(Closed) Bees who upgraded their ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Why did you get a second ring
    Didnt like the original style : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Stone wasnt the one I wanted : (5 votes)
    11 %
    Stone wasnt big enough : (12 votes)
    26 %
    I wanted a smaller stone : (2 votes)
    4 %
    I got bored of my initial ring : (5 votes)
    11 %
    I thought it was too expensive to wear everyday : (1 votes)
    2 %
    The initial ring was intended to be a `stand in` until we found one : (0 votes)
    Lost my ring : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 2
    2257 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My original ring was a pave and I had stones that kept falling out. Also we didn’t do the best research at the time and the quality was not the best. Now I have a set from Blue Nile that I love and is better quality. It kind of bums me out not to wear my original set but my husband lost his band so now we are getting him a replacement and having my aunt, who was our officiant, bless our new rings. 

    Post # 3
    1863 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    It was always our intention to upgrade because we were both students when we purchased my originals and had a very limited budget. We decided to keep my original set as a family heirloom.

    Post # 4
    783 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

    I am not upgrading. Yet. I’ve been married 11 years. I recently reset my diamond and it was a disaster. I thought I didn’t like the style ring I had. Turns out I did and I have now gone back to my original rings. I am going to have my diamond reset in something that is very similar. But for me, I’ve always been bothered I couldn’t wear a wedding band alone. I would love to upgrade to a bigger diamond. But I can’t bring myself to part with this one because it’s what he picked for me. And I don’t know what I would do with a 1.5 carat diamond if I didn’t wear it every day. And there’s the whole, a 2 ct diamond costs a lot of money! 

    Post # 5
    9238 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

    My first ring wasn’t very well made and lost some pave. We returned it and had a 2nd custom made.

    Post # 6
    5772 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I happily wore my original ring for 15 years. It was DH’s idea to upgrade it. He wanted me to wear a ring that better reflected where we are in life right now, especially since we socialize with people he works with. So although I am the one who wears it, the upgrade was more for Darling Husband than for me!

    Post # 7
    6043 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I didnt upgrade per se but I ended up getting a wedding band that matched my ering better than my first one and now wear the original band on my right hand!

    Post # 8
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I felt my setting, which we had custom made and was non-negotiable for me, overwhelmed the stone he purchased.  We upgraded the centre diamond slightly when we found a great deal on a classifieds site.  I now have the original diamond set in a solitaire, with eventual plans to set it in a double halo.

    Post # 9
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    It was always our intention to upgrade because we were both students when we purchase my     e-ring and had a very limited budget we went we with what we could have afford at the time. <br />


    Post # 10
    5226 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My first ering was an opal. It is a VERY soft stone. I love it, but it wasn’t practical for everyday wear, especially with a job that requires frequent hand washing. My husband bought me diamond to wear everyday.

    Here they are together:

    Post # 11
    1617 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    My blingy halo wasn’t me.  Changing settings allowed my center stone to be a focal point rather than swallowed up. I wanted it to be a nod to the classic and timeless vintage settings I admire. Plus it was easier to match a plain band with,  which was my first requirement. 

    Post # 12
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We upgraded for several reasons. When we were looking to get engaged, I simply could not find what I was looking for within our price rage. So we settled on a ring that was the closest to it. But I really wanted amethysts or purple sapphires in my set and could not find a band that would fit with the ring I picked out. So we settled on a set that we both could live with until we could change it. When we got some extra cash around our 2nd wedding anniversary, Darling Husband admitted that he never liked my round center stone and that he was more drawn to square cuts and wanted to get me a bigger diamond than what my ex gave me lol.

    first ring:

    1ctw (.75 center), I1, H color swirl ring



    1.09 center, G color, VS1 swirl setting paired with a diamond and amethyst band

    Post # 13
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m actually upgrading my ring to a better quality diamond. A lot of people admire my ring, but they dont know the flaws to it…. Lol my center diamond has a chip and I believe the specs arent as great. I’m upgrading to a Classic Solitaire with a Round Ideal cut .75-.80 diamond. 

    Post # 14
    272 posts
    Helper bee

    My origional ring (0.25tw) was bought when we were very young, it was also fairly bad quality and poorly made. The centre stone was set way too high, prongs were damaged 2 times and 1 completely snapped off once. I also couldn’t find a matching wedding ring. I now have a 0.46, E, VVS2 solitaire from blue nile

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