Post # 46
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
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
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 # 49
Ellebot : Thank you, I share the very same feeling. I feel that my mom is just trying to be difficult.
Post # 50
thesecondwife : Indeed. I am looking for a trustworthy jeweler to dismantle the old setting and inspect the diamond. As a bee wisely suggested, I need to make sure it is solid enough to be worn… for many years to come.
Btw if anyone knows a trustworthy person to do this job in any boro of New York City let me know, as I need him/her also to mount my new pink moissy in a setting. Thanksssss
Post # 51
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
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
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.