New Diamond “Engagement Ring”

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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Newbee

I upgraded! I decided to keep the original to give to my daughter when she’s old enough. 

Post # 19
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78 posts
Worker bee

I upgraded too, i had a cushion cut solitare ( which i still have i plan on passing it down to future kids) and now i wear an Oval solitare which was always my absolut dream ring.

I struggle thinking what my mother and other in law members would say…so i still haven’t wore it around them… and i have had it for a while. I guess i feel a bit guilty 🤷🏻‍♀️

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

If your husband is game, go for it. I’ve had several different ‘engagement rings’ over 15 years. One busybody relative told me that I should’ve asked for something else instead of my last ring. meh. I love jewelry and couldn’t think of anything else I’d enjoy as much. 

Post # 21
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Helper bee

I’m the “worst” about this! I am not sentimental (with rare exception) and my husband realizes this. Every piece had his blessing. (And I personally paid for the first and last upgrades, after he said he liked the idea.)

2010 (Proposal)

2014 (Upgraded setting with original solitaire)

2017 (New wedding set)

Yesterday (Original solitaire reset to right hand ring)

 Current pieces:

 

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

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marie0415 :  We just celebrated our 12 year anniversary and I’m in the process of upgrading. You don’t have clothes from 20 years ago so why jewelry? Times change, trends change, your taste changes. 

Like you, I got engaged in my early 20’s when we didn’t have 2 nickels to rub together. He managed to buy me a good quality .63 carat princess cut that I will pass down to my daughter. (She told me I wasn’t allowed to ever sell it. She’s 11. LOL) But we went through a rough patch and on the back side of a near-divorce I decided I wanted something that symbolizes a fresh start. 

We all have our reasons to switch it up, so I say go for it! If you’re on the fence, just keep your original set so you can wear it from time to time, pass it down, turn it into a pendant etc. 

Whatever you do, PLEASE POST PICS and keep us updated! Haha!!!

Post # 23
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Newbee

My previous marriage I upgraded several times.  Hahaha!  

 

this proposal I’m a LOT more sentimental about the ring and won’t be upgrading.  I don’t see any problems if you and hubs are both on board!

Post # 24
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Newbee

I got a couple things altered after I received the ring and I am soooo so happy that I did and so is my fiancé. It’s such an amazing feeling looking down and being so so proud. I think if it makes you both happy then go for it. My mum got at least 4 upgrades as my father earnt more and my mothers tastes changed. All of those rings have a different story and are so sentimental as it makes my dad happy when seeing my mums expressions. Haha 

 

here is is a photo of my altered ring 🙂 

 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

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marie0415 :  It’s Perfect! Glad you are happy with your decision!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Im not usually on team “upgrade” at all but after reading your back story, it kind of seems ironic that your in love with a champagne diamond given that it was what your man originally got you, I absolutely love champagne diamonds and say go for it…..be sure to show us. Ps, your wedding band is the forever ring imo smile

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 

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marie0415 :  Wow, stunning!!!! a beautiful match for your wedding ring, congrats

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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marie0415 :  Beautiful!  Congratulations!

Late to the game, but I changed my engagement ring too.  I went from a princess solitaire to a split shank halo, but I kept the original princess diamond.  My husband was completely on board and I didn’t hear negativity from any of my friends or family.

I’ve been married 4 1/2 years and my friends have been married at least that long.  A couple are looking to make changes for their 5 year anniversary.  I see no problem with it, but I’m not super sentimental.

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