Post # 1
Soi i am in the process of buying the ring (buying it in January) for my gf. I am only comfortable buying a 2.75tcw (8mmX8mm) peachy pink morganite with .75 carats of diamonds in a rose gold setting that will be about 1300 bucks. I think the size will be great for her large fingers (size 10)
since it’s morganite, I don’t expect it to last for the rest of our lives (even though her aquamarine promise ring that I bought her almost 4 years ago is holding up quite well :D. But I don’t mind her wanting to upgrade in the future from a morganite to a pink sapphire or something else down the lines.
I’m kinda picky myself, so I couldn’t imagine wearing a ring for 50+ years. I’ll probably want to upgrade my band as well.
Did you want to upgrade your ring? Would your SO be happy or mad about that.
Post # 3
@otto2008: Yes…My fiance and I already talk about upgrading my ring. I LOVE MORGANITE by the way, good choice:) It is a pricey stone but not as bad as a diamond.
I have over a 1 carat now, but really wanted a 2 carat, or 2.5 carat (my dream) my fiance knew this when he bought my ring but refused to pay 20,000 for a ring….
He has now seen that where we live a LOT of women have rings just as big as mine or way bigger…So he says he will get be a bigger ring on our ten year anniversery. We will trade in my ring now in 10 years and get a bigger stone…
My fingers are kinda big a size 6.5 ring size and very long….so I need a bigger ring to be proportioned to my finger, lol
Post # 4
@otto2008: My SO and I are students on a limited budget. We looked for rings that somewhat reflected that. I am perfectly happy with the ring my SO picked out, a 3/4 carat round diamond solitaire ring. We were informed by the jeweler of an upgrade trade-in program, which is nice option to have, but we will see what happens in the future. Later on, we will both be making a lot more money, so it’s definitely an option.
Post # 5
@lovelee1: yeah my gf and I are graduate students right now, but thankfully, her parents are allowing us to save money by living with them which allows me to put more money in her ring. so i’m very lucky and fortunate
Post # 6
@otto2008: That’s nice of her parents. Good luck with the proposal! I’m sure your girlfriend will love everything 🙂
Post # 7
@otto2008: I don’t think I will want to upgrade my ring in the future because its already quite showy. However, I feel that everyone should wear what they want so I’m pro upgrading!
Post # 8
I have about 1.5 ct solitaire and I LOVE my ring, but sometimes I DO daydream about upgrading.
My center stone is an heirloom, it was my grandmother’s. I feel terrible about wanting to upgrade from something so sentimental, but honestly it would mean a lot to me to have a stone that my Fiance bought for me himself. I could picture making my current center stone into a solitaire necklace to wear every day and using my current setting with a diamond Fiance gets for me down the line, perhaps as a wedding anniversary gift.
I don’t know if he’d be upset. Our ring is sentimental obviously, but I think for us that’s more the setting, because we designed it together. Some days I wonder if I wish I’d gotten a halo but I KNOW changing the setting would upset him.
Post # 9
I don’t plan to upgrade at all. I love my ring, and the 0.75 diamond is the perfect size for my fingers. I don’t see any issues with others wanting to upgrade though!
Post # 10
It’s not possible to “upgrade” my ring, it is the engagement ring, the one he proposed with. There may be more expensive rings but they would not be “upgrades” in my eyes. I would not change it, ever.
Post # 11
I love your ring idea!
I wouldn’t upgrade, but only because I’m ULTRA sentimental!
DH knows if he ever winds up CEO of his company, he can always get me the DeBeers Marie Antoinette necklace!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Right now I have no intention on upgrading my ring. I do imagine that my taste will probably change or it might be considered unfashionable in the future, and in that case I would probably get something new to wear. I would never, ever get rid of this ring though!!
Post # 13
I don’t see my engagement ring as a ring I’ll wear every day for the rest of my life. I hope to have many rings over the years because I really like them. I think they’re beautiful, and romantic too. My wedding ring is what will hold sentimental value to me and I plan on wearing that every day forever. My wedding ring will cost a fraction of my engagement ring, so it’s not a value thing. There are rings on my “ring wish list” costing £100, and ones costing £20,000.
So I guess, no, I won’t “upgrade” my engagement ring, I’ll just add to my ring collection 🙂
Post # 14
When DH and I married many years ago we had just graduated from college, gotten jobs, and bought a house. We got the ring we could afford at the time and I have been very happy with it. We just completed an upgrade, after me wearing the original set ovr 30 years. I thought long and hard about whether we should upgrade or not. In the end I decided that our marriage is not in a ring so I went for it!
Post # 15
I have upgraded my ring and my husband was totally cool about it. In fact, he knew what ring I wanted and surprised me with it earlier than expected!
Post # 16
No, I wouldn’t want to upgrade. We spent a lot on my ring and it was exactly what I wanted (within reason… like we didn’t have $50K to spend lol).
I don’t have a problem at all with others upgrading, though. Like unless it’s a demand and they can’t afford it, I don’t see an issue.