(Closed) Downgrade rings? Or am I nuts?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Go for the more simple look. : (32 votes)
    46 %
    Keep the original rings, you'll get use to them. :) : (32 votes)
    46 %
    Other (Please explain). : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    GORGEOUS Rings…

    I personally wouldn’t want to down grade… but that might be just me.  I look at my ERing & Bands as forever.

    You might consider soldering them together for more stability.

    OR having “Speed Bumps” put inside, so they are more apt to stay put than spin.

    OR talk to a Jeweller to see if is possible to change the shape of the rings so they have “Square Bottoms” (aka Euro Rings) which fill make them sit better.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 5
    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Maybe keep the wedding band but change out the engagement ring? To me the wedding band is the most important part because that is the one you said your vows with.

    Post # 6
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I have similar frustrations with my set, so I totally understand.  As pretty as some of these styles are, they’re not always the best for everyday wear.


    If you’ve been wearing them for a while and haven’t gotten used to them, and you find it annoying and uncomfortable, then resetting’s not a bad idea.  Your rings are better off being worn than sitting in a box.  If you want to give it one more shot with these rings, perhaps try sizing beads as someone suggested, it should stop the spinning.

    Post # 7
    8580 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If your ring is uncomfortable, I totally understand you wanting to change it out.

    My ering/bands are very wide, so while I’m at work they tend to get in the way. I don’t notice it at home much because I can take it off – Would be a little worried about taking them off at work as they could get lost/stolen.

    I ended up purchasing a CZ set to wear for work, the bands are very tiny and much much more comfortable!

    Post # 8
    72 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t thnk you’re nuts. It’s been this long and you still don’t feel comfortable with them? If you still don’t feel comfortable and happy wearing them, for whatever reason, you should ask Darling Husband to take the idea more seriously. It’s not uncommon to “upgrade” rings, your concerns are practical and no less valid.

    Post # 9
    1189 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @This Time Round:  +1


    My original set (that I lost and am replacing) had the Euro bands and I absolutely love them.  I hate when rings move around on my fingers.  It should be an easy fix for a jeweler.  

    Post # 10
    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @a_marie13:  I definitely say to wear what is comfortable and makes you happy!  Go for the downgrade!

    Post # 11
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @fauxfaux:  +1 agreed!


    @a_marie13:  My first wedding band looks exactly like yours! It really was uncomfortable! I wore it for a year before I got a compltely new set. I still have that band for sentimental reasons but I could not wear it long eaither! I would not blame you for wanting to downgrade.

    Post # 12
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My SIL wore her e-ring for 2 days and it was super uncomfortable so she got a new one that was set lower and more plain and she doesn’t regret it at all!

    Post # 13
    244 posts
    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t consider going for something that’s a bit simpler as “downgrading.” It’s merely choosing a different style. (In fact, with a simpler band you can often “upgrade” your stone because you’re paying less for the setting, if you’re open to getting new stones!)

    If you are both OK with this option, look into it. You’re wearing your rings every day, so they need to feel comfortable! You could always keep your current stones and re-set them in a new setting. At least then you’d keep a piece of your original ring with you.

    Post # 14
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @stuckinwonderland:  Agree.

    I am an Encore Bride… my current set is standard NA Rounds… but my first set were Euros… and they definitely didn’t spin around.  Highly recommend… and should be an easy fix.  “Square Bottoms” kind of pull all the weight to the base, and sit quietly in place. I am a BIG Fan.


    Hope this helps,


    Post # 16
    3733 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @a_marie13:  Can’t wait to hear more! Good luck!

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