posted 5 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you use an old engagement ring?
    Yes : (32 votes)
    70 %
    No : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Not sure...explain : (8 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    960 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Like purchase a second hand ring ? He’ll ya but it all depends on. A person’s budget and thoughts behind previously worn rimgs

    Post # 3
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am not completely clear on what you mean? Also, it depends on the circumstances .


    Post # 4
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    My plans to “upgrade” eventually are to change the setting of my current diamond. Is that what you mean? Or do you mean using a family heirloom? 

    Post # 5
    6847 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    Until you can be more specific, no one can really say. We have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Post # 6
    9140 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Is it your old engagement ring from a previous relationship? Or a family ring? Or just a second hand one? 
    Actually l don’t know why l’m asking because l don’t believe in ‘upgrading’ engagement or wedding rings. New rings yes, if you like, but the originals are THE ones. 

    Post # 7
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    sharpshooter :  So you would trade in 2 stones for 1 new stone?

    Yeah, I don’t see the problem here personally. In my mind, it’s no different than selling the first ring and using the cash towards a new ring.

    Post # 9
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I don’t see anything wrong with it but I can understand wanting to keep the original for sentimental reasons.  Personally, I’d probably either trade-in or reset and get a new anniversary ring.

    Post # 10
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think if you could use it to buy a new stone then do it, if that’s what you want. As pp said it’s no different than selling it and using the cash etc. it’s completely your call. I sold my first engagement ring and diamond and used the money elsewhere. 

    Post # 11
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

    I would absolutely sell the first marriage ring to make money for current upgrade. 

    Post # 12
    9397 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Noooo don’t upgrade, I love your ring!

    Post # 14
    1536 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

    My Fiance didn’t want me to do this.  So I kept the diamond from my last engagement ring and put it in a necklace for my daughter when she turns 21.

    Post # 15
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2020

    I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I had my wedding band designed and am basically trading in jewelry from previous relationships (plus some other pieces and some pieces my mom is giving me to trade in) to pay for that.   If the value is there for the upgrades, I would totally do it, but if you’re not going to get the value from the stone, i would turn it into another ring or a pendant, etc.  

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