Post # 1
It’s been a while but I’m back to get opinions on this ring.
My engagement ring (on the left) keeps loosing diamonds. (it shouldn’t have been sized down so much). This is the fourth time one has fallen out. I can replace the diamond for 100 to 200 dollars but odds are it will happen again. My husband and I decided that it might be best to recreate the ring. We also want to upgrade, which we were told we couldn’t do with the original ring. We are thinking a higher clarity diamond around 1.5 carats but it will take us a while to save up.
So I was wearing the diamond ring on the right until that ring lost a diamond. 🙁
So my Mom gave me my Grandmothers diamond ring. I am thinking that I will wear this for a year or two until we redo mine. Does it look like an engagement ring? Is it dated? While I wouldn’t have chosen it for myself, but I do like how sparkly and blingy it looks. And I love my grandma.
Would you be okay not wearing your engagement ring for a while? Should I just replace the diamond in mine and pray it doesn’t fall out? Other ideas?
Post # 2
I like your original ring the best, but I think it’s fine to wear your grandma’s ring until yours gets fixed or redone. I’m going to be honest though, it does look dated to me. Not sure where the third ring fits in.
You could put the diamonds and metal from both your original e-ring and your grandma’s ring toward the purchase of a new, higher clarity ring.
Post # 3
If you don’t feel your ring is safe while you wear it then it will nag at you incessantly. It’s tough with an heirloom. I don’t know if I would take it apart or melt it down since thenit has lost its personal meaning and maybe you could pass it on to your kids? I would just start fresh with a new ring design.
Post # 4
I love your grandma ring so much lovely
Post # 5
NonannaS: I think I misunderstood. Your original ring was not an heirloom? The stand in is? I just saw you post a pic of that on another thread today and admired it. It looks like an authentic vintage ering to me. It looks great! I would go with it if it fits well and you like it well enough. I would have a jeweler look it over closely though to be sure the stones are secure.
Post # 6
My original ring is not an heirloom. My husband chose it all be himself and I love it. We just shouldn’t have sized it down to a size 4. Because of this, it will keep loosing the small side diamonds. Plus, we always wanted to upgrade and most jewers think this ring wouldn’t support aagree diamond.
I we don’t have a problem using the diamonds/gold from the original to make the new one. But we would probably keep the original diamond so I could wear it in a Necklace. so money wise, it wouldn’t help up much. That is why we would have to save up.
I wouldn’t want to touch my Grandmothers ring.
Post # 7
Your Grandmother’s ring is gorgeous and I think it is a great idea to wear it while you save up to re-make your original ring!
Post # 8
NonannaS: yes, i am so glad to hear say that, don’t touch your grandmas ring! I love it.
In time when you have the funds for the upgrade to your ring, you can wear that — something to look forward to. But in the meantime your grandmas ring is so pretty, so special.
Post # 9
I guess I could also recreate my ring without doing the upgrade. If I didn’t want to wear my Grandmas for an extended period of time. Just can’t decide.
Post # 10
NonannaS: I like the large yellow orange stone ring as a stand in. But I like colour. All rings are stunning either way
Post # 11
Grannys ring is goorgeous! I could aswell have chosen it for myself. Love it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Your grandma’s ring is beautiful and has so much sentimental value! I would leave it intact and wear it until your upgrade is ready.
Post # 13
Your grandmother’s ring is stunning and I think it looks vintage, not necessarily dated. I would rock it.