Post # 1
I was talking this morning to my husband about getting an upgrade on my engagement ring in the near future, and I wondered about other ladies who have got an upgrade. Have you gone for one in the same style/cut as your previous ring, or something totally different? Mine is a princess cut with side stones in white gold, and I am thinking of going for the same but bigger carat weight, but then again I do like cushion cut diamonds! Any thoughts on this as it really made me wonder also, if you went for a completely new ring, what have you done with the original?
Post # 3
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
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
I’m planning to go with a very similar style, just bigger.
Post # 6
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
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
@roxy821: That’s exactly what we are doing.
Post # 9
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
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.
Post # 11
I think I would probably go for a larger stone in the same setting, as I did actually choose my ring myself and fell in love with it, so if ain’t broke, don’t fix it but it might be a while yet so I can still entertain myself by looking at different ones!