(Closed) Upgrade reasons

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What is your reason for getting an upgrade?
    I want a bigger rock! : (41 votes)
    69 %
    Theft and/or loss : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other (please explain) : (16 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I want an upgrade somewhere down the line of a bigger rock and a fancier band. I’ll either use my current ring to trade up (that will put $3000 towards my new ring) or I’ll keep it and pass it on to my kids or grandkids depending on how long a wait.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’d never heard of upgrading rings until I came on here. It’s pretty much unheard of in the UK.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I simply wanted a bigger ring since we were more financially able to do so unlike when we were engaged and first married! 🙂

     I dont regret it for a second!

    Post # 6
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Well first we were going to upgrade because when Fi bought the ring he was told that the ring was going to stop being made and it was only made for a limited time. Fi loved that idea and bought it. Well now i know 3 other people with the same ring (who didnt even buy the ring until 2 years after Fi bought mine) 

    then on top of being really pissed at the jewler the chain i was wearing my ring on broke while doing dishes and it went threw the garbage disposal so it would end up costing us more to fix the ring then it was to get my Moissanite!

    Post # 7
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    3297 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    I will upgrade one day because I’d like a more substantial ring. Not even a huge rock or anything, just a half carat and a thicker and more comfortable band.

    Post # 8
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yea, I did want a bigger rock. What he proposed with was nothing like I wanted but amazing for what he could afford. It certainly wasn’t up to the stanards where we come from. Since my upgrade we have been told what people thought about the orignal. It was the plan from the begining to do it before the wedding.

    When it was time to start looking at bands, we realized that was the time. We were in a much better finacial situation and I inherited a band.  I picked exactly what I wanted and made Fiance nuts trying to find it. We ended up trading in my original.

    Post # 9
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Fiance proposed with the diamond from his grandmothers ring and on my birthday he gifted me with a new diamond. We are making a new ring to place his grandmothers stone in or a pendant for me to wear on our wedding day and special occasion. Or everyday depending on how fancy the piece is.

    Post # 10
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i have a flaw in mine. i want a better color diamond.

    Post # 11
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    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    He upgraded to a better quality of diamond but its not bigger. My old stone had 2 spots and he just could not stand for them to be there. This my be the first in history that the guy wanted the better diamond 🙂

    Post # 12
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    The only one that I think makes sense is theft/loss. I don’t understand the concept of upgrading your ring. Soz.

    Post # 13
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    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    @mrs_moden_to_be: I think it’s a guy thing. You know, guys have issues about the “size” of things. 😉 hahaha I’m kidding I’m kidding.

    Post # 14
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i don’t know if this would count as an ‘upgrade’, but the only time i’m thinking of getting a new ring is when i pass my own to my future son/daughter when they get engaged. my stone is an heirloom, and i would like to keep that tradition. 

    Post # 15
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m not really a fan of the upgrading business.. even if your ring is a small stone, or wears easily, I just find the sentimental values too much to just replace with a blingier ring and would still proudly wear it. I would be devasted if it was lost or stolen for the same reason above.

    Post # 16
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    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had a friend who upgraded. They were dirt poor when they got engaged and wanted something nicer. It wasn’t that the original didn’t mean anything. In the end, the most important token of her marriage was her husband. A ring was just icing.

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