How long until you upgraded your engagement ring if at all?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think this ranged quite a bit. My aunt upgraded for her 25th, I know other people did after just a few years.  

It all depends when you can afford what you want and works in your plans.

I might someday, but first I want to make sure retirement plans, kids (if any) etc are all squared away. Therefore, it would be long off for me. 

Post # 4
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am not planning on upgrading my ring.  You could always get it reset where that imperfection is covered from the side.  I’m sentimental and don’t want to give up my center stone.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m not planning on upgrading my ring. Darling Husband suggested replacing the garnet with an emerald or ruby, but it has sentimental value and I don’t want to give it up!

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am planning on upgrading as soon as we have the money to do it..and then I will wear my current engagement ring on my right hand. 

Post # 7
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve had my e-ring for over 2 years and I don’t plan on ever upgrading it.  I’m too sentimental and couldn’t give up or change the center stone that Darling Husband proposed to me with.  But that’s just me!

Post # 8
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I will never upgrade my rings, unles it’s lost or if they don’t fit my fingers anymore. The sentimental value is too high for me, it wouldn’t feel like the real thing.

Post # 9
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My engagement ring is .20 carats & a marquise solitaire on white gold! πŸ™‚


I don’t want to upgrade it though. I love it! I did just upgrade my wedding band though! So just when you can afford it & when your husband is comfortable to do so. Possible on an anniversary! I see your one year is coming up! If you can do it then I say go for it. πŸ™‚ You can keep your current e-ring for a right hand ring, make a necklace out of it or put it up for your first born! πŸ™‚

I upgraded my wedding band because it was cloudy & did not match the color/clarity of my engagement ring. My husband was very comfortable with doing it so I seen it as no problem to do so. 



Post # 10
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i upgraded my ering before our first anniversary and im currently upgrading again and i also upgraded my wedding band (i have 2 bands) so one is plain gold and the other one is diamond paved.   i have no problem with trading up and hubby enjoys me being excited over it because im rarely a girly girl.

Post # 11
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I will have several upgrades.  When we first got engaged, we got matching silver rings to wear on our right hands, with the intention of switching to the left hand when we got married.  I insisted, because I was potentially going to be unemployed, and FI was a temp, so a diamond was out of the question.  So we got these off of Etsy.

But, in August, Fiance got a permanent job (yay!), and I had been educated about diamond alternatives.  We love moissanite (I am ethically opposed to diamonds), but it’s still pricey, and my job will potentially end in about 6 months.  So we are upgrading to this for me, and I will get a plain wedding band. Fiance is getting tungsten – he is a machinist, and his silver ring scratches so easily. 

In a few years, I will upgrade to a moissanite and white gold bands, and I am going to get Fiance a mokume game ring (the ones he likes are thousands).  But I will probably still wear my original silver ring until it starts to tarnish.

Post # 12
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ring Fiance proposed with 3/30/2010… 3 stone… yellow gold. He did amazing for his price range.

upgrade 08/2011 Pear Bezel halo setting white gold

We were in a much different financial state when we did my upgrade. One of the big deciding factors was a wedding band. What I would chose for ring one would never have worked for the new one. My mom actually gave me the one in the pic. I think they look great together which saved us some money.

There is no right time to upgrade. In fact when I told Fiance that I would have this ring forever, he said “we’ll see.” Funny. 

By The Way we traded in the old one.

Post # 13
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

When we first got engaged, Fiance knew I cared more about the setting than the diamond. Just personally, I’m not a solitaire girl. So he got me the setting style he knew I liked with 4 small diamonds as the center stone. A few months ago, we replaced the four small stones with a single center stone. We still have the four diamonds and want to make stud earrings out of them and maybe have them for future daughters or granddaughters?

My ring now:


Post # 14
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Grr, my resizing isn’t working today. Sorry for the huge picture!

Post # 15
2950 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I upgraded at 5 yrs.

We were alot more stable and had the extra income to spend on it.

I dont regret it one bit! I say if your able to; then do it!

my original ering was .25 /// the upgrade is 1.01

Post # 16
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t like the idea of upgrading but my honey didn’t just spring the proposal on me either he asked me. Sometimes though our guys don’t know what the heck they’re doing like spending 2500 for half carat when for 500 or so more you can get a decent carat geesh

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