Post # 1
Just wondering how many of you bees have upgraded already or plan to in the future. If you have pics, I would love to see before and afters! or just afters :). Tell me when you upgraded and if it was for a special occasion (anniversary, birthday, holiday, etc…) Also, if you don’t plan to upgrade, feel free to tell me why 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t ever plan on upgrading. Mainly for sentimental reasons. I want to keep wearing the specific ring he proposed with. But also, I really love my ring and can’t imagine finding anything I like more.
Post # 4
We might upgrade my center stone someday and use this one maybe to make a ring for our daughter or something. Not decided yet. If I still care to change it in 5-10 years then we’ll figure it out.:)
I like my ring set, it’s just a little smaller than either of us wanted but it was a great deal that we couldn’t pass up!
ETA: FI didn’t even pick it out or propose with it, we just kind of bought it on sale one day, so I’m not incredibly emotionally attached to it lol
Post # 5
FI designed my ring with my ideas in mind so I’m pretty sure I can never ask for it to be upgraded lol.
Post # 6
I dont plan on upgrading ever. Way too much was spent on this ring to upgrade and I cant imagine anything costing more on my finger. We were believers of getting it “right” the first time and went all out already.
Post # 7
I upgraded my setting, we custom designed exactly what I wanted. He proposed with the stone set in a solitaire, I don’t think I would ever get a new stone, it is sentimental to me.
Post # 8
When we were newlyweds we definitely couldn’t afford the “perfect” ring. But I have it now! I don’t plan on upgrading again, but I’m looking forward to designing a mother’s ring sometime next year maybe.
Post # 9
I plan to change my center stone in a another year or so
Post # 10
Nope not for me. I’m too sentimental to give up the rings I was married with. Maybe some day I’ll get a nice anniversary band… but i don’t see ever getting another e-ring.
Post # 11
I will be upgrading.. my DH and I decided when we do we will make my original ring into a pendant.
Post # 12
My husband has already mentioned upgrading it in the future (like 10-20 years, not next week). I’m fine with whatever… I’m not super sentimental because while I love these rings and what they mean, changing or losing them will not make my marriage less real or come undone or anything.
If he wants to upgrade the ring I’m all for it. But it will NEVER be my suggestion or wish. I’m beyond ecstatic with the rings I have.
Post # 13
I would not want to upgrade, though I’d really like a diamond band for an anniversary or similar occasion one day. I do like diamonds and rings, but I would rather put money down the line towards a house, children’s college fund, or a vacation.
Post # 14
I initially had a small sapphire ring that we had tons of trouble with (I didn’t have it long because of this), so we upgraded when we were fortunate enough to be gifted an heirloom stone. I loved this ring, but, unfortunately, I lost it. It was excellent quality, so we had a good bit more money than we ever would have otherwise (because we had insurance, thank god) to use when we went to replace it. So, my new set is an “upgrade” because it is larger and more “me” (I loved my ring because it was an heirloom, but it wasn’t really “me”), but I do miss the sentiment behind the heirloom.
Still, neither of us place a lot of emphasis on things; our memories and relationship are much more important/sentimental to us. I have no plans to upgrade as of right now, but, if I change my mind later, DH wouldn’t mind it and, as long as we have the funds, I would consider it. Some people are sentimental about physical things, and others aren’t. I don’t think either is right or wrong.
Post # 15
i would like to get a platinum setting eventually. maybe 10y anniv?
Post # 16
I would never upgrade. FI and I picked out the perfect ring together. As others said, it’s got too much sentimental value.