(Closed) Should I or should I not…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I do it?
    Nope. You have sentimental feelings for the diamond he proposed with. : (41 votes)
    50 %
    Nope. An oval center wouldn't look good with your ring. : (24 votes)
    29 %
    Do it, it'd make your ring better. : (13 votes)
    16 %
    Other (do tell) : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Your ring is beautiful, I see your dilemma. Why not just enjoy it for now because it is so pretty and once time passes you will be ready for an oval stone. I love round diamonds, and when I got engaged I received a princess cut. I still drool over most round diamonds but I love my princess ring the best. Who knows how you’ll feel in the future, but for now might as well love that gorgeous ring 🙂

    BTW- it looks amazing with your band, I think you’ll love it even more once you can wear your whole set

    Post # 4
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    3039 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My ring has a flawless 0.55 Canadian diamond – Fiance got that size as I work a lot with my hands and he didn’t want the stone to get in the way. When he gave it to me, he said we could upgrade it if I wanted. I thought about it, but now I wouldn’t want to part from it for the world. It reminds me of the wonderful day he proposed and for me, a new stone wouldn’t have the same emotional connection.

    Also, as much as I love my ring (I do get a rush of happiness every time I look at it) – I wouldn’t want my Fiance to spend more on something that’s essentially just a rock that has formed under high pressure. I rather see that we use that money to do things we both enjoy, like travel more.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I say do it, only because I prefer oval to a round.  But if you love your ring as is, don’t do it.  Who knows how you’ll feel down the line anyway.

    Post # 6
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    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @gangqinjia:  I don’t think an oval stone would improve the look of your ring. I’m quite charmed by it as is!

    Post # 7
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @gangqinjia:  i really think your ring (and set) is perfect as it is. maybe you could get a lovely RH ring with an oval gemstone for your oval fix down the line?

    Post # 8
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    633 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Sentiment has worth, too. Why don’t you just see where you’re at when the finances make it a realistic option? You could always get a large half-eternity band, which would clearly up the bling factor (and personally I’m a fan of stacked rings, I think it shows the evolution of a relationship over time)

    Post # 9
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I think its beautiful the way it is!  But maybe that’s because I am partial to round stones.. in my humble opinion, I am not sure an oval would suit that ring.  But more importantly if there is an emotional connection to it, you may not have that same feeling with an upgrade.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    No way.  Your ring is gorgeous.  And I say that because I just don’t care for oval shaped anything.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think your ring is gorgeous!  And I love the way the round diamond looks with the round diamonds on your band.  I too am a little biased though- I prefer round to oval!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I voted other. It sounds like your stone has sentimental value and you are hesitant to part with it. Would it be possible to keep it and have it set as a RHR? If so, I say absolutely go for an oval  they are a beautiful shape. If not, maybe get an oval RHR down the road ? I have some serious oval envy so that is my plan, I’m saving for a oval with a small halo I found to wear on my right hand. Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My ring has a 1.03 ct centerstone and even though Fiance has said over and over that we can upgrade it in a few years I am completely against it. It has sentimental value to me and honestly I’d rather spend that money on a trip to Europe than on a bigger ring. That’s just me though, everyone spends their money differently and there’s nothing wrong with that. If anything I’d get a RHR or another band before I ever let go of my original ering. I think your ering is stunning!!

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Asia:  +1!!! At least for me, after the wedding is over and you are starting on the next chapter of your lives, engagement ring diamonds just aren’t as important.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @KH: +1! Yup! Plus, I love the photo with wedding band and engagement ring. I would be sad if a much larger stone took away from the prominence (and daintinesS) of the wedding band!

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think it’s perfect the way it is. 🙂

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