Update to boyfriend's heirloom ring.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

redmango :  get the cushion. You can’t force someone else’s jewelry onto your feelings. This ring is between you and your future husband and I promise you don’t want to feel lukewarm toward a ring you’re going to look at for the rest of your life.

Post # 62
6451 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

redmango :  If they still want you to have it, I think you should get the marquise reset as a halo pendant.  You like the look and as a pendant it won’t be too big.  I agree with you that on a finger it would likely be way too much.  So if your fiance is up for it, get the ring you like, reset the diamond as a necklace, even wear it on your wedding day. Everyone happy (hopefully)

Post # 63
1228 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you need to get which ever one YOU feel makes YOU the happiest. Coming from someone who has upgraded her ring a couple of times now, to go up in size, I would KILL for a 2 carat any cut LOL, BUTTTTT you need to do what will make you happy, this is the most special and, lets be honest, expensive piece of jewelry you may ever own (at least for me it is) Recently, I went from a 1.37 carat round to a 1.50 carat marquise. I NEVER in a million years would have ever willing gone for a marquise. I never liked the cut, but I wanted to move up in size and was open to shapes other than rounds (hint hint I wanted a pear) My jeweler told me he had a marquise and I cringed, but I am sure glad I took a look at it because then the seed was planted LOL.  This site and everyone’s pictures and posts really helped me move forward with the marquise (willingly LOL). My Jewelers wife (She too is a jeweler and is the epitome of style and luxury and diamonds) She said something to me that just really pushed me to go with the marquise she said “I am kinda over rounds right now, I am kicking myself for not buying up all the marquise when people were practically giving them away, they’re so back in style and will be for a very long time and I am so excited about that”!!!!!  IDK, that just really stuck with me. That and when I was in limbo still I did a ton of research on the Marquise and the history on the cut is fun and the “rareness”, of this cut is appealing to me. Not to mention you have an opportunity to have a 2+carat ahhh I would go for it. But again I am someone who will probably not keep this stone forever, but I am not sure I will leave the marquise cut. Now that I have one, I am so obsessed with it. Originally it was in a halo pendant but Im super into solitaires so I had him set it in a classic Tiffany style solitaire setting and will be searching for some fun bands to go with it. So if your mother in law is looking for someone to take that 2 carat marquise off her hands… right here, I will gladly take that puppy off her hands. LOL JK. Seriously though, PLEASE go for the ring that makes you happy! Do not go with what others want you to get. Something else I find fun about the marquise is you can pair any other cut as an accent and there are a million ways you can position it etc. These boards and everyone’s pics helped me so much I am new to this site, but I literally typed in the search bar “marquise” “solitaire” “cushions” etc and had so many pics and ideas it really helped. Good luck please keep us posted!  Oh and do you know the specifics? Clarity, Cut, Color, etc… I will post a couple pics of mine just for reference because it helped me so much, I will apologize for the jumbo pics in advance. 

Post # 64
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

dobby98 :  I’m still waiting on a LHR so the RHR shopping is on hold for now haha 😂 Xx 

Post # 67
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

redmango :  That sounds like everything worked out very well – I love a happy ending! (and honestly, you probably scored some major points with bf’s sister wink)

Post # 69
274 posts
Helper bee

Wonderful! What a great way to make your way into the family – you still have a ring from them (are you going to wear that as your wedding band? Just curious) and his sister gets the ring that she wanted so bad. I’m sure they feel that you’re very kind and mature for doing this, and it seems as if your soon-to-be-fiance is happy to get you your beautiful cushion; especially because you handled this situation with such grace.

Post # 70
1818 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

redmango :  I’m so glad it all worked out! 

Post # 71
39 posts

redmango :  Perfect. I think you scored major points with the BF’s sister and family. 🙂

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