(Closed) Show off your handed down and/or antique rings!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
51 posts
Worker bee

My Fiance proposed with his great-grandmother’s ring. Here’s what I wrote about it in the poll-thread asking about picking out your own ring:

I was married once before. For that engagement, I picked out the ring and the stone off of Blue Nile. I even entered in the credit card number, and accepted delivery when it got shipped. Although I loved the ring, in hindsite there was something missing in the whole process.

I just got engaged, and this time I was completely surprised. The ring is a family heirloom – it belonged to his beloved great-grandmother. It doesn’t look anything like what I would have picked for myself (it is more “cocktail” style), but I love it more than anything and am thrilled that his family wanted me to have it. The element of surprise made it SO much sweeter than my previous proposal, and the significance behind the ring makes it more beautiful than anything I could have picked out 🙂

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Post # 32
1357 posts
Bumble bee

HeatherKH1:  What a unique ring and love your sweet puppy!!! Those eyes!!!!

Post # 33
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ooh! So many gorgeous rings, I love this thread. My rings aren’t handed down but they’re antique and fab. My 1920’s art deco “un-engagement” ring I bought for myself. It’s a mix of white and yellow gold. I bought it from an etsy seller and had it appraised so I knew she was legit, and I went back a year later after I got engaged to buy my wedding band. It’s made by Belais, who I think went out of business in 1933. Engagement ring is brand new but my fiance knew I loved the detail from antique rings, and he totally nailed my style. I love how the two look together. 

Post # 34
1737 posts
Bumble bee

Love all of these rings! My mother has her mother’s ruby engagement ring that she said I’ll inherit when I get married – so sometime next year it’ll be mine! It’s gorgeous, I love staring at it – next time I visit my mom I’ll get a picture of it and post it 🙂

Post # 35
472 posts
Helper bee

Mine is from the 40s… It is platinum and diamonds. I just bought the platinum wedding band (as you can see it needs to be polished up new again!)

Post # 36
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

My ring was my mum’s and I’ve always loved it. Her and my dad divorced when I was a baby so she set it aside for me. I was so beyond thrilled when Fiance proposed with it, suddenly it became MY ring. I absolutely adore it. It’s 1970’s, yellow gold, marquis diamond with a channel set band. So special to me!

Post # 37
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is my mum’s wedding set which she gifted to me

Post # 38
1412 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

my granmothers Art Deco rings that were handed down to me around my 21st birthday or so. Finally got to resize the bow one and I wear it all the time now (even tho the Jewler said not to-shh dont tell him lol) love antiques!! 😊

Post # 39
63 posts
Worker bee

the engagement band and wedding band were his late grandmother’s

Post # 40
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas

Commenting to say that I will add my nan’s rings that she passed down to me in the morning when I wake up and can pull them down

Post # 41
1988 posts
Buzzing bee

when I got engaged my sister gave me these two yellow gold vintage pieces she had bought. 18k gold, diamonds, one has little rubies and the other sapphires. Lighting in the pic sucks. She also have me a third one that was bent and we need to get fixed. I’ll see if I can get a pic of it later.

Post # 43
325 posts
Helper bee

My ering is a family heirloom from my husband’s grandmother, who was the sweetest woman in the world. It’s an OMC in an art deco setting, I adore it.


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