When did/would you upgrade your ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: When did/ would you upgrade?
    I upgraded from my engagement ring to a new wedding set : (6 votes)
    5 %
    I upgraded in less than 2 years : (13 votes)
    12 %
    I upgraded in less than 5 years : (9 votes)
    8 %
    I upgraded in less than 10 years : (4 votes)
    4 %
    I upgraded after 10+years : (7 votes)
    6 %
    I would like to upgrade in less than 2 years : (5 votes)
    5 %
    I would like to upgrade in less than 5 years : (14 votes)
    13 %
    I would like to upgrade in 10+ years : (11 votes)
    10 %
    I could never upgrade! : (41 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 2
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I probably would in 10 years (5 if he would let me). I love my ring, it’s the style I love as well, but not 100% something I would have gotten myself. But being the broke kids we are (we’re 20 and 21), we couldn’t exactly afford to have one custom made or anything. 😛 If no upgrade, I would still be perfectly happy with what I have.

    Post # 3
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    4812 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    BlondeeBee:  I don’t think I ever would. We bought a decent sized stone (moissanite) so I don’t think I’d ever later think: I want more. You know? Now ask me about a future right hand ring… haha!

    Post # 4
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’m not sure. I don’t think I’d ever upgrade my setting, and since it’s a halo, I’m fairly limited (can’t get a larger center stone, etc.). I think the only thing I’d consider is getting a better quality diamond(s).

    Post # 5
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    11734 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wouldn’t upgrade.  To me, the ring DH proposed with has sentimenal value – he picked it out himself, he put in the thought and effort, and that ring was the symbol of his love and commitment.  Upgrading it for a bigger stone doesn’t hold a flame to that.

    Post # 7
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    BlondeeBee:  We were only engaged 2 months ago, married for one, so every time I look at my ring (got the set soldered today), it makes me absolutely happy and at this moment I wouldn’t ever think about upgrading it. Now adding stacks on the other hand… I plan on getting another simple diamond band for my 21st birthday. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    2314 posts
    Buzzing bee

    BlondeeBee:  Your ring is gorgeous! I would rock it as a RHR if your FH wants to get you a set (or a wedding band that doesn’t fit with it). If you do that and wear it everyday, you never lose the sentimentality. It’s just on a different hand. A lot of women who have settings that they can’t find bands to match/fit do this.

    Post # 9
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    6880 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    BlondeeBee:  I think a super dainty ~1mm diamond eternity band would look really pretty with your ring. I love the look of the gap… I’m imagining something kind of like what Blake Lively wears, only with your princess halo and a dainty band. I think that could be a really pretty option!

    There is also the option of having part of the basket of your halo shaved off. This will allow for a band to sit flush and the halo will overlap on top of the band. 

     

    To answer your question, I guess I technically “upgraded” before we got married; however, it was more due to technicalities than anything else. My first e-ring was defective and wouldn’t hold pave stones, so we returned it and got something custom made. It had a similar style to my first ring, but was a huge improvement, especially qualitywise. In your case, I don’t think this applies as your ring is so beautiful as-is. I could see it looking really pretty with a diamond and sapphire band too! PM me if you want me to send you some ideas 🙂

    Post # 10
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    BlondeeBee:  I do not plan to ever upgrade. FH scored the ring of my dreams. Of course, if he did want to upgrade to a 3 carat center, I would accept that as a RHR. 🙂 Otherwise, I’m all set.

    Post # 11
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    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My husband upgraded my ring for our one year wedding anniversary. My previous set was a solitaire and an eternity band. I kept the eternity band, because like you, I couldn’t part with it. He put it on my finger during our wedding vows, after all! But I wear it on my right hand so now I get to look at both of my beauties at the same time! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    BlondeeBee:  I am actually taking this exact road with my engagement ring and wedding band. I LOVE my engagement ring and could never part with it for sentimental reasons, but it has been impossible to find a wedding band that I could wear next to it. FI and I have purchased a sapphire ring (it would be classified as an engagement ring, but we are calling it an anniversary ring) that I will wear on my left hand and match with a wedding band. I will wear my original engagement ring on my right hand. The “anniversary” ring is going to be a gift to celebrate five years of dating.

    Post # 13
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    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    FI got my ring with the intention that I’ll never need or want to upgrade it. It was really important to him that he got me my “forever” ring right away, and I of course, respect that. That said, I LOVE my ring and I’d never want to replace it anyway!

    Post # 14
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    1272 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    BlondeeBee:  Oh, and I also should note that FI and I picked out both rings together, so everything has been a very joint process, and I will have the new ring before we are married. I don’t think your FI would have offered to upgrade if it was going to hurt his feelings.

    Post # 15
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    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I didnt pick my ring at all, but I am too sentimental a person to ever upgrade. My FI even said “we can get a bigger stone later” but no, not happening. This is my forever ring

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