(Closed) What do you think about ring upgrades?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
9595 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I understand the urge if you started with a small budget that you’ve long grown from or never liked your ring to begin with. I think it can be romantic even. I could see 20 years from now getting an anniversary diamond ring, but I could never in a million years trade in or sell, or stop wearing my ering. It will always be my engagement ring, and I love it. I’m too sentimental to switch it out as a fashion piece (and that would really hurt my Darling Husband who bought it at a great expense), but I do not judge those who do. Different strokes/folks/whatever makes you happy. 

I do not “get” picking/loving your ring and then when the newness fades (aka DSS) badgering for that next fix, then the next one, then the next one, and never being happy or satisfied or grateful with what you have for more than 5 minutes. It’s just needless consumerism to me and a symptom of only caring about the ring as wearable financial clout. That I judge. (Sorry). 

Post # 32
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

sweetswinks:  it stared by one prong looking loose.  Then it caved in on its self.  The cent stone was an aquamarine and it fell down into the basket setting and the prongs fell in on it. We took it back to the shop and thay sent it away. They came back to us saying it was a badly made ring and we did not make it.  It was one they had brought in.  We got our money back as it was not something I had done. It happened in a matter of days. I’m was told it was just bad workmanship and I need to get a real e ring from the sales person who gave us our money back.  She went on to show me rings but we left the shop with nothing as we lost trust in the shop and we were not happy with her saying we need a real ering.  What’s that supposed to mean! 

Post # 33
1711 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Love the idea, I’ve had several so far. 🙂 

My husband doesn’t care one way or the other what I wear on my finger, as long as I’m wearing something. He wants me to be happy and told me once he doesn’t care how many rings I have, as long as I have only one of him. <3 

Still have and love my original, but I have at least three more rings I want to collect over the next few years. I currently make more than my husband, and finances are combined, and he has relatively little say in the rings other than “do you like it, and are you okay with me getting it?”. They don’t feel particularly less special to me. 

Post # 34
494 posts
Helper bee

I personally don’t see anything wrong with upgrades. In my situation Fiance purposely purchased it from a local jeweler, with intentions to be traded in for its full value and allow for upgrades. He actually took me as a surprise with him and we both picked out a new center stone, per his request. The process of both being there and coming to a decision together was a moment I will never forget. Right now it is a work in progress. He already put in the thought behind the proposal and made it a reality, upgrading doesn’t change that moment in time. Any ring in any style will always represent my commitment to him. Materialistic items are replaceable but memories are not. Just my honest opinion.

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