Did people notice your ring upgrade? What did you tell them when they asked?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@ECH258:  One of my coworkers noticed immediately the first time I wore my upgraded ering to work.

I knew from previous chats that she had also upgraded her original ering so i felt like I didnt have to explain myself much. I just said “It was time!” and she agreed, had a look and said how pretty it was.

Lots of people especially male friends, may not notice at all, but people close to you like family and close female friends probably will. 

Are you upgrading or thinking of upgrading?

Post # 5
1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

No one really noticed my upgrade, as far as people I knew.  Strangers complimented it pretty often-but that’s totally different.  I went from a .55 yellow gold solitaire to a 1.21 white gold solitaire, both rectangular princess shape.  

Since I just replaced the upgrade I lost, lots of people have noticed.  I totally changed shapes though.  Of the people that noticed, I’ve mostly received positive feedback…a few that weren’t so positive.  Can’t please everyone, right?

Post # 6
5482 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ECH258:  We got my FI a new bridal set for the wedding (FRIDAY SQUEE) because she simply could not find a wedding band to match her original e-ring. So I am sure people will notice (the new set looks completely different and has a matching band) and she will tell them exactly that, I imagine! It gave me a little bit of anxiety. I was like ughhhh why didn’t we think of bands when picking the e-ring in the first place??? But she was like, shrug. 🙂

Post # 7
2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Nope, so far no one has noticed if I did not already tell them that I was getting a new ring. My friends have asked to see it after it was done though.

I just would tell anyone who asks “My hubby just wanted to do something sweet for me”.

Post # 8
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I went from 1/10th of a carat to 1 carat. Lol they didn’t even notice the first ring, I didn’t announce I was engaged at all, women even told me it was a nice promise ring (the tiny one) but I didn’t care, then when it got upgraded they acknowledged our relationship claim to marriage? Weird.

Post # 9
1255 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

Yes, but I went from 2 sapphire and diamond bands to a nearly 2 carat diamond, so people noticed. I just told them (when asked) that it was a 3rd anniversary present and that I felt very loved/spoiled/appreciative. I haven’t gotten many other questions.

Post # 10
2237 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

No one noticed, my close friends knew because I talked about it with them, and I told them straight up that I was getting a new ring because I wanted a different style and was not a big fan of the ring I had at the time. 


Post # 11
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I think that saying that it’s a birthday or anniversary gift would be just fine. even better if it’s for a milestone year.

for me, I’m thinking about adding: “my original e-ring is very old and I want to protect it before it wears down too much.” 

EDIT: I don’t think many people will notice anyway. I wore a stand-in for a month once that was really different from my e-ring (totally different shape and was 1.5 carats bigger). only one person asked about it. 

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