"down grading" your e-ring??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: get a smaller e-ring to wear instead of my original?
    yes do it! : (37 votes)
    51 %
    no, that's stupid : (30 votes)
    41 %
    other : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would stack a diamond band with your wedding ring.  Blingy, practical, can be sentimental (anniversary gift?  Birthday coming up?) and might even look good stacked WITH your ering and band on the days you want to wear all three.

    It’s not a “replacement” ering, which I think would make you feel better about getting an additional ring.

    Post # 4
    8389 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @megan331979:  If my E-ring ever got in the way, I’d probably just wear my wedding band and save the E-ring for special occasions/going out.

    Post # 5
    3424 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MissNoodles:  Yeah girl Get a nice stackable bling band! Or get a kickass stunt ring on Etsy or Berricle

    Post # 6
    1286 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You have a beautiful ring, and should do what you feel comfortable with and your DH agrees to. Personally, I never really wear my e-ring because it is big and not condusive to my lifestyle. I do wear my plain platinum wedding band all the time. I break out the e-ring for holidays, weekend dates and fancy outings, I don’t wear it to clean, shop, etc. The ring is staying so clean and never fails to take my breath away (no diamond shringage for me!).

    My DH has purchased a pave diamond/sapphire 3/4 eternity band for my 30th birthday and suggested I can wear it in place of the wedding band if I like (I don’t want to, but one day maybe…).

    I guess the question you would need to answer for yourself is: if you had a lower set e-ring, would you really wear it daily or would a blingier wedding band option be sufficient?

    Post # 7
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m with the blingy anniversary band and stack it with your wedding band or wear all three to be super sparkly on special occasions!

    Or just wear you wedding band…


    Bottom line – do what makes ya happy!

    Post # 8
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If I were you I would just wear your classic wedding band during the times the engagement ring gets in the way.

    If you want something that “blings” maybe get a sparkly bracelet. A black diamond won’t “bling” much, but if you want to wear another ring, you don’t have to wear it on your wedding finger.

    Post # 10
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @megan331979:  do whatever you feel comfortable doing.  Some would say I downgraded. My original ring was a high set 1.5 center with 2 stones and a 3 sided pave shank. I really didnt like the height either. I now have a low set 1ct stone in a simpler setting. For me it’s much more comfortable. 

    Post # 11
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @megan331979:  I’d get a small diamond solitaire, possibly in a bezel setting.

    I have a 0.25ct solitaire in sterling silver which I wore when my ring was at the jewellers, and which I’d consider wearing at other times (eg travelling around certain countries).

    Post # 12
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I love having a variety. I say do it!  it sounds like you’ll be happier with your day-to-day ring.

    Post # 13
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Chiming in here, what about a halo reset? Or a low profile reset? I tried on a few solitaires and higher set halos before I found the one I wanted and noticed almost all halo settings seem to be set a little lower and get in the way less. Just my observation though, your ring is really beautiful!

    Post # 14
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I remember reading a thread on pricescope where one of the members “downgraded” her amazing 3 carat (?) solitaire to a gorgeous 5-stone ring just because the 5-stone was a much better fit for their current lifestyle. I think it’s a great decision!

    Post # 16
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I specifically chose my ring because it sits so low! After seeing such blingy rings I felt like maybe I made the wrong choice, but seeing this post reaffirms my choice so thanks 🙂

    Here’s my ring from Kay It sits much lower than most rings I tried on, I never really having issues with it getting in my way or catching on things.

    It still looks blingy and sparkly and magnificent it’s just shorter than most rings sit.

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