(Closed) Would you upgrade your e-ring?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
126 posts
Blushing bee

Let him buy you a great past, present, future or right hand ring but keep your baby! That ring will remind you of who you were and the feelings you felt the first time he slipped it on your finger… plus your right hand is probably feeling lonely!

Post # 4
845 posts
Busy bee

I thought I might do this before we got engaged – I wasn’t expecting a huge diamond since we’re really young. But Fiance got me a 1-carat ring, which I love. Also, he recently told me that he felt that he picked my specific diamond out specially and would probably be hurt if I traded it. So I don’t think we’re doing it anymore.

Post # 5
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I would absolutely upgrade if I decided that’s what I wanted to do. I don’t get that attached to things, usually; maybe I’m just not a sentimental person. A diamond is just a diamond, not the relationship it stands for. I wouldn’t trade in my relationship. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t care that much about the ring.

Post # 6
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

My Fiance wanted to upgrade my ring at first, since the one he proposed with was supposed to be just a trade in.  But I grew attached to it, and refused to trade it in when we went to the jeweler.  The other rings just didn’t look special to me. I’m glad I kept it, even though it’s cheaper than what he expected to pay. I like the fact that he picked it out himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry to hear about your earrings, though ๐Ÿ™ Do you have a picture of you wearing them at least? At least you have the memories, that’s the important part!

Post # 7
757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t think I could trade my e-ring either.  I would feel better about it if I kept the same band and just traded the center stone, but in all honesty, I love my ring the way it is and what it means to me!

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Maybe instead of trading in the ring, you can just upgrade the solitaire in it and keep the original setting? That’s what we’ll probably end up doing, although probably not for a very long time.

I know for my wedding band, which came with my e-ring, neither of us are in love with it. We got quotes done to get two new ones made, one for either side. Since my e-ring has a type of split band, a straight wedding ring won’t sit flush against it. They’ll have to be custom made.

Post # 9
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I totally would, but I would also downgrade my setting if that makes sense. I’d drop one or both of my 3/4 carat bands off in favor of a larger center stone (which i think would look better with my very wide band in all honesty–right now it’s the same thickness and doesn’t stand out much). Well, I think I would. Who knows, it might just look awesome if i keep the bands. But i’m not overly attached to the stone he necessarily proposed with…I’m just not really a sentimental person who gets attached to things. If presented with the opportunity (say a 10 year anniversary) to trade in my stone or get something new, I could see myself trading it in! I’ve even mentioned it to him before–and he’s cool with it as long as he asks me first, not me asking him for an upgrade..otherwise he said i seem greedy. He wants it to be an original idea from himself I guess…if that makes sense.

Post # 10
2148 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t trade my e-ring in. Actually, I made it a point to let my Fiance know that whatever I started out with, I would keep. Neither of us believe in upgrading rings. So he designed my ring for me with that in mind. I don’t wear other rings at all…I never intend to…my e-ring and wedding band will be it so he made sure they were both fabulous.

Post # 11
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

nah… i’d keep the one he got for me, especially because he has put such an emphasis on picking it out and surprising me.. that baby will be glued to my left finger fuh-eva!! or at least until it’s time for one of our grands to get married, then i’ll let it go to them… sigh…

Post # 12
1753 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For me? NEVER.

Post # 14
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband didn’t have a ton of money when he bought my ring, and while he never suggested upgrading, if he offered, I would do it.

My ring is a halo setting with diamonds all around the band and center stone. But the center stone is about .32 carats. It’s perfect cut, clarity and color, but yeah, it’s small. I have large fingers, so sometimes, it makes me fingers look bigger than they are. I love it. I really do. But yeah, I’d be happy with an ungrade ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My engagement ring was my grandmother’s…so definitely not!

Post # 16
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My original band broke, so we took the main stone out and had it reset into a new setting and band that I totally consider an upgrade.  I loved my ring before, but I absolutely adore it now.

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