My grandmother died back in April from cancer, and a few weeks ago my mother told me that before she died she gave her my grandfather and her wedding bands. I thought it would be really nice to wear her band as my own, and give my FI my grandfathers ring to wear as his own. The only issue was they were yellow gold bands, and I have a strong disliking for yellow gold, plus my engagement right is white gold.
My mom told me she would take them to a jewler she always goes to see, to see if they could get dipped so they're white gold, but he said that if worn all the time the coating will begin to wear away after 6 months. I was really hoping to wear her ring, for one it would save us money, but I really wanted it for sentimental reasons so now I'm really bummed that I won't be able to wear it as my wedding band. I pretty much wanted to cry after my mom told me. My grandmother didn't have much, and it would have meant a lot to be able to to wear her band.