- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
I’m new here, but you guys seem so helpful, I thought I’d ask for some advice. I have a vintage ring (first picture above) that my grandpa gave to some lady he didn’t end up marrying. My husband and I used that ring and the matching band for our wedding to keep expenses down. It doesn’t have sentimental value to me, since it wasn’t my grandma’s. I’d like to find a way to make it more modern, and to trade the bands for a mixed metal stack like the second picture above (so beautiful! Good job!). My ring is from the 1940’s, and while I like some vintage rings, I don’t really like mine. I do know that the ring will accommodate a bigger diamond (it was meant for a 1.5 carat stone, but we put a .8 stone in it with a bracket thing underneath to hold it up), so I’m going to get 1.25-1.5 carat round diamond for it. I would love to make the side diamonds bigger, and if possible make it look as much like a half eternity band as is feasible. I don’t really know if changing the side diamonds is possible though, since they’re pave set and weirdly spaced apart. Does anyone have any ideas about how to make the ring look more modern? Does anyone know where I can get the best deal trading the diamond up? It’s not certified (the .8 stone was a loose diamond my grandmother had around and never did anything with, so we put it in my ring, since she pulled the 1.5 carat out of the ring a long time ago and did something else with it). It’s also not the best quality, so that might be an obstacle. I’d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks everyone!
Sorry the picture quality is so bad. I’ll try to post a better one when my camera is fixed.