Spinoff: How does your engagement ring compare to your mom's and grandmas'?

posted 10 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

My grandmother wears a 3mm heavy comfort fit yellow gold band that matched my grandfather. My mother had a heart shaped diamond cluster she lost way back when and wears a plain band now. I have an emerald cut diamond halo white gold set as my original and several alternate/anniversary rings.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

My mom’s original ring was a 0.5 ct pear solitaire in yellow gold. Then she upgraded to a 1.25 ct round brilliant for their 20th. Then she lost that diamond ๐Ÿ™ She didn’t want to get another diamond so she wore CZ for years. Now has an ACC moissanite..

My paternal grandmother had a large pear solitaire. My aunt now has it. I don’t know what my maternal grandmother wore as her wedding set; she had several rings. I now have one of those and it’s a 0.5 ct marquise with 6 smaller marqs on the side. 

My original was a round brilliant solitaire in white gold and have been through several iterations of an engagement ring over the last few years.

I wear the heirloom marquise ring mostly, but still have my eye on other rings so it feels more me. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My mom and I both actually wear one of my paternal grandmother’s engagement rings as our own. My dads father passed away when he was very young, so she saved her engagement ring from that marriage after remarrying to give my father for whoever he chose to marry later on (my mom.) They then designed a wedding band to match that ring. When my grandmother passed away shortly before Darling Husband and I were engaged I was left her wedding set, and I chose to wear her engagement ring and save the wedding band as a right hand ring so that Darling Husband and I could choose our own wedding band. 

Here’s a picture of my mom’s set with the first engagement ring and the band they designed (she’s also wearing the second wedding band that I was left in this picture on the top to play around with stacking! It’s the only picture I have of my moms set though and she doesn’t wear them that way because I have the band now.)

Here is the full set I was left as my grandmother wore it-

And this is the set I wear now with a wedding ring that Darling Husband and I picked out together. 

I really like that my mom and I both wear an heirloom ring from my grandmother! 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Sorry to double post, but my second picture didn’t load and I can’t edit my post from my phone. Here’s a second try at a picture of the wedding set I was left!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

Actually my Mom and my rings are simular. Both are gemstones and east to west.

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Mine:

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My great grandmother had an opal with pink diamonds. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

My mom had a 1ct marquise set in gold nugget. Hard pass.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We all have yellow gold rings. My mom and grandma both have diamond solitaires. I have a three stone ring with channel set diamonds in the side and a sapphire center stone. So besides the metal choice, not very similar! They also both have plain gold wedding bands but I wanted extra sparkle so I have channel set diamonds in my wedding band.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

This is actually exactly what my Mom’s ring looked like. 

 

 

I have a .50 ct semi bezel solitaire currently. I also have a 3ct periwinkle sapphire and a two tone double halo cluster. I’ve had a few upgrades.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

My grandmother wore a yellow gold diamond trilogy ring. Shown below with side stones missing ( made into necklaces for my mom and aunt after her passing). Mine is white gold solitaire with some vintage detailing to the basket. My moms ( not shown) is a yellow gold marquis diamond with a bunch of other decent sized diamonds channel set. 

Pretty different. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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Blushing bee

 

My ring

My mother’s ring. My grandmother doesn’t have any of her engagement ring but I did base mine off of a ring she got for her 50th birthday 

My ring next to my grandmothers.

Post # 27
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Busy bee

I love seeing all of these ring comparisons! Interesting to see the changes in styles over time too . 

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Literally exactly my moms as well! Hahaha. I have a rose told cushion solitaire. slomotion :  

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

This was my grandmother’s (my mom’s mother’s) ring. I never met her, and honestly know little to nothing about the ring. I believe my mom’s parents were engaged and married in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The ring is probably white gold, but a different alloy that doesn’t turn yellow over time. And it has teeny little diamonds in it. I love the look of the setting overall, though. I think it is a sweet and lovely ring. I don’t think my grandmother wore a wedding band. I think this was her only ring. She passed away at a young age, when my mom was a girl. My mom held onto it all these years and gave it to me a couple of years ago with the stipulation that it was for my daughter. Sadly, my daughter has no interest in it at all. I would love to wear it, but it would require resizing, and I feel guilty doing that. LOL

This is my mom’s wedding set. My parents were engaged and married in the late 1950s. They celebrated 61 years of marriage at their anniversary this past year (2018)! My mom knows very little about the ring. She isn’t sure of the metal type. She has always believed it to be white gold, but it has never been redipped. And she doesn’t know the stone sizes. The bottom of the band looks yellow-tinted, like yellow gold or white gold that needs to be redipped. But that part is not original to the ring. My mom suffers from arthritis, and she had to have a lock put into the bottom of the ring a few years ago in order to continue fitting the ring onto her finger.

And this is my engagement ring. I grew up always wanting white gold or platinum because of my mom’s set. At the time Darling Husband and I got engaged, yellow gold was king. And platinum was out of our price range. So we went with a 5-stone set in 18K yellow gold. I feel like mine is pretty different from both my mom’s and my grandmothers. I’ve since changed the baguettes out for blue sapphires, which makes it look even more different.

And, for fun, here is my anniversary ring with my mom’s set. I feel like my anniversary ring has more in common with it than my engagement ring!

Post # 30
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Worker bee

My father’s side is more well-to-do so my paternal grandmother and mother both got engaged with 3 and 4 carat diamond rings. Then upgraded to even bigger along the way. My maternal grandmother got engaged without a ring at all! I am so very much closer to her than my other grandma. 

I got engaged with a 2.41 ct diamond that my fiancée saved up for for a year (just graduated grad school in 2017). I love my ring but sometimes my dad’s side comments that my diamond is too small or too yellow which I know I should just ignore but still makes me feel sad. My maternal grandma would never ever ever say anything like that even if I had 0.000000001 ct or no ring at all! I love her so much!!

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