(Closed) The Great Ring Debate

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you upgrade?
    Yes, totally : (54 votes)
    38 %
    No way : (75 votes)
    52 %
    I'm over it! : (7 votes)
    5 %
    Unknown : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I would like to upgrade one day but I would also feel bad not wearing the orginal diamond given to me when proposed to.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i have a 1ct and im already planning on upgrading during the year, for no other reason than because we can

    im thinking of keeping the current stone and buying something similar and having diamond earrings so i still have the original stone

     

    Post # 5
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I love my ring and don’t want to upgrade (it’s plenty big and a perfect color/clarity), but I won’t lie….10 or 15 years down the road I could see changing the band or upgrading the diamond if the option was given to me.  I’d never ask though, it’d probably be like an anniversary gift or something if my guy offered.  My Fiance got the diamond at a place that has 100% upgrade credit on the purchase price of the diamond, and he told me that as if it was part of the selling feature.

    Post # 6
    Member
    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m not going to lie, if the opportunity presented itself in the future, i would love to upgrade.. but i would like it to be for an anniversary or something special.

    Post # 7
    Member
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, I would and I fully intend on doing so. The main reason we chose my ring (yes, we picked it out together) was because of the band, which I absolutely love! The “center stone” is actually 7 smaller stones in the shape of a flower. I love my ring but we plan on upgrading to a large center stone in the near future. If we would have had to purchase the ring and the center stone when we got engaged, it would have been way over our budget. 

    Post # 8
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have to say yes because I don’t have one and even a twisty tie would be an upgrade, however if I still had my ring I would never trade it in because it was his moms =)

    Post # 9
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We will for an anniversary. He mentioned it last week. We’ve been married for a month and he’s already discussing it. LOL

    Post # 10
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I like the idea of upgrade down the road, but I’m not sure what I want to upgrade it to.  Bigger size or better quality? I don’t want to upgrade unless the diamond looks dramatically different. And for a diamond to look dramatically different, it would costs a lot of money.

    I can’t decide. There should be an “Undecided” option Tongue out

    Post # 11
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    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    No.  First, it’s the family stone.  I would never upgrade the family stone.  Second, his parents loved me enough to give him the family stone to give to his knocked up girlfriend.  Not the ideal circumstances, but that didn’t bother them.  To upgrade my ring would be like me slapping him and his parents in the face. 

    Post # 12
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We will “upgrade” eventually in that I will someday have another ring, but I will never part with the stone or ring that he proposed with. I actually don’t know if I even want to remove my stone for an upgrade from it’s current setting to put into a necklace or something because I love the ring so much as it is. But I love jewelry and I love diamonds so I will have another ring someday, but it will probably just be in addition to the current one.

    Post # 13
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    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have talked about upgrading our wedding bands (That was before we found the crazy good deal on almost EXACTLY what we wanted) but I would never upgrade my e-ring. Aside from the fact that I think it is perfect for me anyway, I feel like this is the ring he chose for me to show his love and if I want a bigger prettier ring in the future, fine! But it wont ever replace my e-ring on my finger. This ring has too much meaning for me to ever replace it. It is a family diamond and the setting is everything he knew I wanted, with some slight modifications for style. But again, even if it weren’t I wouldn’t ever replace it. It just wouldn’t feel right to me.

    Post # 14
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    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    With all the talk that’s been going on with moissanite here, I’ve been pretty interested in getting myself a ring.  I would like to get one with a stone that’s bigger than what’s on my e-ring right now and in a different style, but I wouldn’t replace my e-ring. I would wear it on my right hand instead.

    Post # 15
    Member
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d change my setting but I wouldn’t upgrade the stone.

    Post # 16
    Member
    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Absolutely, I would, and I fully intend to in the next few years. I love my ring because of all it represents (it was my grandmother’s) but it’s not my dream ring. When I get that ring, grandmother’s is going to be resized to fit my right hand and the center diamond is going to be replaced with my birthstone. I’m terribly sentimental and terrified of losing things, so I don’t think I’d ever just put the ring in the box and leave it in a drawer or whatever–but I want my dream ring, too.

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