Diamond upgrade…to keep or not to keep old diamond!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: To keep or to trade
    Trade in old diamond and get a bigger and better quality diamond : (51 votes)
    70 %
    Keep diamond and make it into another ring/necklace : (22 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    3237 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    What would you do with your current diamond? If you don’t have any plans for it, trade it in. If you know what you want to do with it and you have the money to set it, keep it.

    Post # 4
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Trade it in… You don’t want to end up trading your new one in because it’s not glittery enough!

    Post # 5
    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2000

    If you are not sentimental or do not have any “exciting” plans for it, and it’s a fair enough deal, trade it. I think you might miss better quality since that’s what you are used to.

    Post # 6
    1517 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would keep my original stone. 

    Post # 7
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would trade.

    Post # 8
    2927 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I was in a simular situation and I traded…never looked back

    Post # 10
    5909 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @London_Bride:  I totally get that you’re attached to that stone, its a special thing, and carries a lot of sentimental value…but the way I explained this to Mr. 99, because he bowed his neck at the idea of trading up initially, was this:

    Are we the same people that got engaged to each other with that stone, have we grown and changed and perhaps become better verisions of ourselves because of the decision we’ve made? Maybe we’ve outgrown this one, and its time to send this stone onto a new couple, starting out, moving up in their own way, and we’ll move on with ours.

    I never heard another word about it after that.

    Post # 11
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @London_Bride:  I would either save for a bit longer, or trade it in. It really depends how much you can get for it. If you can only get a couple grand for it, I would probably hold onto it and save for a bit longer. I’d feel sad having to trade in my original engagement ring diamond… so I’d want to keep it even if I didn’t wear it often.

    Post # 12
    219 posts
    Helper bee

    @London_Bride:  It really comes down to this: are you a sentimental person over “things”/belongings? If yes, and you would miss the rock you have now – keep it.  If you don’t get too attached to posessions and you just like the symbolicism, then definitely trade it in for a bigger beauty.  

    I voted trade it in, bc I’m not too sentimental about “stuff”. 

    Post # 13
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    When we purchased my ring, it was with the knowledge that we would upgrade sometime later on.  At some point, we talked about keeping the first diamond but in the end decided to trade it in.  No regrets.

    Post # 14
    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I’d keep it!  its vintage 🙂

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