Using my Great GMA's diamond for my ring?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you let him use my own great grandma's diamond for my ering?
    Yes and he buys the setting of my dreams (expensive) : (112 votes)
    77 %
    Yes, in whatever setting he likes : (31 votes)
    21 %
    No, and he buys a moissy to put in the setting of my dreams : (2 votes)
    1 %
    No, and he buys a smaller diamond to put in a cheaper setting : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 46
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Well I think the votes speak for themselves, you are not weird or strange is suggesting to use a stone that you already have! I say go for it as it saves ALOT of money for further investments like a house or money to be spent towards the wedding/honeymoon. It also shows your intended that you are in this together 50/50, sometimes that is worth so much more than material things 

    Post # 47
    Member
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    If you already have the stone you love and he wants to get you your dream setting why do anything differently? You will have your dream ring, save money, and keep an heirloom in use.

    Mothers can we weird, mine said lots of stuff to me on which she later changed her mind. If you’re happy then your mother will be happy. 

    Plus engagement rings and diamonds are a relatively new practice, so he would be giving you a ring he bought, you’re just adding to it. 😁

    P. S. Gorgeous setting

    Post # 48
    Member
    726 posts
    Busy bee

    I would choose an heirloom diamond over a “new” diamond any day. Unless it was a truly atrocious cut and clarity. But yours is high grade so I would definitely use it! 

    Post # 51
    Member
    175 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would use grandma stone. 

    But regarding the setting, if the branded one chosen by you is too expensive because of the brand, I would use the dream ring design as an inspiration and ask for the quote to have it custom designed. 

    I suggest you send email to David Klass (highly recommended by many on Pricescope) or another trusted jeweler, send him the photo of your dream ring, dimensions of your grandma stone, and ask about the price to make such or similar ring for yourself. Then, if the price is still high, you can ask him how to bring it down (cheaper side stones, go from 18k to 14k gold, etc). If you go to Pricescope you will get more suggestions about jewelers. 

    Post # 52
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee

    futuremrsbee83 :  regarding jewelers, DK suggested by me above is in LA but people usually send him stones to be set. 

    If you feel uncomfortable about sending your stone, go and ask about NYC jeweler on Pricescope, collective experience and knowledge there is unbelievable. 

    Post # 53
    Member
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    I would totally use the heirloom diamond!! The idea is beautiful and practical win win!! Believe me you aren’t weird, I would’ve loved one and think about the concept quite a bit in relation to giving my stepdaughter my ering one day. Just the idea fills me with such emotion.

    Post # 55
    Member
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    Heirloom stones make the ring even more meaningful!!! I love mine, it did save my Fiance a ton of 💰 But that wasn’t the driving factor. To me it is even more about tying our families together. I love the meaning behind it. 

    Post # 57
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    47 posts
    Newbee

    futuremrsbee83 :  I think the rose gold in the original pic helps show the detail. It gets a bit lost in the silver setting. Were you planning on going with rose?

    Post # 59
    Member
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

     futuremrsbee83 :  I see what you mean about that setting. You really need something that highlights and elevates the beauty of the stone. I think custom is the way to go! I too would recommend David Klass or another great jeweler like Leon Mege or Victor Canera. All three are skilled and masters at creating settings for antique cuts. Check out their instagrams and you can get some great inspiration! 

    Post # 60
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    321 posts
    Helper bee

     You definitely want to go with something that is going to highlight the broad facets and beauty of that OEC! If you put it with too many other stones, I think it would look quite complicated. Especially if you are matching it up with a lot of modern round brilliant cut. I think going with either simple side stones on either side (one each) or finding a setting that has more of a vintage feel is the way to go. 

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