How early is too early for a ring upgrade??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

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cbix :  if it was the plan anyway, and you can easily afford it now… go ahead! I don’t really see an issue with it. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Only you two can answer this. If you both feel good about this then go for it! I’m not a fan of upgrading but that’s what’s right for us. Others go exchange the ring almost instantly because they didn’t like the proposal ring. Others wait 5 years. There’s no right way.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I don’t think there is such thing as “too soon.” You have to live in the moment. Personally, I wouldn’t waste another minute debating and just go for it! Especially considering that you are in a strong place financially and that you planned to upgrade from the beginning. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

If that’s what you want to do and your fiancé is on board, go for it. You don’t have to tell anyone else you’ve done it. Most probably won’t even notice, and if they do, say, “Yes, I upgraded my stone. Uncle Jeweler came across the perfect one so we jumped at the chance.” 

Then wiggle your fingers completely apologetically. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: By the lake

If you have the money and within the budget,  I say go for it!  I would too upgrade mine if I could.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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cbix :  I would upgrade tomorrow. Although it might have more meaning to wait until October, then your fiancé could give you the new ring on the anniversary of your engagement! Or yes you could wait until the wedding. 

The reason people wait a long time for upgrades is because they wait to be financially stable. If you’re there already, you always planned an upgrade, and he likes the idea, go for it now! And post photos for us!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Do it now!  This actually is the perfect time. You are celebrating your marriage and starting your life together. Take it from this long-married Bee, life happens – maybe you start a family, and there are a million other things that will become financial priorities. It may be 20 years (after houses and kids and college educations) before you are again in the position to get your dream ring. My hubby inherited money at the perfect time so was able to get me my dream ring right when we got engaged. It had been my dream to have a beautiful (and big) ring since I had first noticed diamonds. There has not been one day, in my almost 21 years of marriage –  that my ring hasn’t given me tremendous pleasure (I love jewelry – I have since I was little).  Go get your dream ring,  trade in the other one – and enjoy your new one. Don’t feel a bit sheepish or guilty about it. Hugs!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Ungrateful why? You paid for it. Greedy? No, I think it’s fair (and ads sentimental value) that he chips in to buy the ring you love.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Go 3 carats if u get a 60% discount!! : )

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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cbix :  if both of you are happy to do it then yes absolutely.  I would have him place it on your finger during the wedding ceremony to make it special. With a 60% discount jump-you only live once 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

Yes why not! If you can afford it and it’ll make you feel happier with your ring, just do it. If anyone notices and asks, be honest and say that although you loved the ring you got engaged with, you had the opportunity to have your dream ring and took it. Nothing wrong with that.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I say go for it! Xx

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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cbix :  If you are both happy with the plan to upgrade ahead of the wedding I say do it! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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