My fiancé and I both decided that we would like to talk about my engagement ring before he began his planning. One thing that is important to him is sustainability. That got me thinking that perhaps we could reuse something in my engagement ring that one of us already had.
After our talk I went through my jewelry and came across my late father’s ring that he had given to my mom. It was a fantastic ring of the early 1980’s made of yellow gold with a marquise diamond surrounded by a halo of twelve smaller diamonds. I loved it, but I knew I would not wear it the way it was. It just wasn’t my style or my size. I gave it to my fiancé and let him take the reigns.
When he proposed, I had a beautiful yellow gold ring. My center stone and setting were different, but I knew that gold was from my mom and dad’s ring. It was so touching to hold it and know that now it was molded into something for me. My center stone has a halo, too, and it took me a moment to realize that my mom’s halo is now mine!
It’s been a really cool story to share with others about how these materials have come a long way. Also, I like knowing that something I already owned was put to good use. I think my father would approve.