I am a ring changer!
I opted out of an engagement ring originally, so did not have one before we were married at all.
My first ring was a nickel white gold/rhodium plated white gold wedding band with a small blue pear sapphire and diamond pave in crossover design. It was pretty, but it was never very comfortable and I did not like the cut (the shape was fine, the actual cut was not pleasing for me) or the size of the sapphire. I talked to my husband about it about 3-4 months after we were married and we decided that I would get new rings. It does have sentimental value, so it is safely stored away (I actually later found out I was nickel sensitive/allergic, so for the best, anyway, before the rhodium wore off!).
My next ringset was a palladium 18k white gold set with a blue lab created sapphire, and diamond scattered bands. Pretty, but I kind of grew to “not like them” so much. Neither the white metal, or the white and blue contrast, or the setting style quite ever did it for me or my skintone, though I had chosen them to compliment my husband’s ring which he adores and looks great on him. I had *really* wanted a moissanite, and maybe rose or yellow gold. Also, it actually turned out I was slowly developing a palladium sensitivity (not nearly as common as nickel sensitivity but it happens, and I am super skin-sensitive!). I was getting itchy, but I had understood palladium to be pretty hypoallergenic so thought it was just something else (not sure what, but something!), and had no intention on changing them at all as I did feel attached to them and was actually pretty adamant about not changing them, but it was getting really bothersome with the itching. I talked to my husband last month about it, he recommended I take them off and see how my skin reacted. Ring finger bounced back to normal. No more itchiness, or redness, and when I put them on my other hand just to test the allergy thing (and ensured they were recleaned, etc) the itchiness came back. Have not put them back on, and listed them for sale. We decided I would get new rings. He never liked them anyway!
I am now sitting here waiting to get the shipping notice on my new rings. A vendor on Etsy is making (has made?) them for me. I am getting a yellow gold (which was what I have always worn and loved and had no problems with, I found out white gold is not for me through a difficult path, but at least I also realized white metal period is not for me!), bezel set, moissanite OEC (unenhanced) with stacking bands that are also yellow gold with small flush set champagne & cognac diamond melee. I am very confident these are going to be my forever rings! The model he sents pictures of looked amazing, and totally “me”. This is good as I have promised my husband if I ever change my ring again, it can only be to a twist tie! This has been an expensive (and long) journey for us. Not as expensive as it is for some that I have seen, but still more than we ever intended.
I think it all worked out for the best, mainly as this allowed me to get a moissanite (as I had wanted before) AND a OEC cut (which I adore) AND yellow gold (which looks better on me and speaks to me) AND a bezel which I always loved, and something very different and untraditional. Yay!