(Closed) Would you upgrade your e-ring?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@MsMini…LOVE that story. Too cute!

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No way! I love my ring! It’s perfect! I had to drop it off on Sunday for cleaning/retightening/re-dipping and I almost cried! I miss it, but at least I know it will be back on Sat. I don’t want to feel that way all the time!

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would definitely upgrade. It’s just a ring that represents my relationship and I think a bigger diamond would still represent our relationship just fine. I’m happy with the ring because it’s platinum and I think timeless, but I would like a bigger center diamond. Honestly, if I had gotten a 1 carat or larger I probably wouldn’t care about an upgrade, but my dream size is 1.25 – 1.5. An upgrade to me represents the relationship evolving.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@MsMini I love your parents quirky story…..totally sweet….i even read it to my Fiance.

As far as upgrading goes for me…….my Fiance went BIG (2.74 princess) right off the bat. I love it and it is just a simple solitaire but at  some point I actaully want to change the setting.  Right now it is set just how I like it but we were originally going to have custom ring made and when we found this ring we decided to go for it the way it was.  Only change we made was a new trellis setting because I kept braking the band from when it had to be resized!! 

if EVER for some crazy reason we decide to “upgrade”  I will forever want to keep my original ring…….

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@MsMini, your parents’ story is too sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

@Aqua: I’m surprised so few of us feel that way, but I agree with your reasoning! We always acknowledge in relationships (at least, good relationships) that people change and that the relationship is not static. Why should your ring be? If your tastes in jewelry happen to change, does that mean you love your partner any less? ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Before Fiance proposed, I mentioned at one point that my ideal ring would be a 1.5 carat solitaire. I never expected that I’d actually get that, but he said he got me that so I would never have to upgrade. And I don’t think I will ever trade in the stone – it’s the perfect size for my fingers and it’s stunning.

The setting, however, is just a simple 6-prong 14K white gold band. I love it, but I don’t adore it. At least I thought I didn’t. For the first couple months of our engagement, I kept toying with the idea of re-setting it in platinum. Fiance gave me the go-ahead, but when it actually came time to do it, I couldn’t part with the original setting. I love it because it’s the ring he proposed with, the one that he picked for its delicateness.

I still think that years from now I might “upgrade” the setting on my ring to platinum, maybe even add some side stones. But I would never trade in the diamond.

Post # 38
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Busy bee

I don’t think I would but mostly because my Fiance would be offended and go nuts if I asked. I do admit I get a little diamond jealousy from time to time so my future plan of action is on special anniversaries get other blingy bands that I can wear around it to really bring out the sparkle.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wouldn’t trade my engagement ring or want to  upgrade – I love it!  That being said I wouldn’t mind a beautiful or sparkly token of affection once we have children or for other milestones down the road… 

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will happily accept ANOTHER ring, but I couldn’t ever trade mine in!  I have a 100% natural, untreated sapphire, so it’s literally irreplacable!  The color is really unique ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to upgrade my ring. Yes, it’s small. Compared to the huge 4 carat princess cut e-rings that you get nowadays my ring is practically tiny at under 1 carat. But it perfectly fits me, my style and my lifestyle. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee

I think I might add stones to make a past, present, future situation- but that is if my tastes change as I get older- I’m sentimental about the stone, not the setting, (although I love the setting….)

 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wouldn’t. I love both my engagement ring and my wedding band. Now, if he wanted to get me something sparkly for my right hand, I wouldn’t complain!

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It would depend.  On several circumstances.

My sis upgraded hers not too terribly long ago.  They were so happy to do that and it was an anniversary gift.  She kept the original e ring though.  It will be made into a gift for their daughter in a few years (another piece of jewelry).

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

My Engagement Ring was passed down from my grandmother, and it’s exactly my style, so no way! 

We did buy less expensive wedding bands, which we eventually may upgrade, but I wouldn’t trade our originals in.  I would probably either have them put on a necklace or turned into another piece of jewelery.  Or maybe even display them with a wedding photo in a shadowbox frame.

Who knows.  Our bank accounts will have to recover from the wedding, small business startups and house hunting before we even go there.  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Never. This is the ring he put on me when he proposed, and I will wear it the day I marry him. I will wear this ring every day of my life.

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