(Closed) Would you upgrade your ring? (stone)

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Upgrade the stone?

    Yes do it now

    No - wait and save your money

  • Post # 3
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It sounds like until an appraiser pointed out the specs of the diamond you and your DH were perfectly happy with the diamond and that’s all that matters. If you guys love it (and I love the history of it btw) that’s all that matters.


    Post # 4
    976 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would never change my ring however I had say in it. Really if you were fine with it before why upgrade. I say if you hate the setting thats one thing but just the stone I dont think is worth it. I rather buy a really cool stroller for my futur child than a shinny thing on my hand.

    Post # 5
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    As long as the ring looks pretty, I could give two hoots about the “certificate quality”.

    Post # 6
    938 posts
    Busy bee

    I agree with the PPs. Unless you now look at the stone and hate it–then you should upgrade it so it doesn’t annoy you every day. However, you’d probably get over it after a while.

    Post # 7
    12340 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Agree with PP… your ring never bothered you before, why waste money on a new stone just because of what quality it is on a paper.  If it was *so* bad that it had always bothered you, then that’d be a different story.

    Post # 8
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I agree with PPs, if the quality never bothered you before, don’t let it bother you now.  I actually have no idea the quality of my diamond (I have an estimate given by the jeweler when he was looking at it, but that’s not official or anything) and I LOVE my ring.  I’d love it just the same if I found out it was a poor quality diamond or a great quality diamond.  However, I did get to pick it out, so that may change how you think of it since you didn’t get to.

    Post # 10
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yeah, I’d say unless the quality really bothers you when you look at it, I’d save the money. As long as you like the way it looks on, what it says on paper doesn’t matter too much 😉

    Post # 11
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @brklynmmbb:  idk if you don’t have a problem with it I woudn’t spend money changing it–the appraiser said it was bad quality, but that’s kind of a subjective opinion. It’s not a perfect stone, but if a perfect stone isn’t that important to you the money could always be used elsewhere–after all it has sentimental value

    Post # 12
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @brklynmmbb:  I have a similar situation as yours.  I was given a family diamond a few years after we were married and was very grateful as we never could afford a diamond that size.  I noticed it wasn’t as sparkly as my 1/3ct diamond but I thought bigger diamonds were just naturally less sparkly.  I got an appraisal for insurance purposes and was surprised that the quality was quite low.  And yes, I was fine with the diamond until I found the specs and it bummed me out.  We talked about getting a new diamond “someday”.

    Then…we bought a house…and we had kids…and the kids are getting older and need more expensive things….and the house needs things replaced.  Right now I cannot see spending money on a diamond when I have a perfectly fine one on my finger.

    So maybe for our 20th anniversary or something like that…maybe.  I guess what I’m getting at is my priorities changed.  I went from having to have a great quality diamond to being OK with what I have.

    And seeing that our relatives are getting older, and that life is really short, I am happy that I have proudly worn this family diamond these years.

    I hope you don’t think I am trying to make you feel ungrateful because that is not the intent.

    I also wear different rings as my “engagement ring”.  I wear the family one (mostly), sometimes I wear my original /official e-ring, sometimes I wear a sapphire ring I got after my daughter was born.  I personally think it’s OK to switch things up.  I’m not stuck on the physical ring itself, but the meaning behind it.


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