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

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - World\'s Fair Pavilion

My grandfather left me one of his rings when he passed away. I was a teenager at the time and my family assumed the ring wasn’t real diamonds. It sat in my plastic jewelry box for nearly a decade before I took it in to a jeweler and found out it was actually set with some very nice diamonds. I had it replated from yellow gold to platinum and resized. 

It’s quite big and not terribly my style, but I also think it’s gorgeous and love having a family heirloom to pass onto the next generation!

Post # 77
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Buzzing bee

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howdoyoudo:  That’s a beautiful ring!! I love the cut of your stone. I am an old cut nut.

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elatedmidnight:  Thanks so much! 🙂

Post # 78
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Blushing bee

 

Both from my late grandmother. Love them, miss her so much. 

Post # 79
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Bernardus Lodge and Spa, Carmel Valley, CA

Here is my favorite vintage ring!  It is an heirloom band soldered to an heirloom deco ring.  My mother inherited them in her 20s and had them soldered together.  The tcw is about 0.2.  Sorry for the large photo… The resizing option wasn’t working on my phone

 

Post # 80
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Blushing bee

 

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GemmaBella :  

Did you get the 1.5 or 2 ct Daisy OEC? 

Thanks!

Post # 81
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - City, State

I bought myself a vintage 14k gold band from the 1940s for my right hand. My SO said that I should have a ring that I can wear on my left hand when I am doing something where I could lose or damage my e-ring. So I got this little beauty! It has gorgeous milgrain edges.

Post # 82
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Post # 83
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ll play! The platinum band was my grandmother’s wedding ring. I got it when she passed in 2001. It has fishtail detailing and maybe .45 ct of diamonds. I should get it resized and start wearing it …

Post # 84
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Post # 85
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Helper bee

Ooh! This is a thread I can actually participate in! I’m still waiting for my engagement ring to be finished, but in the meantime I just had this done. My mom gave me an empty ring setting that was originally my great grandmother’s diamond ring. She passed away and the second wife of my great grandfather took the diamond out of the ring and when they divorced she kept the diamond but left him with the setting. He gave the setting to his third wife who never had the diamond replaced. Since then it’s been passed down, to my grandmother, then to my mother, and now to me, and no one has ever bothered to go get the diamond replaced. My mom loves this ring but it’s not my taste, so I decided to have the stone replaced and give it back to her for Christmas. 

I wanted it to look like a diamond but didn’t want to spend more than like $100-200, so I originally thought I would do white sapphire or maybe a diamond cluster ring. I brought it to a jeweler who then pulled out an envelope full of estate diamonds. Real solid diamonds but with no certification. She found one that looked like the right size, a 38 point round diamond that definitely has inclusions but only if you look closely. She laid it in the ring and it was perfect! I ended up paying only $250 for the diamond and setting fee which included adding back in the original milgrain work around the diamond, and cleaning it up. They said it was rhodium plated too, but you can see in the pictures it has a definite yellow tint so I’m skeptical about the plating. But I actually think the yellow tint is gorgeous and works really well for this old antique ring! I’ll be giving this to my mom on Christmas Day and expecting a lot of happy tears. I can’t wait!

Post # 87
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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frogplus :  how beautiful! What a wonderful gift for your mother. 

Post # 88
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Bumble bee

Reviving the thread. My great grandmother’s  ring. I love the shape. 

Post # 89
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

FH’s great-grandmother’s wedding ring, which has been passed down to me. Nothing has been changed about the ring and it has never been resized (perfect fit!). I absolutely adore it, although he wants to get me my own ring as well.

Post # 90
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Hallmarked 1971

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