(Closed) Bees who upgraded rings, how long did you have your original ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
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  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i upgraded after 5 years

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I upgraded after the wedding, less than a year after getting engaged. We both knew that the original ring was just a placeholder.

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    umm.. i dont really wanna say but i guess i will.. we werent even married yet when i got a new ring. we were engaged in june and i upgraded in april.

    old ring- 3 stone. 1ct

    new ring- wedding band & new ring. 2.5 ct.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I will be getting a new ring for the wedding. So that makes a little over 2 years. We talked a LOT about rings before the big day but then he went and purchased something that looked nothing like what I wanted. And therefore I will be getting a new ering and wedding band all on the same day

    Post # 21
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I told him I don’t want birthday presents or christmas presents from him for the next few years, that he should just put that money towards the upgrade… I would like to upgrade my center stone in a few years – maybe for our fifth anniversary, when I will have had it for 6.5 years – but I definitely want to keep my setting so it can’t be too huge of an upgrade.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I had mine a year and a half. 

    It’s technically an upgrade, however I used my same stone as my center stone. 🙂

    Before:

    After:

    Post # 23
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    @6598731ssfse3:  Hello 🙂 where did u purchase your original ring ? Did you purchase the setting separately ?

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    Oh! I did not post my upgrade….original ring 1tcw:

    “New” set:

    But I just upgraded the center stone again….not any bigger, just better quality

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i went through 4 rings before settling on this one Laughing

    Post # 26
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    i haven’t upgraded and don’t plan to, but my mom did so i thought i’d answer for her! 

    She got married when she was 17 and her ring was a “chip” solitaire as she called it. She has no idea how big it was and I don’t remember either (it was stolen over ten years ago and she hadn’t worn it for a decade before that). Regardless, it was tiny but she wore it for like fifteen years. Then she lost a lot of weight and it didn’t fit so she just didn’t wear a ring for a few years. On her 20th anniversary she got an anniversary band that was like a row of marquise diamonds, like maybe 7 or 9 of them? 

    She wore that for about a decade, and for their 29th anniversary (my dad got excited and couldn’t wait until 30 years) he got her more of a real upgrade ring (i call it that because it looks like an engagement ring instead of just a band). It is huge, although I don’t know how big. Three oval diamonds, maybe 4cts total weight or so?

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