(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 # 77
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m not planning on upgrading ever. Fiance looked at so many rings, then custom designed my ring for me. He was so intent on it being something I’d love for life. I do love it. I can’t imagine changing it. Also, I think he would be hurt if I opted for something else.

    Post # 78
    15 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are actually in the process of upgrading my set. i was undecided on the style set I wanted when he started ring shopping, so I just have a plan solitaire. I’m keeping my center stone and using my current pave wedding band as a right hand ring once I get my new setting—(unless we have a daughter one day and I can give it to her). 

    Post # 79
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t plan to upgrade my ring in the future.  My FH and I had very serious discussions about the e-ring prior to him buying it, and he knew exactly what I wanted.  Fortunately, he surpassed my dreams!  My center stone is over 2 carats, and he looked at over 40 diamonds before selecting this one!  I’m sure he will buy me jewlery in the future, but I don’t feel like I would ever want an upgraded engagement ring.  Pic for reference:

    Post # 80
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think I’ll upgrade, but who knows, I may change my mind!

    Post # 81
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d never upgrade my ring.  I can wear other jewelry, but my diamond is what he was holding when he asked “Will you marry me?” and my wedding band is what he put on my finger and said “Take this ring…” 

    Call me sentinmental and old-fashioned, but to me it’s not about fashion, looks, size, any other tha.  I have 9 other fingers if I want a different ring.  These mean something else.  Not that I won’t repair them or replace them if I lose a diamond from my wedding band or something happens to my e-ring (it is just stuff), but as much as I can help it, I’m keeping these. 

    Post # 83
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We plan on upgrading the setting eventually. When we picked out the ring, we knew that we would never upgrade on the stone, we put most of the money towards that and went with a very simple 14K solitaire setting.


    To me the sentiment is in the stone, not the setting.

    Post # 84
    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was always one against upgrading, it’s so sentimental to me!  Fiance wants to upgrade my ring SO bad, I feel bad because I actually chose the stone myself, because it’s radiant cut which was my only stipulation, but the jeweler happened to have a .94 radiant there, and I said it was perfect!  He said he wanted to get me 1.5 to 2ct..but I don’t need that!

    I was thinking if anything maybe he can change my setting to something more blingy since I chose a solitare…

    He loves the ring if I love it but deep down he wishes he could have went all out, but I insisted…I care more about a house that we plan to buy before marriage, then an extra size rock!

    Post # 85
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    When my SO and I first start seeing each other, we were walking through this antique shop and I saw this necklace that I absolutely fell in love with. It’s a silver chain with one tiny little diamond (or cz..not sure) set above an oval shaped aquamarine stone. I love it more than anything else in the world and I haven’t taken it off since the day he put it on me. This necklace that I adore cost $6.

    I know he wants to buy me something really expensive someday, but I keep reminding him how much I love my $6 necklace, because it’s beautiful and he was the one who gave it to me. I have a feeling he won’t propose until he can afford something really expensive, and I really just want to tell him, you can buy me a ring out of a gumball machine, and I would still say yes, because it’s you asking me! If this topic does come up, I’ll tell him we can always upgrade later, but I just want a ring from him. He knows how much I love my $6 necklace, so I’m hoping he realizes, it’s not about the price, it’s the intention.

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