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mrs-b

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Sharing my great grandmother's engagement ring. Finally got to see it again yesterday (after almost 2 decades) and I took some photos.


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I adore and wore this ring in my twenties (30 plus years ago) before I got engaged. My mom has it now and keeps it unworn in her safe and I'm glad I got to see it yesterday and share pics with you guys. This was the beginning of my love affair with old cut diamonds before I even knew what old cut diamonds were. No other piece of jewelry (except my mom's (at that time) opal ring) spoke to me like this piece did. And even after all my knowledge re old cut diamonds I still adore this piece. Hope you enjoyed seeing pics of it as much as I enjoyed sharing them.
Ooooh @missy! Seeing that lovely ring suddenly brought tears to my eyes - and I'm not even sure why. Reminds me, I suppose, of all the best parts of having an engagement ring. And what a truly wonderful example of a ring with history and an antique cut diamond! I'm so glad you shared this special piece.
 

missy

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Ooooh @missy! Seeing that lovely ring suddenly brought tears to my eyes - and I'm not even sure why. Reminds me, I suppose, of all the best parts of having an engagement ring. And what a truly wonderful example of a ring with history and an antique cut diamond! I'm so glad you shared this special piece.
Aww thank you @mrs-b. My great grandma's ring brings tears to my eyes too. I miss my grandma and even though it wasn't her ring (it was her mom's ring) I associate it with her.

Here is a photo of my grandma's engagement ring. Small but a very sweet solitaire.

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and if I may share a photo of my grandparents.

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Lastly a shot of my mom's engagement ring. She never upgraded or changed a thing but when they first got married they had no money so they married with only wedding bands and after the first year of marriage my dad was able to afford an engagement ring for my mom.

Not a great photo but the only one I have.

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I have a photo of all 4 generations...my great grandma, my grandma and my mom and me but it is so faded so not worth sharing. I have to find out if I can get it restored or if it is too late. It's a super old photo...over 50 years old.
 

missy

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@missy I would love to see the pic of all four generations if you are able to restore it :) Have you shared a pic of your original?
Thanks @Wewechew. I only have this photo and it is faded terribly...I doubt it can be restored. I'll ask my mom if she has any other 4 generation photos but I don't think she does. In this photo it is me, my mom, my grandmother and my great grandmother. My sister was not yet born and she is named after my great grandmother (because she was born after my great grandmother died).

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junebug17

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Your new eternity is beautiful @cpmhjpj!!! :love: This is jmo but I think the 3 rings are a little too much together, and the eternity is a different height from the others. That's just my personal preference though...if you love the look go for it! Your rings are all very lovely.
 

msop04

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Aww thank you @mrs-b. My great grandma's ring brings tears to my eyes too. I miss my grandma and even though it wasn't her ring (it was her mom's ring) I associate it with her.

Here is a photo of my grandma's engagement ring. Small but a very sweet solitaire.

grandmasengagementring.jpg.png

and if I may share a photo of my grandparents.

grandmaandgrandpa.jpg

Lastly a shot of my mom's engagement ring. She never upgraded or changed a thing but when they first got married they had no money so they married with only wedding bands and after the first year of marriage my dad was able to afford an engagement ring for my mom.

Not a great photo but the only one I have.

momser.jpg

I have a photo of all 4 generations...my great grandma, my grandma and my mom and me but it is so faded so not worth sharing. I have to find out if I can get it restored or if it is too late. It's a super old photo...over 50 years old.
Awww, @missy... I love these photos, esp the one of your grandparents! You look just like your grandmother! So sweet. And your mother's ring is the epitome of class - love it!
 

bksquirrel

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Thank you! It’s 1.7 carat and about 7.8mmx 6.7mm if I’m remembering correctly. I totally agree I love the size!! To me it feels very substantial without being too much for my daily routines and job :)
 

natasha-cupcake

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92C98D0F-6800-4EDE-B5BD-CB1725D7392D.jpeg A7626206-A06B-4CFD-898F-13F1729055E4.jpeg A547D545-1361-489E-89FA-1F976C58A321.jpeg I’m new to PS but found so many posts helpful as I planned my engagement ring upgrade. Here it is—modest by PS standards, but not by mine! I pick up my matching platinum knife edge band tomorrow.
Center stone 1.0 carat H VS2, pears .3 carat each G VS1
Very elegant and beautiful ring. I love the proportions on this. Nice job!
 

Erinsews

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Very elegant and beautiful ring. I love the proportions on this. Nice job!
Thank you so much! I’ve found myself wondering if the pears should be a bit smaller, but I do love that it retains the three-stone look rather than looking like a round with accent stones. My original e-ring was a three-stone with rounds, so I guess I’m attached to that three-stone look. It’s at the jewelers right now having the prongs changed to a claw style, so fingers crossed it’s perfect when I pick it up on Friday!
 
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cpmhjpj

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nala

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It looks beautiful Nala! You need to do a SMTB thread! I know you've got the stacking bands lined up to go with it!
You are too kind! I’m not doing a thread bc although I love it, my sidestones are not ideal cut or even close to it. But they are good enough for me and allowed me to explore this option without spending 2k. Lol.
 

tigertales

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Oh ! Congratulations!!!! What a lovely surprise! Your E-ring is so pretty, and fits your hands perfectly.
Enjoy !!!!! If you want, be sure to post pics in daylight, or ambient light.
And don't forget to share a wedding pic or too!

I'm sure other people will be posting responses to you soon...I think your post got swamped by the holidays!
 

kah42

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Here's my engagement ring, 2ct G SI1 in the center (it is so much more sparkly and fire-y in person, it really is hard to get a good picture of diamonds!). The one smaller side diamond is from my FI's great-grandmother's engagement ring, and the rubies came from my grandma's wedding band. :kiss2: He put them together into a custom ring with a local jeweler. It's different, but I love the sentimentality!
 

bludiva

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Here's my engagement ring, 2ct G SI1 in the center (it is so much more sparkly and fire-y in person, it really is hard to get a good picture of diamonds!). The one smaller side diamond is from my FI's great-grandmother's engagement ring, and the rubies came from my grandma's wedding band. :kiss2: He put them together into a custom ring with a local jeweler. It's different, but I love the sentimentality!
Pretty!
 

suzanne2

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Here's my engagement ring, 2ct G SI1 in the center (it is so much more sparkly and fire-y in person, it really is hard to get a good picture of diamonds!). The one smaller side diamond is from my FI's great-grandmother's engagement ring, and the rubies came from my grandma's wedding band. :kiss2: He put them together into a custom ring with a local jeweler. It's different, but I love the sentimentality!
I love it! It's very unusual and very very pretty. It has an air of flighty fancy, not sure how to explain. Super pretty!
 
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