-created into a different style, if you like.  My best friend did that with her vintage engagement ring, because the 100-year old setting just wasn’t stable enough and the diamond fell out 3 times in the course of a year.  Didn’t cost a lot (in relation to a new ring!) and it is gorgeous!

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our finances were tight when we got engaged too. And honestly, even though we talked about getting married andd I did think a proposal was coming soon, I was completely shocked when he proposed because we shared a bank account and I knew we didn’t have the money. Apparently, he was talking to his mom about wanting to propose and she offered to give him her engagement ring. So he had it reiszed and mailed it to my mom ahead of time before we flew out for Christmas. He proposed on Christmas Eve and my favorite thing about the ring was that it was from his family. It was very appropriate since he is so close with his family. I did get a separate wedding ring–in part because he wants to pass the engagement ring down to our kids, in part because the shape of it wouldn’t have worked with a wedding band, and in part because I wanted something smaller that I wouldn’t have to take off at work. But it was perfect for us, and I loved telling everyone that it was a family ring.

 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Totally worth it. After all, an engagement isn’t about the ring at all. It’s about the commitment you two are willing to make to each other. But, just so you know, that ring is GORGEOUS.

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have it resized and it will be a constant reminder of your mom 🙂 I was close with my gma, and wear one of her rings as a RHR and had her centerstone re-set for my e-ring. It makes it special!

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think there’s anything weird at all about it. And I think your ring is beautiful and would look amazing with a plain platinum wedding band.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That ring is gorgeous, go for it!

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think that there is anything wrong with wearing this ring as an engagement ring. It is a symbol that you have given your heart to someone and that seems to be true. He can still give you the wedding band and perhaps a right hand anniversary ring when your finances are better.

Post # 31
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Blushing bee

Not at all – I think that makes your ring even more sentimental!  Not to mention the fact that it’s gorgeous!!

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