(Closed) Show Off Antique Rings!

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Post # 47
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@aberry: What an amazing ring. Just fantastic!

Post # 48
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Worker bee

I love them all, I’ve been dropping hints left and right that I want an antique ring. My only fear is that the setting might be worn down and the stone would fall out, did any of you do anything to avoid that from happening?

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Treasure43: Thanks! I feel lucky to be able to wear something with so much history.

@JenBabe: It probably depends on the design of the specific ring you get, but I know the one I wear held up through a lot every day day while my grandma helped on the ranch. Before I started wearing it, I took it to the jeweler to have them check the prongs and make sure there were no loose diamonds. I take it in every few months for a “check up”, but I think I’d do that with any ring.

Post # 50
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine Mine was my Grandmother’s. I’m not sure how old it is.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love having an antique engagement ring! Here’s mine, from the 1920s, platinum:

And here it is with my wedding band and my husband’s ring. My favorite part is that it’s my mom’s first wedding band, which was part of a set of antique rings from the ’20s also, so it fits perfectly with my e-ring!

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Its not an actual antique but it is antique insprired.

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

not the best pic – but in LOVE with my ring! I knew I wanted an antique ring and fell in love w/ this one at a jeweler specializing in antique e-rings in the city. My FH told me that it was sold and i was heart broken & he promised we would make a date to go looking again. He purposed with my dream ring — much to my surprise & excitement! Besides being so excited that it was official we were getting married I was in shock that it was the ring & he kept a secret for so long!! He is horrible at keeping secrets from me. lol.

I’m drooling over all the gorgeous unique rings, girls! If those rings could talk… 🙂

PS – remind me to get a manicure next time the FH take a pic of my hand! lol.

Post # 54
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Helper bee

I have 3.  Square Edwardian is the original e-ring, then 2 anniversary bands (one 3 stone and the other art deco band).

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Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mine is from the 1930s.  The center is a cluster of 7 diamonds…Love it!  It looks completely different in these 2 pictures because of the lighting.

Post # 56
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Platinum from the 1930’s. We bought it at a little jewelry store specializing in estate pieces.   A word of advice, when buying antique; If you are the type who likes things to match, make sure you get a set with both engagement and wedding band!!!  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE my ring, but finding a band to accompany it is proving very very difficult… especially in platinum… but then again half the allure of antiquing is the thrill of the hunt!

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Post # 57
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@HapaBride: I would love to see a picture of your rings on your hand… do you wear them on the same finger?  They’re absolutely beautiful, and I love that they aren’t super matchy.

Post # 58
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

This thread is serious porn overload.  The rings are all amazing .. so different and beautifutl.

Post # 59
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Bee Keeper

Mine is 1950s but still antique to me!

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Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My mother gave me my great grandmother’s diamond ring after I got engaged. I knew I wouldn’t wear it very often in the setting it was in and I also knew that the setting (not the diamond) was VERY sentimental to my mother. So I had the jeweler take out the diamond and reset it into a cathedral tulip setting that I chose. Then I had him put in my mother’s birthstone in the original ring setting and my husband and I gave it to my mother for her birthday. She cried and loves it! The first pic is of the reset original ring…sorry about the quality. The next two are of the diamond reset. I don’t have any good pics of my mom’s ring with diamond still in it. It was the best of both worlds 🙂

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Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@amysunshine: Beautiful e-ring!  Is your setting a knife-edge?  It looks like it is on top, but is it knife-edged the whole way around the ring?  What kind of wedding band are you planning on using?  I’m just getting some ideas because I have a knife-edge e-ring.

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