Post # 1
Those of you who have the stone and original setting. Tell us the story behind it – who it belonged to and how it came to be yours.
While I don’t have one, I envy ladies with heirloom rings. I think it’s so special! I’m the only granddaugther on my mother’s side, but even so, I didn’t get my grandmother’s ring. My other grandmother – I was the firstborn grandchild and was the only granddaughter for 13 years, but I don’t think she had a ring to pass down. Though if she did, I think she was buried with it (she only passed away in Sept of this year).
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Well ok! Mine was my great-grandmother’s (my maternal grandmother’s mother) – it’s from about 1910. I don’t know the story behind it :/ I do know that my grandmother’s ring was stolen at some point, so she started wearing her mother’s ring (this one). When my grandmother died in 1990, she left this ring and some other jewelry to my sister and me.
My fiance knew this ring was left to me and was a sentimental piece. Not to mention, he’s a student and doesn’t have a lot of money (although he’s done this December!). He is very close with my family, and he and my parents had a secret ring hand-off this summer. 🙂
While I didn’t pick out the ring (obviously), I LOVE how beautiful and vintagey it is – not to mention the sentiment of wearing something that’s been in my family for over a hundred years.
Sorry these pix are SO big! Can’t reduce the size?!
Post # 4
Mine was my fiance’s paternal great-grandmother’s ring. Before she died, she took his mom aside and asked her to make sure he got the ring when he met the right woman and was ready to propose. He was around 6 at the time and never knew about it until a week before he proposed. It’s over a hundred years old. It’s simple but I really love it.
Post # 5
These stories give me goosebumps. I really love it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!
This is my parternal grandmother’s engagement ring. I also have the matching wedding band. This is from the early 1940’s, has a round diamond in the center with a white gold square enhancement around it. One each side of the center stone on the shank are tiny pave stones and milgrain. It’s 14k white and yellow gold. It sparkles like crazy! My dad gave them to me after my Gram died 6 years ago. He thought they were costume jewelry because she didn’t wear her rings very often. Well they are definitely not costume jewelry. She didn’t have much, and for the last 3 years of her life I was her caretaker. I only have a few things of hers, so this is very very special to me. I love it.
Post # 7
This ring was my mother’s Godmother’s ring. She told me from the time i was about 13 that it would one day be mine. when my Fiance asked my parent’s for permission to marry me, my mom took it to the jewelers to get it cleaned and the settings checked. They told her the ring was over 100 years old and the side diamonds are some special cut that they don’t even make anymore. She has another ring from her grandmother for my sister when she gets married also!
Post # 9
ok so my fiance proposed with his grandmother’s ring because he wanted him and i, (most importantly me, to design the setting, just to make me very happy). so i wear both of them. his grandmother’s on my right middle finger hand, and the e ring on my wedding hand hand. i placed them next to eachother so you can see. i loveeee the heirloom ring, but he always knew i wanted a pear.
Post # 10
Mine was my FI’s grandmother’s engagement ring from the 1940’s! I love it so much!