Post # 1
Hi bees! So I need honest opinions, should I trade my ring in for something a little more simple and SLIGHTLY more modern, with a larger center diamond or should I keep this beauty?!… A little back story, my fiance and I went shopping together last june and I picked the ring. I originally did not want a diamond, but just knew I wanted a vintage ring. The style I chose is not his favorite, but I was smitten. However being that we were not going to get a diamond originally, we did not pay attention to the 4c’s and unfortunately did not notice the black dot of an inclusion on the bottom edge of the center diamond. So needless to say this purchase was impulsive and we’ve felt off about it since. My fiance (being the sweet man that he is) would like to trade/sell the ring for something “better”, but even though there are negative feeling that surround the ring I have also started to form a sentimental attachment to it so I’m torn. What do you all think I should do?? Should I keep what I have, or should I trade it for something a little more modern with perhaps a larger center stone?? Honest opinions please!! Sorry my pics are so big!😁
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
Personally, I LOVE the style of your ring. Art Deco rings are swoon-worthy for me, so unique and uncommon, and the “smaller” center stone isn’t really noticable to me because of the detail and side stones surrounding it. I’m a big vintage and antique fan though, so I might be biased (a smaller stone is more noticeable to me when it’s a solitaire). However, I do think you should listen to your gut, and if you love the ring but don’t feel it’s your forever ring, it wouldn’t hurt to browse for one that fits your wants. On that note, what are your main wants? Bigger stone that fits the 4 c’s? Or a certain style, stone, etc? Once you figure out more of what this ring doesn’t accomplish for you, figuring out what you want to replace it with (if that’s what you decide to do) may be easier to determine.
Post # 3
It’s a beautiful ring-but you can’t fight the bling factor. Go for it 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
Omg keep it! I love the uniqueness of it.
Post # 5
Keep it. Honestly no one in the world other than on this site notices inclusions on a ring or cares. The sentimental value trumps all.
Post # 6
It’s so pretty and unique. Is there a possibility you could keep your original engagement ring, AND get an upgrade? I’d keep an eye out for something you really love, but not necessarily at the expense of your original ring.
Post # 7
I love your ring! It’s unique and beautiful!
Post # 8
Keep the setting and get a better quality centre stone! The setting is absolutely to die for – I wouldn’t get rid of that for anything.
Post # 9
I’m not a fan personally…so I would change it in.
Start fresh with some nice new fresh memories you BOTH will be happy with !
Just my 2 cents
Post # 10
Keep it! So unique and so much history.
Switch out the center stone if the inclusion is what bugs you. The setting could be your “something old” while the diamond could be your “something new”… 😉 And then maybe your fiance would feel more connected to it and the process of getting the new stone for you.
Post # 11
coco13 : I think it’s beautiful and that inclusions just make the diamond unique, and also ensure its real
Post # 12
I’m a total Art Deco fan, so I LOVE that ring. Just glorious. I’m also not one to care too much about stone quality (some might say that’s foolish, which I get; I just wanted something that fits my style and ended up with a custom sunburst Deco ring — my fiance picked great quality stones but had help with that from the jeweler!). I say if you love it, and you’re becoming attached, it’s all part of your story. You loved it so much that you went for it; it had some flaws, but oh well. You can also just replace the center stone if you love the ring!
Post # 13
Beautiful ring. There is so much sameness out there. You ring really stands out.
If you truly feel ” off” about it you could replace the centre stone but for me personally I think it just adds to it’s character and would keep it as is.
Post # 14
I absolutely LOVE your ring!
Post # 15
It’s beautiful. Why not uograde the center stone for color and clarity?