(Closed) Upgrade whole ring after two years…. hurt husbands feelings?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I upgrade?
    No, leave everything the way it is : (10 votes)
    26 %
    Upgrade the diamond quality if you really want to, but leave the band : (7 votes)
    18 %
    Upgrade the whole thing... if that is what you want : (18 votes)
    47 %
    Upgrade down the road..... even if it may be more when you are not in the business anymore : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 4
    38 posts
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i have a bias against changing engagement rings, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. your current ring has the sentiment of his proposal attached to it. no other ring ever will carry that value. the size of the stone is irrelevant to the sentimental worth of an engagement ring. so if you want a new ring, how about a 5yr anniversary present? that being said, i respect others’ opinion on the matter and im sure you’ll get a range of opinions. 

    Post # 5
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @cruffino:  I’m with you on this one, but that’s just personal to me. I can’t imagine ever changing the rings he proposed to and married me with. Anniversary rings, I totally would get though XD

    if you want to change it, OP, just discuss it with him, honestly. it’s none of anybody’s business.

    Post # 6
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    What if you put a gemstone or something in your original setting for a right hand ring and upgrade the whole engagement ring? that’s what i’d do!

    Post # 9
    38 posts
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @nonapkns:  i definitely have an emotional connection to my ring, but i know that there’s a varity of opinions on this. its a totally personal decision. do what feels right to you. 

    Post # 10
    3053 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I don’t have my e-ring yet but I have a promise ring & it’s teeny tiny but I can’t imagine ever getting rid of it. It’s like 1/5 of a carat or something. If you do, I’d definitely make it into a RHR. I’m trying to picture the new e-ring. It’s that 5 stone ring but make the center stone bigger? I don’t like 5 stone rings as e-rings personally so I say stick with the old one and upgrade the quality of your ring. That’s just my personal taste though

    Post # 11
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @nonapkns:  I would keep the original ring, as is, and maybe wear it on your other hand or just keep it somewhere safe. Don’t mess with it.

    I’d then buy the upgrade ring(s) and wear those.

    You won’t be happy with a better quality diamond that’s the same size as your original e-ring so I don’t think you have much choice but to get a new ring.

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