(Closed) Sometimes being an encore has a hidden bonus!

posted 8 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is so awesome, please post pics once they are done!! What a steal, T will be so happy I’m sure, what a great way to reuse the diamonds!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow, that is so many kinds of awesome!! Congrats on the great re-find and smart move using the diamonds to make your dream band!

We are upcycling for my new e-ring.  When my mom lost the diamond solitaire from her first engagement ring, my dad bought her a whole new ring.  Then she lost the diamond again.  The third time he bought her a channel-set anniversary ring 😉  That left her with two stoneless yellow gold settings.  So we’re having them used to make my new e-ring!  We’ll save money and get to incorporate my mom’s old rings into my own.  So excited.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

That is awesome!!

My Fiance gave me a white gold channel-set ring for our anniversary a few years back.  It looks really nice with my engagement ring, so I’m thinking about getting a second one for my wedding band and then using the anniversary ring for the other side of my e-ring.  We’ll see if it works!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I LOOOOOOOOOVE that band. It is absolutely gorgeous! That is so awesome that you had that just lying around.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s awesome!  I wish I had diamonds just sitting around to make into other jewelry!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I understand the recycling, but in my opinion & my opinion only, isn’t it weird that your new wedding band will be made of diamonds that were a gift from your ex-husband?  It is GREAT that you are recycling, but I don’t know about using a present from an ex-husband that your new husband will give you……I guess I am just a little weird.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

That’s fantastic!  I’m all about the reusing and upcycling.  My wedding band was given to my mom by my dad before they divorced.  That would probably be too weird for some people but I was all about the free wedding ring!  For that matter, my engagement ring was patched together from a couple different sources but no divorces in there (that we know about anyways!)  🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I didn’t mean any disrespect by what I said.  That is why I said I would have a problem with it.  I wear my grandmother’s wedding ring everyday.  For me, that is different than wearing something, even if it is in a diffent setting, from an ex.  I am happy for you that you are getting your dream wedding band.  That is GREAT!  I was just saying for me, I don’t know about doing that.  I have upcycled jewelry before.  I had a ring that was melted down from my dad’s wedding band after my parents divorce & had another ring made from it.  I got half & my sister got the other half, as a reminder to us that my parents loved each other at one time & that is how we came into this world, from their once love.  So congrats on getting your ring!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

That’s great. I took all my (ex) gold and cashed it in to pay for part of the wedding and also took my Fiance out to a really good lunch. I was very surprised at how much cash I got for the nonwearable gold that I had.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

I think it would be a symbol of like, rejuvenation… regrowth, starting something again, etc. Like a way of representing that your past experiences shape who you are now. I think it’s cool!

Hey congrats on getting the ring you want! I also want a band with diamonds, but it will have to be a 1st anniversary present or something.

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