(Closed) Any bees switch out their engagement rings regularly?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you like to switch out your e-ring for others?
    No. I would never do that or consider it. My e-ring is too important to me. : (79 votes)
    57 %
    No, because I don't have any other rings I'd want to switch, but I would if I could. : (16 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, I do it all the time. (Leave pictures and how many you have!) : (22 votes)
    16 %
    Yes, but only for a stand-in to keep my e-ring safe. (Leave pictures!) : (22 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 16
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    2734 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I admit to changing out what’s on my ring finger for different life settings. I wear my set most often but I do change it out for 2 stacked diamond bands for a simpler wear with sparkle still. If I’m travelling or my set is in the shop for maintenance, I just got a 5-stone white sapphire ring with a bar setting. I just love jewellery and accessories, it would be unauthentic of me to just wear the same thing all the time 😉 I had purchased many stacking bands, but I have now resized them and soldered them to make a 3-ring vintage stack for my right hand. That way I get to admire more of my collection everyday 😉 

    My beauties:

    My wedding set, along with anniversary rose gold band.

    My stacked bands I wear alone, but I wear them on my left hand.

    My white sapphire 5-stone ring.

    And finally, for my right hand, my vintage stack. Love!

    Post # 17
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    978 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have 2 erings as well. I wear the bezel when I work, it’s low profile and doesnt tear my gloves ( I work in a lab). My other is a cushion cut halo that should be here this week! I have a knife egde white gold  wedding band that I wear with both. Darling Husband wants to get me a band that actually matches my new halo but my wedding band is something I refuse to change.

    Post # 18
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    6359 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I switch my wedding bands; my set is rose gold and sometimes I use a white gold diamond semi eternity band with it.

    Post # 19
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    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I’m actually surprised every time I read on here that people switch out their engagment rings. 

    There is always all this talk about how they can’t wait to get their engagement ring. They agonize over what style, what carat weight, how long it will be before he gives it to her, etc. 

    Then once they have the e-ring, they treat it like an accessory like any other jewelry they have that they wear depending on their mood or their outfit, and say they don’t associate the love their Fiance has for them with the ring.  

    WTH????  If that’s true, then what difference does it make what the ring looks like or whether he proposes with one. That just doesn’t make sense to me. If it was that important before the engagement, why isn’t it just as important after the engagement? 

    You might have guessed that I’m one of those who never switches out my rings.  I understand that everyone has their own opinions and feelings about their rings, and that’s okay. I guess I’m just old school. I do associate my rings with my husband’s love for me and don’t think of them as an accessory. I couldn’t imagine switching them out. 

    Post # 20
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    242 posts
    Helper bee

    I have 2 I swtich between. One is morganite with diamonds and it’s a very high setting. I worry about knocking it around and as much as I LOVE my morganite, it is super delicate and gets dirty fast. I wear a london blue topaz ring with a low setting when I am cooking or cleaning. I love my morganite ring but don’t want anything to happen to it! 

     

    Neither of my rings are SUPER expensive so I don’t feel bad switching them out. Also my husband does not care because I wear my diamond wedding band with both of them. As long as I wear my wedding band from him, he doesn’t mind. I picked out both of my e-rings so they weren’t super sentinmental to him. I don’t associate my e-ring with my love for my husband so I am happy to switch them out. They look drastically different from each other too so I love the different looks I can wear depending on my mood. 

     

    I would not switch out my wedding band though. I would add additional bands (I wear an eternity band that belonged to my grandmother) but will always keep my original wedding band on if I do add others.

    Post # 21
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    313 posts
    Helper bee

    Loribeth:  I’m with you. I don’t judge, especially on the wear-to-work Bees that are hard on their hands, or when doing things like hiking/rock climbing/swimming, or when traveling somewhere shady. But never will I ever, personally, treat my engagement/wedding ring like an accessory! I’m too sentimental for that!

    Post # 22
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    2766 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Thank you for posting OP. I totally switch out my ering and wb depending on my mood. I have two sets: rose gold w morganite bezel w a faceted rose gold ring and a princess cut diamond and platinum set. I love my rings!! And yes of course I am sentimental and partial to my rose gold band since that’s the one I got married with, but they’re ALL from him.  He gets me. Some times I feel like diamonds and platinum, other times I just wear my rose gold…I want anniversary bands too…maybe even a moissy set… We’ve talked about it (my Darling Husband and I) and frankly he doesn’t care what I wear as long as I DO wear a ring.

    Before joining the WB, but lurking, I once told him after I read a post “I don’t want a forever RING, I want a forever HUSBAND!” and I definitely still feel that way.

    Post # 23
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    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I love my original e-ring and it will always hold a special place in my heart (I would never “upgrade” or trade it in or change it in any way), buuut there’s way too many pretty rings to try! and it looks ridiculous if I wear all my rings at the same time, so switching around must occur.

    my wedding band is the only ring that stays.

    Post # 24
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    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I wear mine basically all the time. I do have a few bands that are cheaper or stoneless that I will wear if I am going to be doing anything with my hands or going on a hike or to the beach or something, but typically I wear my wedding set 24/7. I have a collection on bands to stack with it, so that makes it a little different depending on my mood, and I have a few other rings my husband has gotten me for birthdays and things like that that I wear on my right hand. 

    This is my ring with some of my stackable bands. Usually I wear just my ering and rose gold diamond band, but sometimes ill throw in my vintagy band or black diamonds if I feel froggy. =)

     

    Post # 25
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    6637 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Darling Husband upgraded my ER. He is pretty happy with the ring, and I think he’d be offended if I didn’t wear it. Then again, I wore my previous ER continuously, too. I have a plain WB so that I can remove the ER if I am doing something that could damage it.

    I have plenty of RHRs, though, and I change those up depending on my mood or outfit. Overall, I’d rather stick with one ER and go as big as is comfortable on the diamond, knowing it isn’t likely to be damaged. I have ears, a neck, wrists and other fingers to adorn if Darling Husband or I feel in the mood to buy jewelry!

    Post # 26
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    2279 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    ChellFish22:  did you get rid of your princess cut replacement ring since finding your pear ring??

    Post # 27
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    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    blushbliss:  I still have it. Lol we are planning on selling it, but we arent in a rush and Darling Husband thinks we should just keep it and maybe set it into a necklace or something since it is a really pretty stone.

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