When my grandmother passed away, she left her gorgeous Old European Cut diamond engagement ring to me, so, with my father's blessing, we decided to honor her memory and use her ring as my engagement ring.
It's a stunning ring, don't get me wrong. I love it, and I am not unhappy with it at all, but I feel like the setting is a little clunky for my tiny finger (size 3.5, and it's still a little loose). It's a round stone, but the decorative prongs make the diamond look square. We have already had a jeweler file the decorative prongs back to bring out the natural round shape of the diamond, but it still feels like an awkward setting.
My dad says that it's my ring and I can do anything I like with it, so there's no issue of making anyone angry if I had it reset. But my real hangup here is whether it's something I should do. Grandma wore it for close to 50 years, and I feel like it would be an insult to her memory to have the diamond reset into something a little more modern that would really bring out the diamond's beauty.
Has anyone had an heirloom stone reset? Do you have any regrets?
"And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me..."