Post # 47
We’ve been engaged just over a year now and we’re planning on just upgrading the center stone from a .5 carat to a full carat. He just wants me to be happy and we both appreciate luxury so when we can afford it and the time is right…
Post # 48
Never. My ring originally belonged to FI’s grandmother. Plus, sentimentality aside, I love it! It’s simple and classic — exactly the sort of thing I would have picked for myself.
If I want more bling later on, I’ll ask him for a Past, Present, and Future.
Post # 49
My stone is an heirloom and I want to pass it on to our children someday, so I will get a new stone eventually. It’s not really mine, just mine for now.
Post # 50
I thought way too long about this question. Honestly, even though I don’t have my ring yet, I know the stone is going to be smaller than I would like (big hands!). However, it will be what he bought and gives to me, combined with the fact that I am the most sentimental person on the PLANET…we probably won’t ever upgrade based on sentiment alone!
Post # 51
We upgraded my ring but ONLY because my Fiance won a credit to a jeweler (long story). It’s the ring he would have originally got for me if he had the extra funds to spend. We kept the center stone & added to side stones and upgraded the whole setting to platinum! It also allowed us to get a platinum wedding band w/stones as well 🙂 I’m a happy girl!
Post # 52
We’re actually considering this right now. Not upgrading the diamond (it’s plenty big enough!) but changing the setting so that a wedding band would be able to sit flush against the e-ring. It would mean taking out the diamond and putting in new prongs. I don’t know…I like the look of the ring sitting flush, but the thought of changing my original ring in any way makes me sad, and Fiance doesn’t like the idea either.
Post # 53
I used to think I would, but I don’t think I could now, for sentimental reasons as many others have said. Even if I kept the diamond, I don’t think I could ever stop wearing my engagement ring exactly as he gave it to me! I do want a right-hand anniversary ring at some point though 🙂