(Closed) Sentimental about engagement ring yes or no?

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
  • poll: Would you ever change or upgrade your engagement ring?

    No never! It's sentimental to me bc they picked it out themselves :)

    No because we picked it out together and it's exactly what I want!

    Maybe but only if they suggested it not me!

    Yes!! If I'm able to afford to do so or liked something better why not!

  • Post # 16
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee

    My situation is different because he proposed with an heirloom ring from my family (which we talked about and decided on using together). It’s extremely sentimental, but also because it was in my family already. It helps that I like its simple classic style and that it’s plenty large for me as is, so I don’t see upgrading it in the future. That said, he told me that he’d like to buy me another ring down the line. If he does so, I’d probably wear the new ring on my right hand and keep this one on the left. 

    Post # 17
    16 posts
    • Wedding: October 2018

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    sweetpea40 :  

    For me, yes I’m sentimental about mine and I would never get rid of it…BUT…

    I wouldn’t say no to a 2-3 carat Tiffany’s if we ever struck oil or something.  LOL.  The more beautiful rings the better!

    I would be mindful of your man’s feelings through this.  If he can’t upgrade to what you’d be happy with forever right now…you could help him and chip in for the difference.  We both paid for my ring, and I was able to help him without hurting his ego by reminding him that we are a team, in everything.  Your man wants to make you happy and give you the best.  Help him do that so that you don’t have to change it again one day…and then you’ll both be happy.

    Post # 19
    1593 posts
    Bumble bee

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    hikingbride :  I was going to say everything you just said.

    Post # 20
    12340 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Maybe I’d change the setting, but I’m probably too indecisive to ever pick out a new one.  (This is why he said he didnt shop with me in the first place!)  I wouldn’t change the main diamond though cause it means a lot to him, was more than I ever expected to get, and it already cost a crap ton with no upgrade policy so I’d never spend even more for a new diamond.

    Post # 22
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I wanted what I wanted. Now, my ring is not the OMG dream I wanted. But I love it. I picked it with him. Then he placed it on my finger in amazing way. I never want to stop wearing this right. 

    Post # 23
    1445 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I’d probably never upgrade my ring because my original e-ring has way too much sentiment for it. However, I don’t mind the idea of an anniversary ring! Not to be worn in place of the e-ring, but to be worn as a RHR or maybe on the left hand for special events or something ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 28
    1492 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

    I’m sentimental about my original e-ring to a certain degree. It was what I wanted and he wanted me to have it, but all he could afford to give me at the time was a low quality diamond. We were not well educated in diamonds. It didn’t have much sparkle and I saw every flaw as soon as I looked at it. Even still, he was not on board with upgrading even after a couple years of marriage, so I continued to wear it. It was around year 10 when he no longer cared. That original ring sits in my jewelry box. I wear a plain band until I figure out what I want my dream ring to be and I’ll eventually set the original diamond into a pendant.ย 

    A lot of people here have strong opinions about upgrading, but a lot of those people got their dream rings on the first shot so it’s not really fair to cast judgement on someone who didn’t.ย 

    Post # 29
    111 posts
    Blushing bee

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    nifer317 :  hahaha! Unique is the word I use too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ 

    he has agreed to buy me two wedding bands, one a little blingy and one plain metal, both of which I am picking out. These will replace my engagement ring on my left hand and that sucker will become a right hand ring. 


    Post # 30
    111 posts
    Blushing bee

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    sweetpea40 :  maybe have your man read my older post about upgrading a ring I’m not crazy about. It’s been used before as a way to warn men not to buy anything without their woman’s direct influence ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Also, YOU are the one that has to wear it forever. He should want to give you something you ACTUALLY love and cherish. Tell him it’s your first big decision together, make picking out the ring together seem super sentimental…

    Engagement ring upgrade, too mean?

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