An Heirloom Ring - More than Just a Pretty Face

An Heirloom Ring - More than Just a Pretty Face

Heirloom rings are more than just pretty pieces of jewellery. They are talismans with deep meaning, history, and sentimentality attached to them. These precious rings can reflect sentiments past or present.

Heirloom rings are a unique and meaningful way to celebrate special occasions, such as a graduation, an engagement, a wedding, or even the birth or the death of a loved one.

They are heirlooms that represent love, tradition, and a reminder of the importance of family for years to come.

Whether you’re looking for an heirloom ring as a gift or to commemorate a special occasion, heirloom rings are the perfect choice.

The beauty of heirloom rings is that they are made to last and can be enjoyed for generations.


Heirlooms Passed Down Generation to Generation

These rings are often handed down from generation to generation, symbolizing the bond between the people who have worn them or are wearing them. They carry with them the history, memories, and stories that have been collected from generations past.

An antique heirloom ring can have diamonds or gemstones, passed on by a mother, grandmother, grandma, aunt or any woman of significance in your life. And for those who receive them, they are more than just a beautiful gift – they are a reminder of a family’s history and values.

Do you have a heirloom ring or jewel to repurpose?

Every year we take on a handful of re-purposing projects to help clients incorporate sentimental family heirlooms into updated jewellery. Open to clients who can visit our studio in person for jewellery assessment.  Read more here >>


Newly Designed Heirlooms Start New Traditions

But, an heirloom ring can come in many forms, from vintage jewellery passed down through families, generation to generation; to newly designed heirlooms using loose or precious gemstones that you have come across by chance or have had handed down to you.

A new custom engagement ring with a wedding band for your girlfriend can be of heirloom ring quality, purchased with the sentiment to start your own tradition or to define your own significant event. Perhaps your proposal is matching the setting, world view or example set by earlier or past generations of women and/or couples you admire.

Heirloom rings can be a great way to honor the memory of a particular loved one, as well as to celebrate special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

When selecting an heirloom ring for someone special, it is important to keep in mind that heirloom rings should be chosen with care and attention, as an heirloom ring is a timeless piece of jewelry that will last for generations.

One thing we've learned about designing custom rings is that brides love an engagement ring with a story. Whether new diamond rings, or antique rings, your fiancée will wear her new ring with pride when you highlight all of the precious qualities the ring symbolises to join you in life together.


No matter what form it takes, a quality heirloom ring is sure to be treasured for many years to come.

If you are thinking about purchasing an heirloom ring, it is important to understand the difference between heirloom rings and other types of rings.

Here are some things to keep in mind.


Heirloom Ring | Quality Over Quantity

The first thing to know about heirloom rings is that they are not mass-produced. They are handcrafted with the highest quality materials by skilled artisans. This attention to detail ensures that each ring is unique and special.

Heirloom rings can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, platinum and silver, often with diamonds and gemstones.

They come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as various styles. In terms of the style of heirloom rings, there are many options available from vintage pieces to modern designs.

Regardless of the material or design, heirloom rings are unique and have a special significance.

When you purchase an heirloom ring, you are investing in a piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime.



Heirloom Rings | Sentimental Value

Heirloom rings also have a great deal of sentimental value. They are often passed down from generation to generation, becoming family treasures.

If you are looking for an engagement ring, an heirloom ring is a beautiful way to start your own family tradition. 

It's important to choose heirloom rings that fit the personality and taste of the recipient, as heirloom rings are meant to be worn and appreciated for years to come.



Heirloom Engagement Ring | Personalized Design

Another thing that sets heirloom rings apart from other types of rings is the level of customization that is possible. When you work with a skilled jeweller like Emily Gill, you can design a truly one-of-a-kind ring.

Engraving heirloom rings can also be a great way to personalize them and add an extra special touch. Engraving heirloom rings with meaningful symbols such as family crests, birthstones or initials is a way to commemorate a special occasion or to express a heartfelt message.

Whether you want to incorporate elements from a family crest or use a specific type of metal, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing an heirloom ring. 



Heirloom Engagement Ring Etiquette

It's important to remember that heirloom rings are not just pieces of jewellery. They are precious rings that come with a story. They have a sentimental value with the previous owner (or seller) and often come with special rituals and traditions.

Each of Emily Gill's heirloom rings comes with a story. A personal experience or connection Emily has with the loose stone helps her to shape the custom ring it becomes.

When you receive an heirloom ring, be sure to ask about the story, and the special connection to the stone or ring.

You will want to properly care for your ring and pass it down with the same respect that was given to you by the previous owner (or designer).

Investing in an heirloom ring is investing in something special and unique - it's a gift that will last forever.

So when you’re ready to invest in a special heirloom, for a family ring, an engagement ring, a happy retirement ring ... or anything else, make it a custom bespoke ring from Emily Gill, Toronto, ON.


Custom Rings with EG Bespoke Jewellers, Toronto, ON - Visit our Online Store Here!

Every year Emily Gill, EG Bespoke Ltd. designs handfuls of custom projects for clients, remotely and in their Toronto studio.

When it comes to heirloom rings, each one is unique and special in its own way. From the materials used to the design chosen, heirloom rings are more than just beautiful pieces of jewelry – they are heirlooms that will be passed down through generations, carrying with them stories and memories.


Take a Peek at The Newest Heirlooms to Arrive in the Shop!


Rings with Deep Meaning and Sentimentality  

Heirloom rings are special pieces of jewellery with deep meaning and sentimentality attached to them.

For those lucky enough to receive heirloom rings, they should be cherished and appreciated for years to come.

If you are looking for an engagement ring, an heirloom ring is a beautiful way to start your own family tradition.

When you work with a skilled jeweller like Emily Gill, you can design a ring that is truly one-of-a-kind.


Contact us Work with EMILY GILL to Design a Future Heirloom!


P. S. - Curious about the custom design process?  It's as easy as 1-2-3. We guide you every step of the way.  Read more here >> Our Custom Process

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