I have worn my solitaire 3/4 ct. diamond for almost 42 years. I don't plan to be buried with it. Any ideas of what to do with it afterwards?
My daughter has a stunning engagement ring of her own, and will inherit a shitload of fine jewelry that I have collected over the years. (I love jewelry!)
My husband is not a jewelry person, but has worn his plain gold band since 1976. He was supposed to inherit a large, 2+ carat men's ring from his father, but Grandad sold it and spent the money without telling anyone. (It was not his diamond to sell. It belonged to late MIL, but she forgot to put it in her will. We were all told what she wanted to do with it.)
I am considering willing it to my 35 year old son, who does like rings, as a replacement for the family heirloom. Problem: He is not in a good relationship with anyone, and I don't want it to go to a random (married) girlfriend. (OK. I don't get "polyamorous" and I never will.)
Daughter will not have more grandchildren. She has two darling boys, who may not even remember me.
No way does it go to DH's second wife after I am gone!