I gave him my diamond ring

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
July 13, 2009 2:01pm CST
My daughter has a very simple engagement ring. It is white gold with a soliaire square diamond. Really classic and nice. Yesterday I had the brilliant idea of giving her fiance my engagement ring so that he could use the diamonds in it to make her wedding ring. She had wants a white gold wedding ring with some diamonds inserted into it. But I did not know how he would take it so I spoke to him privately and asked him if her would like to use the diamonds from my ring. This would make me so happy to know that the diamonds that her father gave me were being used by her. Her fiance was overwhelkmed and said that he loved the history behind the ring and if my D had not objections then they would use them. Of course, she didn't have any objections! So last night I took off my ring and gave it to him to use the diamonds for Rachel's wedding band. I feel so happy about it. Have you done anything like this or did someone give their ring/band to you?
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@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
13 Jul 09
My mom got two sets of wedding rings from my father. the first set she wore for 45 years and the band got so thin that she was afraid it was going to break. on their 45th anniversary my dad got my mom a new set. My father passed away a month before their 50th anniversary. and shortly after my mom gave me her first engagement, and wedding band set, she told me to have them made into something for my self. but they are so pretty that i cant bring myself to do that. Some day i just might pass them on to either one of my daughters or one of my granddaughters.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Oh this is a wondeful story. Just keep passing them on in the family
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
13 Jul 09
My wedding rings have been melted down and I had it made into another ring that I can wear everyday....but if I ever met someone again...I told my youngest daughter that I'll ship the ring to her for her to keep. I won't wear rings that were given to me by two different men at the same time....since I was divorced...that is.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
No I could not have done that either. I totallya gree with you. I am sure that your daughter will treasure it though.
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I have my grandmother's ring... she bought it when she was younger, then gave it to my mom about 12-13 years ago, and now it's mine... though it's in my mother's house now because i moved out a few month ago and will move again soon, so i keep it there not to loose it :)
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Treasure it my friend, treasure it for your lifetime.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 09
tHAT WAS A VERY KIND & THOUGHTFUL THING TO DO CYNTH, IT WILL MEAN so much to your daughter to know everytine she looks at her ring where the stones came from.I don't have a daughter but i would want to be close to her if i did like u seem to be to yours. I wear a ring my mother gave to me a long time ago, She had it made from a diamond my dad gace her & the other diamonds were from a ring her 2nd husband gave her. I couldn't stand him but don't mind wearing his diamonds.lol
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
This made me laugh! Please can you pm me your email address so that I can send you some photos? I took some of my garden last night and one of the breadfruit tree that I want to send you. I should habve reached Tennessee this Thanksgiving as my friends invited me but I cannot go as it is in th tourist season and I cannot leave my part time job as guests will be in the villa. Maybe next year I can make it sometime. My friends live in Jeffewrson City - near Knoxville. I don't know if it is near you?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 09
U know me i tell it like it is. Glad i made u laugh. hope u have a great day. pm on it's way. jo
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 09
knoxville is in e tebnnessee & i'm in w tennessee. it is about 8 hrs. or so away from me. forgot to tell u that earlier.
@laurahen (596)
• Canada
14 Jul 09
WOW! That's so generous of you! I think that's going to be so nice for you daughter to have and to think of you and him whenever she looks at it. It will probably become something that she can pass down to her children and become a piece of family history. Good for you! Do you think that you are going to miss it at all?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
No, I have not missed it. I am happy to give it to them. I think that my husband would have approved (I am a widow)
• United States
13 Jul 09
How sweet. That is a great way to take something that is special into something even more special. It is also a great way for them to save some money, which is something that newleyweds need most of the time.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
I think so too. The fact that I will see her wearing it means so much to me
@carlas (201)
• United States
13 Jul 09
I have heard of men using their grandmothers wedding rings to give to their fiances--and i think the idea is splendid. Good idea. It is something to feel good about. Not only does it have such a great history, but I am pretty sure your saving them money in a time of need.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Yes, I am saving him money too! But I am so happy that he accepted it with love
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I gve my daughter-in-law when she was getting married to my youngest son a set of rings that I had. She loved them. My son also bought her a set. I have given my daughter my first ring from our marriage. When my stepfather passed away my mother gave my husband his wedding ring and me hers. The stone from her engagement ring was one that she had for many years and they had it put into the engagement ring before they got married. I think that was o sweet of yu to do that.If your daughter cherishes her as much as I do my mothers then she is a very happy lady indeed.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Jul 09
Oh I loved your story about the rings so much too. How are you doing? I want to here that you are feeling better. I prayed for you at Church last night and my friends prayed for you too. Let me know how you are doing please. Many blessings
• United States
15 Jul 09
Prayers do help, thank you and thank the people at your church for me. I am not hurting as bad as I was. I was in so much pain that I was about in tears. It took all I could do to hold them back. I have stpped bleeding. I lay down alot and sleep alot. I think maybe that is what is helping me, it's allowing my body to heal itself. I will be home about 11am or a little later on Sunday. I will call my doctor on Moday morning if I stay the same as now. If I get worse again I will go to the ER after I get home.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
16 Jul 09
That is such a wonderful gesture. She's going to cherish that ring even more so now.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Jul 09
I know that she will treasure it and hopefully, if she is blessed with a daughter, she will tell her the story and pass it on.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
15 Jul 09
That's really sweet of you. I'm sure she will treasure the ring more than anything.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Jul 09
They were both delighted - especially my daughter. I am so happy about it too
@dreamr802 (987)
• United States
14 Jul 09
That is very unique. I am glad that your daughter and her fiance like the idea of using your ring. It will mean even more to her and maybe she will continue the practice and give it to her children and so forth.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Thank you. I know that it will be treasured by them both.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
14 Jul 09
i think that was a good thing you did and glad that her fiance thought it was to No i haven't done anything even close to that sorry to say.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
I am so happy about it - and it will save him money too!
• India
14 Jul 09
i did not have my engagement ring anymore with me i am doing the next best thing.i am giving my daughter the chain my mother gave to me some 12 years back.she loved it.she has been wearing her grand mother's ring from the day she went out to study.that's the only family heirloom we posses which can be used everyday.my younger daughter wants to keep me with her as long as i live to answer everybody's accusations that my children do not care for their parents.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
You did a wonderful thing for your daughter and I know that she appreciates your gesture. she sounds like a blessing to you
• Israel
14 Jul 09
Hi, do you know that you can have engagement ring designed by your own. It's possible with CAD technology. look at http://www.diamond-usa.com/pages/computer_aided_design.asp
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
wow! This is such good informastion to have. Many thanks for sharing it with us and welcome also to Mylot. I see that you are new here. One tip for you. You must write at least 5 lines in response to each post to boost your earnings. If you can write more then you will earn more. enjoy yourself here and I hope that you make many friends
@airakumar (1555)
• India
14 Jul 09
This is really interesting. I do appreciate you for doing such a fabulous thing. The story behind it was pure and so you are appreciated by heart. When I got married, I gave my gold chain to my sister as a gift which I love to wear. That was my favourite gold chain which I have been wearing for years. I love my sister a lot that I gave her saying this will keep our bond more strong. She was overwhelmed and said to me " I love you, sister!". I was so happy to hear this. Today, your post reminded me this..Thanks!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory with me. I'm happy that you shared it with us today. Many blessings
@daliaj (5689)
• India
14 Jul 09
You are a very nice mother and your daughter and fiance is very lucky to have you. Is she your only daughter. I am not open minded enough to take such a decision in this situation. Also, I am very fond of gold and I will think twice (might be a lot) before handing it over to anybody including my kids. You are a great person. God bless you.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
14 Jul 09
This is a beautiful story! I never have married so no, I never have done anything like this and nobody ahs ver given me their ring/band. Thank you for sharing this. Kathy.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
Thank you Kathy. It has made me so very happy
@julbau18 (273)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
Wow that was really nice. You value the ring too much then you gave it. Hope that they will take care of it.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
14 Jul 09
I am sure that they will take care of it. Many thanks for responding
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
23 Jul 09
Needless to say my answer to all your querires is no but that is such a wonderful gesture on your part. I can just imaginne how overwhelmed they both must have been at your offer. You see now you may have started a family legacy where those stones will be passed on from mother todaughter. I wish for them a life time of happiness.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
23 Jul 09
Thak you so much. I am happy for them too. Cannot be on line much these days due to work.!