Do you remember the day you got married? Maybe you remember your big day perfectly or maybe it was a happy blur. Whether the day was a year ago, two years ago or 25 years ago, so many things have changed so far.
You have held different jobs, made new friends or maybe started a family. But you know what hasn’t changed? Your engagement ring. But we all know that the only constant is change.
Did you know that a lot of couples don’t keep the same engagement ring throughout their marriage? After years of marriage, the love and relationship between the couple grows.
Isn’t it only right that your engagement ring should grow and change just as your relationship has?
Upgrading your engagement ring and planning and deciding on what upgrades to get with your spouse could be a fun, exciting and romantic adventure for you two to enjoy together.
Still, wondering whether you should upgrade your engagement ring or not? Keep on reading.
Why Upgrade Your Engagement Ring?
There are plenty of reasons why you should upgrade your engagement ring. Rings go in and out of fashion, styles change and your life changes too. Your first ring might have been good for the two of you when you first got engaged but now it might not seem quite as ideal.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider upgrading your engagement ring.
1. The budget may have changed
Many people get married to their spouses when they are in their 20’s. This means when you first started, you may not have had a large budget for the gorgeous ring you’d always wanted. But now after a couple of years of marriage, you might be in a much more stable and well-earning position.
Why not take the opportunity that you have now to reinvest in your ring and upgrade it? It’ll always be a memento of your love together, but with a few upgrades, it can also become the ring of your dreams.
2. Marking an Anniversary
You may have been married for a couple of years now and you are looking to mark your anniversary with a special gift.
A new engagement ring with a newer style could be a great way to celebrate a special anniversary and to remember this moment for years to come.
3. Upgrade the style
Everyone’s taste changes all the time. You will not wear your five-year-old clothes today. In the same way, the ring you chose years ago may just not be your style anymore.
You can take this opportunity to upgrade your engagement ring with a newer style that has become more popular recently.
How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring
Designing a new or improved ring should be a fun process as the possibilities are limitless.
First, you should have your current engagement ring appraised by a jewellery expert. You should be well aware of your current engagement ring’s worth before you go ahead and upgrade it.
Second, you will want to select the style and upgrades that you want in your new engagement ring. If you don’t have a particular design in mind, you can always visit our newly renovated store and we will be more than happy to help you upgrade your engagement ring.
Next, you will want to set up a budget with your partner. Knowing the appraisal value of your current ring and the type of ring that you desire will make it easier to determine the ideal price for the upgrade.
Finally, you and your partner should set an appointment with a jewellery design expert to upgrade your current engagement ring. Designing a ring together will ensure that the upgraded ring not only maintains the sentimental value but enhances it.
Ideas for Upgrading Your Engagement Ring
Once you have decided why and how to upgrade your engagement ring, it’s time to talk about the upgrades themselves.
We’ve put together a list of common and popular upgrades that you can do on your new engagement ring:
1. Upgrade your centre stone
One of the most common ways to upgrade your current engagement ring is by upgrading the center stone. Whether you want something bigger or a better-quality stone, changing the center stone can make a big difference in your ring’s overall appearance.
2. Add some colour
Diamonds are the most popular choice for a stone. But, if you are looking to mix things up then you should consider adding a pop of colour to your ring with sapphires, rubies or coloured diamonds.
You can also bring some meaningful significance to your ring by adding birthstone colours, whether they are your own or those of your children.
3. Change the material of your band
If you are looking for a subtler way to upgrade your engagement ring then changing the material of your band might be the perfect way to do it.
If you are looking for a more subtle upgrade, you can replace your current band with a classic option of white gold or rose gold, or you can go for durability with platinum.
4. Add some side stones
If you want to keep your original center stone for sentimental purposes but still want to transform its look? You can try adding some diamonds or coloured gems on either side of the center stone.
Alternatively, a halo engagment ring can make your center stone appear larger while creating more sparkle.
Choosing to upgrade your ring may be a big decision for you and your spouse and it’s a decision you shouldn’t take lightly.
Our expert team of creative jewellery designers at J.H. Young will help you at every step of the way when it comes to upgrading your engagement ring. We will be more than happy to make this process as memorable as possible for you and your spouse.