Replacement Engagement Ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

 That’s so pretty!  I replaced my original twice.  First was to simply upgrade and that ring I swear was a lemon!  Lost one stone, then another was loose, I got tired of the hassle and traded it in (they gave full value!) on what I wore for 18 years:

Then for our 20th anniversary I bought a few rings, and now I am adding to my collection, both moissy and diamond.  It’s so fun.  My Darling Husband does not care at all about rings or what I wear, just that he loves that I love the sparklies!

Post # 3
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Newbee

We replaced my original wedding one for the 3 stone one.nonstead of surprising me with a ring we picked the band one out together and we were poor at the time we got married so he knew he always wanted to get me something new later down the road. The 3 stone was a surprise onput 10th anniversary!! We decided for me to wear it now instead of the other. He surprised me and did a great job because I just love it to pieces! With all the ups and downs we have been through the 3 stone came at the right time and is a bit more special!! 

Post # 4
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6429 posts
Bee Keeper

This is my original 

 

I will be having a new ring designed to look like this. Definitely different style but I like it a lot. 

Post # 5
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4644 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have upgraded a few times, and am working on a new ring project right now, but I still have the original E ring he proposed with. As long as I don’t change that original one, my husband doesn’t mind whatever other upgrades or changes I make. He is so supportive, I am lucky!

Post # 6
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I really liked my original E ring, but kind of wish Darling Husband had done a little more (or any) research on the 4 c’s. It was a pretty Asscher cut Art Deco/vintage style, but unfortunately after getting it resized some of the side stones on the band began falling out. To replace the stones and fix the prongs would have cost nearly as much as my husband paid for the ring, so we just got a new one altogether. My new ring is slightly larger, but the center stone is a better quality and sparkles like crazy. I still have my original E ring, and we eventually plan on using the stone in a necklace. 

Post # 7
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954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

Yes, I originally had a super cheap set due to finances. My second set we bought was a Neil Lane which was beautiful but it got caught on absolutely everything!! I recently sold it and now I am going to have one made by MoCo soon. 

Post # 8
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

cj-court :  the emerald broke or the setting?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 Your set is lovely, I am wondering for no reason other than curiosity, 
“why didnt you get another emerald” as this one is so different it is only natural you would be missing the old and find it hard to adjust. If i had to replace mine for any reason I would want one as close to my original as possible 🙂

Post # 10
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42 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2007

I had a .25 carat round solitaire in yellow gold that my husband proposed with. After 9 years, the prongs gave out and the diamond fell. I used the gold from my old engagement ring and wedding band to create a new set. It was finally ready for our tenth anniversary. I chose a 2.5 carat ruby because I didn’t want another diamond as my center stone. 

Post # 11
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We used an Etsy artist the first time around and had issues with the rings integrity – lost stones and thin bezels. This time we chose a semi local Custom Jeweler (Wexford Jewelers) and have been extremely pleased. While I miss the unique vibe of my original I do not miss worrying about losing more stones. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve had to change my ring several times. First was a swiss blue topaz. The topaz got scratched and lost it’s luster.

Fullder9

I replaced it with a pink moissanite, but the jeweler ruined the setting.

02130

I’m waiting for this moissanite solitaire to arrive on Wednesday. I’m really hoping to be done with engagement ring drama!

Post # 14
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710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I have a few different sets that I wear. My original is an oval morganite set in rose gold, with diamonds and rubies in the band. I have a plain rose gold wedding band. A few months after my wedding my hands began to swell to the point I could not wear my oringinal rings, I was eventually diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I decided to leave that a smaller size in case my RA ever went into remission and I could wear it again. I purchased a white gold diamond wedding set from the 1940’s in a larger size that is more comfortable. My wife’s birthstone is a ruby and I’ve wanted a ruby for a long time. I recently purchased a ruby with a diamond halo set in rose gold from the late 1800’s, early 1900’s. I had my original wedding band enlarged and now I wear that set full time. 

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