How did you decide on an e-ring or upgrade?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4010 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Looking at other rings will always cause jealousy. I adore my ring but there are definitely times where I’ll see a user here post a gorgeous set that’s completely different from mine and wish I had chosen something different. It’s fleeting though because I remember what I loved about my ring in the first place. What do you love about your ring and what do you wish was different?

Post # 3
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nah I don’t believe in upgrade. My e-ring will always be the ring he used to proposed.

Then I get an RHR, 2 push present ring, a birthday ring, an anniversary ring, you see where I’m going lol. Also I found my taste change over the years, sooooo……. more rings please =pp

Post # 4
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

My husband pretty much wanted control over the design of my engagement ring setting. So while in the end we compromised. The cost  for him getting his halo was that eventually once we settle down and money isn’t so tight anymore. I get to upgrade to the sapphire solitaire I always wanted we just couldn’t afford. My engagement ring will always be my engagement ring though as it uses an heirloom stone so it’s never getting traded in. I have been in love with sapphires since my first engagement and I saw this beautiful sapphire ring on tpf. Nothing else other than a blue diamond ever attracted me like that ring. So for me I never want anything else other than that for my upgrade. I love looking at other peoples things though. I just don’t generally feel I want one for myself because I like my heirloom stone and feel so strongly about a sapphire solitaire bonus ring.

Post # 5
1035 posts
Bumble bee

My first engagement ring was one I saw in a jewelry store and brought my boyfriend in to buy with me. (We split the cost). That was over 30 years ago. A halo setting. 

But it wasn’t practical. The setting was too high. I hadn’t given it enough thought.

A year ago I got an upgrade and got the stone reset into a lower halo setting. But again, it wasn’t practical…the stones on the band made it too fragile for my life. 

A couple of months ago, after months of research and planning, I got my forever ring.

I admire so many rings, but know this is the one for me.

(Also, for those who think halos are “trendy” – were they trendy 30 years ago too? 🙄) 

Post # 6
10358 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Show us pics!

Post # 7
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

My first diamond was extremely low quality because were clueless about them and went for size above all the other Cs. I wore it for years and still have it, but around year 10 started I dabbling with other styles, different gemstones, moissanite, but ultimately I wanted a nice diamond. I’m not comfortable with spending a ton of money right now, so I just got a small round solitaire with the specs I was looking for. As much as I love looking at different styles (I loved Khloe’s set from Lamar) I’ve really ever only wanted a solitaire for myself. I will eventually trade up to the big ass one I’ve always wanted too. 

Post # 8
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Pics please OP xx

Post # 9
1340 posts
Bumble bee

I think it’s pretty common to continue to look a little bit after making a huge purchase. I do that with pretty much anything expensive that I buy. I want the reassurance that I made a good purchase and got good value for my money. I think it’s okay to look around some more as long as you have that mindset.

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