(Closed) Please convince me to not upgrade my center stone.

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4992 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s a beautiful diamond and a lovely set.  If you want something blingier could you get a shiny CZ for a right hand ring?  

Post # 4
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sheepandbear:  your set is beautiful. I’d keep it just the way it is! Personally, I could never part with my center stone (or any part of my e-ring) for sentimental reasons. If you truly want more bling? I’d add a thin anniversary band someday, or get a band for your right hand. I plan on stacking an anniversary band in a year- love that look! 

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sheepandbear:  You’re ring is beautiful.

I’m a larger stone girl myself and FH bought my e-ring according to my taste, so I say do what makes you happy. You’ve been married for 3 months now and you’re thinking about an upgrade that I’m sure you’ve wanted since engagement, so go ahead and get one, if it will make you happy.

At the end of the day, I would never upgrade my ring, not just because of size, but because of the sentimental value behind it. But again, having the original is what makes me happy. You have to do what makes you happy.

Post # 6
1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@sheepandbear:  it’s beautiful, post a handshot.

Get a large cz/moissante for a right hand ring, that may help that “shrinkage” without breaking the bank!

I wouldn’t trade in your high quality sparkly diamond that your husband got you.

Post # 7
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Honestly, the only people’s opinions on the subject who matters is you and your husbands.

-Are the finances available?

-WOuld you feel like you missed out on something if you didn’t do it?

-Well cut diamonds are always available if you know what to look for and where to look (go to Pricescope for help). You could treat it as a learning and bonding experience for you both.

-Can your original ring be used for a larger stone or will you need to start again fresh? (Then you will still have your original to cherish. And it doesn’t look like you could upgrade the stone size all that much from the pic 5mm to 6.xxmm is fairly big change.)



Post # 8
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@sheepandbear:  I think its absolutely gorgeous! The perfect diamond size.

Post # 10
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sheepandbear:  Don’t upgrade your center stone.


Any other reqests?

Post # 12
46 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

sheepandbear- I can tell you from experience once you have that itch, you will almost certainly keep trying to “scratch” it with other inexpensive purchases that don’t satisfy you, and then in the end spend more than the upgrade would have been.

Only you can answer that question of what will scratch the itch, and be honest with yourself, honest about what you want and honest about what you budget and finances say. If a larger center is the answer, I doubt anything else is going to make it go away. If you can say a larger center will not scratch the itch, then you have another answer to work from.


Post # 14
3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sheepandbear:  If you upgrade it, I’ll ring your doorbell and run away!  NO! I’ll leaving a flaming bag of those uncounted Ohio ballots on your doorstep.  Or I’ll train a parrot to follow you around saying random lines from “Diamonds are Forever” – the book and the film.

Oh no… wait… better still…I’ll sneak into your house and rearrange your kitchen so you can never find anything! MUAHAHAH!


Post # 15
20 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

upgrade. .85 is the perfect size not to break the bank but still have a substancial size stone. keep the ring as is, just upgrade center stone.

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