(Closed) The Family Jewels, Show us your heirloom stones!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee

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I have quite a few of Mom’s pieces. The one pictured here was the first sparkly Dad gifted her, while they were dating. It’s her birthstone with diamond chips on the side set in white gold, never redipped. I can’t really value one piece over another but this one ranks in the top few that would dishearten me greatly to lose or damage.

 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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My ring is hard to photograph, but it’s a midcentury style ring, with an illusion-set center stone, and six total sidestones with milgrain and etching. Don’t know the specs, besides the metal is platinum. It was FH’s grandmother’s wedding ring, that his grandfather proposed with in 1929. His grandmother “mama bess” sounds like the most kind, generous, lively woman 🙂 I’m so honored to wear this piece of family history.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

My ering was my grandmothers upgrade ering. I was obsessed with it for years, and when she passed away right before New Years I had pretty much given up hope of ever getting it. Two weeks later my mom offered it to my boyfriend (at the time) and me (we were actively looking at rings at the time). He got it sized and cleaned and proposed the very day he got it back from the jeweler. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

My engagement  ring was passed down to my husband from his grandmother. She was the sweetest person and it means the world to me to wear a ring that belonged to her. It is an old mine cut diamond and I love the antique art deco setting. It is special to several members of the family and everyone admires it and talks about it at family gatherings, I just love it! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My right hand ring was my paternal grandmother’s engagement ring. She sadly died shortly before my father met my mother, he later proposed with his mother’s ring so it was her engagement ring. She gave it to me on my 40th birthday as she was finding it difficult to wear through arthritis. 

I wear it every day and love it because I saw it on my mother’s hand every day. She even wore it when she was gardening!

The centre is an untreated cushion cut sapphire, the two diamonds are old cuts that I have been advised probably predate the setting and are turn of the 19th/20th century. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have a  ring with a young ruby set in rose gold.  This ring is my grandmother’s,  and was made in the beginning of the Soviet era.  It has the star and sickle stamp in the back.  It goes perfectly with my ruby flower ering

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My ering center stone belonged to my late maternal grandmother.  She was killed by a drunk driver before I was born so I never got a chance to meet her.  When I was a little girl, however, I distinctly remember seeing her when I was playing in my room by myself.  She was just sitting on my bed and smiling at me!  When she passed, my mom wore the stone in a necklace.  When my (then) boyfriend sat her and my father down for “the talk”, she offered it to him knowing how much it would mean to me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

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tagerosan:  Your Grandmothers ring is amazing! 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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tagerosan:  that’s fascinating! I love the fact it has a star and sickle stamp. Great ring. What constitutes a “young” ruby?

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

My e-ring was my great-grandmother’s, and then my grandmother’s.  It’s from 1920 or so.  I didn’t know my great-grandmother, but my grandmother was a boss of a lady…. raised four kids and also was a college Spanish professor back when not many women worked.  She’d leave my grandpa with the kids and take a whole brood of college kids over to Spain for a few weeks every summer.  She died when I was 7 but I adored her  <3

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Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Drizzle:  I was told that a young ruby is the one that doesn’t have that full deep red-crimson coloring, but instead is more magenta color.  

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Ukulele4You:  Thank you!  I have another ring of hers at home.  Will  snap a picture and post later tonight.  It’s also from Soviet era,  rose gold,  but I don’t recognise the stone. Maybe someone on the bee can help identify it. 

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Sugar bee

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Drizzle:  That is an amazing ring!

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