(Closed) how soon is too soon to upgrade rings?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d say any time as long as your husband is ok with it 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper

@nearlymarriedlass:  That depends entirely on your Darling Husband.

My Darling Husband wouldn’t care less and would be happy to accommodate my change however I do know some men that would be bothered by the idea. So again only you know how your Darling Husband would react, especially 15 months after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@nearlymarriedlass:  I actually like your first better!  But that being said, upgrade whenever you want! GO FOR IT!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you have good communication going, I don’t think any time is a bad time to talk about it. If a new ring will make you happier with your stone, and you have the financial means, go for it! (Well, bring it up and make him feel involved too!)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Definately wait!!! That’s not too long you have had that set.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well I guess there’s no right answer here except for what you both agree on.

Personally, I have already “upgraded” and we’ve only been engaged for 5 months, but there’s a good reason. The first ring (the one I wear now) was a cute and VERY affordable promise ring that I just kept wearing because I didn’t need (and we couldn’t afford) another ring. But, it’s an unusual shape that won’t pair with a band, so if I want to stack bands post-wedding it can’t be with this ring.

Now, I have had a 0.5 moissanite ring made, in silver, because it will pair well with a band, and plan to wear it like this post-wedding, with the original as a RHR.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Whenever you’d like! I’ve already upgraded and we’re not married yet. I had my moissy for about a year and a half and Fiance just bought me a pear shaped diamond last week.  we knew we’d replace my original one eventually so it made sense to do it while getting a band so they went together and wouldn’t have to upgrade the band later too.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  I had the same question! I got engaged Oct 2012 and 4 months later I upgraded! My fiance spent a lot of time finding the best stone, but didn’t know too much about settings. He’s amazing, and said he wanted me to be completely happy. It’s so much more me! I say do it if your finances allow and if your husband supports it (otherwise he may hold a grudge!)

My before and after:

Before

 

My After:

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  🙂 Thank you! Perhaps you can spin it as a 1 year anniversary present? I also felt really guilty about asking, especially just 4 months after he proposed. I didn’t call it an “upgrade” but more of a “changing the setting”. I don’t know where you purchased your rings from, but my jeweler let me trade in my old band and put the price of that band towards my new setting, which was the only way we could have afforded it. Perhaps check with your jeweler?

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  I’m not sure if this is possible, but perhaps trying to find local jewelers that will give credit for your old setting? They can still use the meta/stonesl for other rings I’d think.

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