(Closed) How many of you have or plan to upgrade your engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Have you / will you upgrade your ring or diamond?

    I have upgraded!

    I have upgraded more than once!

    I plan to in the future

    I will never upgrade

    I'm undecided about it

  • Post # 32
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love my ering and pretty much picked it out (my list of requests that it was tricky to make a ring I wouldn’t like). Fiance picked out something way bigger than I had asked for so I can’t really picture myself upgrading to get a larger stone in the future. I’m trying to figure out wedding bands now, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to ask for a diamond anniversary band eventually because I really want both a plain band and an anniversary band, and I don’t think I want two rings the day I get married.

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mine is a family heirloom on his side. It’s 1/3 ct, but that’s more than big enough for me, and I love it. He had intended to get me a colored stone ring of some kind before he knew about this one, which he still plans on doing at some point. But that won’t be an engagement ring at this point, it’ll be a gift.

    I’m kind of sentimental, but I also have no interest in upgrading. Even if we had all the money in the world, I still wouldn’t want something that was big and flashy.

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love my setting but upgraded my centerstone. I would upgrade again for an anniversary if the offer was made. My (now) Darling Husband wasn’t even working a real job when he bought my ring (internship), and we can afford slightly better now, so why not! I’ve also considered going moissy in the future because I think they’re gorgeous. I’m just not sentimental about objects- it’s a symbol that I’m married regardless of if it’s original, and my Darling Husband loves seeing me smile at my sparkly ring.

    Post # 36
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wasn’t planning on upgradging… but a few nights ago we were talking about rings and my Fiance was like “I fully intend on buying you a bigger Engagement Ring (to go from a .5 to about a 1)” I was kinda shocked.. he was like I want you to have whatever you want and I know that what I could afford wasnt as big as I even wanted to buy it. 

    Post # 37
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Husband secretly had them put in a larger stone while it got resized. I had never expressed wanting a bigger stone, I thought it was plenty big already. Not that I am ungrateful or anything, it is a gorgeous ring and he did an amazing job when it came to clarity.

    He has said that he wanted to get another band for our 10 year anniversary. I want to go on a vacation instead…..

    Post # 38
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have an Asha diamond, and if for some reason I ever need to replace it, I wont be replacing ti with another Asha, it will be a natural diamond, a big huge diamond πŸ˜‰

    Post # 41
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    Blushing bee

    I wrote on another post on the exact same subject yesterday actually, I find this whole topic really interesting πŸ™‚

    Personally I’m all for doing whatever makes you happy. I’ve changed my setting loads of times for various reasons, but I dont want to, and havent, changed my orginal stone as I think it’s lovely lol. I’m sentimental about our little stone, but not about the metal that surrounds it if that makes sense.

    I really admire and kind of envy the ladies who will never upgrade/change though. For me though my ring has had to reflect our situation; claws with my previous job were ridiculous as I accidently got them bent left right and centre lol, and now with a baby on the way I knew I wanted a bezel setting so that I couldn’t scratch him or catch on his skin when nursing etc.  

    My two friends got married when they were travelling years ago, and used wood and paua shell rings. Fast forward to 5 years later and they’ve both upgraded their rings to reflect their current lifestyle, one is a lawyer now and wanted a ‘classic looking ring’ as she felt it suited her job and where they are in their lives now. Her decision wasnt about money, more about her taste and lifestyle changing. 

    I don’t think upgrading is all about money, or reflecting wealth or anything like that (although by all means i have no problem with people who do this, my auntie got a HUUUUUUUGE upgrade at 20yrs or so as my uncle now earns a lot more money and wanted to treat her so I have nothing against that at all)  I just honestly think that sometimes your lifestyle changes so much, or your tastes change and I think it’s lovely that you can change a piece of jewellery to reflect that. But I do still admire those ladies who neevr change – I’m just too fickle ha ha!

    Post # 42
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    blondemotives they are gorgesou! But i have only had it since April, and people have said that they need replacing after a couple years, so we will see πŸ™‚

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    before I had a set from Zales (pretty sure they still sell it). It was 1.00 tcw Here is a stock photo:

    The band that went with it is curved and has small diamonds. My new set is a 1.16 princess solitaire and a gemstone band (which had to be made for my 3.5 sized finger). We really wanted color but stores don’t usually sell purple gemstones in a wedding set unless you pay extra to modify the ring. So really we upgraded to get the purple color (our wedding colors) and a bigger center stone.

    Post # 45
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I personally never plan on upgrading. My e-ring is perfect for me. My stone is an heirloom that cannot ever be replaced. Plus, I see my ring and think “This is the ring he saw ME in. This is the ring he chose for ME. This ring is the way he sees ME. And this ring represents US.” And I personally would never ever change that.

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