Create a unique ring that celebrates the past and the future
A marriage proposal is an unforgettable experience. In fact, many couples share the story of their proposal, and that story often endures for generations. The engagement ring, which is a symbol of the couple’s commitment to each other, is part of that story. Knowing that, it’s no surprise that men often feel great pressure to find the perfect ring for their loved one. From the style of the ring to the shape of the diamond, there’s a lot to consider before making a purchase.
But what happens if the ring is an heirloom? Truth is, many couples are blessed with an heirloom stone or engagement ring. And while it’s common practice to reset the heirloom stone or gem to make it your own, you’ll want to discuss this with the person who gave it to you. Once you have his or her blessing, here are a few things to consider:
- Find an experienced jeweler that you can trust. Not only do you want this precious piece of jewelry to be in good hands, but an experienced jeweler can offer advice as you explore different settings that suit your personal taste and lifestyle. With some gemstones, you may even have the option to alter the cut and shape to fit a new setting or enhance the appearance of the stone. Bottom line: talk to the experts.
- Make sure your engagement ring is compatible with your wedding band. The original metal in an heirloom ring can be melted and used to create a new band. Or, you may choose a new metal that complements both the gemstone and your wedding band. Your jeweler can help with these choices, and suggest some personal touches as well.
Remember, an heirloom engagement ring is a priceless gift that is rich in sentimental value. It’s also an opportunity to create an extraordinary piece of jewelry that will be a symbol of your life together—and a direct connection to the love between earlier generations.
The goldsmiths at Jeff Johnson & Company are highly trained to assist you with this process, and their ability to design one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces is a tremendous asset when updating an heirloom engagement ring.
Jeff Johnson & Co. is a full-service jeweler located in Upper Arlington, Ohio. We specialize in custom engagement rings, keepsakes for significant moments, and giving new life to family heirlooms. Our gemologists are trained by the Gemological Institute of America, and they work closely with each customer to ensure that we meet your vision and beyond. Stop by our showroom at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd. (off Henderson Road), call 614-459-8890, orwww.jjandcompany.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Jeff Johnson & Co.