Did you trade in your original E-ring for a new one?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - City, State

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bb1018 :  My current ring is the halo (1.00 carat) and hoping to get something like the rose gold one (1.5 roughly and in white gold). He wasn’t too impressed at first but he knows how much the sentiment behind the rings mean to me. We also agreed my wedding band didn’t really match the current setting.

Not long now until you get yours, how exciting ! Do you know what the new stone looks like ?

 

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper

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bb1018 :  

I understand wanting a new ring, l love rings and jewellery myself. But l personally believe it’s not possible to ‘upgrade’ or exchange an engagement or wedding ring and have it still be your wedding or engagement ring , since they can only be the ones you were proposed to with or married with. 
 
That said, there’s nothing at all wrong with having new rings and wearing them on the ring finger of course. !
Your solitaire and wedding ring are seriously beautiful l must say. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee

I didn’t think I was sentimental either, but when the time came for me to upgrade I was suddenly hesitant to let go of my original diamond.  I ultimately decided to keep it and got match for stud earrings that I wear every day. Win-win!  Since you said you can afford it, that’s what I recommend (or a necklace, as others suggested). GL!  

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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bb1018 :  honestly if keeping yours is at all a possibility I would do that. Set it in a necklace and save it for a future child. Best of both worlds!!!

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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vestedbee :  yes or studs! Great idea

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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elderbee :  For me, my wedding band is any ring that signifies I am married, regardless of when I receive it.

My wedding ring isn’t special because it was given on my wedding day, it’s special because it’s a beautiful reminder of my marriage and allows me to be visibly married 🙂 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

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bb1018 :  I have my previous diamonds from a different relationship. I used it and made a right hand ring.

I am sentimental and get attached. Fiancé specifically bought a diamond I would never want to upgrade because he knows me. I am a collector not trader.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I totally get how you’re feeling. I have my orignal ering but also have an anniverary ring and of course my wedding band. I like to mix it up but I’m still sentimental about all of my jewlery so I rotate what I wear usually by the week or month. I’m planning on getting a final anniverary ring upgrade in a few years. I plan to wear this ring pretty much all the time and everything else (including future new pieces) will rotate on my right hand. The anniverary ring I want is what I have always wanted but never started with. My husband surprised me with my orignal ering so I had no say in that but I still love it. I picked my anniverary ring and we designed our wedding bands together. We’ve come a long way-no more surprise jewelry gifts lol can’t wait to see your new sparklie! 🙂

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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bb1018 :  Haha your original set look exactly like my “upgrade” set!  My rings are moissanite, so there was no need to trade in any old rings budget-wise.  I wouldn’t want to give them up, and I’m glad I don’t have to.  Would you consider any diamond-alternatives that would be less expensive for this upgrade?

Post # 30
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Helper bee

Yes I’m changing my ring. I picked my original ring and I picked wrong. I got a 0.5 ct white gold solitaire, turned out I really want a 1 ct rose gold solitaire. Got engaged in January, I just last week ordered my new diamond, will be getting the new setting shortly and hoping to have it all finished by the wedding in May for those ring detail shots lol. 

I don’t think you need to feel guilty about saying goodbye to your original diamond. It’s just a thing. It represents your love and marriage. The new ring will also represent your love and marriage, but it will make you happier. Simple as that. No need to make it anything more than it is; a symbol of something more important.

It’s just a thing.

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