(Closed) Thoughtful mom or compulsive ring collector?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

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strawbabies :  Yeah.  But it’s a common misconception.  Try selling a diamond. You MAY get 1/3 of what you originally paid.

Post # 18
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think if you love jewelry and love collecting, there’s nothing wrong with getting rings (or anything else) that you love if they aren’t causing financial hardship.

My only caution would be about telling yourself that you’re getting them to possibly pass along to your daughters because you might end up with one or both of them being a daughter like me. My poor mother has tried for years to make me feel the same sense of attachment to things that she has when she passes them along and I just don’t. I don’t feel attachment to things because other people do and I don’t keep things just because other people were attached to them. I prefer to pick one or two items that are special to me and to let the rest go to people who will appreciate them. This really bothers a few people in my family.

My mother and I have had some conflicts about this over the years and we’ve finally reached an understanding but I know her feelings used to get hurt when I was younger because I didn’t pretend to like or want something. I think she also has a better understanding too, that for me, I do not like feeling held hostage by other people’s attachment to stuff.

I think that fact that you are thinking of your daughters is very sweet. I’d just say, as a daughter who has been in this situation, that you might want to hold those plans lightly and without a lot of attachment. 😊

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - victoria educational gardens

I also plan on collecting jewelry for heirlooms. Right now I only have a son and his bday is in April so diamond is his month stone lol I’m hoping to have a girl next but more than likely I will have another boy since boys are dominant on both sides of our families. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough for granddaughters lol

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

This sounds like an AMAZING plan! I am currently pregnant with baby #1, and when I am done having kids I want a ‘mother’ ring too! I also own a sapphire eternity band I was given by my father in my teens. DH and I want to have three kids…so the goal is for me to ultimately have three ‘heirloom’ rings to pass down to either a daughter OR a daughter in law (not including my wedding set)….so I need to dream up one more ring idea :-p

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