Post # 1
My husband got me a wonderful e-ring with a (VVS/G/Ex) .5 ct center diamond (sparkles like crazy) and my whole set totals 1+ cts. I really want to upgrade to a .85ct center stone because of the “shrinkage” I’ve experienced, but I dont think I can part with the ring the way it was when he proposed. My husband completely loves my rings exactly the way they are but he would be ok a change. How do I get over wanting a bigger center stone? I’ve had the ring for 2.5 years. I know its just a ring and the size doesnt mean anything but I really want to upgrade. Sigh.
Maybe I’m just a little insecure and want to know my ring is perfect (and classy) the way it is…idk..
Here is a pic from our wedding-
Post # 3
It’s a beautiful diamond and a lovely set. If you want something blingier could you get a shiny CZ for a right hand ring?
Post # 4
@sheepandbear: your set is beautiful. I’d keep it just the way it is! Personally, I could never part with my center stone (or any part of my e-ring) for sentimental reasons. If you truly want more bling? I’d add a thin anniversary band someday, or get a band for your right hand. I plan on stacking an anniversary band in a year- love that look!
Post # 5
@sheepandbear: You’re ring is beautiful.
I’m a larger stone girl myself and FH bought my e-ring according to my taste, so I say do what makes you happy. You’ve been married for 3 months now and you’re thinking about an upgrade that I’m sure you’ve wanted since engagement, so go ahead and get one, if it will make you happy.
At the end of the day, I would never upgrade my ring, not just because of size, but because of the sentimental value behind it. But again, having the original is what makes me happy. You have to do what makes you happy.
Post # 6
@sheepandbear: it’s beautiful, post a handshot.
Get a large cz/moissante for a right hand ring, that may help that “shrinkage” without breaking the bank!
I wouldn’t trade in your high quality sparkly diamond that your husband got you.
Post # 7
Honestly, the only people’s opinions on the subject who matters is you and your husbands.
-Are the finances available?
-WOuld you feel like you missed out on something if you didn’t do it?
-Well cut diamonds are always available if you know what to look for and where to look (go to Pricescope for help). You could treat it as a learning and bonding experience for you both.
-Can your original ring be used for a larger stone or will you need to start again fresh? (Then you will still have your original to cherish. And it doesn’t look like you could upgrade the stone size all that much from the pic 5mm to 6.xxmm is fairly big change.)
Post # 8
@sheepandbear: I think its absolutely gorgeous! The perfect diamond size.
Post # 9
@bunnycat: We would have to change out the head on my ring for a larger one. The cost is >$200 for that. The thing is that I really dont want to upgrade but the “itch” for a bigger stone still hasnt went away.
@allyfally: Thanks!! I think part of it may be that I dont wear my rings to work so I really only end up wearing them on the weekends. Maybe I’ll wear them to work tomorrow.
Post # 10
@sheepandbear: Don’t upgrade your center stone.
Any other reqests?
Post # 12
sheepandbear- I can tell you from experience once you have that itch, you will almost certainly keep trying to “scratch” it with other inexpensive purchases that don’t satisfy you, and then in the end spend more than the upgrade would have been.
Only you can answer that question of what will scratch the itch, and be honest with yourself, honest about what you want and honest about what you budget and finances say. If a larger center is the answer, I doubt anything else is going to make it go away. If you can say a larger center will not scratch the itch, then you have another answer to work from.
Post # 14
@sheepandbear: If you upgrade it, I’ll ring your doorbell and run away! NO! I’ll leaving a flaming bag of those uncounted Ohio ballots on your doorstep. Or I’ll train a parrot to follow you around saying random lines from “Diamonds are Forever” – the book and the film.
Oh no… wait… better still…I’ll sneak into your house and rearrange your kitchen so you can never find anything! MUAHAHAH!
Post # 15
upgrade. .85 is the perfect size not to break the bank but still have a substancial size stone. keep the ring as is, just upgrade center stone.
Post # 16
@Duncan: Omg lmao that would be so terrible. And we just moved so I cant find anything as is…plus, I let my husband pack so I’m still finding random things everywhere lol.