(Closed) Any Bees Planning on Wearing the Same E-Ring for the Long Haul? (No Upgrades)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you plan on upgrading someday?
    No, I'm in love with my engagement ring. : (420 votes)
    80 %
    Maybe, I may want to switch it up. : (60 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, I plan to upgrade. : (44 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    6272 posts
    Bee Keeper


    Post # 3
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Me!! I’m way too attached to it sentimentally. 

    Post # 4
    471 posts
    Helper bee

    I am not engaged yet (though I’m pretty positive he bought the ring), but I do not plan on an upgrade of any sort. I’m sentimental as well. To me, if he ever wants to get me any other jewelry, he’s more than welcome to. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But my engagement ring will always be just that, a way to outwardly mark our decision to marry.

    Post # 5
    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I will never ever part with this.

    That’s not to say I don’t also love plenty of other rings, but those can go on my right hand. ๐Ÿ™‚


    Edit to add — That feeling is mostly sentimental. He got to know what I liked and picked it just for me, and that thoughtfulness can’t just be replaced. An upgrade feels like it is more about the jewelry than the reason for having an e-ring. I don’t understand upgrades that replace the original. Now, if Fiance someday wanted to buy me an “upgrade” as a very thoughtful gift, that’s different and I would happily wear that in addition to my e-ring.

    But truly this is nearly everything I wanted in a ring anyway! I like other styles but not in an “every day for the rest of my life” kind of way, hence right hand rings just to play dress up. 


    • This reply was modified 4 years, 1 month ago by  wonderlily.
    Post # 6
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    On the one hand, I feel like there’s always the possibility that one day I’ll upgrade to that “Perfect” 1.00ct Excellent, D color, IF center diamond. But part of that is that really, I’m more sentimental about the setting than the stone… If my current setting couldn’t reliably accommodate a new, larger, sparklier stone (current is .74ct Excellent H Eye-clean SI1), I wouldn’t do it. This setting is my dream setting, and the metal is what’s been touching my finger more often than not for two and a half years so far. 

    And I’ll never get rid of my wedding band either. But I’ll get new bands, and sometimes sadly rings get lost or stolen, so if that happens with my engagement ring I may or may not get the same or similar design again.

    Here’s a pic of my favorite jewelry:

    And by the way, your marquise is beautiful. 

    Post # 7
    1703 posts
    Bumble bee

    I am in camp Forever!! 

    (My wedding band will be the matching eternity band)


    Post # 8
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    sometime I think about how much money we could have saved not spending on a ring (if i could do it again…i would make sure my So would just spend minimal…) soo no I will never upgrade…and if I lost my ring i will not replace it

    Post # 9
    1053 posts
    Bumble bee

    I never will. I wouldn’t upgrade my Fiance. So why upgrade the symbol of our marriage? 

    Post # 10
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I won’t be upgrading. My engagement ring was my grandmas – she left it to me when she passed and it is the only thing of hers that I have – so it holds a lot of sentimental value to me. I never really had a style in mind when thinking about rings but hers suits me well and I love it.

    Post # 12
    38 posts
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I definitely don’t plan to… I like my ring a lot aesthetically and love it for what it symbolizes and the memories it carries. But I’m not very interested in jewelry anyway, and I know upgrading would hurt my fiance’s feelings tremendously even if I did want to!

    Post # 13
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Not engaged yet, but I have no intention of upgrading or changing out my future e-ring. I plan on being with the same man, with the same ring, for as long as the universe will allow. Granted, things like lost or stolen rings happen, but I can’t see myself changing out an e-ring willingly; it’s just not my style. Neither my SO nor I are particularly trendy when it comes to jewelry so we both tend to pick out very basic, “timeless” (obviously subjective) styles that I hope I’ll still love in 30+ years!

    Post # 14
    1338 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

    I wouldn’t call it an upgrade but an “in addition to” ring. I didn’t get my dream ring on the first shot, but I did get the man I wanted. My ring is a low quality diamond that I’m pretty sure is cracked anyway. I will keep my original forever, but I’m open to adding to the collection. 

    Post # 15
    9760 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I wouldn’t want to upgrade, ever! I chose, and got, my dream ring. Tiffany Classic Setting, yellow gold, 0.61ct, VVS1, F colour.

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