(Closed) How often do you change or upgrade your ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How often do you change or upgrade your ring?

    Only for special milestones i.e. Anniversaries

    We upgraded when we had the money.

    I upgrade/change my ring like the seasons!

    Never! I'm going to keep the ring the way it is.

  • Post # 17
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I had a Claddagh Sapphire Ering until I lost it. The Ering and wedding band were a matched set. I guess I can’t consider it an upgrade but I just got a Moissy and with an OEC and I love it! It pains me to say it, but I like it a little more than my original Ering.

    Post # 18
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We had the band of my e-ring changed from 18K to 19K. I just didn’t like the way it was taking on a yellow hue. That was very difficult to do but my SO wanted me to feel good about my ring. I did so before the wedding and will never change it again.



    Post # 19
    1310 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Not going to.   Fh made a great choice on my ring, so it fits my taste very well.   Even if we won the lotto, I wouldn’t change my ring.   The only ‘upgrade’ I’d consider  making in that situation would be for a silghtly bigger or better stone.   I don’t like big stones so it would only be a slight increase, and I LOVE my setting.   The best part of THIS ring is that HE chose it, for me.   

    Post # 20
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2002

    Ive upgraded on anniversaries. I had no idea until joining the bee that it was so highly frowned upon by some people!

    We got married super young, with cheapy pawn shop rings. On our 5 year anniversary my husband got me a set that was new, not something that was preowned. (It really bothered him that I had to wear a pawn shop ring, but at the time it was all we could afford and I was ok with it.) On our 10 year anniversary I got a new set of my choosing. Since we got married so young, my husband has always wanted to be able to put a nice ring on my finger, and hes talked about it ALOT. I could have just kept the 5 year anniversary set and be totally happy with it, but I understood the idea of seeing a big ring on my finger and knowing he put it there was important to my husband. Hes even joked that on our 20 year I can get a new set if I want. I highly doubt that will happen, being as I cannot imagine wearing anything blingier than what I have right now!

    Post # 21
    7550 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I would never upgrade or change my e-ring, I love it too much and Fiance put a lot of money in it.

    Post # 22
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Fiance is going to upgrade my e-ring when we get married by getting me a bridal set. I love my e-ring but when I got it at 18 I didn’t stop to think about getting a band to match. I was more than happy to have one made, but Fiance has decided to upgrade, so who am I to say no? Wink

    My mum also upgraded and still wears her original e-ring on her right hand. I can just do that, or have the diamond put into a necklace.

    Post # 23
    3102 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I lost my RB diamond out of its solitaire setting about 21 years ago. When we got the insurance, I changed diamond shape and setting.  Haven’t changed it since then. Every once in a while I think about a new setting for my pear – a halo perhaps – but then I buy a new RHR.  I have gotten very into cuprian tourmalines lately…

    Post # 24
    9168 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Never! It was important to us to get the stone and setting I loved and would never want to upgrade. 

    Post # 25
    3578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m keeping my ring the way it is!

    If down the road DH wants to get me a bigger/different ring for an anniversary or something, I would wear it as a RHR.

    Post # 26
    2478 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

    My Fiance and I will upgrade probably when we’ve been married 3 years. Because that will be when we’ve been together for 10 years.I will probably get a upgrade my Sapphire from 0.3ct to 2cts and a three stone blingy setting. I will be happy then. I may habitually get different bands for variety

    Post # 27
    5317 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Neveh ever, neveh eveh, neveh eveh, a diamond is foreveh…. lol!

    But seriously. Fiance put so much effort into designing my ring and choosing the diamond, so nothing can ever be this special. It is not possible to “upgrade” and it is my dream come true ring. Pretty much as sentimental as any object ever could be.

    Post # 28
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    Eh. I have changed up/upgraded a few times. I would not mind another upgrade in a few years Laughing. I am never going to love just one style forever! Pishh…

    Post # 29
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Not planning on upgrading.  A big part of our decision to go with moissanite is that we wanted a ring that would transition well through our adult lives and not seem too expensive now or too small later.

    The day we got engaged, my grandmother told me that my grandfather proposed to her with a ring almost exactly like mine, but she switched the setting to look more like a cocktail ring when she was older and has regretted it ever since.  My mom has also had the same setting (also similar to mine) since she married my dad, so I think I’m programmed to be anti-upgrade 🙂

    Post # 30
    4176 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i am not going to change my original ring. i’m just goingi to get a brand new one, so my original remains intact.

    then that one i might keep upgrading and changing settings as i please, but i will try to keep it to anniversaries.

    Post # 31
    4176 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @shadesofviolet:  i like that idea of wearing it on her right hand, but does it look odd having 2 e rings essentially?

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