One great way to make a truly unique piece of jewelry is to take a piece of heirloom jewelry from a family member and use parts of it in a new piece of your very own. Sometimes brides are passed down their mother or grandmothers’ old wedding sets, and rather than wearing them as is or putting them away somewhere to collect dust, brides have options.
Center Stone in an Engagement Setting
Many jewelry stores sell semi-mounts separate from the center diamond in an engagement ring. One unique, and also cost effective, way to use an heirloom diamond is to place it in a beautiful semi-mount the couple has chosen from a popular designer. Designers like Verragio will take the center diamond that you bring to them and set it into one of their luxurious settings or they will even custom design jewelry to your specifications.
Primary Stone in a Pendant
Another option brides or jewelry lovers in general have for using their heirloom stones is to remove a center diamond from a previous setting and use it as a center stone in a pendant to be worn for their wedding, special occasions, or for everyday wear.
Right Hand Ring
Another timeless way to preserve your heirloom jewelry is to wear the entire piece of jewelry in its original form on your right hand. Instead of having gorgeous diamonds adorning just one hand, why not have them on both?
No matter how brides choose to showcase their heirloom diamond jewelry on their wedding day and beyond, they will be able to appreciate the memories created with the original piece for years to come while adding more history to it as well.