(Closed) Will you ever upgrade?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will you every upgrade your ring(s)
    No, I love it the way it is! : (105 votes)
    41 %
    No, although it's not my dream the symbolism behind it means more to me : (21 votes)
    8 %
    No, it would hurt FI/DH's/SO's feelings if I did : (10 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, I will upgrade my center stone : (40 votes)
    16 %
    Yes, I will buy a new e-ring setting : (13 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, I will get a whole new E-ring : (13 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, I will get a new wedding band : (9 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, I will add another wedding band : (14 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, I will get a whole new e-ring and wedding band : (17 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No. I made it clear to FI I would never want to upgrade, so he made sure to buy me my dream ring now!  I think upgrading is a great idea for the right person, it just wasn’t for me personally and if we could afford my dream ring now, why not just do it?!

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    No. I’m in love with my ring. I would never stray! 

    Post # 5
    Member
    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love what I have now but my FI has planned all along to upgrade at some point (probably our 5 year anniversary?). We’ll see when the time comes I guess!

    Post # 6
    Member
    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My current setting is a pave, so the little diamonds all around are not super secure…I’ve already had an issue with a diamond falling out.  I just makes me wonder if I’ll have trouble with the setting in the future and want to get a new one eventually.  That may be in 25 years though 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1292 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I love my ring the way it is but my fiance has expressed that if we continue to be financially comfortable, we may upgrade the center stone. Right now it’s 1.10..Maybe go up to 1.5 but also go up in cut/clarity/color. Right now it’s G VS2. It already gets in the way so maybe upgrading isn’t the best idea but it’s nice to think about. I am sentimental so I would never switch out the entire ring, but just the center stone? Sure why not.

    Post # 8
    Member
    11239 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted other. I love my ring, especially the setting, but the center stone is not my #1 cut choice. It’s a princess, and I do love it, but I really wanted a radiant instead. Blue Nile has radiants in the size I need for ~$400. I brought it up to FI and he was…disappointed. I doubt I’d ever upgrade the center stone because of that (and because what am I going to do with a single loose stone?).

    Post # 9
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love my ring, but I kinda wish I wasn’t so bossy about the setting.  The more I think about it, DH had picked out a lovely setting.  We’ve tossed around the idea of getting that setting with a radiant cut moissy (I was torn between oval and radiant), and wearing it as a RHR (or switching my e-ring over to my right hand…regardless, I’d still wear the original e-ring).  However, I doubt it will ever be a priority in our finances.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Probably in the future. I love my ring.. but if down the road (20-25yr anni) we’re comfortable and I see something that catches my eye… there’s nothign stopping me from upgrading (FI actually doesn’t like that he could only get what he got for me and told me he WANTS to buy me a bigger ring in the future). I love that my ring is only .5 ct right now (it’s perfect) but I wouldn’t mind going up to a .75 or a full carat when I’m older. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My engagement ring is a sign of where we were at the time in our lives when we made a life long commitment to each other. I would never think of “upgrading” because it won’t ever hold as special of a meaning as my current ring.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2415 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well, I definitely don’t want any more bands — two bands are plenty for me. I voted “yes — other.”

    I never thought I would want an eternity band — I thought it didn’t make sense to pay extra for diamonds that would only show on the bottom half of your hand. So when I picked out my e-ring, I chose a half eternity band (1 ct) with a center stone set into it, solitaire style.

    Afterwards, I fell in love with an eternity wedding band…. I just had to have it, so that is what I picked.

    So now my set is a half-eternity e-ring and an eternity wedding band, which is OK. But I have grown to love my eternity wedding band so much that I hope one day we can upgrade my e-ring by converting it into a full eternity band. It would have to be a custom job and it would mean adding a little more than a carat of diamonds, so it probably would be pricey to do this.

    In the past DH has mentioned upgrading at some point. When it’s our fifth or tenth wedding anniversary, if he asks me if I would like to upgrade, that’s probably what I’ll ask for. Here is a side view:

     

    I also have considered adding a chunky halo around my center stone, but I would think long and hard before doing that. I would want to see photoshop examples or maybe a wax model. I would probably either love it or hate it, so I’d be curious to see what that would look like.

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Nope. Never. Not only do I love and adore my ring (it’s exactly what I wanted- to a t), but there’s way too much sentimental value to just replace it. It bothers me that people “upgrade” and just put the original ring aside. I’ve always told Fi he can feel free to give me a right hand ring!

    Post # 14
    Member
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love my rings. They aren’t huge, or fancy, or even all that expensive- but neither am I! They suit me so well and I’m really touched that DH knew me and my style so well. Between that and the sentimental value, I could never do anything to my rings.

    Post # 15
    Member
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I absolutely love my ring, but the center stone was a gift from my mom. It was from her engagement ring to my former step-father of 15 yeats(she gave it to him because I loved it and I actually personally picked out the stone) so FI says its fine for now, but when we finish school and become more financially secure he told me he would like to upgrade the stone to something bigger that he picks on his own. I am totally fine with that too. I absolutely love my setting though and refuse to change it.

    Post # 16
    Member
    2589 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would never touch my engagement ring – its my great grandmothers and in the same setting now as it was in 1926.  The only thing I’d ever want (as an anniversary gift) is another band, identical to my wedding band, that would go on top and make a circle around the e-ring.

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