Should I replace my engagement ring?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Rather than change the whole ring can you change the setting to a more robust one?

Post # 4
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

michelleh0686 :  Once you get married, can you just forgo wearing your engagement ring to work and wear your band only? I would leave the engagement ring at home once you get it back as well.

Post # 8
1415 posts
Bumble bee

What about getting the head replaced with one that has 5 prongs like this

It will be more sturdy than the 3 prong without changing the look too much.

Post # 9
969 posts
Busy bee

michelleh0686 :  my heart diamond has 4 prongs and than a 5th at the point.

Hopefully you can see it. Personally, I would get it fixed and wear it when you are not doing labor intensive stuff. Wear a durable wedding band when you have to do grunt work. 

I have a channel set diamond band that is practically indestructible, which is what I wore for heavy duty wear.

Post # 10
6155 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

More prongs!

Post # 11
2071 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

They have those silicone bands you can wear. You can wear those at work and then put the ring in your purse. That way something is still there, but you can swap it out for your actual ring as you finish all of the hard stuff. All of my friends do that! Gym, volleyball, jobs where they use their hands, etc! They’re like $20 

Post # 12
6226 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

michelleh0686 :  Keep your heart stone and put it in a bezel setting for protection! I have a heart bezel rhr and it’s gorg – really brings out the shape!

Post # 13
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I know you mentioned that you don’t love bezel settings but what about a bezel with a halo? Or three stone with bezels look really nice too! 


Post # 14
2644 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

michelleh0686 :  i agree with the poster above me, have it set in a bezel

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