Post # 1
So my great-grandmother left me an engagement ring. It’s a 1.23ct brilliant cut solitaire, it’s gorgeous, but it’s CLEARLY an engagement ring and it’s hard to wear.
The story…it’s NOT the engagement ring that my great-grandfather gave her. It’s a ring given to her by another man she didn’t marry, the engagement was broken off less than 2 years before my grandfather was born. I also have a letter he wrote her that pretty much calls her out for calling of the wedding and a photo of the man. Clearly he meant a lot to her (or she was a pack rat) but she left the ring to me (her oldest great grandchild) and it was common knowledge she had this ring and that it was being left to me. She also kept the letter and the photo. Here’s my dilema. It’s worth about $6000. Part of me would like to sell it. I won’t/don’t wear it, it’s obviously an engagement ring and looks weird as a RHR, I can’t imagine giving it to a future son or daughter for an e-ring given the story that goes with it (what we know of the story) as i am a little superstitious about these things.
Is it wrong to sell it? Am i crazy to think it has bad luck?
Post # 3
Maybe have the stone reset into a necklace?
Post # 4
I think it is beautful. I’d have it reset into a necklace or something.
I wouldn’t be able to sell something my grandmother loved so much. The guilt would eat me.
I don’t believe in luck, so I think you’re making “bad luck” out to be more than it is.
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: I actually think the story and history behind it is pretty cool since I dont believe in superstitions. I would keep it and pass it on for sure!
Post # 6
@MsGinkgo: I would have it reset into something else.
Post # 7
I would totally reset the stone into a necklace as well…or reset it as a RHR. Also don’t believe in superstitions and love the backstory! “Her oldest great-grandchild”…could you imagine her writing that? So cool. I’d love to do that for my future great-grandkid 🙂
Post # 8
it’s funny, as soon as i posted this I realized that i couldn’t sell it. as much as the money would help i couldn’t do it. clearly this was super important to her and she was an amazing lady. I’ve thought about having it set into a necklace but I’m not sure.