(Closed) Rings with a Family History (pic heavy)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@DEBeachGirl:  Oh they look great!  That is so sweet about reusing the stones from the necklace into your band.

I’ve posted these before, but I will again 🙂  I have my maternal great-grandmother’s (which later became my grandmother’s) engagement ring, and I will also use her/their engraved wedding band.  My grandmother originally had a different e-ring, but someone broke into her house a long time ago (40s? 50s?) and stole it.  So she started wearing her mother’s ring.  

My grandmother died when I was pretty young in 1990 and left some jewelry to my sister and me.  These rings have been in my parents’ safe ever since, and my sweet fiance knew that they meant a lot to me sentimentally.  He went to my parents’ house last summer to ask their blessing for our marriage, and then was like, “And can I grab that ring?”  Haha.  They were thrilled to give it to him.

Here they are soldered together (wedding band in the middle) with a third ring that was an anniversary gift to my grandmother.  It’s rubies and diamonds – rubies were her birthstone, and also my paternal grandmother’s, and my mom’s, and mine!  I had the three rings separated but I’ll wear the ruby ring occasionally too.

And here is the e-ring on its own.  After we’re married, I’ll wear it with the wedding band.  So nice to wear something embued with family history and meaning!  (I also like that he/we didn’t have to spend a fortune on a ring, and that we didn’t contribute to the social/environmental ills of diamond and platinum mining.)

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Not sure if i can play along, but i see OP posted a necklace so here it goes anyways. This necklace was given to me the morning of my wedding as i stood in my wedding dress. My mother had her Engagement Ring diamond taken out of its setting and turned it into a pendant for me to have. Its super special to me…. equal or more important than my wedding set. 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

OP, I remember you mentioning you were going to do that. I love how special that ring is to you!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

beautiful rings and I love these stories!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Lovely set! I love all the sentiment behind your stones! Congratulations!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Beautiful!  I love the story behind your rings, thanks for sharing!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

I love stories like these! Family is so important to me and having that connection through a ring which symbolizes love and unity is amazing! I’m not yet engaged (hopefully soon, fingers crossed!) however I already have seen the ring which will happily sit on my finger eventually! 

it is a family ring from SO’s maternal grandmother. Originally bought as a RHR from a local jeweler in the early 80s, it is not your typical engagment ring! When I have my special sparkly on my finger ill be sure to come back and post a photo! 

Keep those Awesome stories/photos coming!

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