Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016
Ok so my Fiance bought my ering from a family friend(obviously divorced) for like $400.. It’s 3/4 ct princess cut and it has two smaller diamonds on each side. Athe ring is beautiful and the meaning of it means a lot. Well we have noticed that the white gold has rubbed off and it it’s yellow looking, not really pretty. Also, one of the prongs is broken and the center stone is crooked. We took it to a jeweler and it will be $375 to fix it all and make it a little bigger.
Fast forward to this weekend, we went and looked t wedding bands. I have always imagined a full diamond wedding band. NO wedding band looked good with my ring, none. Even Fiance agreed. So after discussing, he said he will buy me a new ering. Well he makes remarks about how come I can’t be happy with what he got me. I am happy but its not my taste and he even saw no wedding band looked good with it.
So I tried on a few and we found one we both really like and it was on sale for $850!! Well I’m just scared I will regret not keeping the ring he proposed with. Has anyone else switched their ering?? Did you regret it??
Post # 3
my FH didnt have a ring when he proposed. we picked something out together 🙂 it was like $100! Now He picked out something a little more expensive and better quality. He said he wants me to be happy I don’t think it matters if it was the first ring or the second ya know? that ring is symbolic for you, so keep it and give it to your daughter one day or wear it as a necklace 🙂
Post # 4
I have had two new rings since my original engagement ring, however in each of these rings I’ve kept my center stone. I don’t regret changing mine.
Post # 5
On the drama of rings! Let me share my huge ring mess (hopefully it will make you feel better! My Fiance and I went through a few different ringsbefore the proposal to find the “perfect” one and the ring my Fiance proposed with was a beautiful canary with a halo, but the stones started falling out after 2 days! Then, the second (which I wear now) is beautiful, but it is a yellow gold solitaire with a setting that is almost impossible to find a band for (without having one custom made), plus his band is white metal – and I wanted our bands to match as much as possible. So, we decided to get me a new ring to wear as my wedding ring and take the main stones from my other rings to make a white gold necklace that I can wear everyday and still keep close to my heart.
Maybe you could do something similar, or change out your ring on your anniversary?
Post # 6
Can you have a ring made with the stone(s) in the original?
Post # 7
@Kafrine: If you don’t like it, you probably won’t regret it. I’d feel like a ring from a divorced couple was jinxed anyway (even though that’s kinda silly). I’d want my own, new ring.
Can’t you keep it somewhere anyway? Like surely the re-sale value is miniscule by this point, why not keep it if you’ll only make a few hundred bucks off of it?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - EDD 06/12/2016
@SeaSalt: I can pick out a setting but only the center diamond will be able to be used, they don’t sell settings for three stones and to get a setting and put my diamond in we are looking at $1300 compared to getting a whole new ring for $850.
@canarydiamond: lol I think of it the same way, it’s going to be our own marriage why would I want someone else’s divorced ring?! Although that was all he could afford at the time so it’s understandable.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
My Fiance proposed with a stand in ring which had a 0.25ct diamond in it and then we went and shopped for my forever ring together. I am having my original diamond set in a solitaire necklace which I am planning to wear on my wedding day and then turn into an heirloom as I am hoping my future daughter/daugher in law will then wear it for their wedding day as their something old.