Heirloom jewelry pieces preserve the family’s history. That is why they are priceless as much as they are timeless. Not everyone, however, appreciates getting a hand-me-down engagement ring. That’s why there are downsides to looking at it as the best thing you could offer the lady you want to marry. Before the thought of “How could somebody not like something very precious for our family?” get into your nerves, check out the reasons some women dread getting an heirloom engagement ring. Read on.