(Closed) Upgrade reasons

posted 8 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 # 17
    Member
    3774 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2004

    I am really starting to see a lot of judgement concerning the upgrade issue on here and I don’t understand it.  Some people are sentimental and some are not.  I upgraded because I wanted a different shape stone.  I am married to the same man with my round diamond as I was with my princess diamond and that is what matters to me.

    Post # 18
    Member
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @SpecialSundae: I’d personally never heard of it until I came to the Bee, either (I’m in Canada).  Maybe it’s just the social circles I keep, though, I’m sure people upgrade here, too.

    It doesn’t matter to me if someone else upgrades, and I can see the many reasons they might want to!  It certainly doesn’t devalue their marriage or their respect for their husbands.  I don’t think we’ll ever upgrade because I’m happy with my ring style – I should be, we had the thing designed ourselves, lol!

    Post # 19
    Member
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @ella86 I get what you mean lol. My fiance’s not like that at all though – he just wanted it to look good and “right” on my finger and it does. No one’s ever said owt anyway. For me, if people want to upgrade their rings it’s up to them, I personally don’t get why anyone would do it. It might be because I’m English – where I live it’s unheard of. If someone wants to, though, it’s up to them. I never would and even if I wanted to my fiance wouldn’t let us.

    Post # 20
    Member
    6291 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’d never upgrade my ring. I don’t really understand the idea TBH; the ring he proposed with would always be my engagement ring, I couldn’t just replace it for a bigger or ‘better’ model.

    I think the only time I can kind of get it is if you both decide together to get engaged, and both go out together to get a very simple ring, more of a ‘promise ring’ I guess, and then get a ‘proper’ engagement ring later on. Otherwise, even if he bought me a huge diamond in 10 years time that cost 10 times what my engagement ring cost, I would never see it as a replacement; I’d just see it as yet another ring in my jewellery collection.

    Post # 21
    Hostess
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @MrsFuzzyFace: I agree. I think if the circumstances are right then why not upgrade to something that fits your new desires?

    My thought on the matter is I would love a larger diamond ring later on for one of my other fingers, but I would not REPLACE the gorgeous e-ring I have now. My next dream ring would be a 3-4 carat cushion cut halo (think Rachel Zoe)…it will happen! In other words I am totally down for expanding my “bling collection” so to speak but wouldn’t change out the diamond I have now. I joke to my Fiance all the time, I have nine other naked and very lonely fingers that need something sparkly to keep them warm. 😉

    Post # 22
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I suppose if I lost my ring, my replacement would have a bigger center stone, but it would probably be moissanite. I’ve lost interest in diamonds. 

    Post # 23
    Member
    4753 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    When we’re good and ready finacially, perhaps around vow renewal time (20 years) we will invest in a larger (equal quality or better diamond). The reason: “because we can” and that’s just a gift to to me that we “made it”.

    Post # 24
    Member
    4258 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I love my original, but I love my upgrade too!!  I am really a multiple wedding set kinda girl.  I love having the variety of multiple rings to wear…some go best with different situtions etc.  I would never sell my original though, and actually, and quite sentimental about it, so do not even want to change out the center.  For bigger, I will just get new, and my Darling Husband repropses each time.

    Post # 25
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I like the idea of getting more rings rather than replacement ering! My dad has bought my mum new rings for 5,10, 20 and 30 years, she now has two hand full!

    Post # 26
    Member
    5268 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    We went through a rough patch about a yr,after getting engaged(mar 2009) Fiance and I just kinda got the ring with our tax return. But this past mar.he got me my dream ring and we redid the proposal the right way and refreshed our relationship:) Zales lets u upgrade for dbl of what u paid… good time to do it with our tax return and great reason i think:) I am a lucky girl and have an awesome man!!

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