(Closed) Do you want to upgrade your ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
788 posts
Busy bee

@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
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@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 # 6
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@otto2008:  That’s nice of her parents. Good luck with the proposal! I’m sure your girlfriend will love everything 🙂

Post # 7
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
527 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

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
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
9632 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

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
2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
6317 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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.

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