(Closed) Q for all your upgraders (and potential upgraders)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

If you upgrade to a different style or setting, you may have to change your wedding band.  The old one may not work with the new upgrade.  It would be something to consider when upgrading.  I have upgraded my e-ring and original wedding band.  However, I still have my original band, along with a collection of diamond stack rings, and a channel set diamond band.  I like to switch them around for a different look.

By the way, your e-ring is gorgeous.  I understand why you are having a tough time choosing a band.  I think all three choices  would work well with your e-ring.   

Post # 4
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am in the process of the “upgrade”, tho I tend to think of it as a re-design since I am keeping my orignial center stone and choosing not to “upgrade” to a larger one. I certainly plain to keep my original wedding band since I have more emotion attached to it than my e-ring setting. As PP mentioned, that is definately something to consider when “upgrading” the e-ring setting. Decide before you go looking if you want to keep the WB or upgrade the set- keeping it might limit your options on e-ring settings, but thats a choice for each person to make for herself.

My new e-ring will have the same band-width and styling as my wedding band and the halo and sidestones will be raised so that they sit flush, but the new halo covers part of the diamonds (it is a 5 stone shared prong wedding band) so I will add a spacer band between them probably, just to bump my WB out enough to get the diamonds out from the shadows Wink I will probably do a 1.5-2 mm white gold band to match the bands on my other rings for now, maybe upgrade to a shared prong half eternity band in the future for a special occasion. I kinda fantasize about collecting rings and mixing and matching as I please over time….


Post # 5
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Sparkle_Bee:  If you go with a rose gold, I would love to see it! I’m thinking of a rose gold 3/4 eternity pave band. I have a white gold e-ring.

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I don’t think a diamond band would overpower your ER at all unless you go for a band with much larger stones than your ER. Even then, it can work if you love it.


I was “lucky” in the sense that I had a plain gold band as my WR before my upgrade. It is barely over 1 mm wide, so it will go with virtually anything. I upgraded my ER and am currently wearing the same band, although we will likely buy a diamond band to go with the upgrade and then use the original WR as a “spacer”. 




Depending on how soon you might intend to upgrade, you can choose your band accordingly. It is probably best to choose a WR that will go with your current ER, and you can worry about both later on. Generally speaking though, anything that isn’t curved or bent to fit your current ER will suit an upgrade later on, whether it is a diamond band or a plain metal band.


Post # 8
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Sparkle_Bee:  If you are unsure about the rose gold ring as your wedding ring for life, perhaps you could do a rose, white, yellow gold ring stack as a RHR (b-day, x-mas, anniversary, push present… tons of celebratory occasions in your future) I think that would be really nice actually, because it will be a mixed metal look and still tie in with your wedding rings but you arent committed to wearing it everyday forever and ever =)

Post # 9
2734 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First of all, I love rose gold next to white gold soooooo much!!! I would absolutely do that without a doubt!! hehe




It’s up to you what you want to upgrade down the line. Some see the wedding band with lots of sentimality and don’t want to change it. 




I didn’t upgrade per say but my initial smoky quartz e-ring had to be changed because it was scratching. It wasn’t too expensive so it was ok. But I had bought a wedding band for it that was pricey so I tried to find an e-ring that would match my band, reverse order of things usually! I picked a vintage diamond ring and thought I liked the diamond band with it but after our wedding, I started really being bothered by how it sat with my e-ring. So much that I had to talk to Darling Husband about it and convince him I wanted to trade it in for a contour band. He was fine with it, and I’m currently having a band custom-made!


Here are my two rose gold bands!!


Wedding band I am changing:


Post # 10
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would go for a three-quarter eternity band in white gold to coordinate with your beautiful e-ring. You can always add a rose gold ring to your ring stack later.

In fact, I just purchased a rose-gold-plated-over-sterling-silver fashion-ring stack just for fun to wear with my diamond and platinum e-ring and half-eternity wedding band when I wear my other rose gold jewelry. I love mixing the white of the platinum with the warmth of the rose-gold. 🙂

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