(Closed) Engagement Ring Upgrade?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee

Is upgrading something you might do later?  What if the Future In-Laws got you a half carat pendant.  If you upgrate at your 5 year or 10 year mark, you could have those two set as earrings.  You get you keep and love your sweetie’s original diamond and add bling. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it was be nice if you incorporate both!  Maybe you can get a bigger stone and use the .5 carat on the side along with another stone on the other side!  It’s nice of his family to do that, that way it can be more meaningful!

My e ring is the same way…The center diamond was his mothers and he bought a newer band that I would like…so its the best of both worlds!  Not all FMILs would do that!

Post # 5
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know a lot of people who upgrade but it’s not for me! My ring is my grandmothers from the 1940’s and although the diamond is teeny tiny I love it! My grandmother passed away when I was 12 so it’s nice to feel like I’m caring a part of her around with me every day ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I love jingle’s idea — and what a fab family tradition!  Wink

Post # 7
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you love your ring as is and/or think you fiance would be hurt by upgrading, I would just get another piece of jewelery.

Post # 8
898 posts
Busy bee

i think incorporating them both into the same ring is a great idea. But if that doesn’t work, I think you could have a really nice necklace made.

Post # 9
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Let them buy you nice earrings or a pendant! I’d keep the ring (i kinda feel like your Fiance should get you your E ring, not his family; plus it’s not like they have an heirloom store for you) and let your Fiance upgrade you later!

Plus…upgrading your ring isn’t necessarily proportional to carat cost. a 1 carat ring can run $3500 and up for a quality stone, whereas a 1/2 carat can be less than half that cost. Unless they really do plan on spending a few grand on you. Just letting you know…the “upgrade” may not be that much of one to the point it’s worth it.

I like halo pendants….ooooo =]

Post # 10
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

I’d keep the ring as your fiance chose it. To me, that’s more sentimental since that was the original ring the moment he got down on one knee.

Maybe earrings or a pendant like the previous posters have mentioned. That would be something sentimental from the IL’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’d keep it. But I’m not a diamond industry supporter so I’m against the upgrade.

Post # 12
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i think you have two options, yuo could let them upgrade it and use the ring your fiancee got for you in a pendant or bracelet… i probably would keep the ring my fiancee got for me and get a great pair of earrings or a necklace or bracelet. good luck!

Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: March 2010

I would opt for a delicate necklace or simple studs that flatters the neckline of your wedding dress and could be worn everyday. Either way a piece that you could wear to the office and future family gatherings would be sweet, that way they can see/ you show your appreciation everytime you see them.

Post # 15
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

oh honey… i would have upgraded ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Lol me too! Upgrade all the way!

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