(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 # 107
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    3870 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    I’m not upgrading. I love my ring and I don’t find myself “lusting” after different styles. Plus, in my social circle, ring upgrades just aren’t a thing. You have the ring you were given (unless something horrible happens, like it gets lost or stolen). If anything, I can see where I would probably someday just go down to my wedding band. I love my engagement ring, but I also like the practicality of just my band. 

    Post # 108
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I’m so sentimental about mine. Unless the setting broke or something, I plan on keeping my current setting/diamond forever.

     

    ring5

    Post # 109
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    4238 posts
    Honey bee

    ladyvictoria:  

    Much boils down to personal experiences, too. I know the rings forum of the Bee is not your typical cross-section of society/societies (lol) but ime I often saw changes to e-rings, such as:

    1) My mom’s ring lost a prong, lost & replaced the diamond, same ring b/c she refused Dad’s offer to go bigger and I’m pretty sure he went with better specs because she wouldn’t take a bigger stone. (I should call him right now and ask. 😉 )

    2) My aunt gained weight and wore her wedding set on her pinky finger for awhile but then eventually got a new ring for her wedding finger.

    3) A friend’s mom lost her e-ring early on and for ~20yrs wore only the band. I got to see the big honking rock my friend’s dad gave her for an anniversary.

    4) A lady from church added her heirloom diamonds to her e-ring, turning it into an a-band.

    5) Even my Mother-In-Law chose to wear her mom’s ring rather than fixing her own broken e-ring.

    Now, no one that I know IRL had allergy issues to their metal but I’ve seen it referenced quite a bit online. So, again, I just never thought it odd for ladies to make a change at some point for some reason. 

    fwiw

     

    It’s an interesting thread, though, to hear people’s various opinions about their bling.

    Post # 110
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    Me! I’m so happy and in love with my set that I wouldn’t even give them to my children to give to their partner lol! 🙂

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  tolkenbee.
    Post # 111
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    897 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Unless something happens to this set, I have no plans to change

    Post # 112
    Member
    427 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I think I will keep mine as is. I like the idea of a bigger centre diamond (mine is .5ct), but I love my ring and I think I’m too sentimental to upgrade!

    Post # 113
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    998 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    i would never upgrade. i love my rings beyond belief. i have a very vintage (1920s) engagement ring paired with a new wedding band. 

     

    when i got my wedding band (online) and took it into the jewelers to make sure it was good, they told me it’s too delicate to wear all the time and i would surely destroy it. (another jeweler said it was very sturdy, and the first man was crazy)

    well, i’ve never taken it off and there has yet to be a problem (fingers crossed) 

    i think rings are made for being worn and i don’t plan on taking mine off or changing them, ever. 

    Post # 114
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m not planning on changing my Engagement Ring or my wedding band, but I do plan on buying different rings to stack in different arrangements along the way.  I know lots of people who wear something other than their original bands.  The originals will always be the most special, though 🙂

    Post # 115
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    325 posts
    Helper bee

    My original ring is a family heirloom and i will never part with it. However, I had it re-appraised last year and was told that the setting is worn down and runs a risk of more damage or loss of diamond if I continued wearing it everyday.  I work full time, have a5 year old, ride horses, etc and am hard on my jewelry.  My husband and I decided to get a new set and keep my original set for special occasion wear.  So,  I don’t really know if my new set is an upgrade (though the diamond is double the size) because it’s not a replacement. 

    My original antique  set:

    My new set that will stand up to everyday wear:

    Post # 116
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    NBee:  That is a gorgeous ring

    Post # 117
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    152 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I dont think i would trade it in. My FH spent so much time and effort choosing a quality stone, i wouldnt want anything bigger then this anyway. I might end up wearing just my wedding band tho for work.

    Post # 118
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    Wannabee

    I will be wearing this forever & ever, and really question if I’d pass it along. I LOVE it. He took the time to think about what I want (knowing I like something a bit different) and went a picked stone with some meaning for me and then designed the band for me. He took such care with this, and I even think it is too big some days! LOL

    Engaged! 2

    Post # 119
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    1167 posts
    Bumble bee

    Honestly, I can guess but life could throw me major curveballs that would change my mind.  

    but i plan to stick to this one ering.  Plan to wear plain band most of yhe time after the wedding. 🙂 still, that would be like 3 years of wearing the ering 

    Post # 120
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    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I already upgraded–don’t think I will ever upgrade again. I upgraded to something that, even though it was larger, snags less and is more practical. I’m very attached to my current one though, so I can’t see myself wanting to get rid of it ever.

    Post # 121
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee

    I don’t plan to upgrade my wedding set. I am too attached to the sentiment of my rings and knowing that they’ve been with me since my husband asked me if I’ll do him the honour of becoming his wife. I can understand why people choose to upgrade and I think that’s completely okay too! 🙂 

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