My fiancé and I picked out my ring and ordered it from Gemvara. I didn’t want another diamond solitaire, so we picked out something different.
That brings me to my questions. I have a diamond solitaire set from my first marriage and I don’t know what to do with it. The diamond (.9 carat) was given to my late husband by my mother. It was hers, and her marriage ended in divorce. I don’t, and will never, have a child to give it to. I have a niece and nephews who are on my mom’s side of the family, and I could pass it down to one of them. Two of them are married and have young children of their own. The one who isn’t married just threw away his inheritance from my mom, so I am not thrilled about giving it to him.
I have thought about having a pendant made, but I doubt I will wear a plain diamond solitaire. Just yesterday, though, I remembered I have a large pearl pendant ( also from my mom) that I have never liked because of the setting. It occurred to me to have them made into a pendant together, wich I think I would wear.
So, here’s the questions: has anyone had an engagement ring from a happy marriage deconstructed? Did you regret it? What should I be considering about this?