how many ring upgrades/ changes have you had

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: how many
    just the original : (154 votes)
    44 %
    2 : (57 votes)
    16 %
    3 : (11 votes)
    3 %
    4 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    5 : (5 votes)
    1 %
    6+ : (9 votes)
    3 %
    I don't wear rings : (0 votes)
    I don't think you should upgrade a ring : (37 votes)
    11 %
    I plan on only my original : (77 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    @SaugaBride:  I plan on wearing only my original on my left hand ring finger. However, I’m not opposed to getting a new ring for another finger:) 🙂 

    Post # 4
    Member
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I don’t ever want an upgrade.  Hopefully I’ll never lose it or need a replacement.

    Post # 5
    Member
    11001 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @SaugaBride:  I’ve had my engagement ring for almost six years and my wedding ring for almost five, and both are my original settings and stones.

    If we ever should find ourselves in a financial position for me to even consider upgrading, the jeweler where DH purchased my rings allows customers to trade in their center diamonds (for the price originally paid) toward the purchase of a larger/better stone.

    If I ever considered upgrading my setting, I would have to keep my original setting for an RHR.  I would never want to part with that, since that is the ring with which my DH proposed.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4944 posts
    Honey bee

    I’m a little nervous about posting in here because I don’t want people to think I’m evil or something for upgrading. So, hopefully, you guys won’t think that — LOL! Before joining this forum, I never realized it could be a touchy subject, as I know many people IRL who have upgraded their wedding jewelry.

    Anyhow, I do have an upgraded set. I have two engagement rings (original + upgrade) and then one upgraded diamond wedding band that I wear with the new Ring. My husband gave me the upgrade for a combined Christmas / 15 year anniversary gift this year (well, 2013).

    Before I got my upgrade anniversary/”ERing”, I mostly wore plain silver wedding bands. I had two or three, and I switched them out depending on my mood. I hadn’t worn my original ERing in at least ten to fifteen years, due to different life circumstances. Plus, my metal bands were thicker, so my original ring would not go with them.

    Here is my “upgrade” set:

    Post # 7
    Member
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee

    Married 26 years this year (I was a child bride haha) I’ve had more than I care to admit! I love bling! Think I’m done now…

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

                 

     

    I have had 3 different sets. But 1 set I was able to return 1 of them because the lack of quality really botherd me.

    First pic: Original e-ring he proposed with and we agreed before hand that we would change it in the future.

    Second pic: DH finally confessed that he never liked the round center stone and he really liked square ones. We then upgraded to a bigger stone (.75 to 1.16) but the cut and clarity really botherd me. We knew we both wanted purple in my set and orderd the band from Gemvara. The band ended up being to uncomfortable for daily wear. I was able to return this diamond with in 90 day return policy but I kept the band and wear it alone sometimes as a stand in.

    Third pic: Smaller, (1.02) but much better cut and clarity square diamond, it came in as a solitaire and we ended up setting it in a different setting (I really missed the swirl design of the original ring) and I found a different diamond and amethyst band. The only way it would look good in this setting was to kite set it, which I like better anyway. I am keeping this set! The only way we will ever upgrade again is if DH decides to get me a bigger center stone. But I would not want any bigger than a 1.5ct

    Post # 9
    Member
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wouldn’t try to upgrade the man who gave me the ring so why would I want to upgrade the ring? I’ve never understood that.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have had 2, and I can’t imagine upgrading again.

    Post # 11
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    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @SaugaBride:  I just have my original that FI proposed to me with on Christmas morning 2013. Currently,  I don’t have any desire or intentions of wanting an upgrade in the future.  I just want to bling, bling Daisy out with her two 1.0 ctw bands on each side of my ering.  HeHe.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We upgraded my centre stone from a 0.75 ct to a 1 ct diamond. Almost the exact same specs, but the upgrade diamond is a canadian and gia registered stone.  I love the look of my set sooo much more now. It’s perfect. I will never upgrade this set again, because a bigger diamond will wouldn’t fit properly. However, I would not be opposed to a upgrade for another finger or occassionally swapping out with this set 🙂

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    1216 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsSparkle10:  Lol! This is exactly what I have said to SO. We were talking about what we thought of ring upgrades, and we are both pretty sentimental and agreed we wanted the first ring to be “the ring” and I was like “but you can get me more rings for other rings down the road….” and he just laughed at me. Worth a shot! 😉

    Post # 14
    Member
    1216 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @blushbliss:  If you ever want a complete upgrade you can just send your ring my way. 😉

    Post # 15
    Member
    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The only upgrades I would consider are maybe a second wedding band and I would change the setting from white gold to platinum. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @SaugaBride:  I honestly didn’t know upgrading was a “thing” until the Bee!

    However after proposing FI did say if I didn’t like it I could get something else BUT I love it.

    At the moment I have no plans to upgrade right now I’m sentimental like that. Maybe waaaay in the future, and even then I would probably want to keep wearing my original ering on my right hand.

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