Post # 1
When DH proposed, he told me that the setting doesn’t mean much to him (he picked the simplest setting) so it was entirely up to me what I want to put the diamond in. It made me so proud to say that DH picked out the ring himself but lately, I’ve been itching to change the setting. DH said that it makes sense to change the setting because the setting makes my cushion look like a princess. So, I can just change the head of the setting to a split/double claw prongs or change the entire ring to something else.
What do you think? How many times have you upgraded/changed your ring?
Post # 3
I just posted about changing my setting. I just got a new diamond about three weeks or so ago. 🙂
Post # 4
It would not have the same meaning, and would just be another piece of jewelry.
Post # 5
I have 5 sets now and we have been married 5 years. I still wear them all though, but I do like variety.
Post # 6
My husband despise my engagement ring. It causes him actual and physical agitation. His mother talked him out of the ring he wanted because she claimed I would hate it. So, he bought “whatever” (as he puts it) and wanted me to upgrade. I fell in love with it (Which hurts him) and he wants me to change the setting. I was not keen on the idea, but my husband’s happiness is worth more to me than any ring under the sun.
I probably won’t upgrade it, however. Not because I want to keep my ring, but because engagement rings are expensive, even just settings. I don’t see the need to dump more money into an engagement ring. I do not have a wedding ring, either.
Post # 7
God willing, if we can afford to in the future, I wouldn’t mind upgrading the center stone.. Perhaps to a better quality.. or maybe a bigger size diamond. But I wouldn’t see that happening any time soon.. Maybe 10+ years down the line..
As for my setting– I WOULD NEVER CHANGE IT! I love it so much!
Post # 8
My FI asked if I wanted to upgrade the center stone, my answer NO! I love that he picked out this beautiful ring and proposed with it. He can buy me a ring for my right hand if he wants 😉
Post # 9
Depends what you mean by upgrade really! I won’t ever “upgrade” because I love my setting and the diamond was SO’s grandmother’s so we will be keeping that no matter what! That said, SO knows someday I want a heart solitaire. That may “replace” my original e-ring or it may go on the other hand, so I didn’t know how to answer your poll! I don’t see anything wrong with upgrading when you have more money or for whatever reason. That said, I know it is not really an option when you have an heirloom stone (and that’s ok too)!
Post # 10
I changed my ring twice and one of those technically was considered an “upgrade”. The first time I changed my ring was a year and a half after receiving my original engagement ring which was a solitaire. I didn’t like the setting it was in so when I could afford to I changed it into a three stone. That was my “upgrade”. Then after getting married I realized that my three stone was very uncomfortable when worn with my wedding band, so I changed it back to a solitaire (better setting though) and that is the ring I currently wear.
Post # 11
I really want to upgrade my center stone and we plan to when we have the money. Originally we wanted to get a smaller, better quality stone and then a bigger one down the line but the setting wouldn’t have been able to accomadate that change. Since the setting was more important to us, my FI did his best to pick out the nicest stone in the size we eventually wanted that he could afford. We do want to put the original stone in another piece of jewelry when we do upgrade though.
Post # 12
We changed the center stone a few weeks after we got the ring to one that was slightly smaller but much better quality ($1000 increase in price) so I guess technically we already upgraded. We may upgrade again in the future, but again, only the center stone not the whole ring. I would like a larger stone, but I can only go a little bigger for it to still fit in my halo so it would be an upgrade from .5 to .8, but that’s only IF we ever have the money. It wouldn’t be very high on the list of prorities for our finances – I feel like it will be hard to justify another $3000 on my diamond when we have kids – we will not be rich.
Post # 13
I voted never since I love my engagement ring and we plan to have kids soon. I guess maybe if we somehow have a huge sum of money sitting around and after our kids are grown, I’ll “let” him upgrade my ring 😉
Post # 14
Well I’ve changed my e ring 3x now. I’ll be getting my new one today actually. DH and I got a very simple cz ring at first because we were saving money for the wedding and I wanted something on my finger lol. Then, we got another cz set off of amazon because I couldn’t find a band to match with the ring I already had. Now, because I was so impulsive I’ve fallin in love with halo settings and ill be staying with this one for the long run. Who knows, maybe we’ll change it again later but NOT the band. That one will stay on my finger forever! Lol
Post # 15
The SO and I picked out the ring I wanted. When we were in the car after ring shopping he said that he’d get me an additional band one year later to enhance my ring. I told him that wasn’t necessary cause this is the ring I wanted and I’m happy as is.
I dislike big rings so I dont want to go larger than a 1ct. I dont like thick bands cause my hands are so small. So for me this is fine.
Post # 16
Haha, I’ve gone backwards– I was promised a new ring as “real” engagement ring (mine’s a promise ring) but apparently the $2500 set is a waste of money. I’m getting an $80 gold band from Amazon and keeping my mouth shut.