Upgrading Engagement Ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

I think if you upload a pic, some of the ring experts will have an easier time advising you. Your options are you can have the original stone re-set into a different setting that you choose. You can also have a halo added to some settings. OR you can get a whole new ring. What you do with your other ring is totally your choice. You can wear it on your right hand, or on a chain around your neck, or anything else you can think of.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I purchased a solitare for my FI for this exact reason. My jeweler would of given me credit for the setting if my FI wanted switch it up. I would of been more then accepting if she wanted to do it. Luckily, my FI is simple and LOVES what I got her.

She has already picked out her wedding band, and it would compliment her e-ring pretty well. E-rings/ Bands are quite important.

For me, it is more impotant then the actual wedding day. Rings are something you will wear for the rest of your life, you might as well get what you like. Save up the cash and upgrade it when you’re ready.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think I’m pretty much an upgrade expert by now.  First my now hubby proposed with s .7ish round brilliant in a classic tiffany style setting in 14k white gold . My ring size is a 3.5 btw. Before the wedding we decided to upgrade to a 1.2 carat hearts & arrows cut round brilliant in a rose gold solitaire setting. Shortly after we got married I lost that ring. After my hubby turned it in on our insurance he took it upon himself to “surprise” me by picking out a new wedding set which is a .83 carat princess cut Leo diamond in a Neil Lane halo with matching band on 14k white gold. Now I really appreciated that he wanted to surprise me and all but this ring wasn’t my style at all. I decided 6 months later that I didn’t want a halo ring anymore. I decided to keep that set because he picked it for me, but as of now it sits in its box. A few months ago we purchased a 1.51 carat round brilliant diamond from JamesAllen and had it set in an 18k white gold pave solitaire setting with double prongs. I also got a new wedding band. About a month after having it set hubby wanted to buy me so net hinges for my bday so I suggested an oec moissanite to have a pendant or rhr made. Well when I received the loose moissanite I absolutely fell in love and I had my new diamond taken out and the moissanite put in. After the holidays I’ll be getting a bezel solitaire setting for my diamond and will swap them from left hand to right hand as I please. So yeah that’s my upgrade(s) journey! I’m a huge jewelry lover obviously 🙂 if your fiance doesn’t mind upgrading then do what makes you happy. I think it would be nice to wear your old ering on your right hand. Goodluck 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

It is really pretty and I love the vintage look of it. If you do decide on a new ring, that will make a gorgeous rhr.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Have you thought about doing something with moissanite? It is a gorgeous stone and much more affordable (and more brilliant) than a diamond. If price is an issue, it is a great option to get a bigger “look”.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

FutureBride625:  if you don’t mind having a gap then it shouldn’t be a problem. You could have a curved one custom made to sit flush with your ering. Custom made jewelry really isn’t as expensive as you would think.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Sorry for the novel I wrote above!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I personally don’t like the idea of upgrading an engagement ring. But I understand the reasons behind it. I just made sure I got what I wanted the first time round. 🙂 

In saying that, I love your ring. I think it’s really beautiful and unique. But if you’re not comfortable with it, do what makes you happy. You will be looking at it everyday. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I also apologize for my spelling and Grammer. I’m tired :-/

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