(Closed) To Upgrade or Not?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you think its ok to upgrade your original engagement ring?
    Of Course.. Bigger is always better :) : (47 votes)
    29 %
    I like mine just the way it is, why spend the extra money? : (114 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    This is the ring my Fiance bought for me– he bought it to wear forever. I would never want to insult him by making him feel like it wasn’t large enough. If I ever have the money to spend on a 2 or 2 1/2 carat rock (assuming house and school are paid off and future children’s tuition is solid), I would love a great diamond necklace or earrings. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I have had 3 engagement rings so far…one that was lost, one that was a .55ct and this one currently is 1.02ct which I recieved for our 15th anniversary but I am getting a new setting for it because the setting it is in I hate but I bought it because of the great deal on the diamond…upgrade as long as you want to and your hubby are ok with it

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    To each his own, but for me personally- I would never change my ering because it is my ering.  I would happily have a right hand ring etc.

    Post # 6
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If I wanted a bigger one, that’s what we would have gotten!  No plans to upgrade here. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ive changed my ring like 3 times,a nd yes i do plan on upgrading in the future or getting a black diamond ring to switch out with my current ering.

    The ring is just symbol, youre married and in love committed no matter which ring you wear.

    Post # 8
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    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m cool with upgrading. To either a bigger stone or a better one or both. Actually, one of the many reasons we purchased from our store was because they guaranteed full trade in value of our stone if we ever wanted to upgrade. So the option is there in the future. It’s a special ring, but at the end of the day, it’s just a ring. My SO is the one that matters. 

    Post # 9
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m ok with the idea of upgrading.  If I didnt have a ring I was fully hapy with, i’d probably do it in the future.  I know mines not huge or may not be big enough for others, but for me, its as big and as much as I can ever see spending on a piece of jewelry.

    Post # 10
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think upgrading is fine as long as both parties are on board (meaning you and your husband/wife). I must admit that I don’t see the point in upgrading a ring before you’re even married, but to each her own.

    Post # 11
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    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i think i am more towards upgrading the setting than to replace the entire stone.

    Post # 12
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    there’s nothing wrong with upgrading your ring.  my Mother-In-Law has been married for 40 yrs and has had 9 rings.  not sure if i would.  my ering is 4 ctw and my band is 4 ctw.  i don’t want or need any bigger.  i’d rather get different right hand rings or other jewellery.  i already upgraded my diamond studs from 1ct to 2.5ct.

     

    Post # 13
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    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Personally, the sybolism means too much to me to ever upgrade y engagement ring, but I wouldn’t judge anyone who didn’t feel the same. I do plan on having a lot of right hand rings someday, but my engagement ring isn’t just any ring- its incredibly sentimental. :]

    Post # 15
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    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m not too keen on upgrading for me personally.. When we got married we didn’t have rings and the one we borrowed from his mother I still wear and I’m still very sentimental about it. Unfortunately since my e-ring is white gold I don’t wear them together.. I know if we ever renew our vows with an “official” wedding band I would never replace it.. and I would be sentimental about my engagment ring since I was present during the ceremony. I would just add to the original setting not change it entirely.

    BUT that being said, I have nothing against others who chose to upgrade. I mean it’s your ring and if you and your SO agree I don’t see a problem.

    Post # 16
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    if i were to lose mine, id probably go bigger but i would never upgrade the one i have. i really do love it just the way it is

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