by Erinsews » Jul 18, 2019 My brother is planning to propose to his longtime girlfriend the weekend of 7/27 (yay!!!). Her mother passed away a few years ago, and he believes that his girlfriend will want to wear her mother’s old wedding ring, either as it is or with the stones repurposed into a new ring. The problem is that he cannot talk to his girlfriend’s father before the proposal (due to family dynamics, he knows that his girlfriend would not want him to) in order to get the ring. He also very much wants to propose with something from *him*. I’ve suggested he propose with a simple solitaire, and if she decides to wear her mother’s ring, they can reset it into a pendant. Or if she wants to keep it as her ring, they can put it in an Art Deco-inspired setting that he thinks she’ll love. He doesn’t know anything about diamonds, but thinks she would like a more antique look—I suggested an OEC and he was interested in that. So! Any leads on an antique diamond in a simple solitaire setting FAST? Budget is MAX $3000. Thank you in advance for any help!