(Closed) Would you wear a family e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you like an heirloom ring?
    Of course! So many reasons as to why I would want one!!! : (37 votes)
    51 %
    Only if it was above a certain carat size (please tell me what size) : (10 votes)
    14 %
    Only if it WASN'T a diamond (please tell me gem you want) : (0 votes)
    Only if it was the gem type (diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire) and shape I prefer. : (7 votes)
    10 %
    Only if it fell under a long list of criteria I have : (8 votes)
    11 %
    No way, I deserve a brand new unique ring of my own to represent me : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Nope. I don't want to wear someone else's ring. : (4 votes)
    5 %
    No, because I'm very picky and I know it probably won't be in my taste : (2 votes)
    3 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would have LOVED if I got an e-ring that is a family heirloom. The only negative is the color would likely to be gold (i’m not a fan of the color), but I would still be so happy to have had one that had so much meaning behind it- regardless of the looks of it. 

    Post # 4
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted “only if it met the long list of criteria I have” even though that’s not necessarily true. I would wear it unless I just didn’t like it at all. I think the sentimental value of something like that is neat. I woudn’t wear a ring I hate just because it’s a family ring, but I also wouldn’t turn down a ring just because it wasn’t EXACTLY what I had in mind.

    Post # 5
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I sound so shallow, but I selected only if it was above a certain carat size. I had the option to have my great grandmothers ring, and it’s beautiful. It’s a cusion cut diamond with diamonds all around the platinum band. The center stone is .4 carats and the ring I ended up getting is just over 1 ct.


    Like I said, shallow of me, but if my grandmother’s ring was .75 carat center stone I would have loved to have it. I know that if my Fiance had proposed to me with my g-gma’s ring I would have loved it, I think now it’s hard to want to come down from 1 ct to .4.

    Post # 6
    2253 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Though I love the idea of a family ring for sentimental reasons, honestly I probably wouldn’t wear it unless it was in the type of style I prefer. I rarely wear jewelry so I would want my e-ring to fit my aesthetic.

    Post # 7
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Its why me Fiance got me a tiffany’s legacy, he wants it passed down. 

    Post # 9
    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would have loved a family e-ring! There is one family ring I REALLY wanted but one of my aunts was sneaky and got her hands on it before anyone else had a chance so it wasn’t an option. It is a gorgeous 1920s platinum Edwardian setting, with filligree around the diamond, and it is to die for. I would have died for that ring!

    Post # 10
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    This makes me shallow and a terrible person, I know, but I voted only if it’s above a certain carat size. Most of the women in my family have like .33 or .5 carat rings, and I have fat fingers. It wouldn’t be worth it to wear the ring if it wasn’t something I felt was flattering.

    Conversely, if it had a nice sized and quality stone in it, I would probably wear it even if the setting was butt-ugly.

    Post # 12
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The only reason I THINK I wouldn’t is if the ring resulted in a failed marriage.  Otherwise, i wish we were lucky enough to have an heirloom!

    Post # 13
    2162 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted if it fell under a long list of criteria…I knew I wanted a near colorless stone with VS2 or better clarity, more than 1 carat, and I really, really, did not want a round stone. There is a .96 round stone that I could have had, it wasn’t certified but was appraised as an H, SI1 clarity by a local jeweler. It was basically everything I did not want….and I really like the idea of picking my own ring, not wearing anyone else’s ring. So, Fiance and I went ring shopping and I picked what I wanted.

    Post # 14
    757 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wear an heirloom ring! I had no expectations of what a ring would look like and didn’t really care what I ended up with so was happy when my parents offered me my grandmother’s ring. I think I would have preferred colored gemstone, but I am happy with my .75 ct. Mostly it is nice to know that it was a gift given to my fiance and I from my parents with a lot of love and support.

    Post # 15
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I have a family heirloom ring and I LOVE it.  Sentimentality (I think of my great-grandmother and grandmother wearing this), ethics (don’t have to participate in the horrors of the diamond & platinum trades), and finances (FI only had to pay to resize it = more money towards our down-payment).

    However, it is of a sufficient size and beautiful antiquey design that I love.  If it were tiny or tacky-looking, I wouldn’t have wanted to wear it without changing it up.

    ETA: The center stone is 0.7.  


    Post # 16
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    oops double post.

    and good god that picture is huge, sorry!

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