(Closed) engagement ring

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get a new engagement ring?
    Yes! If you have the money, you should upgrade. : (23 votes)
    50 %
    No! Keep the ring that you have that means a lot ot you and save the money for a house, etc : (23 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I didn’t vote because I think you need to talk to your Fiance first. Upgrading is fine as long as both parties are ok with it. Definitely try to bring it up as neutrally as possible. Have either of you mentioned a new ring at any point since you guys started making more money?

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper

    Did you reas that recent article on Napolean’s ring to Josephine? He was broke when he asked her so it was just a simple one. How meaningful it is! I think it’s so much more romantic than if they had later “upgraded” her ring to a big ostentatious one.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    just get a really nice wedding band, like a diamond eternity band. or maybe a halo setting?

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would keep it that way to remind you where you start and where you are now, it’s your start line :), I think you don’t have you worry about other people think about your ring, as long as you love it!

    If you really want to have a bigger stone, I would start by asking your husbands opinion on the matter, without impling that you want a bigger stone, just asks his opinion about and upgrade. 🙂 Good luck.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - White Point Garden, Charleston, SC

    I would keep it. I think if you want more bling you could get a fancy wedding band or even a new RHR! I understand a lot of bees have upgrades and I respect it, but personally don’t really believe in it. I think the ring you have is a nice reminder of what you two have been through together.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I say get a 3rd ring that goes with your engagement and wedding ring and just stack them. Maybe it could be an anniversary present of sorts so it will also have meaning.

     

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @tvv203:  i would pump up the wedding band ; ) get something that wraps around your orig Ering or talk to your FH and ask to upgrade your center stone i dont see anything wrong with that.  may we see a pic of your Ering? you could always get a whole new ring and wear that one as a right hand ring

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say keep the ring you currently have if he’s sentimentally attached to it and save it to hand down to a future daughter, and get a whole new ring at the size you want. That’s what I did because my fiance didn’t like the idea of changing anything about the original ring, and this way I got the bigger size I wanted. 

    Post # 11
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would upgrade! I am not a very sentimental person though, I say if you want to upgrade then do it!

    Post # 12
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If he is ok with it, upgrade! I did!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @tvv203:  If people ask, just say that you were broke college students (not that it’s any of their business). If they know you, they probably know you’ve been together for a while. That’s what I assume when I see smaller rings.

    Just talk to your Fiance. I see nothing wrong with upgrading (and keep the original for sentimental reasons), as long as both people are on the same page.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I dont think theres anything wrong with upgrades in general but it sounds like you are upgrading for the wrong reasons. You should be proud of what your Fiance gave you and what other people think should have nothing to do with it. If you get over that, maybe youll be able to updgrade without feeling so guilty. 

    My Fiance always wanted to upgrade but make the current diamond into a necklace which id wear all the time. Id like to upgrade on having our first or second child so it means something and id rarely take the original stone from around my neck.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @tvv203:  Lets see the ring! I also want to upgrade my fiance knows this however I told him if we did I would want to keep my original diamond and put it into a necklace or something to still have it..

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Talk to your Fiance. If he is ok with upgrading then consider it. But the fact that you barely wear it anymore, makes me think you should upgrade it or get a blingy enhancer or wedding band or something. 

    Or keep the original ring as a RHR or stacked ring and get a new one that you and Fiance pick/design together.

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