(Closed) E Ring upgrade – same style or different?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Engagement ring upgrade - what to go for?
    Same style as original, bigger carats : (22 votes)
    59 %
    Completely new in every way! : (13 votes)
    35 %
    Different metal : (0 votes)
    Different cut (cushion, round etc.) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I also have a three stone, princess cut. I have not upgraded yet (no money, not even married very long at this point) but I think that if I do I will just upgrade the center stone a bit since it has really been the only thing about my ring I’ve ever had regrets or insecurities about, but to each their own. I say enhance by changing carat if you like your ring but just want it a little “upgraded” and if you feel like you need something new and fresh then go for it!

    You could always just change the center stone to a larger carat cushion or change the carat of the princess and make the side stones cushion maybe… Cushion cut is pretty and wouldn’t be that big of a change from the princess. Good luck on your upgrade!

    Post # 4
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love my ring, but my side stones are porr quality. So in the future I want to keep my setting since we custom designed it together and just trade up my side stones.

    Post # 5
    43 posts
    • Wedding: August 2002

    I’m planning to go with a very similar style, just bigger.

    Post # 6
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Tough call.  I never got to try on e-rings or see how other styles look on my hand, but I do love what my husband picked out.  If I were to every upgrade, which is highly unlikely, I think would keep the same style and get a larger stone.

    Post # 7
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Darling Husband proposed with a yellow gold 3 round stones with side stones 1 tcw. It was very sparkley and amazing for what he could afford, but not me. The yellow gold and 3 stones grew on me, but I always wished for a larger center, they were all the same size. 

    When it was time to shop for wedding bands, I thought about how the channel set yellow gold band I was going to get to match, wouldn’t match any future upgrade. After I brought it up to him and he agreed that it was the time to do it, I looked at lots of rings online and feel for a bezel set pear halo.

    We searched high and low for it and it seemed we needed to find a good jeweler to make it for us, until we walked into Good Old Gold. (I had read about them online, and their brick & morter is near my parents house.) Well, the 3rd case in was exactly what I wanted, but bigger.  DH was soo excited, and was quick to find out the price, which was within our budget if we traded in my original, so we did.

    Post # 8
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @roxy821:  That’s exactly what we are doing.

    Post # 9
    34 posts
    • Wedding: May 2002

    Depends how much you love your original. For me, I did love my original 1930s .42 carat ering, but I knew I wanted something with a vintage feel still, but larger and quite a bit different. I took my original diamond and had it made into a diamond bezel pendant necklace that I wear every day. The stone looks bigger and better in the necklace than it ever did in the ring. Then, for my upgrade I went with a .9 ct cushion cut for my 30th bday (we had been married 7 yrs when I got the new one). Can’t say my husband was thrilled about any of it really, BUT, you gotta do what makes you happy, and boy do they ever! 🙂

    Post # 10
    15 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My husband and I were just talking about this last night! I have a 1.25 ct solitaire and I want to upgrade my stone to 2-2.25 ct. 


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