(Closed) Would you upgrade your e-ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Before I got engaged I thought I probably would. I knew that my Fiance could probably afford about 1 ct and my “ideal” size of a stone (if we had the money– i would have killed him if he spent this much when we’re house hunting!!!) would be 1.5-2ct. I ended up with an almost perfect 1ct and wow is it sparkly! I definitely could not give up this diamond and just trade it in for another one. 

In theory, I guess I would get a new bigger center stone and keep this stone to set in a pendant or something… but really my ring is gorgeous and the cost of buying a new bigger stone is so huge I just don’t think it will ever be a priority in my house. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Currently, I don’t think I could even consider upgrading it even if I could.  My fiancee said we could in the future when he first proposed (he apologized for the diamond being smaller) but it means too much to me and the stone is nearly perfect quality.  He spent so much time and research in choosing the perfect ring for me!  If I ever were to upgrade in the future, I might consider maybe keeping the same diamond (I have a solitaire) and adding two smaller ones on the side to make a past, present, future ring.  But as of now, I don’t think I ever could!!!

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I dont think that i would ever consider updgrading my ring ever. it means to much to me knowing he went to the store, looked at all the rings and picked that one out for me. He told me a couple weeks after he gave it to me if i wanted to upgrade in the future he wouldnt mind, but i told him there is no way i would want to! I love my ring. I did tell him though i would want one of those enhancers at some point because i like them, but i wouldnt never trade in my original ring.. just spice it up.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am way too sentimental – I never could upgrade!

Even if something happened to one of my small diamonds I would feel bad that the ring wasn’t the way it was when Fiance gave it to me!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Meh, if we felt like doing it later down the road, I would 🙂

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I would if Mr TM wouldn’t mind but we haven’t really talked about it and I’m definitely not going to be the one to bring it up!

Post # 23
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1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I would rather have a right hand ring instead. My e-ring is an heirloom so i couldn’t switch it out.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

In January it will be 1 year that I have had my engagement ring. We picked it together, so there is no emotional attachment in the sense that he picked it all by himself, therefore I don’t want to change it or hurt his feelings. Ever since we started shopping for wedding bands I realized that I should have gone with my initial inkling to get the 3 stone ring over the solitaire we ended up deciding on. It started to really bother me. I don’t know why, but it just did so I talked to Fiance about it and he was on board with me changing the setting. Now, i am keeping my center stone, it’s absolutely stunning and sparkly, but I am upgrading my setting to a 3 stone as opposed the solitaire one it had before. My ring is at the jewelers right now and I’m anxiously awaiting it’s return.

I initially suggested we sell the original platinum setting or take it to one of those jewelers that is doing the buy gold thing (they buy platinum too in most cases) but Fiance said we’d never get what he paid for it and to keep it and maybe he can set it with a sapphire or something for me as an anniversay gift. I like this idea, as someday I know I’ll be able to wear the initial setting again and I’ll also have my engagement ring the way I really want it.

So, in short…Yes I would upgrade, I feel as though even though I am keeping my original center stone, the new setting is an upgrade and I’m super excited.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

When my Fiance and I began discussing engagement, I expected my engagement ring would be “small” because, lets face it, we’re poor college students lol. I always figured we’d upgrade a few years after we got married and had a larger income. However, when he proposed I was shocked to see a beautiful, shiny 1 carat engagement ring! I absolutely adore it. It’s so special to me because he saved up for a while for it and I’m just so proud of him. Everytime I look at it, I remember how special the night we got engaged was. Years from now if we still desire to upgrade, I don’t think I could EVER just trade it in. Perhaps we’ll purchase me a new ring all together, in which case I would wear my current engagement ring as a right hand ring. It took me almost four years to get this ring and there’s so much sentiment behind it, I can’t see myself ever just handing it over. But I’m an emotional sap and a pack rat at that, I hold onto everything!

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I wouldn’t. The ring doesn’t matter, but the sentiment attached to it does. My guy’s taste is so good that I highly doubt he’ll pick something I’m not happy with anyway. Upgrading is just not my style.

…OK. And I can’t help but think of guys comparing dick size when women say they want to get “bigger and better” rings. LOL!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m spoiled, and I got my absolute dream ring when Fiance proposed, so I’m not planning on upgrading EVER.  (Not that my current diamond is huge… but I have small fingers, and I wouldn’t really be comfortable with anything bigger.)  I can’t imagine ever wanting any other ring than the one I have now. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No way. That just seems like madness to me LOL.

 

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t upgrade mine, but I would love to something like my dad did for my mom. For their 25th wedding anniversary, he bought her a new diamond ring that fits with their relationship.

My dad is a really big, loud guy with a mild learning disability. He is a stereotypical construction worker (swears a lot, tells the raunchiest jokes). For their 25th wedding anniversary he bought my mom a huge canary diamond ring with a visible flaw in it – and he wrote her a note that he included in the box it said “It is big and flawed, just like me”. She wears it on her right hand and I think it means more to her than her original wedding set.

It was just the sweetest gesture – and everyone who knows my dad loves the story (he is really just the biggest teddy bear – a teddy bear who swears and tells dirty jokes LOL)

Post # 30
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Helper bee

@MsMini — that is SO adorable!

Post # 31
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I want to keep the ring we picked out together.  Whatever other pieces of jewelry he may choose down the road to give to me, well, that would just be icing on the cake.

@MsMini- love the story!  My dad gave my mom a new diamond on their 30th anniversay b/c he said he never realized how small it was.  Every once and awhile she’ll wear that ring on her right finger, but it has never replaced the original. 

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