(Closed) Re-setting my Grandmother’s ring…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would not mess with it. Little imperfections are what makes it so unique and special. 🙂

I wonder what the stones are? He found them on an island? 

Post # 4
1850 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I kind of like it as is. Plus it’s such an interesting story. If it was an ering I’d probably say to change it, but as a right hand ring I think that it’s neat that it has so much history and was so special to your grandma:)

Post # 5
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


i would take it to a jeweler and see about getting it reset in the same setting. because it’s pretty old and especially if it was poorly done, some of the prongs could break and you don’t want to lose one of those stones!

Post # 6
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You could talk it over with your mom, just to see how she’ll react. 

I’m in a similar situation – I have my great-grandmother’s wedding ring that I would like to reset for my wedding band (for many reasons, doesn’t sit well next to the e ring, and the metal is of poor quality and irritates my skin).  It’s already in my possesion, but I haven’t told my mom yet.

Post # 7
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would leave it as is, too. If it were the engagement ring, I’m with mg1363, I would consider having it reset. Gorgeous ring and really beautiful story :).

Post # 9
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@o0olibelulao0o: if they’re just soldered in, i would get it reset; i’d be worried about the stones falling out since the ring is so antique. also, i think having it reset professional would bring out even more beauty in the ring.

Post # 10
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it’s gorgeous the way it is. I’d leave it, but definitely have the setting checked if you’re worried about the stones being loose.

Post # 11
36 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Like many others have noted, I would keep it as is. It’s such a wonderful story and you really can’t put a price on something so sentmental. After all these years, the American people wouldn’t want to mess with a little crack in the Liberty bell… It has a great history and means a little to us. Sometimes, fresh and new isn’t best…

Post # 13
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would take it to a jeweler to make sure everything is sound, the prongs are in tact, and nothing is going to fall out. Aside from that, I would leave it as is. What a wonderful family heirloom. 

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