- Apr 22, 2010
Congratulations! It's a beautiful ring and the history behind it makes it even more special.
Thank you! Well the brooch was sitting in a safety deposit box for over a decade, so there's no doubt my Grandma would roll over in her grave if she knew that. She'd much rather it be turned into something that would be worn, especially something as important as an engagement ring. She inherited the stone from her mother and then designed the brooch around it, so she must have dismantled something else originally--I'm sure she wouldn't mind me doing the same. The brooch had 33 other diamonds that I'm going to use for other projects in the future. We used the value of the platinum in the brooch to buy the new platinum for the ring. I'm not a hugely sentimental person, so it's hard for me to relate, but resetting an heirloom stone doesn't seem like it's "ruining family history" to me. I can see why people wouldn't want to sell family heirlooms, but resetting or retooling old pieces doesn't seem bad to me. Thanks againminousbijoux|1348004997|3270453 said:Your ring and story are just lovely. Your ring is just really special. My question for you: how did you get the courage up to take the stone out of your Grandma's brooch? I wish I could do things like that, but I feel like I'll be ruining family history and let things stay as they are, even if it means I'll never wear them! How did you get over that in case you felt the same way?
I've heard really good things from a few people about custom work from Brown, and my ring turned out exactly how I wanted. We live in Portland, so we usually do brunch here. Ciaola's is an italian restaurant that does brunch on Sunday mornings only...it's amazing. Bintliff's American Cafe, also in Portland, does a really nice brunch, but it can be a long wait. We also go to Artemesia cafe for a slightly more upscale brunch (very affordable, though) and Becky's Diner for greasy spoon fare. I'd like to try every brunch in Portland at some point, but I get stuck going to my favorite few!orbaya said:Beautiful!!
Brown is local to me also! In fact my mother has been a few times recently because they may be doing a custom project for her! Small world! Can I ask where you go for brunch? I'm always up for a good breakfast!
It is SO cool, but my band is going to be a custom matching pave platinum band, so it's not eligible for make your own. My fiance just wants a plain YG band, but it'd be weird to only make one, I think!motownmama said:Are you guys going to make your own wedding bands at Brown's???? So cool!