Should I Trade My ring in?!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
206 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
5565 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s a beautiful ring-but you can’t fight the bling factor.  Go for it 🙂

Post # 4
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Omg keep it!  I love the uniqueness of it. 

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee

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
3111 posts
Sugar bee

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
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

I love your ring!  It’s unique and beautiful!

Post # 8
353 posts
Helper bee

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
961 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
75 posts
Worker bee

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
2669 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

coco13 :  I think it’s beautiful and that inclusions just make the diamond unique, and also ensure its real

Post # 12
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
1253 posts
Bumble bee

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
966 posts
Busy bee

I absolutely LOVE your ring! 

Post # 15
1051 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 1983

It’s beautiful. Why not uograde the center stone for color and clarity?

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