Can't decide whether to get a bigger diamond for my centre stone!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@London_Bride:  well how about you upgrade but get the old diamond made into a necklace or something.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Are you going to be trading in your current diamond or straight out buying a new one?

Because if you’re just buying a new one, you could always have a pendant made using the old one that you could wear every day. That way even if the new diamond doesn’t have as much sentimental value (which I think it still does for many people), the old one will still be there.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Here’s a photo of a .35ct next to a 1ct next to a 1.75ct

 

dAnd here’s a photo of a .50 ct loose next to the 1ct

 

 

Sentimental value is all about how YOU feel about your diamond. I work with diamonds and jewelry every day and some women have no question in their mind when they want to upgrade and some would want to hold on to their older diamond.. Price wise it is a big jump from .50ct to 1ct. If you can, I would suggest going to the jewelry store you purchased from and see if you can upgrade because just buying another random diamond will be a bigger price difference and won’t get a better deal than if you worked with your original jeweler..

 

But I guess it’s all up to you hun! Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@London_Bride:  What a great question!  My vote is yes!  Going from a 1/2c to a 1c will make a big difference–but in a good way of course.  1c seems to be the average here on the Bee.  Not too big, not too little.  IMO it will not lose sentimental value at all!  I’m not superstitious or anything like that, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting a new center stone (or ring for that matter).  It would make a great wedding present from him!  I would make a necklace out of your original stone.

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